You guys know how much I love Epcot’s new tequila bar, La Cava del Tequila. Located in the pyramid of Epcot’s Mexico pavilion, the Cava opened in August 2009 and has been a huge success!
The interior of this place is so cozy; it’s one of those hidden Walt Disney World gems that you just cherish once you find it. Heavy, painted furniture sits on large, rough tile. And the mural along the wall depicts the inner workings of growing and processing agave.
The bar itself is gorgeous — backlit with dozens of bottles of tequila. Who knew alcohol bottles could be so enchanting?
(For more photos of the interior, you can check out my Tequila Tasting Seminar review from October 2009.)
I met up with fellow food blogger, Andy, and his friend Sandy (rhymes!) there recently, and we shared 4 of the Cava’s delicious specialty margaritas between us. (Well, OK; I had two and they each had one, but whatever.) You all know that my favorite margarita there is the Aguacate, or avocado margarita (check out this awesome recipe!), but I wanted to try something different on this trip. (Check out a fun Disney Margarita Gallery from around Disney World here!)
We snagged the Wild Passion Fruit, Cucumber, Jalepeno, and Magic Blue margaritas and sampled them all.
My favorite was the Wild Passion Fruit and the Magic Blue (believe it or not). Both were fruity and tangy, but not too sweet. The Jalepeno was pretty incredible — those green things are real jalepeno pieces, and I really liked the interesting flavor! But it’s not really spicy — what’s up with that? I’m not a huge cucumber fan, so that one didn’t appeal to me as much (it’s Sandy’s favorite, though, so don’t discount it)!
Also, I need to give you a little sneak peek into my review of Coronado Springs Resort’s Maya Grill, because that’s where we found the Margarita Flight. This is sometimes served at La Cava del Tequila, but it’s hit or miss whether you’ll get the option when you’re there (always ask, just in case…)! Included were the lime margarita, pineapple margarita, hibiscus margarita, jalepeno margarita, and mango blueberry margarita.
I’ve been very impressed with the margaritas I’ve found at Maya Grill, La Hacienda de San Angel, San Angel Inn, and La Cava del Tequila — all restaurants owned and run by private company San Angel Inn, LLC. I’m looking forward to more great innovations in tequila from these folks!
Let me know what you think about the new margaritas in Disney World in the comments below!