Located on the water of World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion is a Cantina de San Angel. Mexico’s quick-service location provides a satisfying meal with tacos, nachos, empanadas, and more. (And of course you can’t forget a selection of margaritas to wash the food down.)
Our reviewer ordered the tacos de pollo, nachos, guacamole, and churros, plus a lime margarita. Here’s how the items stacked up:
Tacos de Pollo: This is a wonderful dish if you’ve got people who are concerned that Mexican food will be spicy. These chicken tacos on corn tortillas are served with mild and delicious rice. There’s nothing too spicy, saucy, or mysterious here — just a satisfying street taco-style dish.
Nachos: Although the serving size is enough to share, you may not want to. One trick with nachos is that it often seems like you eventually end up with chips that don’t have enough toppings. For the serving here, there was enough cheese, beef, beans, tomato, and sour cream for every chip. The nachos come with jalapeños, but our reviewer opted to leave them off. That’s another great aspect of this dish — you can customize it according to your needs base on the given menu items.
Guacamole (side): At first, this may seem like a painful uncharge at $6.99, but it is a hearty bowl of guac for the price. If you’re a fan of guacamole, get some to add to those nachos or tacos and rice. (But no matter how much you like guac, skip guac on the churros, okay?) The guacamole is fresh and flavorful, and a welcome add-on for a meal.
Churros: If it is possible to go wrong with churros, we don’t want to know. What’s great is that these are served in bite-sized pieces for easy sharing.
Lime Margarita: Cool and refreshing, this is a good drink to accompany the meal, however if you’re at EPCOT during one of the many festival seasons, you may want to save your budget to try out some of the more interesting drinks at the festival booths.
La Cantina de San Angel has an 89% thumbs up rating and is ranked 34 out of 106 dining locations. Overall, the food was fresh and tasty, and dining near the water provides a pleasant atmosphere.
Have you dined at La Cantina de San Angel? Would you splurge for the guacamole or does the food look filling enough on its own?