The Holidays at Walt Disney World are truly a magical time…so we totally get that when it’s all over it can leave you a little down in the dumps.
Folks always be linin’ up to experience the enchantment that is La Cava del Tequila in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion! With over 200 tequilas to choose from, it is THE place to be for connoisseurs of the delectable drink!
But why choose only one tequila when you can get a tequila flight instead, we ask you? Throw in some chips and queso and you literally have to pry us from this Disney World cave of wonders!
The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot is ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos this year with a special appearance by a visiting artist and plenty of Dia de los Muertos merchandise!
Visiting artist Carmelita Melchor Jimon will be in the Plaza de los Amigos between now and November 4. While she is here she will be painting and signing Catrinas.
is a fabulous opportunity to eat lots of great food and to drink lots of great drinks. And while we know we’ll be putting some of our returning favorites on our must-eat list — we also make a second list: New Stuff We Can’t Wait to Try! (Yeah, we’re all about lists here at DFB!)
And this is that list — including a few items we got the chance to sample recently!
Guinness Baileys Shake – Ireland
The new Guinness Bailey’s Shake from the Ireland booth got us all kinds of excited when we saw it on the menu! We were expecting a frozen, creamy drink with a powerful hit of Guinness and Baileys — and that’s just what we got when we tried it during a preview! PLUS it comes with the glass! We can’t wait to try it again!
The Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar is brand new this year, and the offerings sound incredible! Mimosas include varieties like the Tropical Mimosa and the Madras Mimosa (which we have tried!), and there’s a tasty-sounding, kid-friendly drink called Frozen Apple Pie!
But aside from those intriguing drinks, the Mimosa Bar is also serving up pastries like an Almond Croissant and a Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing! One of each, please! [Read more…]
Hello, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we would love it if you would join us on a Food Tour of Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!
Now, you likely already know about our love for La Cava del Tequila… and we’ll definitely be hitting it up in our video today! But we’re also talking about some other spots… like where you can score some delicious Mexican candy and chocolates, and a couple of primo places where you can watch the IllumiNations spectacular while enjoying some terrific eats. We’ll also fill you in on a place you might want to skip when you’re planning what you want to NOSH ON or NOT in Epcot’s Mexico! [Read more…]
There is just never a dull moment when it comes to bringing you the latest 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival news. 😀
Today, we’ve learned that there have been major updates to three of the festival’s Marketplace Booth Menus.
If you’re not familiar with the way that the festival works, the Marketplace Booths are the small kiosks that serve the special food and drink items throughout Epcot during the festival.
For many folks, these booths ARE the festival — and in 2017, you’ll be able to make stops at 35 booths total, to mark the 35th anniversary of Epcot.
So, what’s changing? Let’s take a closer look. And then check out some new FOOD PHOTOS that we’re also sharing!
One of the festival’s most popular booths, Mexico has rolled out an entirely updated beverage menu.
Previously, they had planned to serve the following: [Read more…]
Looking for a unique margarita? Well, look no further than La Cava del Tequila!
Tucked inside Epcot’s gorgeous Mexico Pavilion, this cozy tequila house was once considered something of a hidden gem. While it’s definitely still a gem, it can no longer really be considered “hidden,” judging by the lines that can easily extend out the door. In fact, these lines were likely part of the recent change in hours for La Cava, which now opens at 11:30 am (as opposed to the previous Noon opening). AND you can grab a quick ‘rita after Illuminations if you’d like; closing time has now been extended to 9:30 pm.
La Cava has well-earned a solid reputation for its impressive selection of tequila, some freaking amazing Queso, and a staff with passion and knowledge about all things related to tequila as well as creative margarita concoctions.
And what’s better than a margarita from La Cava? Why, that would be TWO margaritas from La Cava!
So join me as I try an old favorite — the Blood Orange Margarita — along with a newer selection that was just begging for a taste test: the Beet Margarita.
But first… remember those lines I mentioned? These days, this joint is pretty much always jumpin’… the shot below serves as an example of the packed house on my recent visit. [Read more…]
As you know, La Cava del Tequila in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion is one of my favorite pit stops on my way “around the World.”
And I was excited to see a few new margaritas on the menu when I made my last visit a few weeks ago!
A Frozen Coffee Margarita has been added for $13 (building on the popularity of their regular coffee margarita), and an Azuñia Organic Skinny Margarita is now on the menu at $14!
La Cava Skinny Margarita
I’ve become a bit of a connoisseur of skinny margaritas recently, since so many of them are popping up on menus around the country. (By the way, the reason they’re called “skinny” is because they’re supposed to have fewer calories than other standard margaritas — usually due to the lack of sugary margarita and sour mixes as fillers.)
Most are sharp and biting, and some are slightly metallic, but I haven’t really found one that I love. So I was interested to see what La Cava could do with [Read more…]
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Welcome back guest author Catie Hiltz with a review of lunch at the San Angel Inn inside Epcot’s Mexico pavilion.
While in Disney World over Spring Break, my husband, parents and I dined at San Angel Inn, the restaurant inside the Mexico Pavilion pyramid at Epcot’s World Showcase.
I have always walked by the restaurant wistfully, thinking “I wish I could eat there;” and this time, I actually got the chance to do just that!
We arrived at 1:20 pm for our 1:30 pm Advance Dining Reservation. We weren’t seated until 1:40 pm, which gave us time to roam around the pavilion and take in our surroundings!
And we had a chance to check out [Read more…]
The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-book is our newest Disney dining guide! No matter how many days you get to spend noshing around this park, you’ll have to choose from countless unique treats; and this 180-page book is guaranteed to help you make those choices!
In the e-book, we feature a few of the most intriguing chocolate treats we’ve ever seen, and we wanted to share just a few of them here with you! As you tour the national treasures around the World Showcase lagoon, you’ll be tempted to try all kinds of international yumminess:
These chocolates found in the Mexico Pavilion have a surprise center spiked with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila.
You’re looking at the perfect chocolate bon bon snack, take-home souvenir, and/or gift for your boss that gave you the time off to travel. 😉
Over in Germany, you’ll find these clever Brandy-filled chocolates. Shaped like little Brandy bottles and covered in [Read more…]