Rainforest Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1515 S. Disneyland Drive

    Anaheim, CA 92802

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  • 714-772-0413

About Rainforest Cafe

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  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Children's Parties
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  • $$
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-Th 8am-10:30pm, F-Sa 8am-midnight, Su 8am-10:30pm

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This is a really a fun place to take your kid(s) to, but pricey. Every time we take our kids to Disneyland we end up eating here for lunch.

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★★★★☆

This is a really a fun place to take your kid(s) to, but pricey. Every time we take our kids to Disneyland we end up eating here for lunch.

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10-29-2013\r
Whenever we visit the Disney parks in Anaheim we eat at the Rainforest Cafe.\r
Never a disappointment.\r
We were seated immediately, our server (LQ) brought me coffee when she took our order. I ordered the 'cisco and pancho'

3
★★★★★

10-29-2013\r
Whenever we visit the Disney parks in Anaheim we eat at the Rainforest Cafe.\r
Never a disappointment.\r
We were seated immediately, our server (LQ) brought me coffee when she took our order. I ordered the 'cisco and pancho'

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All these locations are the same as far as I can tell. They are all amazing too. This one's HUGE and is very cool. The food is okay, but the atmosphere is all tropical jungle and bull frogs. Amazing.

3
★★★★★

All these locations are the same as far as I can tell. They are all amazing too. This one's HUGE and is very cool. The food is okay, but the atmosphere is all tropical jungle and bull frogs. Amazing.

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Awesome place to take kids! Good food and fun atmosphere to keep the kids busy. They have standard American faire and a large drink menu. The animals that are strategically placed around the restaurant come to life every 30 minutes. So

3
★★★★★

Awesome place to take kids! Good food and fun atmosphere to keep the kids busy. They have standard American faire and a large drink menu. The animals that are strategically placed around the restaurant come to life every 30 minutes. So

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took away a star cause it IS kinda pricey. my boyfriend and i were at disneyland and decided to have lunch at downtown disney instead of in the park, and came here. i love the food and the atmosphere! huuuge portions!

4
★★★★☆

took away a star cause it IS kinda pricey. my boyfriend and i were at disneyland and decided to have lunch at downtown disney instead of in the park, and came here. i love the food and the atmosphere! huuuge portions!

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Good food, huge portions, nice cocktails and kid friendly. No complaints. The atmosphere is exciting and the staff are very nice and professional.

4
★★★★☆

Good food, huge portions, nice cocktails and kid friendly. No complaints. The atmosphere is exciting and the staff are very nice and professional.

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Most people complain about the price? I found it reasonably price consider the portions you receive. Example: we had breakfast there the other day, it was $13 seems like a lot right?!? Well this is what we got 6 slices of french toast, 3 HUGE eggs, I mean 1/2 the plate was eggs, the other half of the huge plate was potatoes grilled and delicious, then two large sausage links, and four pieces of toast!! I think that was a lot of food for the price you could easily split it with two or three people and the price is then reasonable.

4
★★★★☆

Most people complain about the price? I found it reasonably price consider the portions you receive. Example: we had breakfast there the other day, it was $13 seems like a lot right?!? Well this is what we got 6 slices of french toast, 3 HUGE eggs, I mean 1/2 the plate was eggs, the other half of the huge plate was potatoes grilled and delicious, then two large sausage links, and four pieces of toast!! I think that was a lot of food for the price you could easily split it with two or three people and the price is then reasonable.

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I went to this Rainforest Cafe in Anaheim and the one in Las Vegas and thye both were the same. The food was good(not great, but ok) and it was slightly overpriced. We waited about 45 for a table for 4, but looking around the gift shop made the time go by alittle quicker. The restaurant looks like something out of Indiana Jones, full of tropical animals, and some african animals and alot of vegetation, a huge aquarium, and fire shooting out the top of the building with acouple of fater falls, overall i think i might go back but its not my first choice in restaurants.

2
★★★★☆

I went to this Rainforest Cafe in Anaheim and the one in Las Vegas and thye both were the same. The food was good(not great, but ok) and it was slightly overpriced. We waited about 45 for a table for 4, but looking around the gift shop made the time go by alittle quicker. The restaurant looks like something out of Indiana Jones, full of tropical animals, and some african animals and alot of vegetation, a huge aquarium, and fire shooting out the top of the building with acouple of fater falls, overall i think i might go back but its not my first choice in restaurants.

