EPCOT’s World Showcase is one of the most popular dining destinations at the Walt Disney World Resort, thanks to eleven different pavilions that each bring the culture and cuisine of a different country to life. The Mexico Pavilion is a favorite of many Guests thanks to its romantic and charming representation of Mexico that immerses Guests with a blend of architectural styles, exhibits, entertainment, shopping, and more.
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The Mexico Pavilion features several quick service and table service restaurants including La Hacienda de San Angel, which is situated in the front of the pavilion and celebrates authentic Mexican cuisine with amazing service and more. Because of its location, La Hacienda de San Angel offers Guests beautiful views of World Showcase Lagoon through large arched windows, and Guests who time it correctly can enjoy an unparalleled view of Harmonious each evening.
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The interior of La Hacienda de San Angel features regal and traditional décor with stone tile floors, vaulted ceilings with thick wooden beams, ornately carved wooden molding and accents, unique light fixtures that look like starbursts, cream, and yellow palette, and bright pops of color on the fabric seating. The dining area itself is on the smaller side for a restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort, but Guests are sure to find themselves comfortable at traditional wooden tables and plush booth seating.
La Hacienda de San Angel is open for dinner only each evening, and its menu focuses on traditional ingredients and cooking techniques from different regions throughout Mexico. Guests who are looking to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal are sure to love the flavorful and delicious options, and the Cast Members who work there are very knowledgeable and helpful in terms of sharing information about particular ingredients.
No traditional Mexican meal is complete without a margarita, and La Hacienda de San Angel features a wonderful menu of classic and inventive options that are the perfect indulgence to pair with any meal. Some delicious menu options at La Hacienda de San Angel overlap with nearby La Cava del Tequila and include The Wild One, San Angel Inn Margarita, El Diablo, Black Magic, Blood Orange, Clasica, The Cucumber, and La Cava Avocado.
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La Hacienda de San Angel serves up several wonderful appetizers, including classic Guacamole with an updated twist in the form of mango salsa and the option to add chipotle bacon or chorizo for an additional fee. Also available are a trio of Chips, Salsa, & Queso and Guests who are dining in larger groups or looking to just indulge a little extra with appetizers can order extra chips, salsa, or queso for an additional fee.
One of the most popular appetizer options that Guests love to try at La Hacienda de San Angel is the Queso Fundido which combines melted cheese with chorizo, peppers, and onions with a side of flour tortillas. Guests can also enjoy house-made fried tortillas in the Flautas, which are stuffed with chipotle chicken, potato, cheese, and ranchera sauce for a spicy and creamy beginning to any meal.
A lighter appetizer option packed with flavor at La Hacienda de San Angel is the Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup filled with shredded cabbage, hominy, diced pork, and avocado. Guests who are looking to go with a heartier appetizer option should absolutely try the Tlayuda which is a traditional Oaxacan tostada topped with barbacoa beef, chipotle black beans, chorizo, Mexican sour cream, and pickled onions.
The entrée options at La Hacienda de San Angel truly highlight some of the most popular and traditional dishes from various regions across Mexico, starting with two separate taco options. The Tacos de Camarones feature fried shrimp, chipotle-lime aioli, cabbage, and salsa verde and the Tacos de Langosta combine fried lobster, shredded cabbage, chipotle, aioli, and mango relish and both are served in flour tortillas with sides of rice and beans.
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The classic Chile Relleno is a very popular menu item that stuffs a tender and flavorful poblano pepper with rice, black beans, zucchini, and cotija cheese with a side of vibrant salsa Rojo. Poblano is also a flavorful ingredient in the Pollo Poblano which tops roasted chicken breast with a poblano cream sauce accompanied by Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and oyster mushrooms.
Heartier meat-based options are also available as entrées at La Hacienda de San Angel including the Cochinita Pibil which features achiote-marinated braised pork atop a bed of beans, pickled onions, and oregano served with corn tortillas, rice, and beans. The final entrée option at La Hacienda de San Angel is the Alabre de Res which is a juicy, seared tenderloin served with bacon, poblano, bell peppers, onions, Monterey jack cheese, salsa verde, rice, beans, and flour tortillas.
In addition to the regular entrées, La Hacienda de San Angel also features a limited menu of House Specialty menu items including the decadent Parrillada del Mar which is made to serve two Guests and features a seafood-based feast of grilled shrimp, fish, scallops, vegetables, esquites, and corn tortillas with the option to substitute snapper or New York strip steak for an additional fee.
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The other House Specialty menu items include Pescado del Dia featuring a seared snapper with mole verde, poblano gratin, potatoes, and roasted asparagus and the Osso Buco à la Mexicana which tops braised short ribs with whipped boniato, carrots, and roasted asparagus. A traditional Mexican favorite is also expertly prepared with the Carne Asada featuring an ancho agave marinated New York strip steak served with roasted asparagus and poblano gratin potatoes.
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After enjoying an amazing selection of appetizer and entrée options at La Hacienda de San Angel, Guests should be sure to save some room for several dessert options, including one that celebrates the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary. The Chocolate “Fiesta” Pyramid is a massive portion perfect for sharing and features a chocolate shell shaped like the ancient pyramid in the Mexico pavilion and filled with Mexican chocolate mousse and toffee all on top of a Tres Leches Cake and paired with ice cream.
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La Hacienda de San Angel also serves up individual desserts including the Guest favorite Tres Leches which is a traditional milk-soaked sponge cake topped with meringue. Chocolate lovers can order up the Pastel de Chocolate which is a double chocolate sponge cake with layers of sugar wafers, nougatine, and chocolate ganache as well as the lighter Sorbet Trio and unique Sweet Corn Ice Cream.
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La Hacienda de San Angel is an excellent dining option in EPCOT’s World Showcase for Guests who are looking for a charming and welcoming ambiance paired with authentic cuisine. Guests can’t go wrong with any of the traditional Mexican menu items, and every meal is best enjoyed with a delicious margarita and stunning views of World Showcase Lagoon and Harmonious!