The 9 Best Restaurants Onboard Carnival Vista

If you’ve booked a cruise from Galveston on Carnival Vista, one of the newest cruise ships in the fleet, you’re probably looking forward to lounging on Caribbean beaches, soaking up the sun and touring exciting destinations like Belize, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. But remember to save some of that excitement for your time on board too!

Along with amazing activities and attractions, from flying bicycles to a kaleidoscope-inspired water slide, Carnival Vista has over 30 dining venues to choose from, many open 24 hours to satisfy any appetite, any time. Be sure to dine at all the most popular restaurants on Carnival Vista and discover how cruise dining can be a huge highlight of your trip to the Caribbean.

couple dining in jiji Asian kitchen onboard carnival vista

Included Restaurants on Carnival Vista

Most of the restaurants on Carnival Vista are included in the cost of your cruise, so the whole family can feast on their favorites for every meal. The following included restaurants are among the most popular of them all.

1. Guy’s Burger Joint

With a menu and vibe created by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, Guy’s Burger Joint is an ideal spot for burgers and fries at lunch, right by the poolside. Burgers are grilled to order and come with hand-cut fries, and you can either hit the toppings bar to customize your own meal or order one of Guy’s towering burger creations.

How about “The Ringer,” topped with a bourbon and brown sugar BBQ sauce, super-melty cheese and a crispy, spicy onion ring?

2. BlueIguana Cantina

Carnival Vista cruises to some amazing destinations in Mexico, but you can also enjoy a taste of classic Mexican cuisine as you cruise – just stop in for lunch at BlueIguana Cantina. Choose from tacos with chipotle-rubbed chicken, ancho roast pork or seasoned battered fish, or build your own burrito.

Don’t miss the salsa bar, where you can load up your lunch with over a dozen different house-made sauces and other fresh toppings.

chicken taco with lettuce and tomatoes from blueiguana cantina

3. Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ

The menu at Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ features some delicious sides like mac ‘n’ cheese and potato salad, but you know what you’re there for – meats, all smoked in-house over hickory wood until they’re incredibly tender, aromatic and irresistible.

There’s Championship Pork Butt, slow smoked and pulled, there’s grilled Blue Ribbon Chicken, beef smoked low and slow, and Smoked Andouille Sausage, along with a whole array of Guy Fieri’s signature BBQ sauces. This is a restaurant you’ll definitely come back to again and again.

4. RedFrog Pub & Brewery

When it’s time for a break from a long day of sun and sea, what more could the over-21 crowd want than a cool drink at the lively, friendly RedFrog Pub & Brewery? Sip a pint or share a pitcher of the pub’s own craft brews, or try them all with a beer sampler.

It wouldn’t be a Caribbean vacation without tropical cocktails on the menu, and RedFrog Pub & Brewery has a whole array of them. Consider classics like the Ting Mojito and Beachcomber, or a frozen, blended concoction like the Caribbean colada.

5. Pizzeria del Capitano

Few things give you a big appetite like a fun day of cruising, and nothing satisfies that appetite like a perfect slice of piping hot pizza. Luckily, Pizzeria del Capitano on Carnival Vista offers freshly baked pies 24 hours a day.

You can keep it simple with a classic Margherita or Pepperoni, or opt for a fancier slice like the Prosciutto with roasted garlic, rucola and fresh mozzarella. Or why not return to the restaurant to try them all?

boy eating pizza from pizzeria del capitano

Additional Restaurants on Carnival Vista

All of the cruise food options on Carnival Vista are great, but if you have a special occasion to celebrate, or perhaps just a craving for a certain cuisine, there are some additional restaurants (for an extra cost) that definitely fit the bill.

6. Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

Amazing steaks certainly aren’t the only items on the menu at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse (lobster, lamb chops and grilled fish are also delicious entree options), but let’s just say they steal the spotlight. From a 9-ounce filet mignon to the whopping 18-ounce Cowboy Steak, meat-lovers will find a lot to enjoy at this steakhouse.

Whatever you choose, know that it comes as a full meal complete with an appetizer, salad, entree, side and dessert, with ample choices for each course. There’s also a lengthy wine list to complement a special meal.

7. Bonsai Sushi

Satisfy a sushi craving at sea by visiting Bonsai Sushi, which promises a full experience with an array of available sushi, sashimi and rolls, plus soups, appetizers and Japanese-inspired sides. All your favorites like spicy tuna and California rolls are available, along with chef’s specials like the Bonsai Triple E Roll with freshwater eel, bbq eggplant, tamago and panko.

There’s also a hefty serving great deal on a bento box assortment of sushi with miso soup and a side salad.

couple eating bonsai sushi with an ocean view onboard carnival vista

8. JiJi Asian Kitchen

Enjoy special dishes from all over Asia – from Nanjing-style duck from China to a Vietnamese tamarind and shrimp soup – at JiJi Asian Kitchen. The menu features an array of exotic appetizers, entrees, noodle and rice dishes, along with creative desserts to finish a memorable meal. Chopsticks are recommended for the full experience, but nobody will mind if you use a fork instead.

9. Cucina del Capitano

Everyone loves Italian food, and when you’re in the mood for great pasta and other Italian fare, nothing else will do. In this case, take the whole crew to Cucina del Capitano, a neighborhood-trattoria-inspired restaurant where generous portions are served family-style and definitely won’t leave anyone hungry.

Start with enticing appetizers like calamari or house-made burrata, and follow it with a classic like risotto Milanese, linguine with clams or chicken Parmigiana. Try to save room for something from the dolci (desserts) menu – how about an Italian apple pie with caramel ice cream?

Ready to Experience Carnival Vista’s Cuisines?

On Carnival Vista, dining on delicious cuisine filled with flavors from all over the world is all part of the cruise experience. As you travel to the Caribbean, dining at all the great restaurants on board will ensure your appetite for fine food is satisfied just as much as your appetite for adventure.