*This dining experience took place in August 2015.
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I love good Mexican and Tex Mex food. Some of my favorite places at Disney World include San Angel Inn and La Hacienda de San Angel — both are delicious options while at Epcot. But what about the options at Universal Orlando? I’ve been long wanting to try out Antojitos, the Mexican restaurant that opened at Universal City Walk last year.
I knew before visiting Antojitos that there would be gluten free and dairy free options, thanks to Amanda from Eating Out Without’s blog post about gluten free and dairy free options at Universal Studios. So, I was pretty stoked to find that Antojitos was a terrific options for me to dine at.
I love the vibe of Antojitos. A large restaurant with an upstairs and downstairs and even an open kitchen, this authentic Mexican restaurant is bright and cheery with great seating and lighting. If you go at the right time you’ll be treated to live music. It’s definitely a place to sit back, chill, and hang out with friends.
In addition to a pretty extensive menu (with gluten free options marked), they also have a very large drink menu. While my brother, who dined with me, had a classic margarita, I ordered the Handsome George, which used George Clooney’s Tequila brand along with a very mild lime splash. I can highly recommend this drink, though if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, I would suggest ordering a margarita. They were huge!
Antojitos chips and salsa are gluten free and the chips are made in a dedicated fryer. For something fancier, you can order table-side guacamole, which we did on this occasion. I can’t ever turn down guacamole, though I will say this version was a bit mediocre. I might try it again but wouldn’t make it a regular occurrence since it was priced at a steep $13.99.
For my entree, I ordered the shrimp tacos al pastor. These were outstanding. Served in a corn tortilla, the shrimp was marinated and topped with fresh coleslaw and a pineapple mint salsa, which was insanely good. The entree also came with rice and beans both of which were quite good. For the price and compared to many dishes at Disney Mexican restaurants, this entree was a good bargain.
Overall, we enjoyed Antojitos a lot. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was great. It will definitely be on my regular rotation of Universal Orlando restaurants to dine at. If you’re a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder, you also get 10% off your meal when you dine here, which is a nice bonus.
Have you been to Antojitos at Universal Orlando City Walk? What did you order when you dined there?