Most people will tell you that Palo Brunch offers an array of fabulous food and this is most likely true if you consider yourself a foodie. If you are a non-foodie like my husband and I, Palo Brunch will not be a satisfying experience. Further more, if you have severe IBS like me and/or are an extremely picky texture eater like my husband, you’ll find that there won’t be much for you to eat.
Palo Brunch costs $30 per person and is offered on sea days only. Only adults over the age of 18 are allowed and dressing nicely is required. Most men wear slacks and a button down shirt and ladies wear slacks and a nice top or a dress (not a formal dress). Reservations can be made on the Disney Cruise website or on board the ship.
Every time we have dined at Palo, the service has been abysmal and Palo Brunch was no exception. When you arrive at Palo, even if you are on time for your reservation, they have you sit at the bar and lounge located just outside the door of Palo restaurant most likely in hopes that you will send some money on alcohol.
Just outside the bar is a sunny deck with a fabulous view.
You are eventually shown to your table and the server will come and offer you some champagne. Since we don’t drink, we declined and our server walked away abruptly without ever returning to ask if there was something else we’d like to drink. She disappeared for such a long time that we had to flag down a different server for assistance in ordering some orange juice.
When she returned with our drinks she was impolite and proceeded to disappear for another long period of time. Having previously read reviews about Palo Brunch, I knew that we needed to wait for our server to escort us to the buffet, so we waited endlessly before she finally returned to quickly lead us through the buffet.
We were told that these pizzas are made to order and that our order would need to be placed at our table. I don’t eat most meats or anything spicy, so the pizza I tried was cheese and tomato which had a decent flavor but was nothing remarkable. My husband ordered the sausage pizza and described it solid but not spectacular.
This is the bread section. My husband and I both had a croissant which were excellent.
This section has made to order eggs, pancakes, and soups. I ordered the pancakes which were very rich much like a dessert. To the top right of the picture is a chilled strawberry blend, very similar to a smoothie. I ordered this and was very impressed by the light and refreshing taste. My husband could not eat anything from this section.
Below is the dessert section. These do not need to be ordered, you simply take what you want. I tried one of the chocolate mousses but it was only mediocre and again, my husband could not eat any of this.
This section features meat and pasta options and they must be ordered at your table. My husband and I could not eat anything from this section.
Throughout brunch, our server never brought drink refills or stopped to check if there was anything we needed. For $30 a person, all my husband had was orange juice, a small sausage pizza, a croissant, and a few bites of the pancakes I ordered. I could only try the pizza, a croissant, a few bites of the very rich pancakes, a few bites of the chocolate mousse, and the strawberry blend smoothie. This hardly seems worth the $60 we paid but if you are a foodie, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the brunch more than we did.