Pros: Food, fake animals coming alive

Cons: Crowded,slightly over priced

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ALL THE SOUND AFFECTS EVERY 1/2 HR THE FOOD, A FRIEND TOOK ME THEIR TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTH DAY THIS JANUARY AND I LOVED IT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, ITS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM ANOTHER BASIC RESTAURANT

2
★★★★★

ALL THE SOUND AFFECTS EVERY 1/2 HR THE FOOD, A FRIEND TOOK ME THEIR TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTH DAY THIS JANUARY AND I LOVED IT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, ITS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM ANOTHER BASIC RESTAURANT

Pros: BEST RESTAURANT I EVER BEEN TO

Cons: I CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK, 2 THUMBS UP!!!

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My office had lunch at this cafe for going away party. They have great cocktail's and salads. Service was perfect . Food is delicious. We will go again.

2
★★☆☆☆

My office had lunch at this cafe for going away party. They have great cocktail's and salads. Service was perfect . Food is delicious. We will go again.

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the food is great i can't rave enough about the rasta pasta and the awesome appetizer. However I have had two bad experinces with the rain forest cafe the first was when my mother came into town we went to rain forest and we also bought a cake with us the resturant offered to place it in their refrigarator while we enjoyed our dinner when it was time to eat our cake the waitress laughed and stated she had dropped our cake, the resturant did provide us with another cake, and we were compensated on the bill for the price of the cake, however my husband went with some of our friends this weekend and we had the best service from our waiter at the time brett but his breaker was very rude he snatched the plates out of our hands and he also didn't ask was everything okay or how did we enjoy our food it was very dissapointing to say that my mother and our friends had experinced both bad experinces.

1
★★☆☆☆

the food is great i can't rave enough about the rasta pasta and the awesome appetizer. However I have had two bad experinces with the rain forest cafe the first was when my mother came into town we went to rain forest and we also bought a cake with us the resturant offered to place it in their refrigarator while we enjoyed our dinner when it was time to eat our cake the waitress laughed and stated she had dropped our cake, the resturant did provide us with another cake, and we were compensated on the bill for the price of the cake, however my husband went with some of our friends this weekend and we had the best service from our waiter at the time brett but his breaker was very rude he snatched the plates out of our hands and he also didn't ask was everything okay or how did we enjoy our food it was very dissapointing to say that my mother and our friends had experinced both bad experinces.

Pros: ambience and food

Cons: service and extensive long wait

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The first time i visited the rainforest cafe i was amazed by the visuals. From the ape starring at my friend to the birds chirping it had a very good wilderness effect. The food was good and worth the money and we destroyed the dessert with smiles on our faces.

5
★★★★★

The first time i visited the rainforest cafe i was amazed by the visuals. From the ape starring at my friend to the birds chirping it had a very good wilderness effect. The food was good and worth the money and we destroyed the dessert with smiles on our faces.

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The Rainforest Cafe is an excellent place to take the family. It will probably be one of your more expensive dining experiences, but it is worth it. The menu is extensive, the food is very good, and the staff is very friendly. The atmosphere alone is enough to take the kids.

4
★★★★☆

The Rainforest Cafe is an excellent place to take the family. It will probably be one of your more expensive dining experiences, but it is worth it. The menu is extensive, the food is very good, and the staff is very friendly. The atmosphere alone is enough to take the kids.

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The Food is average (burgers, salads, ribs) but tasty. The wait can get a little long but for parents of young children the atmosphere & experience is well worth it. The place is so much fun. My family goes every time we are at Downtown Disney & never regret it.....lotsa family fun

2
★★★★☆

The Food is average (burgers, salads, ribs) but tasty. The wait can get a little long but for parents of young children the atmosphere & experience is well worth it. The place is so much fun. My family goes every time we are at Downtown Disney & never regret it.....lotsa family fun

Pros: Decor, Fun Atmosphere, Giftshop.

Cons: Can get a lil pricey for some menu items.

