Inside Mexico’s pyramid in Epcot, the twilight ambiance never ceases to amaze me. After trying to take in all of the Imagineered details, two indoor culinary choices beckon guests to stay a little longer: La Cava del Tequila and the San Angel Inn.
Now, it’s not a huge secret that San Angel Inn has long been a point of contention among Disney fans — some love it; some hate it. Apparently Disney World and restaurant owners San Angel Inn, LLC, are ready to make a few changes to sway the naysayers. Recently, San Angel has added some casual elegant touches!
The round tables have been replaced with long tables, which have been covered in white tablecloths. Guests will sit in new chairs while admiring the new flatware and china inspired by Mexico City’s original San Angel Inn. Check out a great pic of the new set-up here.
Richard Debler, president of San Angel Inn, LLC, plans to add vintage photos showcasing Mexico City’s San Angel Inn and its history. Interestingly, Richard’s family has owned the busy restaurant for decades. In photos, diners may see the original establishment circa 1692 and some of the famous diners it has hosted.
Of the new San Angel Inn, Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann stated “The cuisine is more traditional and celebrates the original San Angel Inn”, while the atmosphere is “Romantic, relaxing, sophisticated but not stuffy.”
For your sipping pleasure, order a flight of tequilas or a signature margarita. The blood orange or wild passion fruit concoctions are delicious. With the gueridon tequila service a fancy wheeled trolley delivers the tequila tableside!
When scanning the new menu, diners will notice appetizers including tlacoyos de chilorio and savory corn cakes topped with refried beans, pork, queso fresco, sour cream and green tomatillo sauce. Other items that will tempt you include tacos de filete which is a grilled tenderloin on a soft flour tortilla with chipotle pepper sauce, scallions and avocados.
Once you get past the enticing appetizers, the new entrees will make your mouth water! Try the classic ensalada Cesar (Caesar Salad, a Mexico original) or the pan-seared tilapia with huitlacoche (Mexican corn truffle). Options such as the carne asada a la Tampiqueña – grilled tenderloin with cheese enchilada, black refried beans, red bell pepper, onion, Mexican rice and guacamole will deliver savory flavors. Or choose the mahi mahi a la veracruzana – a grilled fillet of mahi mahi with capers, olives, bell peppers, Spanish onions and tomatoes over poblano rice. These entrees were created with authentic flavors!
Save room for dessert! The sweets are new and you’ll want to at least share the crepas de cajeta – warm crepes with caramel sauce and topped with toasted almonds. Sweetness!
Make your reservation by calling 407-WDW-DINE for your lunch or dinner meal!
Read our recent review of San Angel Inn!