Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk
Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk

Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.margaritavilleorlando.com/
  • Phone: (407) 224-2155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Murray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The weather is here, wish you were! At Margaritaville Orlando we specialize in Corporate Team Building, Holiday Parties, Company Outings and Special Occasion Receptions! Imagine your event or occasion set against the backdrop of Margaritaville Orlando, with our erupting volcano, frozen margaritas and the 60-foot Albatross seaplane outside. -- We provide a variety of event options, event locations, and diverse menu selections all guaranteed to make your event or occasion a one-of-a-kind affair. -- For more information visit the Group Parties page at www.margaritavilleorlando.com
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Ayala 4072246838
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live music every night on the restaurant"s main stage, with a live guitarist each evening on the outdoor Porch of Indecision. Music ranges from Jimmy Buffett covers and island music to rock hits.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Blvd / Hollywood Way
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Convenient parking is available in the Universal Orlando parking garage. Valet parking is available daily at regular Universal Orlando valet rates.
A word from Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk
Jimmy Buffett"s Margaritaville is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting. -- There is something for everyone at Margaritaville from The Lone Palm Airport,featuring Jimmy Buffett's very own seaplane, tiki bar with daily happy hour, and kids play area, to the many themed areas including the Volcano Bar complete with a giant margarita exploding volcano. -- The outdoor dining area, The Porch of Indecision, is a place where guests can sing along to Buffett tunes and socialize with friends. -- After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform every night of the week. -- The Smuggler's Hold merchandise store has caps, shirts, shorts, sandals, cups, shot glasses and the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker perfect for the beach or any occasion. You'll find all of Jimmy Buffett's CDs and books as well as that shaker of salt you've lost.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)kid-friendly (40)hot spot (35)great for lunch (34)vibrant bar scene (30)great for outdoor dining (25)late-night find (19)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (12)scenic view (11)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great fun restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great to bring the kids while at Universal Studios or City Walk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Margaritas!
    OBKnight
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was a little disappointed with the atmosphere. We were seated upstairs and it was too quiet. We were a party of 9 and went there specifically for a party atmosphere. We couldn't see the stilt walkers from our table. Downstairs was definitely more fun looking. The food was ok, nothing special but the margaritas were the best I ever had. The waiter was very attentive and accommodating for our large party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Love2Travel
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food and service was great!!! Would go again and would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun time
    eater1974
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Ladies on stilts making balloon animals... live music... cool decor... decent food selections... drinks drinks drinks... what more could you want on vacation? Staff is super friendly and accommodating. Food is above average, just don't expect a gourmet meal. I will go back as we always have a fun time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great break
    SpecialTimes
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We got seated right away. It was a refreshing break from all the Harry Potter crowd. Food was delist and a lot of it. Waitresses was right on top of things and very friendly. Loved the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and fabulous food
    ScrappyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great meal with good service and a really cool ambience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for out of towners and locals
    HW1013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Celebrated a birthday here while visiting from Virginia. Had a blast. The food was good. The drinks were potent and the entertainment was fabulous. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laenfante
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Jambalaya really excellent. Volcano added amusement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Columbus Day Vacation
    BKCMTB
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went to Magaritaville three times while on a one week vacation to Universal. Enjoyed each and every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit as good as first!
    cakeandpizza
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our second visit and it did not disappoint! I had the veggie quesadillas again and they were delicious. My husband had fish & chips and said it was the best he'd ever had - and that's saying something, as we're originally from Newfoundland, Canada, where fish & chips abounds! We shared the pretzel sticks as an appetizer and they were, once again, divine. We will definitely go back to Margaritaville next time we're in Orlando, and will certainly try other locations on our travels! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Friendly Fun Restaurant
    MJK08VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We enjoyed all the fun extras at this restaurant. The food was great and the margaritas were tasty. We enjoyed all the memorabilia like the airplanes hanging in the restaurant, the volcano going off and the music in the background. The staff was excellent and all our requests were fulfilled. A great experience. Thanks Margaritaville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Help!
