San Angel Inn: An Epcot Destination Restaurant

Dine along the water at this delicious Mexican table service restaurant.

Want a romantic dining experience? Take the family somewhere “cool” to eat? There really isn’t a better spot in World Showcase than San Angel Inn. There are plenty of good places to eat at Epcot, but this is one of the best! It’s hard to beat the ambience of this table service restaurant located inside the Mexico pavilion right along the waters of the Gran Fiesta Tour. Like other hot spot destinations, this one is next to the attraction so you can watch the boats quietly float by in a perpetual nighttime atmosphere. Delicious food, wonderful service, and a setting to swoon over – San Angel Inn has it all.

FOOD: A little bit of everything for the family. Whether it’s beef, fish, chicken, or vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free they have something for you (and like most Disney places will go out of their way if possible to accommodate any food allergies). They are known for their margaritas and they have a nice selection of tequila, too. But for me I went straight for the Queso Fundido (a sentimental favorite) and the Enchiladas de Pollo. The Queso Fundido was enough to fill me up by itself, but would have been perfect for two to share. If you just want a taste, sharing it with four is fine but two makes for a good solid portion. The taste is fantastic! That warm, gooey cheese with the chorizo, onions, and peppers mixed still makes my mouth water just thinking of it. The homemade tortillas were small but substantial – definitely made fresh. I still forced myself to eat the enchiladas though as I had been craving them since the start. They did not disappoint. It was interesting because it was more like a skillet dish with everything kind of mixed together. The flavor was really good though – especially that salsa verde mixed with the chicken, crema, and cotija cheese. I was so stuffed, I couldn’t finish it and I certainly didn’t have room for dessert.

SERVICE: Even though it was just me on this trip, I felt really well attended to. My server did a wonderful job checking in on me and making sure I had everything I needed. The ambience was amazing. You really can’t ask for better scenery and since it’s Florida, it’s great protection from the rain, heat, and humidity. It’s pretty noisy in this place though as it is smack in the middle of the entire pavilion, but I didn’t mind at all. Make sure you do a reservation for this place as it does fill up – especially during peak lunch and dinner times.

COST: A bit high. But worth it. Again, this is a resort so I’m expecting higher than usual prices. I’m just hoping the food and the service make up for it and they certainly did here. Averaging $12-$15 for an appetizer and about $20-$30 for an entree without drinks comes to around $35-$50 per person, but again you won’t find this kind of atmosphere anywhere else! Definitely a destination restaurant.

Location: Inside the Mexico pavilion, Epcot, Walt Disney World
Type: Table service
Specialty: Mexican cuisine
Cost: Expensive but worth the experience ($35-$50)
Craig’s Favorite: The unique ambience – and that Queso Fundido! (I went back and had it as my whole lunch the second time)

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