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A look inside Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

by Matt Roseboom

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Universal recently announced a bunch of new eateries will be opening this year in CityWalk. The first was Red Oven Pizza Bakery. Now two in one of sorts has opened in Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food.

Antojitos features colorful décor, fresh, authentic cuisine, more than 200 different tequilas, and authentic Mexican folk art. It’s located in the former Latin Quarter restaurant, right next to The Groove nightclub. Visitors to the vibrant, two-story restaurant can enjoy two unique dining experiences, both featuring a menu that combines authentic, traditional Mexican fare with all-new flavors – all made from scratch.

antojitos at universal citywalkGuests can choose to dine downstairs and enjoy a more casual dining experience that includes items like carnitas al pastor tacos (made with beer and chile braised pork, grilled pineapple and guajillo salsa) and oaxaca enchiladas (chicken tinga and house made mole sauce, queso fresco and lime crema). Upstairs, guests can enjoy a more refined dining experience that includes menu options like carne asada brava (coffee crusted ribeye with fire roasted vegetables) and menonita shrimp (bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with menonita cheese, manchego corn pudding and a poblano chorizo sauce).

Diners can also watch as their fresh guacamole is prepared table-side, enjoy nightly entertainment in the restaurant, and sample a variety of specialty beverages – including authentic Mexican Coke products, beers, regional wines and an extensive selection of tequila and mescal.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food is now open nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight. Other venues coming to CityWalk this year are Hot Dog Hall of Fame, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Cold Stone Creamery, Menchie’s and The CowFish. For more information, read our previous story.

See more of Antojitos on the Feb. 13, 2014 episode of “Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show”:

Attractions - The Show - Feb. 13, 2014 - Antojitos, Festival of Fantasy costumes, plus latest news

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CC February 25, 2014 - 11:11 pm

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