The Flamingo Bar & Grill was a nice surprise in terms of Norwegian offering something different. Located on deck 11, right above the Garden Cafe buffet, the restaurant is free and offered fairly authentic and tasty Latin American/Caribbean food. Other guests will likely give a similar verdict and review as well.
It usually open for breakfast, then closes until 1 or 2PM, when it serves its full offerings until 5 PM. The breakfast fare is pretty typical, but the food that the Flamingo Grill provides in the afternoon is good stuff, muy delicioso.
The menu is as follows:
Ensalada de Tomate - Tomato Salad
Ensalada de Patata y Jamon - Potato, Ham and Pea Salad
Ensalada Mixta de Frijoles - Bean Salad
Pan con Lechon - Pulled Pork Sandwich
Choripan - Chorizo with Chimichurri Sandwich
Hamburguesa Latina - Beef & Chorizo Burger with Manchego Cheese
Puerco Asado - Puerto Rican Style Roast Pork
Albondigas de Carne Picante - Venezuelan Meatballs
Pollo Asado - Grilled Chicken
Pierna Asada - Pulled Pork
Rice & Sides
Arroz con Pollo - Yellow Rice and Chicken
Croquetas de Pollo - Chicken Croquettes
Yuca Frita - Fried Yuca
Platanos Maduros Frito - Deep Fried Sweet Plantains
Empanada de Espinaca - Spinach Empanada
Pastelitos de Coco - Coconut Pastry
Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso - Guava and Cheese Pastry
Flan de Leche - Caramel Custard
Arroz con Leche - Rice Pudding
Tres Leches - Three Milk Cake
Egg & Chedder Cheese English Muffin
Egg & Sausage Patty English Muffin
Ham & Swiss Cheese Open Face Bagel
Turkey & American Cheddar Cheese / Open Face Bagel
Additional Breakfast Items
Ham & Swiss Cheese / Tomato Sauce / Puff Pastry
Scrambled Eggs / Potato / Bell Pepper / Onion / Potato Roll
Scrambled Eggs / Sausage & Bacon / Spring Onion Roll
Smoked Salmon Platter
Assorted Fruit Yogurts with Granola
Mixed Fruit Salads
Assorted Cinnamon Rolls
Pastelitos de Queso - Cheese Pastry
Our favorites were the Latin Burger (got it kick to it, and you can taste the chorizo in the patty), fried plantains, BBQ beef short ribs, fried Yuca, and the flan.
The only real con about the Flamingo Grill is that it closes too early. It would be nice if it were open until midnight, offering another alternative to late night snacking from O'Sheehan's.
05/23/2014 - 07:16 PM CST
The following Norwegian Cruise Line Miami-based employees were recognized for the development of the Grill's cuisine, based on family recipes of Latin heritage:
Susy Ruiz, Hotel Operations
Alicia Suarez, Global Sales
Jennifer Marmanillo, Itinerary Planning
Sandra Rodriguez, Market research
It is pretty cool to have your names and faces attached to a cruise restaurant!
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