    Yukville
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was looking forward to enjoying Margaritaville. I had been there years before and enjoyed the experience - NOT THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to be honest; the food was awful (Shrimp combo). Not only was it overpriced for French fries, cole slaw, and cold shrimp but the presentation was unforgiveable. How could you charge that price for a deceptive dessert? When I order a piece of velvet cake then I want a piece of velvet cake not a glass with a few little bites of cake. Sorry, I will never recommend that place again - ever. Expensive mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • A sweet 16 dinner... Fabulous!
    Barbara
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went doe my daughters sweet 16 with a group of 9 which turned into 13--they were very accommodating. There was a balloon creator (on stilts) who created a magnificent birthday hat for my daughter and all 5 of her friends--all attached! Everyone was loving the scene!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were excited to eat here, and made a reservation. We were quickly sat, so that was great considering there was a long wait if you just walked in. But the food was just not great for the prices, and we have been at Disney world for 10 days so high prices are not something new, and the prices would have been tolerable if the food was good. I had a Cobb salad, and I believe it was $17, and I am sure I've had better salads at mcdonalds. We really wished we had gone someplace else since we only had one night at universal.
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  • Fins Up!
    SoupNazi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Margaritaville at Universal Orlando Citywalk was our first stop on our recent trip to Orlando. The wait staff were friendly and the food was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JEB032558
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent burgers. The volcano lived up to its name as did the Cheeseburger in Paradise.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to end the day
    Angela111888
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was a great end to our day at universal. We were both looking forward to eating here because a few years ago we tried to eat here a had a hour and a half wait so are some where else. This year we made a reservation and were seated in about 10-15 minutes. The place was decorated in a cool island theme with screens place a variety of music videos. The music was also not to loud! There were two girls on stilts making balloon hats. Then they danced as a count down began for the volcano to blown that coordinated with the song on the screens. Really cool and really enjoyed the experience. He is vegetarian and I am not. Lots of vegetarian options and defiantly recommend the volcano nacho it was really good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive Jimmy Buffett Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fun atmosphere, pretty decent food--great for Jimmy Buffett fans. Biggest problem though? This place has gotten way too pricey. I don't think I would go again if my step-dad weren't such a Jimmy Buffett fan.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Patty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This dining experience was great fun for 4 older adults. The drinks, food and service were top notch. We loved the fun tropical atmosphere. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visit to Margartiaville
    BBarnett
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good and the service was good. We were there on a Saturday night, so they were very busy with several big groups. We had made reservations-so had a minimal wait. If you are going on a weekend, I suggest making the reservation. We sat upstairs, so were removed from much of the hustle and bustle. But we also missed out on the volcano erupting and watching the men on stilts making balloon animals. I appreciated that I could substitute a salad for fries with my cheeseburger. The cheeseburger was large. All in all it was the typical Margaritaville experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal at CityWalk
    KatieK
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It's tough to find a good restaurant in a theme park, so CityWalk is a great option for individuals looking for a more substantial meal than just a burger and fries in the park. Margaritaville offered a wide variety of menu items and we were pleased with all of our choices. A little on the pricey side, but that's expected given the location. We sat outside and enjoyed the live music. Reservations weren't necessary since the outside area had open seating, but it was nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a treat
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Drinks are #1 -- food apps outstanding --- meals and choices very good. Overall always a fun night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Ambiance
    Southernheart
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Margaritaville is always a must when in the Orlando area. Love the ambiance. Key West Quesadillas and Volcano Nachos are two of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    ChrissyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For a tourist trap, the service was outstanding, and the food was quite good. Our server, Carline, made sure that our 10 year old's birthday was duly noted. Good portion size and everything was fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant of Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I stop at Margeritaville on citywalk everytime we are in Orlando, Florida. Everytime that we stop in there is a different vibe that is equally pleasant to the previoua visit. We also try something different on the menu than we had in the past and everything still taste great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and lots of fun
    justnosy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great place for large (or small) parties. Lots of food choices. Nacho volcano can probably feed four starving people!! Do not attempt to eat one by yourself! A must go to restaurant when at Universal/City Walk. Can get loud but entertainment abounds. Kids (adults too) can get stuff made from balloons from the entertainers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    John
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food ok not terrible but not great. Desserts are abysmally bad.music ok. Clowns ok. Drinks are watery and pricey.
