VIDEO Tour of Antojitos Mexican Restaurant at Universal Orlando CityWalk

At the end of 2013, Universal Orlando Resort announced a massive overhaul of its CityWalk entertainment district, eventually adding of eight new dining venues to the area.  This week we were invited to the media preview for Antojitos Mexican Restaurant, the second new CityWalk restaurant to open.  If you’re a fan of mariachis, margaritas, and mole, you’re going to want to give Antojitos a try - continue reading for our video tour.

Antojitos Mexican Restaurant - Universal Orlando CityWalk

Walking up to Antojitos gives the feel of the entrance to a Mexican plaza, with Mariachis singing pop ballads (watch the video for their rendition of Bruno Mars “Locked out of Heaven”) and a street cart serving not food, but drinks - strong drinks.  The interior decor was inspired by a research trip to Mexico City as the designers are trying to recreate an authentic Mexican experience.  Antojitos has an upper and lower level with open kitchens and separate menus serving tapas-style food and guacamole made fresh at the table.

Antojitos Mexican Restaurant - Universal Orlando CityWalk

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With its close proximity to the entrance of two theme parks, particularly Islands of Adventure, Antojitos is a welcome addition to the dining landscape of Universal CityWalk.  After watching the video, what do you think?  Is this a place you’d like to try out on your next visit to Universal Orlando?  Let us know in the comments below.

DISCLOSURE: Universal Orlando Resort invited us to this complementary media preview of Antojitos.  However all opinions expressed are those of the author.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!