*This dining experience took place in December 2016.
The Seafire Grill, located at SeaWorld Orlando, is a quick service restaurant with a decidedly Tex Mex flare. Serving up fajitas, sandwiches, and salads, Seafire Grill is the spot at SeaWorld Orlando to get a Tex Mex inspired meal.
I’ve been wanting to check it out for a bit after having a really good dining experience at Spice Mill at SeaWorld.
Brandon and I were spending time at SeaWorld for their Christmas celebration and needed to grab a break in between visiting with Rudolph & Friends in the park. When we arrived, the restaurant was surprisingly busy, though only one side of the cafeteria style restaurant was open — making it even more crowded.
Most of SeaWorld’s restaurants are cafeteria style, so it makes dining with a special diet, a bit more challenging. I typically try to find a team member in advance to talk about options, instead of waiting in line, as the delays get even longer when you get a special dietary need involved. This time, I wasn’t able to speak to anyone until getting up to the ordering portion of the line.
The manager on duty greeted me, and they said everything was gluten free in the fajita rice bowls and the only thing to avoid were the tortillas, which are served separately and pre-packaged/wrapped in foil.
I decided to order the Chicken & Steak Fajitas served with white rice, black beans, roasted corn, and peppers and onions. On the side, I was given cheese and pico de gallo (if you want, you can also get sour cream).
Because I’ve been adding dairy back into my diet a bit, I did get the cheese, and I’m fairly certain the onions and peppers may have contained dairy. However, I think you could easily get a gluten free & dairy free version of this rice bowl.
Overall, I wasn’t very wowed by this. It was pretty bland and tasteless. The best part was the chicken, but the steak was really rubbery and tough. All of the other accompaniments were just bland and plain. It was a large portion, but that was about the only really positive part of this dish.
While I love Tex Mex food, I found the rice bowl at Seafire Grill to be woefully lacking in flavor and substance. I’m glad I tried it, but I will definitely skip this one on my next visit.
Have you been to Seafire Grill? What did you think of the options?