Many thanks to Amanda Tinney, writer of the rockin’ new blog DisneyEveryDay.com, for guest blogging about this new menu! Can’t wait to try it! (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full menu)
While wandering the World Showcase promenade yesterday I passed through Mexico, and something strange caught my eye. It was the round menu plaque, whose twin hangs on the pillar flanking each side of the entrance to the Cantina de San Angel Inn (Mexico’s Counter Service Restaurant). Chilaquiles! Chilaquiles, caught my eye! I have passed by these pillars many times before and have never seen that word. I have only had the pleasure of sampling Chilaquiles (pronounced cheela keeleez) at Mexico’s booth during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and they were delicious…spicy but delicious. Looks like they have taken up a permanent residence here at the Cantina de San Angel.
My guest and I decided that we would have to go check out the new offerings that very day. We had already eaten lunch and it was not quite time for dinner yet so we settled on an order of Guacamole with Corn Tortilla Chips. This turned out to be a fantastic choice! The price was just right at $5.50 and the portion size was large enough to fill both of us up. The guacamole was smooth and buttery with just the right portions of heat and tang. It was topped with fresh, diced tomatoes. The ratio of chips to dip was also portioned out so that “no chip was left behind”. The dish was made to order so that the chips on the bottom stayed crisp and did not get soggy under the dip. You can definitely taste the onion in this dish so if you are on a date, either bring a breath mint or make sure your other half eats their fair share. This item is also NOT part of the Disney Dining Plan, but is certainly enough for two people.
I asked a cast member when the menu had changed and was told that it had been about two months ago. I also asked if the Chilaquiles on their menu were the same as the Chilaquiles served at the Food and Wine Festival. I remembered that the Food and Wine Festival version had a green tomatilla sauce. She informed me that the sauce for the Cantina de San Angel version was topped with a red sauce.
Everything on the new menu looked delicious! The cold beer, margaritas, and churros are still a mainstay on the menu along with the newer items, which round out the offerings. The next time you visit Epcot make sure to stop by the Cantina de San Angel and turn your meal into a Fiesta!
Cantina de San Angel Menu and Prices:
Chilaquilies con Pollo – $9.99 – Fried corn tortillas with melted Monterey Jack cheese, chicken and red sauce, topped with onions and sour cream, served with black refried beans and rice.
Burrito de Carnitas – $8.99 – Flour chipotle tortilla filled with pulled pork, black beans, rice, shredded lettuce, cheese and salsa.
Cantina Nachos – $8.75 – Tortilla Chips with beef, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and sour cream.
Guacamole with Corn Tortilla Chips – $5.50 – Avocado dip mixed with onions, cilantro, chile serrano and lime.
Kids Picks – $4.99 – (for our guests 9 years old and younger) Choice of grilled cheese quesadilla or chicken nuggets. Served with corn chips with cheese sauce and carrots. Includes choice of 1% milk, bottle of water, or small soft drink.
Churros – $3.25 – Fried dough rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Bunuelos – $2.95 – Round fritter sprinkled with sugar.
Beverages – from $2.19 to $2.49
XX Lager Draft Beer – $7.50
Frozen Margarita – $8.99 – Tequila, Triple Sec and Lime Juice
Frozen Pina Colada – $8.99 – Rum and Pina Colada Mix
Kelly @ Wisdom Begun says
Yum! I’ve enjoyed Cantina de San Angel’s food since I was a little girl. Now I’ll have to talk my husband into a Disney vacation again. I definitely want to try those chilaquiles.
Mmmmmm… churros! 😛
Those look so good! I love me some guacamole! Thanks for the pronunciation key too, I would have butchered it LOL
Jeff W says
Good review, Ms. Tinney! One more reason for me to book another WDW vacation. One thing, though: the correct pronunciation of “chilaquiles” is CHEE-la KEE-lace.
George Taylor says
What about a post on those special theme-park only/tradition foods that people enjoy?
Amanda Tinney says
Thanks for the complement Jeff! I knew I’d butcher the pronunciation. :o) You should hear me trying to place my order. It’s comical….
I love a good guacamole! This is being added to my list of things to experience on the next trip. Thanks for sharing!
Is this menu smaller than the old one? Still, the menu items look very good–especially the chips and guac! I could eat guacamole every day.
Big Bad Wolf says
I hear that they opened up a tequila bar with a large plethora of different kinds to suit everyone’s tastebuds… they even have a tasting seminar or something which is sold out. Aside from that downfall, I hear that prices range from around $9-$35 per shot or whatever measurement they serve there. I can’t wait to try some of the good stuff… Cuervo and Two Fingers have been my limit so far, and I have no idea about all these other manufacturers of this esquisite tasty beverage.
Big Bad Wolf: They HAVE added a tequila bar: La Cava del Tequila! I’ll be attending one of the first Food and Wine Festival tequila tastings (glad I got my tickets early if it’s already sold out!) and blogging about it here on the food blog. In the meantime, here’s some photos and info: La Cava del Tequila press release and photos.
James (Disneynorth) says
Ah! They changed the menu! I ate there for the first time back in May (regular at the Inn..). I had the sampler platter which had a great selection. I see that is now off the menu. BOOOO!!!
Is the Pina Colada new? I don’t recall it, even from last year, although the Grey Goose slushie may have given me brain freeze.
Would love to get the recipe for their black beans. They were awesome and I would like to make them at hone