The Mara Lunch Review

By Sarah

*This gluten free dining experience took place in December 2019 and includes information about dairy free options too.

Lunch at The Mara

The Mara, located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House, is a quick service restaurant that serves classic fast food fare with an African twist. It’s long been one of my favorite resort quick service restaurants on Disney property. Recently, I had lunch at The Mara while my family was staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge on vacation.

Atmosphere

The Mara is named for a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania. And, you’ll see decor in the restaurant that follows this theme. In fact, as you enter the restaurant, you’ll see touches of an African reserve, which leads you to the resort’s pool area.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

I do love how charming the restaurant’s interior is with wooden beams and light fixtures resembling trees.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

On this visit, I did not spend a lot of time in the restaurant because I took my lunch to-go back to my family’s DVC villa. As you can see from the photo, the restaurant has a lot of theming, …read more

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