Long gone are the McDo’s fries; in their place is a snappy new menu with Latin favorites at Epcot’s Refreshment Port. Thanks to Amanda Tinney of DisneyEveryDay.com for this guest post!
Adios McDonald’s. Bienvenidos Latin Flair!
Chicken Nuggets and French Fries have been replaced with Empanadas and Tostones at the Refreshment Port in Epcot’s World Showcase. Cast members working there confirmed that the change took place right before the 2009 Holidays. The menu board reveals that a large portion of the items available are included in the Disney Dining Plan.
Looks like the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival might have had an impact on the newest change to this quick service eatery. On the menu we see things that have migrated over from the Festival’s Argentina Booth and Puerto Rico Booth.
While I have not tasted any of the offerings from the Refreshment Port as of yet, I have had the pleasure of sampling several of the menu items at the Food and Wine Festival. Empanadas and Tostones are fantastic finger foods that can easily be enjoyed while strolling around World Showcase.
For those of you unfamiliar with these Latin offerings… An empanada is, quite simply, a pastry pocket filled with either meat, cheese, or seafood and then deep fried. They are delicious. Tostones taste very similar to French fries. They are unripe plantains that are cut into chunks, deep fried, smashed flat into disks, and then deep fried again until crispy. And for the ice cream lovers, if you love caramel, then order yourself the Dulce de Leche Sundae.
Has anyone tried any of these new menu items? If so, I would love to hear your own personal review! Please leave a comment below. Hasta Luego! (See you next time)