Thanks again to our roving reporter, Sarah Holodick, we get to find out all about breakfast at one of Disney World’s newest dining locations! Chorizo and cheese… I’m getting hungry!
Over the holiday weekend, I took the opportunity to try out Pollo Campero‘s breakfast menu. When I arrived Saturday at 8:30 am, the building was a ghost town. I only saw one other family dining in the entire restaurant.
Immediately, I was greeted with a very rehearsed spiel by a manager mentioning the various options under the roof, including Babycakes NYC (which was still closed at this early hour).
I’m not typically a fan of breakfast burritos, but decided to try one along with a cubano. I was the only one ordering, yet the food prep took a bit of time. My best guess is that they had to cook the ground chorizo fresh, since it wasn’t placed under heat lamps. Once I received my order, I paid at the checkout.
With low expectations, I started my tasting with the burrito, and it was fantastic!
After a few bites, I re-wrapped it for snacking later on in the day.
Next was the cubano. While it was good, I enjoyed the burrito much more. With a Cuban style sandwich, I anticipate the acidity of a pickle. The sandwich would have benefited from the flavor.
I liked the burrito more as there was a salsa in it that delivered the acidity I was looking for. It also had cheese, which gave it the additional element of salt (not that the chorizo didn’t have its fair share) and texture.
Overall, I absolutely recommend Pollo Campero for breakfast. There are offerings that don’t stray too much from the American fare found at the chain fast food restaurants (catering to less adventurous eaters), but the presentation of more unique items featuring chorizo makes Pollo Campero stand apart. Oh, and for those of you that like desserts, they offer breakfast desserts! 😉 Breakfast here is a hidden gem.
For those staying at a WDW hotel, breakfast at Pollo Campero may be a good choice before shopping at Downtown Disney. For guests staying off property and/or driving to the parks, I think it’s worth a try. It’s a more interesting selection than you’ll find at the mainstream drive-thru. If you’re planning a trip to WDW, add Pollo Campero to your dining plans!