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Mythos Restaurant at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Located on The Lost Continent of Universal's Islands of Adventure, Mythos is an award-winning, full-service restaurant that offers an otherworldly experience. If you've ever been to Universal's Islands of Adventure, you've undoubtedly walked by this restaurant with its towering rock formations, waterfalls and ancient figures carved into the side of the building. The restaurant has been calling to me for years and I was finally able to give it a try.

When you enter the restaurant, it feels like you've entered a cavernous grotto from another world. There are oceanic and mythical touches throughout the indoor dining room and there's also outdoor seating with great views of the park.
View from our table
The menu features a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and American cuisine including Spanakopita Dip, Pad Thai and a Bacon Cheeseburger. There's also a kids menu for little ones and a dessert menu featuring Chocolate Banana Gooey Cake. 

On our first visit to Mythos, we decided to split the Shrimp Sushi Katsu Roll appetizer. We were very pleased with our choice! The flash fried panko crust gave it the perfect amount of crunch and the sweet soy, wasabi aioli was delicious. I would absolutely order this starter again.
Shrimp Sushi Katsu Roll 
Flash fried panko crust, sweet soy, wasabi aioli
For my entree, I went with the wedge salad. After a few days eating not-so-healthy theme park favorites, I was in dire need of a salad. You really can't go wrong with a wedge salad. (Anyone else think of Phil Dunphy from Modern Family when they order a wedge salad?) I'll probably order something different the next time I visit but that's not because of anything negative with the salad. 
Wedge Salad
Crisp iceberg lettuce, blue cheese vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, red onion, bacon crumbles, croutons 
My husband ordered the Gnocchi Bolognese and he really liked it. He said he'd order it again so I'd count that as a win. I tried a bite and also really enjoyed it. It had me doubting my choice of the wedge salad but I needed something light and a little healthier. 
Gnocchi Bolognese
Slow simmered beef and tomato sauce, cream, crispy Parmesan wafers 
I dined at Mythos again recently and was able to try some additional menu items. For our starter, we tried the Spanakopita Dip. I wasn't sure if I would like this appetizer but it was really enjoyable. There were three of us dining and although we could have used more pita chips, I thought the appetizer was a good size for sharing. We were each able to enjoy enough of the dip but not feel overly full before our entrees arrived.
Spanakopita Dip
Spinach, feta cheese, lemon and fresh herbs, served hot with fresh pita chips seasoned with za'atar spice, with fresh cucumber, tomato and olive
On this visit, I tried the Pan Roasted Wild Salmon and I am so glad I ordered this entrée! It was absolutely delicious! Our server told us that it's been on the menu since they opened so it should be no surprise that it's a favorite. It's going to be difficult for me to order another entrée from this restaurant now that I've had the salmon. I don't want to oversell it, but it's that good.
Pan Roasted Wild Salmon
Roasted carrot puree, fingerling potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach, crispy shaved asparagus and macerated red grapes
My friends ordered the Heart of Romaine Caesar with Salmon and the Catch of the Day. I don't remember what the fish was for the Catch of the Day but I know my friend loved her dish as well. Everyone was very pleased when we were done with lunch.
Heart of Romaine Caesar with Salmon
Crisp romaine, roasted plum tomato, charred pita, house made Caesar dressing, shaved Parmesan
Catch of the Day
Chefs daily selection of the freshest sustainable fish served with Ajvar spiced couscous, fennel and red pepper relish, sautéed haricot vests and ponzu butter sauce
I also ordered a specialty drink on my most recent visit. I went with the Mythos Potion of the Gods. This was another great choice this meal! It's Malibu Coconut rum, Captain Morgan Spiced rum, black raspberry liqueur, orange, cranberry, pineapple juices with a float of Cruzan 137 rum. It was a hot day and this drink was super refreshing. It's definitely sweet with all the fruit juices but I didn't find it to be overly sweet.
Mythos Potion of the Gods
Malibu Coconut rum, Captain Morgan Spiced rum, black raspberry liqueur, orange, cranberry, pineapple juices with a float of Cruzan 137 rum
Dining reservations are suggested, for lunch or dinner, and can be made online through the restaurant's page on the Universal Orlando Resort website or by calling 407-224-3663. (Don't forget, your Kingdom Konsultant agent can also help you with making reservations.) We did not have advance dining reservations on either of our visits but we were able to get a table after a short wait.
We really enjoy Mythos and I can definitely see myself visiting this restaurant again and again. It's a great option if you're looking for a full service meal within the theme parks. 

Ashley is a Hufflepuff who loves rollercoasters and thrill rides. You can email Ashley at ashley@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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