Jurassic World – The Ride is the newest attraction to open at Universal Studios Hollywood, and we don’t need to tell you that it is INTENSE. However, what a lot of people don’t consider is how narrowly escaping an aggressive Mosasaurus and evading an angry Indominus rex can really work up an appetite. Luckily, we’ve prepared for that with an incredible selection of delicious Costa Rican inspired meals at the newly redesigned Jurassic Café, inspired by the beautiful Central American country where the Jurassic World films take place. Check out some of these dishes that we can’t wait to chomp down on!

Chorizo & Potato Empanadas

jurassic cafe - Chorizo & Potato Empanadas

Who doesn’t love empanadas? These flaky pastries are stuffed with savory chorizo and potatoes, and come with a creamy Nublar Sauce for dipping. We know appetizers are usually meant for sharing, but we understand if you keep these all to yourself.

Crispy Green Lettuce Roll with Shrimp

Jurassic Cafe - Crispy Green Lettuce Roll with Shrimp

A refreshing and crisp appetizer to start things off right. Crisp lettuce is wrapped around our tangy vegetable slaw and tasty shrimp, all rolled up tightly in rice paper.

Other appetizers include our Pomegranate Guacamole and a Tropical Fruit Salad!

Slow Roasted Mojo Pork

Jurassic Cafe - Slow Roasted Mojo Pork

Pulled pork sits atop flaky and savory sweet corn cakes, with a lime crema drizzle. Also available in an herbivore… er, a vegan option – with mojo jackfruit!

Citrus Glazed Chicken

Jurassic Cafe - Citrus Glazed Chicken

Juicy and tangy chicken with a citrus glaze, topped with a delicious chimichurri. We’ll provide silverware, but if you want to go full velociraptor on this one, we won’t judge.

Fresh Roasted Mahi Mahi

Jurassic Cafe - Fresh Roasted Red Snapper

If – like our Mosasaurus – you’re more the seafood type, we also have a flavorful fish option, topped with a watermelon pico de gallo. This one is sure to make a big splash.

Isla Burger

Jurassic Cafe - Isla Burger

Our twist on a classic cheeseburger, the Isla Burger is a juicy beef patty, lettuce, tomato and savory manchego queso between two brioche buns. Also available with an Impossible™ Burger patty!

All of these entrees are served with crispy plantain chips and gallo pinto, a Costa Rican inspired dish made with beans and rice.

So whether you need to fill up ahead of your journey into Jurassic World, or you need to relax after witnessing an insane battle between the Indominus rex and our beloved Tyrannosaurus rex, the Jurassic Café is ready with plenty of unbelievably tasty dishes for you to enjoy.