After loving our meal at Sebastian's Bistro this past Fall, we've decided to come back to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to give their pool bar, Banana Cabana, a try! From wings, to salads, to sandwiches, we tried pretty much one of everything on the menu and we're ready to review it all!
Chile con Queso
We kicked off our meal by ordering all three of the appetizers that they have to offer -- the first of which was the Chile con Queso! It's made with skirt steak chili, pimento cheese, pico de gallo, and served with fried tortillas. The pimento cheese sauce was perfect and even though the chili had bean (not a fan of beans), I still thought this was an amazing start to our dinner!
Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Next up, loaded sweet potato fries. These had cojita cheese, pico de gallo, and jerk chicken loaded on top of a plate of sweet potato fries and although we were super stoked to try this one, the fries were a bit too soggy for us which made them hard to enjoy. The sogginess might've just been from all the toppings that were on the fries though because the plain sweet potato fries that came later as sides for our sandwiches were much crispier!
Jerk Chicken Wings
For our final appetizer of the night we decided to get an order of the jerk chicken wings. They're served with pickled vegetable ribbons & a cilantro-lime crema and they were both spicy and packed with flavor! These wings are also the only gluten free appetizer on the menu, so even Joe got to enjoy them!
Jerk Chicken Sandwich
To start off our entrees, we decided to go with one of the staples -- the jerk chicken sandwich. It's made with jerk chicken, grilled pineapple, & a roasted chili-mayonnaise and is served on a toasted ciabatta! The flavors were very similar to the jerk chicken wings that we got as an appetizer, but pairing that with the sweet grilled pineapple and spicy chili-mayo was outstanding!
Plant-based Jerk Sandwich
The plant-based jerk sandwich is pretty much the same as the jerk chicken sandwich, but they substitute the chicken with a plant-based burger and use a vegan mayo which were both arguably better than the chicken version!
To be honest, just by the looks of this one I wasn't expecting much, but I couldn't have been more wrong! It has braised beef brisket, smoked gouda, guava barbecue sauce, & cabbage slaw and the flavors were so amazing that I think it's safe to say that this was truly the best sandwich we tried tonight!
Sebastian's Salad w/ Jerk Chicken
There weren't all that many gluten free options for Joe to choose from, but he ended up ordering a Sebastian's Salad and it honestly looked pretty amazing! It's made with mixed greens, avocado, red pepper, black beans, a cilantro-lime vinaigrette and he added jerk chicken on top! According to Joe, the dressing could've used a bit more flavor, but the chicken and everything else was really good!
Kids' Macaroni & Cheese
Lastly, we rounded out our meal by trying the kids' mac & cheese. The initial draw for this one was the fact that they use a house-made cheese sauce, but after trying a couple bites it honestly didn't have any flavor to it.
All in all, dinner at Banana Cabana was a success! We got to watch the sunset and could even see the Star Wars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios right from our table! All of our meals (except the loaded fries and mac & cheese) were all ones that we would definitely come back here for, so if you can't get a reservation for Sebastian's Bistro or if you've already been there and just want to try something a little different then you should definitely give this place a try!