Live From Allure of the Seas: Will You Remember Rita’s 3-Margarita Dinner and Dance-a-Thon?

August 4, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Some nights in Allure of the Seas‘ Boardwalk, Rita hosts a party at her open-air cantina. It’ll cost you $20 to attend “Rita’s Fiesta,” a two-hour dance-, dine- and drink-athon that includes more quesadillas, flautas and fajitas than you can eat, and three margaritas to make you forget you’re wearing a mini-sombrero and strobe-light necklace. Rita’s DJ pumps beats throughout — “I Gotta Feeling,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Tequila” and such — and when the 80-plus diners aren’t filling tortillas with steak and peppers, they’re limbo-ing, doing the Mexican hat dance, and clapping as bar tenders juggle liquor bottles and shakers. Rita and her pancho-and-sombrero-clad waitstaff just want you to enjoy yourself — but let’s not get out of hand. “That’s enough!” she pleaded when a group of diners wouldn’t stop hooting for a woman in the dance-off, the evening’s climactic event that drew a crowd of passersby. (The party had polished off a couple hundred margaritas at that point.) That’s my tablemate Darlene (right) rug-cutting her way to victory. The prize? A shot of tequila.
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    4 Responses to “Live From Allure of the Seas: Will You Remember Rita’s 3-Margarita Dinner and Dance-a-Thon?”

    1. F. Landry
      August 4th, 2011 @ 11:05 am

      I am sure you will do a piece on “Central Park” and on Vintages and other venues within the park area. I would like to know more about the wine tastings that are offered there.

      When I was on the Oasis last September, I took a tour with the senior arbourist and learned that it takes a lot of work every day for his crew to maintain that area, and its unique irrigation system. They have to incinerate a city garbage truck worth of detritis each day, and the area must be inspected regularly by the CDC for spores, and other potential micro-organizisms/ insects and larvae.

      I am sure you will also cover the “cartoon character” events and opportunities with Shrek and the Madagascar Penguins.

    2. Diana
      August 4th, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

      We are taking our nephews on her in March, we were disappointed when we heard a Mexican restaurant was substituted for the Seafood place as my DH loved the king crab just about every chance he could. After seeing you review of Rita’s looks like it will be a fun place. Your review is great, wished it didn’t have to end :-(

    3. Shannon Simon
      August 4th, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

      I CAN’T WAIT…only 114 more days!!!!! I am soooo excited to see the beautiful ship & do all the fin things!!!!! :)

    4. jay
      August 4th, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

      Who cares about hurricanes after 3 margaritas !!!!!!

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