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REVIEW: Choripan and Salchipapas are Satisfactory from Central America: Comet Cruisin’ at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida steps off today, and we’re here to soak it all in. In addition to the best parade at Universal Orlando, a fantastical float factory Tribute Store, and returning menu favorites, a few new offerings have popped up. We stopped by the new Central America: Comet Cruisin’ booth to sample the new dishes.

Menu for the Central America: Comet Cruisin’ at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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Food:

  • 🆕 Choripan with French Fries: Grilled chorizo, garlic mayo, chimichurri, tomato and onion curtido, split-top roll – $11.49
  • 🆕 Salchipapas: Chorizo, chipotle ketchup, dijonnaise, tomato and onion curtido, crinkle cut fries – $8.49

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Guava Comet Margarita: El Jimador Blanco Tequila, guava, white grapefruit, lime juice, agave nectar – $7.00 for 9 oz., $13.00 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

Photos of Menu Items from Central America: Comet Cruisin’ at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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*NEW* Choripan with French Fries – $11.49

Grilled chorizo, garlic mayo, chimichurri, tomato and onion curtido, split-top roll

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The chorizo is dense and has that satisfying snap as you bite into it.

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The buttery, grilled roll envelops a blend of garlic aioli and tomato onion salad along with spicy chorizo.

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Of the two chorizo offerings here, we preferred the choripan.

*NEW* Salchipapas – $8.49

Chorizo, chipotle ketchup, dijonnaise, tomato and onion curtido, crinkle cut fries

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This dish is comprised of very similar ingredients to the choripan above.

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The slices of chorizo are a bit tough, and the mediocre fries don’t serve as the best base. This is not one we will order again.

*NEW* Guava Comet Margarita – $7.00 for 9 oz., $13.00 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

El Jimador Blanco Tequila, guava, white grapefruit, lime juice, agave nectar

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The Guava Comet Margarita is tart and citrusy.

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It definitely tastes like a margarita, but the grapefruit is a bit overpowering. If you like grapefruit, this may be the drink for you!

Location of Central America: Comet Cruisin’ at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

Central America: Comet Cruisin’ is located at KidZone Pizza Company in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, as indicated by the letter “H” on the map below.

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Universal is bringing the Mardi Gras party from February 5 through April 24 this year. Don’t miss out on some excellent celebrations!

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