La Cantina de San Angel
La Cantina de San Angel is a counter service restaurant in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and is located across from the icon of Mexico, the pyramid. In all of our trips to Walt Disney World, we had never eaten at La Cantina de San Angel, but, this visit, we remedied that.
We arrived at the restaurant a little after 1:00 p.m., and it was fairly busy with lunch time Guests. The cast members were prepared for the crowds however, so all queues were open and we had our food in hand quickly. Located next to the counters were stations with different varieties of salsas to choose from. This is also where the utensils and napkins are found.
There are a few different type tables that Guests can choose from in the outdoor seating area. Some are more of a picnic style table, and others are round and vary in size.
There is indoor seating for the La Cantina de San Angel Guests as well. The entrance to the indoor seating is just to the right of the windows where you place your order. Despite the fact that it was June and was quite warm outside, we opted to sit outdoors and enjoyed this beautiful view across World Showcase Lagoon.
Now that I’ve told you about the seating options, let’s talk food! Because, really, what’s a restaurant review without food pictures? My kids were never adventurous eaters so that’s one of the reasons that we skipped La Cantina de San Angel. I know! I know! Mexican food isn’t that adventurous but it was to them. Now that my son is all grown up, it was time to try La Cantina de San Angel!
Tacos de Pollo:
Tacos de Pollo was my son and my husband’s entree choices. The Walt Disney World website describes them as: Seasoned Chicken, Homemade Corn Tortillas, Mexican Rice, Refried Black Beans, and Red Salsa. My son devoured the tacos in no time at all and, being the growing teenage boy that he is, went back and ordered another. The beans and rice were not his cup of tea but they didn’t go to waste as my husband ate them. I have to admit that the portions of this entree was a little on the small side but, then again, most would eat the rice and beans and that would help to fill them up. My husband did say that had he not eaten my son’s leftover sides (and some of my nachos) that he would have possibly gone for another order himself.
The ladies in the group decided on Nachos: Tortilla Chips topped with Ground Beef, Nacho Cheese, Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Beans, and Sour Cream. In my opinion, the price of $12.95 was very reasonable. The picture on the right was my order, and it was piled high with all of the toppings. Per request, the other party’s nachos had no jalapenos or sour cream. These were fantastic! And, the portion was so big.
While doing research for our upcoming trip, I read, several times, that the churros at La Cantina de San Angel were delicious. For research purposes, of course, I ordered two for the four of us to share. The churros, lightly dusted with cinnamon and sugar, were about 3 inches in diameter and were served with a cup of caramel sauce. The reviews that I had read were spot on. When bitten into, the churros were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Had they not been served with the caramel sauce, they would have still been outstanding.
Our Rating of La Cantina de San Angel?
So, what did the non-adventurous eater in the group think about La Cantina de San Angel? He loved it! The rest of us? We gave it two nacho cheese covered thumbs up! La Cantina de San Angel is now on our list of “we must eat there again” restaurants.
Have you ever eaten at La Cantina de San Angel? What’s your favorite entree to order? All of us here at Magical DIStractions like to hear our readers’ thoughts and feedback so feel free to leave your comment below.