This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are excited to share some of the best authentic Hispanic cuisine Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. Hispanic cultures are rich with history, art y comida deliciosa. From enchiladas to empanadas, and even some unique creations from Universal’s own, there’s no better place to celebrate the occasion.
Hispanic Heritage Month lasts from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, but many of these delectable bites are available across Universal Orlando Resort all year long.
5 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Universal Orlando Resort
1. Mojo Chicken Bowl
The Mojo Chicken Bowl can be found in Islands of Adventure at Thunder Falls Terrace. It features Cuban mojo chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, sweet plantains, cotija cheese and salsa. You can also substitute the chicken for mojo jackfruit for a plant-based alternative. This bowl is fresh, flavorful and truly brings theme park quick service dining to a whole new level.
2. Natural Selections
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month AND Universal’s recently announced Jurassic World Velocicoaster with the Natural Selections food cart, located in Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure. The cart is offering brand-new Latin inspired menu items, like beef empanadas, chicharrones, papas rellenas, fruit cups topped with tajin and even dulce de leche churros with coconut flakes. And, for this month only, Natural Selections is offering classic Cuban guava and cream cheese pastries (pastelitos).
3. Sweet Plantain Picadillo Canoe
Inspired by the traditional canoas de platanos dish from Puerto Rico, the Sweet Plantain Picadillo Canoe at Universal’s Volcano Bay is a must-try. The sweet plantain comes stuffed with delicious beef picadillo, green onions, shredded cheddar, queso fresco and is paired with black beans and coconut rice on the side. This popular menu item returned to Volcano Bay’s Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club on Sept. 16. after being offered for only a limited time last summer.
4. Sweet Plantain Pastelón
Also at Volcano Bay, the Sweet Plantain Pastelón is available now at Whakawaiwai Eats. This menu item fuses the sweetness of plantains with the savory notes of ground beef and cheese. If you’re looking for something flavorful and light yet filling for a warm day at the water park, this dish is ideal.
5. Enchilada Trio
Venture into CityWalk’s Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food to enjoy a delicious trio of cheese, ranchera and verdes enchiladas. The enchiladas are served with sides of cilantro rice and refried beans. Antojitos also offers appetizing fajitas, tacos, tostadas, esquites and more.
We can’t wait to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Universal Orlando Resort’s authentic array of Latin cuisine. Sweet or savory, meat or plant-based, you’re sure to find a dish you’ll love.