The biggest news around Epcot’s World Showcase is the debut of TWO new Frozen-themed attractions in the Norway Pavilion.
La Cantina de San Angel
On June 21st, Frozen Ever After (the Pavilion’s brand new dark ride) and the Royal Sommerhus Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet location made their official debut!
So, what are we doing at La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico Pavilion instead? Well, Mexico is the next door neighbor to the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase. And to say that crowd levels have increased in the area might just be the understatement of the century. With so many guests arriving in the early morning hours thanks to the updated 9:00 am opening of the Norway Pavilion, expanded food options are also a new necessity in the vicinity.
Norway’s Counter Service option, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, is also now open at 9:00 am. (School Bread for breakfast?! YES, please!!) And there are a few new additions there that we will check out in an upcoming post.
But since the offerings at La Cantina are all new, we made our pit stop here before taking on THIS wait time (yes, and then some!) for Disney World’s newest attraction.
Back to that later… we’ve got some eating to do first!
Here’s the new breakfast menu for La Cantina. Three main entrees make up the list: Chilaquiles con huevos, Tamal verde con huevos, and Pambazo de chorizo con huevo.
Huevos revueltos — scrambled eggs topped with cheese with potatoes and fruit on the side — is the option for all the little Annas, Elsas, and Kristoffs in the general area.
Just like lunch and dinner, La Cantina does accept a Counter Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan for breakfast. Following a trend we’ve noticed at some of the new kiosks in Disney Springs such as The Daily Poutine, because there are no side or dessert items on the menu, plan participants receive two non-alcoholic beverages instead. There is no juice available — at least at the time of this posting, this may change soon — but drinks from the regular menu like coffee, soda, and Jarritos are up for grabs.
The Chilaquiles con huevos consists of two fried eggs and layers of fried corn tortilla accompanied by green tomatillo sauce, a sprinkling of queso fresco cheese, onions, and sour cream. The presentation, first of all, is pretty cool. I love the way the eggs are fried into the red onion rounds.
It’s those onions and the salsa verde that lend the more unique flavors (without any heat, for those concerned) to this dish. I’m not huge into fried eggs in general so this wasn’t my favorite dish, but the salsa was still a nice compliment.
Tamal verde con huevos features scrambled eggs and corn dough filled with pork chorizo. Green tomatillo sauce tops the tamale here as well.
The eggs themselves — as you can see — were fairly basic. Overall, though, the chorizo gave this dish a pleasant hint of spiciness that I really enjoyed.
Possibly the most unique item on the menu is the Pambazo de chorizo con huevo. Scrambled eggs, chorizo, jack cheese, red onions, lettuce, and guacamole are all packed into a bread roll, which is poured over with a thin salsa that reminded me a lot of the chipotle sauce you can find in the condiments area, but not as spicy.
Gotta say, it’s not really what I was expecting for breakfast. But once I got used to the idea, I loved the mix of flavors and textures here!
Like the tamale, the Pambazo carries a bit of spice with it, but nothing too intense. Avocado and eggs make a great combo, so if you like guacamole and breakfast with a twist, this could be right up your alley. It actually ended up being my favorite of the bunch, even though it’s the LEAST grab-and-go-friendly item, due to the sauce on top.
I mention that, because once you see the lines for Frozen Ever After, you may decide to join it sooner rather than later, depending on your park touring strategy.
Now, this was the scene on the first day, and first day lines are always huge. The wait was complete with the ride going down for a chunk of time. Those of us braving the line even received a few free treats for our efforts… which, I’m not gonna lie, TOTALLY HELPED! First Round, a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar…
Second Round (a couple hours later): A Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich!
But let’s face it… with rave reviews (yes, we loved it!) and a HUGE fan base for the film, it looks like Frozen Ever After is gonna be the big ticket for a long time to come. Grab those FastPasses if you can… or some breakfast or snacks before waiting out the line! Of course, if you just can’t wait, you can find a video of our very first ride — proof that we made it! — on the Disney Food Blog Facebook Page (the date was June 21, to help you scroll through and find it!).
Well, thanks for following us on our latest adventures, both food-related an not-so-much ! Well, unless you count the fact that you CAN spot an ad for the “Best Lutefisk in Arendelle” in the Frozen Ever After queue, courtesy of The Frosty Fisherman…
Until next time, Adiós from Mexico AND Har Det from Norway!
Contributing to this post: Tina (who was the one to wait in line for over 300 minutes), Wendy, and AJ
Will you be dining in Mexico before enjoying Frozen Ever After for the first time? Please let us know with a comment!