Margaritaville at Universal Orlando debuts new and enhanced menu items

by Matt Roseboom


Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Orlando in Universal CityWalk has a new menu with more than 15 new and enhanced dishes and drinks. The new dishes bring a more Caribbean flair to the popular restaurant.

New appetizers include “Drunken” Shrimp Skillet, shrimp sautéed in tequila key lime butter, roasted garlic and peppers with a mini baguette for dipping and Asiago Crab Dip, filled with lump crabmeat and served with grilled crostini.

The Bites section of the menu offers small plates to mix-and-match or share, ranging from the Maryland-Style Crab Cake Slider topped with shredded lettuce and jalapeño tartar sauce, a Grilled Shrimp Skewer seasoned with a jerk glaze and Beach Tacos, filled your way with Carne Asada, Pork Carnitas or Chicken Tinga.

margaritaville fish and chipsThe new LandShark Lager Fish and Chips entree takes this classic to a sublime level with its crispy crust, thanks to the thinnest and lightest of batters made with the signature beer. Chimichurri Flat Iron Steak is served with fries and chimichurri. Shrimp Trio is a combo of blackened, coconut crusted and island lime sautéed shrimp served with French fries, cilantro lime coleslaw, Key West cocktail and jalapeño tartar sauce.

New desserts for splurging and sharing include the Chocolate Hurricane, which is huge and everything the name implies, and Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding made with chocolate chips and fresh bananas.

In true Margaritaville spirit, the menu maintains its signatures ranging from the Cheeseburger in Paradise, a handcrafted choice burger topped with American cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles and new paradise island sauce to Crispy Coconut Shrimp, jumbo shrimp crusted with coconut and golden fried, served with horseradish-orange marmalade dipping sauce, French fries and cilantro lime coleslaw.

Worthy of the name Margaritaville, the new Margaritas and Boat Drinks menu offers too many new cocktails, tequilas, margaritas and boat drinks to list. A few highlights include: the Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita Margaritaville Silver Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, blueberry pomegranate purée; Planter’s Punch, Appleton Rum VX, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, freshly blended sweet and sour, pineapple juice, pomegranate and a dash of bitters; The Watermelon Agave Fresca with Margaritaville Silver Tequila, watermelon puree and the proprietary lime agave blend with a splash of soda; and an abundant collection of Tequilas served as shots with sangria, the tomato based chaser made in house.

Margaritaville Orlando offers four bars, two levels of indoor and outdoor seating and nightly live entertainment. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 to 2 a.m. (seasonally adjusted). For more information, please visit margaritavilleorlando.com or call 407-224-2155.

The Chocolate Hurricane at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Orlando.

The Chocolate Hurricane at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Orlando.


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