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Tortuga Tavern (formerly El Pirata y El Perico)

Note: El Pirata y El Perico has re-opened as Tortuga Tavern, a counter-service restaurant offering much the same menu, but with a vaguely Pirates theme.

Tortuga Tavern welcomes you to a quaint Caribbean village, where Mexican food is arrrgghh-uably the star of this seasonal eatery.

Located across from the famous Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Adventureland, Tortuga Tavern is a seasonal (a.k.a. rarely open!) quick service restaurant open for lunch and dinner. When the restaurant is serving meals, Mexican food is featured. Dine in the covered open-air pavilion with large ceramic tiles and decor reminiscent of an old-world pirate’s favorite ‘pub serving grub.’ Vegetarian burritos and a children’s menu are available.

Service: Counter Service

Type of Food: Mexican

Location: Magic Kingdom, Adventureland

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, Counter Service Credit & Snack items

Tables in Wonderland: No

Menu:
Official Disney Menu

Allears.net:
Tortuga Tavern Menu

Mexican entrees include chicken, beef, or vegetarian burritos, taco salad, and beef nachos. Children have the choice of peanut butter & jelly sandwich or two cheese quesadillas. A variety of soft drinks, juice, milk, water, and hot drinks are also on the menu.

Reviews:
Guest Review: El Pirata Y El Perico
Guest Review: Tortuga Tavern in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
Disney Food Blog Review: Non-Alcoholic Sangria at Magic Kingdom’s Tortuga Tavern

Important Info:

  • The Tortuga Tavern dining room shares space with the popular counter service restaurant Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. When it is open, the lines tend to be less busy there than at Pecos Bill’s.
  • This restaurant is located near some popular attractions; the Jungle Cruise, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain. It’s a good spot to plan a quick service meal around FastPass times for those attractions.

Famous Dishes: Taco salad (It’s a large salad filled to the brim with extras)

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Tortuga Tavern

  • Guest Review: Holiday Island Dinner Buffet at Magic Kingdom’s Tortuga Tavern
  • News! Sleepy Hollow’s Presidential Sweet in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 4, 2013
  • News! Liberty Swirl Slush Available Now at Tortuga Tavern in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  • Disney Food Pics of the Week: Chocolate Desserts On the Go!
  • Snack Series: Triple Chocolate Cake in Disney World
  • Tips from the DFB Guide: How to Avoid Crowds When Dining in Disney World
  • Review: Non-Alcoholic Sangria at Magic Kingdom’s Tortuga Tavern
  • Guest Review: Tortuga Tavern in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  • The Hidden Laws of the Magic Kingdom

  • Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning El Pirata y El Perico
  • The Hidden Laws of the Magic Kingdom
  • Disney Food for Families: Counter Service Dining with the Adventurous Child
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 17, 2011
  • Tortuga Tavern Opens in Disney World’s Adventureland
  • Guest Review: El Pirata Y El Perico
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 15, 2010
  • Magic Kingdom Expands Restaurant Capacity During Free Dining in Disney World
  • “Is This Place Ever Open?”: El Pirata y El Perico

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