Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

4.4
205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
Caribbean cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen makes Amatista Cookhouse an instantly
inviting option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 503-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nando Belmonte
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Private party facilities
Amatista features a private dining area, which can accommodate up to 64 guests, as well as a 12 seat boardroom. For parties of 8 or more, please call the restaurant at 407-503-5411.
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Cross street
Hollywood Way
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Parking details
We offer valet parking and a parking garage for your convenience.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Thanksgiving Day Feast! Featuring family entertainment with Universal Orlando™ characters, face painter and balloonists. Our buffet includes a wide array of fresh salads, raw bar, charcuterie, ceviche station, churrasco station, carving station, freshly baked pastries and desserts.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Holiday Feast! Featuring family entertainment with Universal Orlando™ characters, face painter and balloonists. Our buffet includes a wide array of fresh salads, raw bar, charcuterie, ceviche display, churrasco display, carving station, soups, freshly baked pastries and desserts.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for NYE Buffet! Featuring family entertainment with Universal Orlando™ characters, face painter and balloonists. Our buffet includes a wide array of fresh salads, raw bar and smoked fish, antipasto bar, ceviche station, stir fry station, carving station, freshly baked pastries and desserts.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 205 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buffet selection and the hot food was hot and the cold food was cold. Besides the normal breakfast food of bacon, eggs, sausage, potatoes, they had an omelette station and they had cinnamon rolls and other breads.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Wife’s birthday. We got sat and servers kept walking by us. No one ever came to take our order. I went to get a manager to find out if we were going to be served. Will not be back again too many other choices in Orlando to deal with bad service or in this case no service at all

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C
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great price. Definitely family friendly menu and a decent wine list. Love that they have a water taxi over to city walk and the service was beyond exemplary.

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MD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was pretty good but the service .. oh dear. Please don’t go to this restaurant if you want to linger over your meal. We sat down for 1 minute and the server asked “ can I get your drink order and your food order? No.. let’s start with drinks . Ordered a vodka martini .. she brought me a gin martini then asked as she brought the drinks.. are you ready to order NOW? No.. not yet and it went down from there. Food was good.. tasty even .. high ceilings make this a loud environment but that’s not so bad.. would have been solid with different service

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RV
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went as a family for our last night in Universal and we all have different diets and taste preferences. No one was disappointed by the selection and the food and service was great. We would definitely return.

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CV
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was great as well as the food! Had to wait about 40 minutes to get our check.

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KM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is very friendly and attentive. Jimmy was especially amazing. I've visited a few times over my trip and I've received a warm welcome back each time. Food was timely and delicious.

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JC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service was excellent especially our server Francesa.

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l
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So much better than Park Food. You won't find a better meal in City Walk. Stay at the hotel.

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TB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice hotel, nice variety of food and very good service.

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O
Richmond
141 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in a hotel! Beat the crowds after the park. Service was terrific.

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ES
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was so sweet and it was so nice.. we sat outside and the view was beautiful

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food, In tune with the entire Loew’s Sapphire Falls resort. Convenient from conference at the Resort - didn’t have to leave to find a great meal.

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MA
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here several times and every time, it is top-notch, delicious food. AMAZING Churrasco skirt steak.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Amatista for or 18th wedding anniversary. Food and service were outstanding. We had a beautiful view of Universal Studios at sunset.

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TW
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We ate here for magical dining. The portions are huge could only eat half of each offered. The restaurant is not fancy, we dressed for fancy. It's a very casual laid back hotel restaurant. The service was great, but the food was just mediocre. Their wine selection is decent as well as their pricing for it. It was nice to try it but had I known I wouldn't have gone for a nice date night there unless I was already staying at this hotel.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff are all very nice and professional. I wish they would stop saying we when they should be using you. We includes the speaker, so questions such as “how are we doing?” irritate me.

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PK
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food great friends. Excellent combo.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Amatista for last night of our honeymoon. We both had the vegetable curry which was vegan. It was delicious. Had key lime pie for dessert which was vegetarian and was so moorish. The service was great all evening and it helped make it a special and memorable night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!!

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l
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the flavors we good but it in all if i was not staying at the hotel i wound not of went we went for my husband birthday on his birthday and they didn't even say happy birthday the restraint was pretty empty but the server was no where to be fine and it just seemed everything came out real slow

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BH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Street tacos and churrasco were amazing! Great view too

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Our waiter was awesome. Taco appetizer was great, empanadas were at best ok. Meals were absolutely great & deserts were very good. The major problem, if this was not a Universal hotel resort, it would go under. we were the only table our waiter had the entire night. We were the only people in the dining room for the 1st 45 minutes we were at the restaurant. They took care of us perfect, they celebrated our anniversary as good as anyone could hope. I doubt that we would return, just not up to par with other choices we can make.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very relaxed atmosphere. Service and food were great.

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MS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and professional. Food and drinks were amazing. Our server Sasa and Manager Aaron were super attentive.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent! The employees were efficient and friendly. The view of the waterway and boats was nice. The menu has a good variety. The vegetable curry was not very flavorful, but the steak and chicken dishes were great!

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s
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner surpassed our expectations. The service was excellent and the food delicious. As a local, we will definitely be back.

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DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month menu was excellent

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The reservation was 20 minutes late. The waiter failed to acknowledge my wife’s birthday after I called in in advance. Food was okay, and the brunch was not refreshed often enough.

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EF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast buffet was great. A shout out to Jimmy(server)... he was friendly and super attentive 🤩

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RR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Siham was our pleasant and helpful server, meeting our every request with speed and a big smile. As this was our first visit, she expertly recommended cocktails and menu items that were a hit with my husband and I.
For our main course, we opted to share a generous portion of paellla.

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JI
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great, food was just ok. We tried many items in the menu and didn’t find any to be worth ordering ever again. Nice decor and is decebt for a hotel restaurant.

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HZ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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LM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another delicious meal and dining experience at Amatista, so far the best Universal Resort restaurant there is. I’ve been to others and they don’t really compare to Amatista. The food is delicious, fresh, and portions are more than enough. The price is also at an average for a resort, but it won’t break the bank. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting, the decor is really great as well. Overall, best place to eat at Universal Orlando.

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LM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome breakfast, great service, atmosphere was very inviting. Enjoyed the meal with my family very much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good waiter. We were there before it got really busy

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OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We will recommend the restaurant to our family and friends.

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LM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, awesome food, standout service and overall beautiful experience.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Francheska was an amazing server!

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MH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place for a fabulous breakfast.
The service and food are the best in Orlando !

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