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The wait can be a bit long, but it just feels like you are somewhere else dining here..I love the fish tank sorrounding the place...the food is just your basic staples with a bit of a twist...a tropical twist like adding cucumbers to a chicken plate or the coconut chicken strips...it may be a bit pricey but a great, cheery experience

2
★★★★☆

The wait can be a bit long, but it just feels like you are somewhere else dining here..I love the fish tank sorrounding the place...the food is just your basic staples with a bit of a twist...a tropical twist like adding cucumbers to a chicken plate or the coconut chicken strips...it may be a bit pricey but a great, cheery experience

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My boyfriend and I met up with some friends here for lunch. I love the atmosphere; there's a simulated tropical thunderstorm every half hour. Also, they have animatronic animals too. It's so much fun! Their food is great: I love the coconut battered chicken strips and their chinese chicken salad. The service was slow. We were put in the back and were forgotten. Our drinks were rarely refilled and it took awhile to get the bill. But, the food was wonderful.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I met up with some friends here for lunch. I love the atmosphere; there's a simulated tropical thunderstorm every half hour. Also, they have animatronic animals too. It's so much fun! Their food is great: I love the coconut battered chicken strips and their chinese chicken salad. The service was slow. We were put in the back and were forgotten. Our drinks were rarely refilled and it took awhile to get the bill. But, the food was wonderful.

Pros: fun atmosphere

Cons: slow service; sometimes a wait to be seated

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Honestly, don't come here expecting world-class food or highbrow society. It's for families and it's fun! We were seated near the silverback gorilla that would growl and beat its chest. I feel bad for the couple that was seated immediately beneath it as I'm sure they were annoyed. The place darkens and turns into a monsoon several times during the meal, and a booklet explaining the different animals found in the rainforest make things a bit more educational. The food is decent if not a bit steep for what it is, but just imagine the overhead at a place like that. I've been here several times and as long as you call in ahead, the wait times aren't too bad. A welcome respit from the beating sun on a hot summer afternoon.

2
★★★★☆

Honestly, don't come here expecting world-class food or highbrow society. It's for families and it's fun! We were seated near the silverback gorilla that would growl and beat its chest. I feel bad for the couple that was seated immediately beneath it as I'm sure they were annoyed. The place darkens and turns into a monsoon several times during the meal, and a booklet explaining the different animals found in the rainforest make things a bit more educational. The food is decent if not a bit steep for what it is, but just imagine the overhead at a place like that. I've been here several times and as long as you call in ahead, the wait times aren't too bad. A welcome respit from the beating sun on a hot summer afternoon.

Pros: fun family place

Cons: so-so food

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The food is expensive and ordinary. I didn't find anything exiting in their menu. The scenery however is another story. The kids loved the scenery. You could hear birds chirping and monkeys talking... other than that I found it just ok

PROS:
CONS: Over Priced burgers

3
★★★☆☆

The food is expensive and ordinary. I didn't find anything exiting in their menu. The scenery however is another story. The kids loved the scenery. You could hear birds chirping and monkeys talking... other than that I found it just ok

PROS:
CONS: Over Priced burgers

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Basically, just another gimmicky nature restaurant (though it comes nowhere close to the Mayan in Utah, in which speedoed men jump off giant rocks... ridiculous). The food isn't bad, but is very overpriced.

2
★★★★☆

Basically, just another gimmicky nature restaurant (though it comes nowhere close to the Mayan in Utah, in which speedoed men jump off giant rocks... ridiculous). The food isn't bad, but is very overpriced.

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I purchased a Rainforest membership card many, many years ago for $10 and that card has more than paid for itself. You get 5 mins earlier seating when you arrive, a choice of 10% off the total tab or a free appetizer up to $8.99 each time you dine there. We ate here 2x as we were staying at the Disneyland Hotel, an easy walk. The food isn't the best you can have but they make a delicious fried calamari. The salads are huge, enough for a meal for 2 at $13. The chicken fried steak was good but hamburger was fair. Little kids love the atmosphere, but our local gorilla was irritating as it would make loud noises for almost a full minute every 15 mins or so. Not to mention the yelling that goes on whenever anyone orders the outrageously large "Volcano" dessert & Happy Birthday singing by the wait staff similiar to Chevy's restaurants. They give you large portions and given the outrageous price of food at the whole Disney resort area, this place seems to be a bargain. If you're staying at the Disney Hotel, you have a room refrigerator to store leftovers. The food here is certain better than any ESPN restaurant/bar. This place is the busiest restaurant in the Downtown Disney area and even if the waitstaff is friendly, there's a constant hussle bussle that makes it feel like Grand Central Station.

