Latin Quarter – Universal CityWalk

After another long day on our feet, we again headed out to CityWalk for dinner at Latin Quarter. It’s a pretty ginormous restaurant, with plenty of outdoor seating too. There’s a big stage also, but nothing was going on that night, except little kids running all around it. We were seated right below a giant tv screen playing latin music videos.
they have these weird contraptions in the middle of the table with coiled wires. It looks weird by itself, but then when you put wine bottles in it and a paper cone filled with bread, it makes a lot more sense. The warm bread is super good.
Here’s the shrimp and snapper ceviche – look how big it is! It’s marinated in lemon, lime, and orange juices and is served with jalapenos, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and green olives. We enjoyed this.
Here’s the guacamole, which was made tableside. This was pretty good, but apparently there were olives in it. I didn’t notice them, but some people found it gross. But the guacamole tasted pretty good and zesty to me. It came with plenty of chips and a little bowl of salsa.
Here’s the churrasco skirt steak. It’s grilled marinated skirt steak with chimichurri sauce over garbanzo frito and chorizo sausage. It looks pretty good but I heard it was a bit bland.
The roast pork loin, slow roasted and basted in cilnatro mojo, served with boniato mash, black beans, and mango puree. This one is without the boniato mash and with extra black beans.
Whenever paella is available, I pretty much have to get it. So here is the Paella de Latin Quarter. It’s a giant bowl of chorizo, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, squid, green peas, and roasted red peppers with spanish rice. This was certainly one of the weakest paellas I’ve ever had, but it was ok. There was plenty of seafood but the rice was pretty blah. The service was pretty decent and the food came out fairly quickly, considering how large the restaurant is.

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