Restaurant Review: Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure
, one of only two full-service restaurants at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, is a past-winner of Theme Park Insider's Best Theme Park Restaurant Award. (It was usurped last year by Chefs de France at Epcot.)
Despite what all the attention surrounding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter might suggest, the rest of the Island of Adventure theme park is still open, and Mythos is a top contender for the Best Theme Park Restaurant Award again this year. Here's an update on what you can expect in a meal at Mythos.
You can submit your own rating and review on TPI's Mythos listing page.
Scott's sentiments mirror my own. I recall dining at Mythos about seven years ago and being able to eat some variety of salmon that was very appetizing and allowed me to power through the remainder of the theme park without feeling groggy. Although the food is still good, on my last visit I recall nearly every guest in the restaurant ordering the exact same thing they would have ordered at a counter service establishment: burgers. Everywhere you looked was a burger. To be fair, the burgers were much better than what you would receive at a fast food joint (my brother ordered one). Still, I couldn't understand why every tourist, each of whom had probably been eating nothing but fast food for their entire trip, wanted to eat a burger when there were more interesting options available.
I'd intended to stop in Mythos when I was at Islands of Adventure last week, but with the crush of work I never had the chance.
That's disappointing. I dined there only once, about 6 years ago. At the time I thought it was not only one of the best "theme park" meals I had ever experienced, it was simply one of the best meals of my life! No joke.
I do agree that Mythos selling burgers may not be what you would expect from any restaurant with aspirations but I think we have to be realistic.
I'd never argue that Mythos should put itself in a position where the restaurant's viability would be endangered.
I mostly concur with Robert. However if a shoe doesn't fit etc.
I guess I'm just trying to say that as a theme park fan, I love to see parks try to do more expressive, engaging and ambitious things - with rides, with shows and with food. So it disappoints me when the park tries something like this and the public doesn't embrace it, forcing the park to fall back and be less ambitious.
Exactly, Robert. A typical rebuttal to this debate, which I'm very (maybe overly) opinionated on, is that there are fine dining and healthy eating establishments outside of the park. Go there. Why? Why lose customers to venues outside of the park?
I can't say that we should agree to differ because I do actually agree with both Robert and Joshua. I like to have that fine dining option too and the restaurants mentioned by Joshua are all excellent.There are others too like Victoria & Alberts, Citricos, Narcoossees and Thcoup Chop. All very worthy of a mention. All outside the Parks.
Of course I don't consider people that eat fast food moronic. I love fast food. Who doesn't? Like my buddy says, "If you eat McDonald's and think it tastes bad, there's something wrong with you."
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