2
★★★★☆

I purchased a Rainforest membership card many, many years ago for $10 and that card has more than paid for itself. You get 5 mins earlier seating when you arrive, a choice of 10% off the total tab or a free appetizer up to $8.99 each time you dine there. We ate here 2x as we were staying at the Disneyland Hotel, an easy walk. The food isn't the best you can have but they make a delicious fried calamari. The salads are huge, enough for a meal for 2 at $13. The chicken fried steak was good but hamburger was fair. Little kids love the atmosphere, but our local gorilla was irritating as it would make loud noises for almost a full minute every 15 mins or so. Not to mention the yelling that goes on whenever anyone orders the outrageously large "Volcano" dessert & Happy Birthday singing by the wait staff similiar to Chevy's restaurants. They give you large portions and given the outrageous price of food at the whole Disney resort area, this place seems to be a bargain. If you're staying at the Disney Hotel, you have a room refrigerator to store leftovers. The food here is certain better than any ESPN restaurant/bar. This place is the busiest restaurant in the Downtown Disney area and even if the waitstaff is friendly, there's a constant hussle bussle that makes it feel like Grand Central Station.

Pros: Fried Calamari, good for little kids

Cons: Long waits during peak hours, loud noises, friendly but hectic service

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My friends wanted to eat at this restaurant so I went here but I could not really recommend it. The food was good and the service was fine but waiting over 2 hours is ridiculous. At least there were some shops nearby to pass the time. The food really wasn't worth the price (it's a little pricey). I think your paying more for the atmosphere.

PROS: Decent food
CONS: LONG WAIT........................NO ONE SHOULD WAIT OVER 2 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!

3
★★★☆☆

My friends wanted to eat at this restaurant so I went here but I could not really recommend it. The food was good and the service was fine but waiting over 2 hours is ridiculous. At least there were some shops nearby to pass the time. The food really wasn't worth the price (it's a little pricey). I think your paying more for the atmosphere.

PROS: Decent food
CONS: LONG WAIT........................NO ONE SHOULD WAIT OVER 2 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!

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You must make a reservation at this restaurant. The wait can be up to 2 hours on a weekend! Use the Disney 1-800 number to call ahead of time to make reservations.

It's fun to walk into the restaurant as it slowly transforms into a rainforest jungle. From your table you can see gorillas elephants, monkeys and birds that come alive every 15 minutes or so when the clap of thunder and zap of lightening strike! The entire restaurant chants as it begins to rain inside the restaurant.

The animal entertainment aside, the food is good. Big portions and good customer service will keep us coming back for more. Just remember to make a reservation!

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★★★★☆

You must make a reservation at this restaurant. The wait can be up to 2 hours on a weekend! Use the Disney 1-800 number to call ahead of time to make reservations.

It's fun to walk into the restaurant as it slowly transforms into a rainforest jungle. From your table you can see gorillas elephants, monkeys and birds that come alive every 15 minutes or so when the clap of thunder and zap of lightening strike! The entire restaurant chants as it begins to rain inside the restaurant.

The animal entertainment aside, the food is good. Big portions and good customer service will keep us coming back for more. Just remember to make a reservation!

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There seems to always be a long wait for this place. The decor is awesome. Kids will love the jungle atmosphere. But that doesn't make up for the bad food. Would not go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

There seems to always be a long wait for this place. The decor is awesome. Kids will love the jungle atmosphere. But that doesn't make up for the bad food. Would not go back.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food

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This cafe is cute. It has spectacular designs all the way from a live fish tank with exotic looking fish to very real looking animals in their own environment. You hear what seems to be a downpour every 30 minutes and they graciously allow you to wander through the restaurant to see it all. Great for kids; like going to the zoo. Their food is quite pricey though and I would say it is a great ONE time experience - MAKE SURE to take your kids!

PROS: Unbelieveable environment
CONS: Expensive

5
★★★★★

This cafe is cute. It has spectacular designs all the way from a live fish tank with exotic looking fish to very real looking animals in their own environment. You hear what seems to be a downpour every 30 minutes and they graciously allow you to wander through the restaurant to see it all. Great for kids; like going to the zoo. Their food is quite pricey though and I would say it is a great ONE time experience - MAKE SURE to take your kids!

PROS: Unbelieveable environment
CONS: Expensive

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Kids will love this place, but if you want a quiet lunch or dinner, this isn't for you. We had the misfortune of being seated under the two elephants who trumpeted every 15 minutes, much to the delight of the table full of kids sitting behind us who kept kicking my chair and climbing over me to touch their trunks. Food prices are a little high, my lunch of crabcakes was delicious but far too much food for a lunch item. Being that we were in Disney for rides, etc. I couldn't take leftovers with me. Long waits for a table. Dinnertime is even worse than lunch, expect an hour or more wait unless you want to eat at 4 pm.

