Pork ribs, chipotle chicken, pumpkin enchiladas. Carnival cruise food review.

Lashaun Turner

Tex-Mex Plate--::Lashaun Turner

Since I’m on a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise I thought I would share some of the dining experiences with my readers who follow my food stories.

Eating is a big part of the cruise experience. For the most part, your meals are included in the price of the cruise ticket, except for specialty restaurants.

You tend to spend a decent portion of each day wondering around sampling the various included food options at the buffet, dining room, and other eateries.

Buffet area::-Lashaun Turner

Today, I will be sharing impressions of the embarkation day lunch on Carnival Panorama featuring Jalapeno Cheese Fritters, Pescado Rodrigo, Chipotle Grilled Chicken, Pumpkin Enchilada, Frijoles Negros, and Cheesy Potatoes Nachos.

Sail-away lunch menu

  • Jalapeno Cheese Fritters were stuffed with cheddar and jack cheeses, pico and jalapeno.
  • Pescado Rodrigo- Baja style marinade, crisp grilled fish, green salsa and lime
  • Chipotle Grilled Chicken-spatchcocked, chipotle rub, finished with a honey lime glaze
  • Pumpkin Enchiladas were overstuffed with pumpkin and veggies with cheddar on red chili gravy.
  • Frijoles Negros- slow cooked black beans, garlic, tomatoes, green chilis, cilantro and spices
  • Cheesy Potatoes Nachos- seasoned crisp roasted potatoes, in homemade queso fundido, pico, sour cream and green onions.

The Experience

Now THESE are the flavors I’ve been searching for! Recently I posted about two Mexican restaurants Carnitas Express & Green Onion. Carnitas Express wasn’t fit to eat and the other, Green Onion -is about as good as it gets around my home area.

Neither come anywhere close to the delicious authentic flavors of this lunch on the Carnival Panorama.

The most glorious vegetarian enchilada I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, this one had me moaning in a good way!

Pumpkin Enchilada--:Lashaun Turner

The ribs were excellent also, so flavorful and tender. The chicken seasoning was just right, beans, jalapeno cheese fritters, and the crispy fried potato chip nachos were great sides.

Jalapeno cheese fritter-::Lashaun Turner

The whole offering was excellent. I had a small salad on the side loaded with carrot chips and other toppings.

Buffet Plate-::Lashaun Turner

It was a great first eating experience and kick off to what is sure to be seven days of gluttony. Stay Tuned!

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Lashaun is a Journalist, Reporter, and Viral Content Creator covering Local Stories, Food, Politics, & Travel [Series : I.E Food Tour-Black Political Opinion-Trip Chic] with NEWSBREAK since June 2021.- JADED: Journalism with a Touch of Shade is Lashaun's views and opinions on various trending topics. Lashaun aka Lady I.M.PRE$S is a former NBC/CNBC Affiliate KCAA Broadcaster for "Cali's BEST" Radio Show airing on 102.3FM & 106.5FM from 2016-2020. Lashaun has been in the Media & P.R field for over 13 years and has interviewed an estimated 20k Celebrities and Entrepreneurs. Lashaun also produced & hosted Blaze Indie L.A TV show on LA's Channel 36 from 2014-2016

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