Big Easy Flavors at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

Big Easy Flavors at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

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It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the smell of Cajun classics wafting through the streets of the French Quarter Courtyard at Universal Studios Florida. Just thinking about all the tasty choices makes my mouth water!

From spicy jambalaya and shrimp po’ boys to crawfish étouffée fried pie, these delicious dishes are so good, one bite might make you think you’re on Bourbon Street.

If you’re in the mood to try something new, several restaurants throughout the park have you covered with exciting New Orleans-inspired twists on old favorites.

Universal's Mardi Gras French Quarter Courtyard Food

Spice it up at Mel’s Drive-In with a Bourbon Street Stinger Burger. Taste the best of land and sea with a Bayou Surf & Turf Burger at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café. Or head over to Louie’s Italian Restaurant and try a slice of Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pizza.

Universal's Mardi Gras French Quarter Courtyard Food

After dinner, keep the good times rolling with delicious dessert offerings served in the French Quarter Courtyard. My favorite is the classic beignet, a pillow-like pastry dusted in powdered sugar (just make sure to pronounce it “ben-YAY” when you order!). For a bite-sized delight, I also recommend the fried funnel puffs. They’re perfect for sharing… or keeping all to yourself!

Universal's Mardi Gras French Quarter Courtyard Food

No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a dish at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras made just for you. Come hungry!

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration continues daily through April 7, with a nightly parade and live concerts on select nights. All the excitement is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. Plus, if you’re a Premier and Preferred Passholder, you can receive 10% off of food sold in the French Quarter Courtyard from 4 to 6 p.m. on event nights. Click here for details on Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras.

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