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Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort – photos, menus, & reviews

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, one of Universal’s on-site hotels

Daily: 4pm – 2am

This is the main bar and lounge restaurant at Sapphire Falls, with an emphasis on rum and tapas style appetizers. The restaurant features a large television perfect for watching sporting events.

Two sentence insider summary
Strong Water Tavern’s speciality is rum tastings (see our review), which can be as simple or detailed as you’d like. While the tapas and desserts are all good, none of them are particularly large portions that will fill you up.

Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Johnny Cakes from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Johnny Cakes from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

OI fun fact
Be sure to browse through one of the highly themed booklets that are placed throughout Strong Water Tavern that tells the story of rum.

Strong Water Tavern’s porch provides some of the most scenic views at the hotel and even decent views of Universal Studios Florida’s Cinematic Celebration.

Tapas at Strong Water Tavern range from $6 to $16. Desserts are $6. Drinks range from $6 to $15.

Online reservations are not available.

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Strong Water Tavern at Sapphire Falls  real guest reviews

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Strong Water Tavern
Average rating:  
 1 reviews
 by Brian
Over Priced Small Plate (Is very small)
Date Of Last Visit: 7/25/2016

Food wise its good, your not going to get bad quality. What you are going to get is little food for very high prices for what you get. They could make these prices about half for the expense it costs them. If they are going to stick to "small plates" style lower the prices to about 10 dollars or 8 dollars each plate. You will still make money. You have to order like 3 things to actually feel like you eat something. Yes I understand its a resort setting, but to be honest at vivo "premier" Italian restaurant on city walk, you can go to emeril's I can get a full meal, desert, and have pasta made from scratch paying less or same as Strong Water. Its over priced for what your giving. Increase the portion size to a normal small plate size and you might get away with the prices your charging,

Strong Water Tavern at Sapphire Falls – menu


Peruvian Fish Ceviche – $15
Snapper, Garlic Aji Amarillo, Red Onions, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Corn and Sweet Potato

Caribbean Mixed Seafood Ceviche – $16
Grouper, Shrimp, Scallops, Red Onions, Peppers, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Cilantro, Coconut Cream and Plantain Chips

Mexican Ceviche – $13
Shrimp, Tomato, Garlic, Onion, Cucumber, Lime & Lemon Juice, Jalapeno, Serrano Pepper, Cilantro, Tortilla Chips

Cuban Mojito Ceviche – $12
Sea Bass, Garlic, Red Onion, Tomato, Jalapeno, Mint, Chives, Strong Water White Rum, Lime Juice, and Plantain Chips

Little Havana

Arroz con Pollo – $10
Bone-in Chicken, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Tomatoes, Yellow Rice

Ropa Vieja – $10
Shredded Beef, Garlic, Onions, Peppers, Tomato and Sofrito Sauce

Cuban Shrimp Creole – $12
Shrimp, Garlic, Onion, Peppers, Cumin, Cayenne, and Tomato Sauce

Jamaica Man

Curry Goat – $12
Goat, Garlic, Onion, Scotch Bonnet, Curry, Potatoes and Thyme

Jerk Chicken – $8
Bone-in Chicken, Jerk Marinade, Coconut Rice, Mango Chutney

Snapper Escovitch – $15
Snapper, Onions, Peppers, Carrots, Scotch Bonnet

Viva Mexico

Seafood Tostada – $13
Shrimp, Scallop, Snapper, Red Onion, Garlic, Avocado, Cilantro Crema

Fish Tacos – $13
Mahi, Cilantro, Avocado, Red Onion, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo

Pork Tamales – $8
Roasted Pork, Oaxaca CHeese, Serrano, Cumin and Cilantro

The Best of Puerto Rico

Crab Salad – $15
Crab Meat, Garlic, Onions, Peppers, Avocado, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Cilantro, Plantain Chips

Roasted Pork – $8
Pork, Garlic, Onions, Peppers, Adobo, Yucca Escabeche

Braised Chicken – $10
Bone-in Chicken, Sofrito, Cilantro, Boniato Mash

West Indies

Aloo Pies – $8
Cumin Spiced Potatoes, Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Curry Chicken – $9
Mango Chutney

Lamb Pelau – $12
Pigeon Peas and Rice


Sweet Plantain and Beef Hash – $9
Spiced Shredded Beef, Onions, Peppers, Sunny Side Up Egg

Beef Steak Empanadas – $9
Onions, Carrots and Potatoes, Spicy Green Garlic Sauce

Braised Pork Arepa – $9
Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Achiote, Avocado and Salas Rosada


Black Angus Beef Sliders – $14
Two Beef Sliders, Caramelized Onions, Cheese

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders – $10
Cabbage Slaw, Steak Fries, Hot Sauce


Coconut Milk Cake – $6
Rich Fudge Coconut Enhanced Cake, Dulce De Leche, Sliced Almonds

Johnny Cakes – $6
Sable Briton, Raspberry Cream, Guava Jelly, Pineapple and Ginger Gele

Chocolate Bread Pudding – $6
Souffle Cake with Noir Glaze, Gold Dust, Raspberry and Chocolate Claws

Rice Pudding – $6
Fresh Mango and Chocolate Cake

Tropical Paradise – $6
Coconut Dacquoise, Sable Cookie, Passion Fruit Mousse

Guava Cheese Flan – $6
Almond Graham Cracker Crust, Guava-Raspberry Flan, Meringue Baked

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