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A Quick Bite in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are reviewing the quick service restaurants in Epcot’s World Showcase.


There are so many options when it comes to dining in Epcot.  It’s hard to choose, even when you plan on spending the entire day and eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in the park. One pavilion we keep going back to again and again is Mexico.

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A Quick Bite in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

La Cantina de San Angel combines food, location, and view… making this quick service option the perfect place to start your tour of World Showcase.

Mexico Pavilion

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We’re always ready for a quick bite to eat by the time we get to Mexico.  It never fails.  This is because Epcot opens Future World earlier than World Showcase. Even with Frozen Ever After now being open in Norway, there is only so much you can do in World Showcase in the early morning.

So, typically we spend the early morning hours seeing some of our Future World favorites before heading over to World Showcase for the afternoon and evening. Mexico’s position as the first country heading clockwise around the lagoon makes it an ideal first stop.

It’s a great place to get inside from the heat, enjoy some air conditioning, perhaps a quick ride on the Grand Fiesta Tour. Of course, it’s also a great place to re-energize and regroup with a bite to eat.

La Cantina de San Angel

La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

Mexico has many options when it comes to food and drink.  But none of them beats La Cantina de San Angel for convenience.  It’s located right along the water as you enter the pavilion from World Showcase plaza.

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Lunch & Dinner Menu

Its quick service menu offers family-friendly options at an affordable-for-disney price ($8-13).  La Cantina de San Angel features the same menu for lunch and dinner.  They offer entrees such as

  • Pollo Cascabel
  • Tacos de Pollo
  • Guacamole con Totopos
  • Tacos de Barbacao
  • Tacos de Pescado
  • Nachos
  • Ensalada Mexicana

In addition, you can get sides of Guacamole, Refried Beans, Sour Cream, and Nacho Cheese for an extra charge.

Breakfast?

This summer saw a bit of a shakeup in things with the opening of Frozen Ever After in Norway.  For a time, La Cantina de San Angel was opening early and serving breakfast to give people heading straight over to Norway a morning food option.

We haven’t had a chance to try breakfast here, and currently the website is showing only a lunch and dinner menu. I’m not sure if breakfast is something you can rely on at this point in time.

Our Favorites

The menu won’t blow you away, but it has some solid options. Lisa is a fan of the Nachos here, and the kids love to help eat any of the plain chips.  I have taken a liking to the Empanadas.

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Nachos dish is Tortilla Chips topped with Ground Beef, Nacho Cheese, Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Beans, and Sour Cream

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Empanadas Con Queso are Fried Flour Tortillas filled with Cheese and served with Mexican Slaw

The kids offerings are simple.  A smaller portion of Empanada con Queso (can be served without sauce) or chicken fingers. Both are served with chips as opposed to french fries, along with grapes and a drink.

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Kids Empana con Queso and Chips

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Kids Chicken Fingers with grapes and chips

To quench your thirst, La Cantina de San Angel serves a little of everything.  There is water, juice and soda, coffee and hot chocolate, beer and margaritas.

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Bella likes trying the beverages from different countries, and they offer a Mexican soda here called Jarritos.  It comes in a variety of flavors.  Mango is tasty.

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La Cantina de San Angel even has Churros and Fruit Popsicles if you’re looking for a treat.

So, whether you are looking for an actual lunch, or maybe just a plate of nachos to share, or even an adult beverage… La Cantina de San Angel has got you covered.

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Seating and View

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The seating area is small, but it provides some shade and usually a nice breeze.  If you can grab a seat, take it!

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The view of World Showcase Lagoon makes it a great location to plan out your journey around the countries.  It’s a great opportunity to fuel up, hydrate, and talk with your family about how your day is going so far and the things you want to make sure you see and do in each country ahead of you.

We’ve never watched IllumiNations from here, but the view is probably very good.

 

For more World Showcase quick service reviews,
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | World Showcase Quick Service Reviews Loop:

  • 1st Stop – The Disney Chef | Japan
  • 2nd Stop – Dad for Disney | France
  • 3rd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | American Adventure
  • 4th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Mexico
  • 5th Stop – Running on Disney | United Kingdom
  • 6th Stop – Capturing Magical Memories | Canada
  • 7th Stop – What’s the Point? | Germany
  • 8th Stop – Magical Mickey Tips | Morocco
  • 9th Stop – Rolling with the Magic | Norway

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Saturday 14th of January 2017

[…] at La Cantina de San Angel – Stop off for a plate of nachos or some empanadas. Don’t forget to wash it down with […]

Cindy Howell

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I think I need to try that mango margarita! I think my boys would love trying the Mexican soda. Thanks for the suggestion!

Melissa

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I LOVE the empanadas! We ate here last week and were able to snag a table right next to the water. It was a hot day in Epcot but the breeze made it so nice.

Mary

Saturday 20th of August 2016

I love how they have expanded the food options here and added the quick service. Fits in perfectly and give much needed seating. I am also interested in the breakfast options. Being a Texan eggs and salsa are a perfect start to the day.

Tim

Monday 15th of August 2016

Another pavilion where I haven't sampled the quick service. Love the Mexico table service locations. I'll have to give the quick service a try.

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