Strong Water Tavern

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Strong Water Tavern
Theme park-related restaurants are notoriously hit or miss. But this fabulous watering hole and Caribbean-inspired restaurant overlooking the lagoon at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando is worth visiting, even if you're not hitting the nearby theme park. Rum lovers lose their minds over the incredible selection of vintage rums from all over the Caribbean and Latin America. And non-purists will take equal pleasure in the craft cocktail list, with things like Mai Tais, Mules, Cuba Libres and daiquiris, all mixed with specialty rums, on offer. The restaurant's menu pays homage to various locales - Cuba, Jamaica, the USVIs, Peru, Mexico and beyond - with upscale interpretations of such classics as ceviche, jerked meats, curried dishes and escovtich fish. The tavern is located right off the hotel's lobby, but our favorite seats are on the small outdoor terrace off the back, where you can sit at couches around low tables overlooking the blue-green faux lagoon below.
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