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Just The Food! Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2023

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval 2023 runs from February 4 through April 16 offering guests an opportunity to "Taste the International Flavors of Carnaval."

Mardi Gras Food At Universal Orlando Resort Parks

The mouthwatering flavors of global Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Brazil to Belgium and beyond will come to life as part of an expansive menu featuring more than 50 tasting-sized items for guests to enjoy at this year’s event.

While venturing throughout the parkwide celebration, guests will find kiosks featuring delectable food and beverage inspired by iconic fare from around the world – including:

Classic Crawfish Boil & fluffy Beignets from New Orleans

•Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Mexico

•Mofongo Flight inspired by the Carnaval Ponceño in Puerto Rico

•Black Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango from Indonesia

•Gelato Stuffed Pressed Brioche

Empanadas and so much more!

Plus, for the first time ever, Universal Orlando’s other theme parks are joining the fun by featuring a limited selection of Mardi Gras items, including Gumbo, Jambalaya, King Cake and more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and the Muffuletta Long Board Pizza at Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Feast your eyes on some of the tasting-sized items you'll find featured at Universal Orlando's 2023 event!

(Images: NBC/Universal Orlando Resort)

Full menus for Mardi Gras 2023:

For a limited time, guests can save $10 on the purchase of a Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card to experience the savory flavors of Mardi Gras, which allows them to enjoy more for less by paying $65 for a $75 card. Annual and Seasonal Passholders also receive special savings with the purchase of an exclusive $150 card for only $120. The Universal Orlando Resort Food and Beverage Card is available for purchase at Mardi Gras food & beverage locations throughout Universal Studios Florida.

Mardi Gras Food At Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Each hotel will have exclusive Mardi Gras offerings such as:

•Cajun Jambalaya Pasta at Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

•N’awlins Po’ Boy Sliders at Velvet Bar at Hard Rock Hotel

•Crawfish Etouffee at Bar 17 Bistro at Universal’s Aventura Hotel

(Images: NBC/Universal Orlando Resort)

Check out the full Universal Orlando Resort Hotel Mardi Gras menu additions below:

Mardi Gras Food At Universal Orlando CityWalk

Additional "Special Spring Events" will offer different food and drink options during the Mardi Gras celebration.

Learn about the full slate of special spring events on CityWalk here:


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