Editor’s Note: Burgers had previously been removed from the Pecos Bill menu altogether, but a new burger, the Southwest Burger, has recently been added. Also, rice bowls aren’t currently available.
Howdy hey there! After being closed for a few days, Pecos Bill Tale Tall Inn and Cafe is back up and running with a completely new menu!
I know this may be not-too-happy news for those old school Pecos Bill fans, but the new menu isn’t so bad. Let’s take a look at the changes!
So there was some speculation that since the restaurant was closed for a few days that they might have done some redecorating, but the atmosphere looks exactly the same!
Multiple dining rooms with rustic, Old West elements remain your air conditioned dining options.
Go a little further down the hallway to check out a dining room that fits a bit more into the Adventureland side of the restaurant (it straddles Frontierland and Adventureland after all).
Pecos Bill still watches over the ordering area.
The biggest change I could find inside was some of the cast members having fun with the new theme — sombreros!
But the Code of the West still stands.
Now one of the best parts of Pecos Bill’s is the fixins’ bar, and I am happy to report that it is still here — updated of course to better coordinate with the food choices. A full list of the toppings with pictures is coming up later in the post. (Sadly, Plastic Cheese is of course still missing, but just wait…we may have a good replacement.)
So here’s what’s no longer on the menu: the Barbecue Pork Sandwich, Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, Chili, Fries, and Corn on the Cob are all gone. But there are plenty of new items to choose from!
New entree items are a Fajita Platter with either beef or chicken, Burrito with beef or chicken, Rice Bowl with beef, chicken or roasted vegetables, and the Southwest Salad with Beef or Chicken. The Southwest Salad is the same as it was on the previous menu, but now you have a choice of beef or chicken.
Side options now are either a Chicken Enchilada Soup (which I’m looking forward to trying once the weather cools down a bit!) or chips. They also have some new dessert options: Churros and Sopaipillas.
So first thing I wanted to try: The Fajita Platter with chicken.
I heard chatter about the price of the new menu items being high, but I must say the proportions are really large! To me it seemed the portion sizes are larger than at other quick-service spots.
The chicken is served mixed with sautéed green peppers and onions and is marinated and well seasoned.
You also get a great helping of black beans and a large roasted green chile pepper.
What could’ve been my favorite part of the dish was the Cilantro Rice! It was really yummy and seasoned very well. I was definitely picking up a lime flavor as well! (But if you hate cilantro like AJ does, you’re in for disappointment.)
Also served with the Fajita Platter was a side of 4 flour tortillas.
And you can make your own.
The other item I wanted to try was the Burrito! For this one I decided to go with beef.
This one is also served with the Cilantro Rice and Black Beans, but they are layered inside the burrito. The burrito isn’t rolled, so you can add as many toppings from the Fixin’s Bar as you want!
You get a lot of beef, which was finely shredded and tender and also had some great flavor. The main negative to this one was the set-up. The ingredients are placed next to each other so one side is all meat and the other is all rice and beans. I imagine cast members will soon learn to layer the ingredients so guests get a bit of each in every bite.
Now let’s take a peek at those new toppings from the Fixin’s bar!
For those of you who like to customize your meal, the burrito is going to be the perfect choice.
Individual packets of sour cream.
Diced raw onions.
A delicious Chipotle Ranch Dressing.
Banana peppers, if you’re looking to kick up the heat.
What might be my favorite new topping: a verde salsa that added great flavor without adding any spice.
Some yummy guacamole!
A delicious dark salsa that added a slight spice, but not too much!
A fresh-tasting Pico de Gallo.
Some lime wedges to add some extra lime flavoring to the rice if you’d like.
And finally, some roasted corn mixed with onions and tomatoes, which I used to mix with my black beans! So there are plenty of ways to customize your meal here! I can’t wait to see how some of the DFB readers get creative here.
Also new to the menu are Mexican influenced desserts, and since I can get Churros right outside at the Frontierland Churro cart, I decided to venture out and try the Sopaipillas.
Sopaipillas are a fried pastry with a nice crispy outside and flakey, layered inside — doused with powdered sugar.
The texture of these was great and they had a nice, moderate amount of sweetness. For those of you who want to add some extra sweetness, just ask a Cast Member for a side of chocolate dipping sauce, which usually comes with the Churros.
For those of you die-hard Pecos Bill fans who loved the old menu, I am strongly suggesting for you to give this new menu a try. Tortuga Tavern fans, you will find this menu very similar to their Mexican influenced items — and at least Pecos Bill doesn’t close seasonally!
You can always get Barbecued Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, and Burgers over at Cosmic Rays if Mexican fare isn’t your thing. But I must say that I throughly enjoyed everything!
Will you be trying to new menu items at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe? What menu item will you miss the most?