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“Good Fun and Great Music”

Margaritaville Orlando
Ranked #258 of 3,849 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Florida Center
Cross street: Universal Blvd / Hollywood Way
Transit: A large number of local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from Universal Orlando. Please check with where you are staying for further information.
Description: Escape to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, right in the center of Universal Orlando CityWalk. From a volcano flowing with margaritas to suspended airplanes, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it's a state of mind. Margaritaville has everything you need to have a good time: great island-inspired food, four unique bars, live music and two levels of outdoor seating overlooking CityWalk. Chill out with a margarita on the Porch of Indecision or dip your toes in the sand at the Lone Palm Airport.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

We waited 2 hours to get in here on a busy weekend. The place was very crowed and had lots of people. The food was good but nothing special. We had the coconut shrimp and fish tacos. Both were very good but taco's were on the small side for my hubby. Shrimp was very good, my 10 yr old loved them. Portions were average and we actually had room for dessert since we were not filled from dinner. The atmosphere was fun and loud. Ballon makers walking around for the kids, Buffet music and videos, and lots of sing alongs while you eat. Fun place after a busy day at the park. Only negative is the long wait to get in. We tried 3 different nights to get in, with waits of over 1 hr. no reservations.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

gia611 – Thank you for visiting! After a long day at the parks, we’re happy you all had so much fun at our place. Your comments about the food will also be shared with the team. While we don’t take reservations, we do have priority seating, so please give that a try next time you’re in the area to cut down the wait time.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

It just isn't very special. When you wait that long for a bite to eat, you expect it to be better than that. Just fairly bleah. Especially for that price.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

NormalOrlandoGuy - We aim to be a special, memorable and fun dining experience, so we apologize for failing to hit these marks with you. We appreciate you and your business, so your comments will be taken very seriously by the team.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great service and great food, the Nachos are possibly the biggest portion of nachos I have ever seen, cocktails were great the guy who served us even ofered to replace a cocktail he recommended if we didnt like it, try the lone palm airport bar for happy hour magaritas great times.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Crushtastica – Thank you for coming by for some nachos and cocktails! Great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Please come back and see us again soon, and be sure to come hungry for those nachos!

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband & I are frequent visitors to Margaritaville at City Walk in the Universal Resort in Orlando, Florida. Usually, we visit in the evenings & "waste away" at the bar where we always receive friendly service while listening to, & singing along with, a live band. This time, we decided to visit during the day as we were traveling between Islands of Adventure & Universal Studios. We sat on the patio for lunch & enjoyed listening to music while sipping our Landsharks & people watching. There is an extensive menu, but we opted for lighter fare of salads since we wanted to eat some dessert in the parks. I can't remember the exact name of my salad, but it was something on the lines of the Caribbean Chicken Salad & it was SO good, definitely my favorite item at Margaritaville. The people next to us ordered nachos as an appetizer & were presented with a MOUNTAIN of nachos ... quite to their surprise & delight! If you like nachos, hopefully you have plenty of people to share it with! Our server was Linda & she provided us with great service! First, she apologized for the music being too loud, which we appreciated but it wasn't an issue for us. Then, when I forgot to show her our Universal season passes for a discount, she was nice enough to take the passes & give us the discount, even though she had already printed our check for us. We absolutely love this restaurant & will be sure to visit again & again & again! :)

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

EnjoyingLife23 - Thank you for all of your visits! We are so pleased to hear our food, friendly service and fun keep you coming back again and again! So whether it's to waste away one evening or to enjoy a cold Landshark on the patio during the day, we hope to see you both back for more good times soon!

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

It was a bit confusing when we arrived at Margaritaville, there are 2 sets of stairs with nobody by either of them and no signage so we went to the stairs to the right. A few minutes after waiting somebody came along and I asked if there was an available table. The lady was a bit unpleasant and told me we had to go to the other stairs, which we did.
We were met by a lovely server, so nice and friendly, chatted to the kids. We sat outside on the porch which I requested.
Food was quite good and very reasonably priced. We did try come back another night (as it was right beside our hotel RPR) but it was closed for a private function.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Msmumx2 – Thank you for visiting! We are sorry we were only able to host you once! We are happy you had wonderful service on the patio and you and the kids all had some fun with us. Also, we apologize for any confusion when you arrived. We will share your concerns with the team.

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