At breakfast, the Blue Iguana Cantina serves breakfast burritos. Cruisers have the option to customize their breakfast burrito and tell the crew member working the line exactly what the burrito should have in it. The tortilla choices for the breakfast burrito are wheat or jalapeno. Cruisers can then select from a variety of breakfast burrito fillings including, Mexican style scrambled eggs, regular scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, hash brown potatoes, ham, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. The salsas available for the breakfast burrito are roasted tomato salsa, crema fresca, tomatillo salsa, and pico de gallo.
- The Blue Iguana Cantina was less popular at breakfast on my recent cruise. If you want to try to avoid some of the main buffet lines, consider trying the Blue Iguana Cantina at breakfast. The lines at breakfast were much shorter than at lunchtime.
At lunch, the Blue Iguana Cantina serves tacos and burritos. The lines for each of these are usually separate. For the tacos, cruisers will have a choice of chicken, fish, or pork. You can choose one of these meats or have all three if you would like! On my recent Carnival Triumph cruise, after selecting my meats for the taco I would be able to go to the Salsa Bar and add lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese. The crew member serving tacos does not add the fillings unless a cruiser wants something that is only available in the burrito line. For example, I asked for avocado on my tacos and the crew member would serve me some from behind the counter. For my lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese I had to go to the salsa bar.
The burritos are more complex than the tacos because there are many options for the burritos. Just like breakfast, the two tortilla choices for the burritos at lunch are wheat or jalapeno. Cruisers can choose chicken, beef, or shrimp as their meat. For burrito fillings cruisers will have choices consisting of re-fried beans, rice, black beans, tomato, corn, onion, lettuce, and green peppers. Behind the counter, there are a variety of sauces and guacamole that can be put in a cruiser's burrito. After the burrito is finished a cruiser can go to the salsa bar to get more salsa.
- The line for burritos can get long because it takes more time to serve a burrito. If you really want a burrito arrive before the Blue Iguana Cantina opens and get in line.
- There are menus posted on the wall behind the counter. To help speed the line up, try to read the menu in advance and plan what you will want in your burrito or tacos.
The Blue Iguana Cantina's Salsa Bar has many choices. From mild to spicy salsas, there are salsas for everyone to try. Carnival has each salsa labeled to make it easy on cruisers to know which salsa is which. My favorite salsa was the Salsa Roja from the Blue Iguana Cantina. Some of the other salsa choices include roasted tomato salsa, tomatillos, pico de gallo, habenero, and arbol chili. Besides salsas, the Salsa Bar has sliced watermelons and limes too.
- The Blue Iguana Cantina's Salsa Bar does not have chips available. I tried asking the crew members working if chips were available behind the counter and they told me no. Chips would be a great addition to the salsa bar in the future!
Here are a few of my Blue Iguana Cantina food pictures: