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REVIEW: Spain Tasting Booth at the Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida

The Mardi Gras event is running at Universal Studios Florida from February 6th to March 28th, and special for the event are tasting booths for countries around the world. At the Spain booth, you’ll find offerings such as wines, paella, and a charcuterie board, so let’s dig in!

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Menu for Spain Tasting Booth at the Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

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Food:

  • 🆕 Paella Mixta: Saffron yellow rice, chorizo, squid, mussels, shrimp – $5.99
  • 🆕 Leche Frita: Crispy fried with condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon – $5.49
  • 🆕 Charcuterie: A traditional platter of Spanish meats and cheese, olives, grapes, lavosh – $6.99

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Pinord “La Dama” Cava: 3oz Sparkling wine – $5.00
  • 🆕 Hacienda de Arinzano Rosé: 3oz Tempranillo-based rosé wine – $7.00
  • 🆕 Don Olegurio Albarino: 3oz White wine – $7.00
  • 🆕 Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja: 3oz Red wine – $7.00

Photos of Menu Items for Spain Tasting Booth at the Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

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*NEW* Paella Mixta: Saffron yellow rice, chorizo, squid, mussels, shrimp – $5.99

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This is a good portion with a nice amount of squid, chorizo, and muscles. We couldn’t find any shrimp, although the sign lists it.

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The rice is delicious and cooked perfectly. The squid was really good and wasn’t too chewy or soft. The muscles were okay, but the squid and chorizo were better.

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The chorizo wasn’t very spicy but it was our favorite part.

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This dish is a great value for the price and we would order it again.

*NEW* Leche Frita: Crispy fried with condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon – $5.49

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The leche frita was amazing and could definitely be shared.

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The outside layer was extremely crispy and crunchy and the filling maintained its consistency. There was cinnamon and sugar, as well as powdered sugar on top.

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The filling was a delicate cinnamon and vanilla flavor, with just a little touch of sweetness.

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We would order these again, too.

*NEW* Charcuterie: A traditional platter of Spanish meats and cheese, olives, grapes, lavosh – $6.99

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We got a list of everything in this charcuterie from a manager. The plate includes lavash bread, chorizo, Serrano ham, porchetta, drunken goat cheese, manchego cheese, quince paste, green grapes, Marcona almonds, wine grain mustard, blue cheese stuffed olive, long stem olives, chicharrones pickle.

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This is definitely worth it considering the portion and value. We ate everything and it was delicious!

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The meats and cheeses were of excellent quality and we were obsessed with the quince paste. It was sweet and reminded us a bit of apricot.

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The goat cheese was soft and the manchego cheese was firmer but both had strong flavors. The almonds were sweet. We weren’t sure about the olive with the stem, but it didn’t really have much flavor.

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The bleu cheese stuffed olive was good but the bleu cheese flavor was so mild, we didn’t even realize it was bleu cheese. Overall, this was a nice combination of stuff and we would order it again anytime.

*NEW* Pinord “La Dama” Cava: 3oz Sparkling wine – $5.00

*NEW* Hacienda de Arinzano Rosé: 3oz Tempranillo-based rosé wine – $7.00

*NEW* Don Olegurio Albarino: 3oz White wine – $7.00

*NEW* Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja: 3oz Red wine – $7.00

Location of Spain Tasting Booth at the Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

The Spain Tasting Booth is located next to Cafe La Bamba.

Did you happen to try anything from the Spain booth? Which item was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

  1. It’s so sad to see what Americans (and British as well) do with our food… I’m from Spain. Real paella never has chorizo. That is a mess. When it is mixed paella,in terms of ingredients,it is made from chicken and seafood like prawns/schrimp,mussels and squid. But never chorizo. Another thing,the “leche frita” (fried milk) does not even seem like that awful thing they did. The snaps show a fat and grassy deep-fried thick cake. The original has a slight fry and look light,not brown as if it has been burnt. On the inside it is milky,just like custard or icecream (similar to a molten lava cake),not thick. And again,they mixed cultures with the cheese and meats table. Mustard,grapes,and olives filled with Blue cheese? This is from France. Olives are never filled with anything but anchovies,though regular ones are the most common. The other things on the table are accurate,but c’mon,either Disney and Universal have to research more before messing everything up. They never take the time to see what is really our food.

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