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  • Universal Fan
    MJ007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of the on-site restaurants at Universal. This has great food and service, plus a large AC restaurant. A must have during the Orlando summer months, the outside deck area is great during the fall Halloween Horror nights. Its fun for adults, but entertaining for the kids too. The volcano is literally a big hit, and the food appealing to my kid's picky palettes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I should have kept
    ChrisD
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Searching elsewhere for my lost shaker of salt. What a tremendously disappointing dining experience. Te place was crowded, not busy necessarily but crowded. My wife ordered a margarita. With a premium price tag and a name like margaritaville, I was expecting a good drink.Instead an overly frozen 3/4 full glass of sugar and alcohol. I've had better margaritas in airport lounges. This was after a 25 minute wait, because our waiter decided he wanted to visit all his tables, get several drink orders before proceeding to the bar to submit his drink tickets' and so we waited and waited. During this time we saw our waiter exactly zero times. Food was meh, but too $$ for what we got. This place has bad value written all over it.
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  • Great food and friendly service
    slcagc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family and I always enjoy eating at Margaritaville when we are at City Walk in Orlando. It has a fun, casual atmosphere, great food and drinks, and very friendly service. And with our Open Table priority seating reservation, we waited only ten minutes on a Saturday night around 7 pm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bigjacksreview
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    great lively atmosphere...great food ! too loud if you want a quiet romantic environment though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    Luv2go
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    While visiting Universal in August, having lunch at Margaritaville was one of my best moves! I would highly recommend taking a break from the Florida heat and lines to enjoy a great meal! Don't miss the nachos. Everyone in our party ranging in age from 14-52 loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undercooked & Rushed Service
    hangout123
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The main entrée came within minutes of the appetizer. The burger was undercooked. Although the waitress was willing to get me another. Based on these two things, they were looking to get you out fast Plus the guy on silts was annoying. I had better experience at the one in Myrtle Beach but thanks to Orlando I will never come back
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  • Great time, decent food!
    Parker
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service was great during our trip to Margaritaville - our server was attentive and friendly and had great suggestions. We both had the Cheeseburger in Paradise and it was great -- much better than the average chain restaurant burger for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I like this but needs change
    Circe330
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been here many times but I'd like to see a change. The decor is dated. Food is still good. Nachos are enormous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Good music, So so food
    LuvVacation
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I love the tunes and beachy feel. There is lots of excitement with the big screen videos. The food is OK. Typical American fare. I was disappointed on this visit that they do not make Mojitos, since it is a full service bar. I guess it is MARGARETTAVILLE. Our server was not up to par on this visit either. She brought the wrong meal for my daughter and instead of bringing the correct dish with no question, she said the one she brought is what she wrote down and would that be ok. My daughter too embarrassed to say no, kept the dish and didn't eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nothing special
    Fab5Fam
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    While on vacation, we try to go to different places than those we have at home, but were disappointed in this just okay meal. The kids enjoyed the volcanic eruption, but other than that, there was really nothing memorable. Even the margarita flight was not all that great--we had better ones at the Bula Pool Bar at Royal Pacific Resort. Perhaps as a nighttime hot spot, it would have been more fun, but for dinner, I would not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent experience
    sean121
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were on vacation from Massachusetts doing disney and other Orlando attractions. The food was extremely good especially the nacho appetizer. Our server Jason was phenomenal. So attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, everything you want in a good server. Fun atmosphere for any age. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • always a pleasure great drinks
    yumyumgirl42
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food great service wonderful I will plan my next vaca around eating here great music
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Have been there in the past with good experiences, but this year seemed more just going through the motions, service poor, last time we dine here.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 327 reviews are from the Margaritaville at Univeral Orlando Citywalk reviews archive.