A Complete Food Guide to Universal’s Mardi Gras


Denielle Ricci     Denielle Ricci January 30, 2019

Another foodie guide coming your way, this time diving taste buds into all the Cajun dishes and signature drinks from Universal’s Mardi Gras.

You’ll be able to enjoy new and returning favorites daily in the French Quarter Courtyard located in the New York area in Universal Studios Florida starting at 4 p.m. from Feb. 9 – April 4. New this year, all food and drink items will be served in tasting sizes. You know what that means – more opportunity to indulge in EVERYTHING.

Crab Etouffee

Universal's Mardi Gras - Crab Etouffee

Your classic etouffee dish with rice and crab smothered in a savory sauce.

Catfish Po Boy

Universal's Mardi Gras - Catfish Po Boy

Fried catfish po boy with a crisp slaw and hot sauce, served with kettle chips. Also new is the shrimp and andouille sausage po boy and chicken po boy.

King Cake

Universal's Mardi Gras - King Cake

Returning this year are the authentic classics you know and love: Gumbo, jambalaya (available without shrimp), red beans and rice (available without shrimp) and beignets. You’ll also be able to get twisted taters but with a new Cajun seasoning twist!

Universal's Mardi Gras - Gumbo
Universal's Mardi Gras - Beignets
Universal's Mardi Gras Food - Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Po Boy

There are also new drinks to quench your thirst in-between bites…

Specialty Drinks

Universal's Mardi Gras - Signature Drink Concepts

There are are a variety of new specialty cocktails you can try in the French Quarter:

Mimosa Bar: Also new to this year is a bar dedicated to Mimosas. You read that right. You’ll get to try unique flavors like caramel apple, raspberry rosemary, mojito mint and more.

Signature Drink: If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, check out the Bayou Bog Water – complete with gummy worms and fish, blueberry boba beads and a lemonade and ginger ale mix.

Other specialty drinks include:

  • Carnival Cocktail
  • Ragin’ Rumbalaya
  • Vicious Voodoo (a combo of the two above!)
  • And a wide variety of craft beer selections

Catch all the festivities daily starting Feb. 9 – April 4. Don’t forget to share your foodie adventures using #UniversalMardiGras on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

You can get 3 days of Mardi Gras and all the thrills of Universal Orlando Resort for just $159.99 with the purchase of a Coca-Cola or Coke Zero Sugar now – April 4. Click here for details. OR you can upgrade to an Annual Pass* and get up to six months free with the purchase of any pass. Click here for details.

Must be 21 years and older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.
*Blockout dates apply for Seasonal Passholders on all concert event nights at Universal Studios Florida. You will still receive access to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.