Remember how a while back I mentioned this blog would be like 90% Disney and 10% other things, well today I’m bringing you one of those 10% posts with this review of Antojitos Mexican at Universal’s CityWalk! If you remember the last Universal post I did I talked about having some issues finding food in the parks but I’ve since learned that eating on CityWalk which is between the two parks opens up tons of great options for food so I’m hoping to bring more reviews of that area to the blog starting today!
Antojitos is tucked back off the main strip behind Emeril’s, if you’re going at night they light it up beautifully and even sometimes have live music from the second floor! It’s a really unique space filled with really bold patterns, colors, and interesting decor like cactus-chairs, bird cage booths, and all sorts of different things! They often have live music inside as well, no matter where you sit it’s a fun place!
I’ve been to Antojitos three times now, twice just for guacamole (the second best part of the meal) and this one time for a full dinner. They have a very large menu with gluten free markings on it making it easy to navigate and most things are reasonably priced.
So if you’re wondering how table-side fresh amazing guacamole can be the second best part of the meal, let me introduce you to the true best part: the SALSA! Okay no seriously guys, the free chips and salsa they put out are one of the best things I’ve ever had, the salsa is just the right amount of spicy with a little sweet and fresh and I would legitimately buy it by the bottle and eat it with a spoon if I could! We always need multiple bowls of it and the servers have always been sweet and happy to bring unending rounds of chips and salsa. LOVE.
Okay so back to that whole guac topic, they have a traveling guacamole cart ($13.95) and they make it right there live in front of you. What’s so great is that they get your input at every step so if you want less garlic or more jalapeño or mango or whatever they’ll customize it for you! It’s so good!
This particular night they were really busy and the food took longer than usual so they brought out a complimentary sampler tray (normally $3.95) of two other salsas and queso- I had never had their queso before this and will 100% ask next time if they can do it with just three of the questos haha! The other salsas included were okay but nothing compared to the house one.
As far as entrees, this is where I was less impressed. Our friends shared a vegetable quesadilla (not gluten free, $14.95) which they really liked and David had a jumbo sized burrito which he enjoyed a lot as well (also not gluten free, also $14.95).
I got the the vegetarian enchiladas (again $14.95!) which had black beans, corn, chile, mushrooms, and queso and it’s served with sour cream, guacamole, rice, and refried beans.
I enjoyed the side accompaniments more than the actual dish haha, it was just very tough and kind of bland. It wasn’t bad but I would rather have had more chips or appetizers haha!
Overall Antojitos is one of my favorite places at Universal especially going with friends. Since Universal parks often close early (compared to Disney parks at least), it’s a perfect place to enjoy a late dinner or snacks when you’re not quite ready to call it a night. The prices are very reasonable and they have lots of options for everyone. Personally I think I’ll stick to guacamole, the incredible salsa, and queso dip in the future because they’re so fantastically good I don’t want to give a chip-worth of belly space to anything else!
Have you been to Universal CityWalk yet? What’s your favorite place to eat there?