Universal City Walk Toasts Arrival of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

The First-Ever to Open in California with Performance Jimmy Buffet and Coral Reefer Band

By Edited by Selena Hughes March 31, 2017

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City (HOLLYWOOD), CA  91608


It's always 5 O’Clock somewhere but March 30 at 5pm PST, Universal CityWalk toasted the official arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville 
 restaurant to its destination marking the occasion with an exciting
performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett
 and the Coral Reefer Band.

Margaritaville is more than a restaurant,
it’s a state of mind as the spirited new venue brings a seaside retreat
to Universal CityWalk that continues to
resonate as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers.

Jimmy Buffett said, “I walked onto the site of CityWalk when it was still under construction, and 
 my first thought was ‘I want a Margaritaville here.’  Thanks to the
great folks at Universal, we made it.  It’s great to play at the
opening  and I look forward to visiting regularly on my journeys to the
West Coast.  Fins Up!” 

 at Universal CityWalk Hollywood invites guests to escape the everyday
as they dine in a casual environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves,
 island music and surfboard tables and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails,
live music and entertainment, and signature dishes such as LandShark
Lager Fish & Chips, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya ®, Volcano Nachos or a Cheeseburger in Paradise ®.

The venue’s expansive 5 O’Clock 
 Somewhere Bar located at the center of the restaurant offers a
selection of refreshing specialty drinks, including the Who’s to Blame®
Margarita or the 5 O’Clock Somewhere boat drink.

Macaroni Kid Camarillo-Ventura attended the grand opening and had the best time!  Below are some spapshots of the happenings!

Grand entry to the Grand Opening!

Happiest guy in Hollywood, Harold of Macaroni Kid Camarillo-Ventura.

 5 'Oclock Somewhere Margarita!

Tender steak skewers.


Yummiest cheeseburger sliders EVER!​

Signature beach chairs!  The perfect way to rest those feet after dancing!

Universal Studios Hollywood 
 is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day,
movie-based theme park and Studio  Tour. As a leading global
entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly
themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of
iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The
Wizarding World of Harry  Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade
village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, 
 Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor roller coaster.  Other
immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly
Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s
favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons
RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The
 world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature
attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and
 busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such
 authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast &
Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk
 entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new
multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal Cinema, featuring
deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5
Towers” state-of-the-art  outdoor concert stage.