1
★★★☆☆

Kids will love this place, but if you want a quiet lunch or dinner, this isn't for you. We had the misfortune of being seated under the two elephants who trumpeted every 15 minutes, much to the delight of the table full of kids sitting behind us who kept kicking my chair and climbing over me to touch their trunks. Food prices are a little high, my lunch of crabcakes was delicious but far too much food for a lunch item. Being that we were in Disney for rides, etc. I couldn't take leftovers with me. Long waits for a table. Dinnertime is even worse than lunch, expect an hour or more wait unless you want to eat at 4 pm.

Pros: decor, location

Cons: noisy, slow service, long waits

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It really feels like you're in a Rainforest when you're there and it "rains" every half hour. There is a long wait though - especially at this location. I purused the shop while I waited. Food is good - burgers, pizza and that kind of fare. Desserts arereally delicious.

4
★★★★☆

It really feels like you're in a Rainforest when you're there and it "rains" every half hour. There is a long wait though - especially at this location. I purused the shop while I waited. Food is good - burgers, pizza and that kind of fare. Desserts arereally delicious.

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This place is a complete joke. The prices are absolutely outrageous for such terrible food. We have tried on several occasions to catch a good meal here after getting sucked into their fun atmosphere. Time and time again we promise never to return. We have learned to just quickly walk by their store in the Ontario Mills before our son begs us to go in. I think that is the only way they get business...by appealing to our young children. My word of advice is to avoid that part of the mall altogether until they can provide decent palatable food or lower their prices (haven't they recouped their investment yet?).

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a complete joke. The prices are absolutely outrageous for such terrible food. We have tried on several occasions to catch a good meal here after getting sucked into their fun atmosphere. Time and time again we promise never to return. We have learned to just quickly walk by their store in the Ontario Mills before our son begs us to go in. I think that is the only way they get business...by appealing to our young children. My word of advice is to avoid that part of the mall altogether until they can provide decent palatable food or lower their prices (haven't they recouped their investment yet?).

Pros: fun atmosphere, good locations, adequate bathrooms!

Cons: bad, expensive food, horrible, $$ food, yucky, bug bucks food

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This is the place to bring your own little monkeys as the rain forest is all around you and the atmosphere is great! There are animated animals everywhere for the children to enjoy. And the gift shop is pretty nice. Food is well priced for the ambience that you'll enjoy!

2
★★★★★

This is the place to bring your own little monkeys as the rain forest is all around you and the atmosphere is great! There are animated animals everywhere for the children to enjoy. And the gift shop is pretty nice. Food is well priced for the ambience that you'll enjoy!

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The decor is beautiful but it doesn't compensate for the mass produced food. Looking over the breakfast menu I couldn't help but wonder why they didn't allow substitutions on the eggs (scrambled was the only choice). It's because they make everything in advance and keep it under heatlamps. Seriously, the waiter actually told me this. Yeah, tropical mists are good and all, but there's something to be said for fresh food, too.

1
★★★☆☆

The decor is beautiful but it doesn't compensate for the mass produced food. Looking over the breakfast menu I couldn't help but wonder why they didn't allow substitutions on the eggs (scrambled was the only choice). It's because they make everything in advance and keep it under heatlamps. Seriously, the waiter actually told me this. Yeah, tropical mists are good and all, but there's something to be said for fresh food, too.

Pros: good location

Cons: mass produced food, inattentive service

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I recently visited this restaurant for the first time, and it was a great experience. A lot of thought and time went into the decor in this place.... it was very nice. It took a while for me to decide on what to get on a very well-rounded menu. I ordered a steak, and it was great, perfectly seasoned nice cut of meat. I had a really good time

2
★★★★☆

I recently visited this restaurant for the first time, and it was a great experience. A lot of thought and time went into the decor in this place.... it was very nice. It took a while for me to decide on what to get on a very well-rounded menu. I ordered a steak, and it was great, perfectly seasoned nice cut of meat. I had a really good time

Message from Rainforest Cafe

You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rainforest, It’s a safari for the senses. Our menu contains an array of delicious items and tropical treats you’re sure to go WILD for. End your journey with the out-of-this-world VOLCANO dessert.



Discover the rainforest, complete with cascading waterfalls, tropical rainstorms, trumpeting elephants and entertaining gorillas. It’s not just another meal; it’s an adventure! Don’t forget to take a journey through our Retail Village.

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