Strong Water Tavern
6274 Hollywood Way
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Strong Water Tavern Theme park restaurants are notoriously hit or miss, but this Caribbean-inspired spot at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is worth visiting even if you’re not spending the day at Universal Studios. There’s an incredible selection of vintage rums from the Caribbean and Latin America as well as craft cocktails like mai tais, Cuba libres, and daiquiris, all mixed with specialty rums. To eat, guests find sophisticated interpretations of ceviche, jerk meats, curry dishes, and escovitch fish, which pay homage to places like Cuba, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Peru, Mexico, and beyond. Strong Water is located right off the hotel lobby, but the best seats are on the small outdoor terrace, where couches surround low tables overlooking the faux lagoon below.