Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

100 Universal City Plaza 6522/ G103, Universal City
(818) 622-7833

Recent Reviews


Super disappointing after a fun day at Universal. It was so empty when we arrived and we were told it would be a 15 minute wait for a table. That should have been our first clue. They didn’t have coffee, they didn’t have apple slices (offered with kids meal) and our appetizers came out at the same time as our meal. The food was cold and the chicken was rubbery. My husband is not picky and he tried my chicken and spat it out. My husbands meal didn’t come with the rest and we had to ask about it in order to get it. Avoid and go anywhere else even if you have to drive.

David Sears

Nice late afternoon lunch. Food and drinks were good and service was quick. Lillian T. Was a great server. Great customer service.

Christopher Moreno

The ambience is pretty cool. The drink are food. Just wished the service was a bit faster. Have to wait for awhile to order. 15min to order a drink.

Van T.

Came here with my wife and baby. We waited at the host area for around 5 mins with no help or service. The wait staff and servers just started at us, the restaurant was empty and only had people at the bar. Apparently they didn't want to seat us. 1. Because we had a baby, 2. We were Asian Will not return. Management should be a shamed for hiring staff like that

Lisa G.

Ambiance is nice. Food/Service garners the rating. There were two hosts and you could tell the one girl was training. The guy directed her to sit us at a certain table. She took us to one, had us sit. Then said, Whoops, no- and had us go to another table. Not a big deal, but they never went back to wipe down the other table. Not so good for cleanliness. They were out of tropical margaritas? Not sure why or how at Margaritaville- but you could not get one. So we stuck with iced tea and waters. The chicken quesadilla just wasn't good. The texture was weird and neither of us liked it. The spinach dip lacked salt. It was a flop. The best part of my meal was the dinner salad, but that was severely overpriced for what you actually received. There seemed to be a lot of people working for the amount of people in there, but it took a long time to receive refills or our check so we could leave. I'd skip it the next time I was at City Walk.

Jeff H (WiseGuyEh)

It is always 5 o'clock somewhere at Margaritaville. I love this place it takes me back to all the good times at Buffet concerts and takes me to a Island state of mind. Good food, great staff, amazing drinks

Danny K.

It's a shame they changed. No music at all , no band, no one on stilts etc. It's dead. Would not come again. It did used to be fun. Now it's barely alive. Food moderate. Waitress nice.

Michael F.

The prices are Standard for a fast casual dining establishment. The service and food on the other hand were definitely above average. Though they were a bit slow, our server was attentive without being obtrusive and the blackened salmon salad was great! The rest of the family enjoyed their dishes as well and the convenient location in the Universal Citywalk was a great departure from theme park food.

S M.

The manager went above and beyond to make my nieces birthday perfect! Gau made our dinner memorable with his professionalism, and on point service.

Joan Q.

This place is awesome in terms of customer service! They were already closing and still took our group in. The food came fast and the portions were huge that the fish and chips, ribs and club sandwhich (each dish can be shared by 2 people) Thank you for taking us in and feeding us!

Matthew M.

Welcoming ambiance and good service, the food is good but not spectacular. The menu was limited which was disappointing but it was good. This place will do but you definitely can find something better.

Big J.

We recently stopped here for a few drinks and dinner with the kids. Initial service once seated was quite slow, which was odd because the restaurant wasn't that busy. However, once we eventually got a server we put in our drink/appetizer/ and dinner orders at the same time. Things started to improve from there. Drinks and appetizers came out fairly quick. Food followed shortly after and was delicious. This would be a 5/5 if it wasn't for the ~15min delay between seating and seeing a server.

Isa m.

Stopped here for a snack and a cocktail with my girls. It's cute! Not the cleanest, but it's a nice stop.

Stanley P.

Jimmy nice try but this place just wasn't it. Let me first start off by saying how can you call yourself a "Margaritaville" when the margaritas aren't good? At all! This place is mediocre. I had the salmon, definitely frozen, and that was flavor less. Where was the salt on this fish? Lol Seems like the margarita had all the salt because that thing was SALTY! Usually a good, decent spot, will give me a small little buzz. This margarita was salt water. Kids menu chicken was hard as a rock. More like a choking hazard for your kids. Don't do that to your kids. This place is getting a one star for being the number one place to stay away from when you come to city walk. Don't recommend.

Mike F.

The food is great, the margaritas are strong and the service is awesome! Gau and Gisele were super helpful! Definitely eat here!

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