Fans Devastated as Popular Disney Dining Spot Makes Major Menu Changes

Rancho del Zocalo Disneyland
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Disneyland Resort might not be as large as its East Coast counterpart, Walt Disney World, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of amazing places to eat while visiting.

In fact, there are more than 130 spots where guests can get their foodie fix between Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, the Downtown Disney District, and the Disneyland Resort hotels. There’s everything from pizza to hand-dipped corn dogs, mac and cheese in bread bowls, and more.

Pizza and wine Naples Ristorante Downtown Disney

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Mexican food is very popular in Southern California, and there are some really great spots to snag some great Mexican food at The Happiest Place on Earth.

One of those places is Rancho del Zocalo, located in Frontierland. The menu is full of classic Mexican dishes, and lines are frequently out the door at this cantina-style eatery. Guests can dine on delicious options like street tacos, Mexican Caesar salad, and burritos. For those guests who don’t eat meat, Rancho del Zocalo offers Soy Chorizo con Papas Tacos.

A colorful taco salad with grilled chicken, black beans, lettuce, cheese, and tortilla chips from Rancho del Zocalo Disneyland, served on an orange plate on a wooden outdoor table.

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Disney fans know that nothing stays the same forever, and that applies to Disney’s menus as well. Rancho del Zocalo recently underwent some menu changes, and guests are not very happy with the changes.

Disney eliminated the popular enchilada dish and no longer serves rice and beans with its burritos and street tacos. Instead, they are served with a side of chips.

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

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Enchiladas were a fan favorite, and guests were quick to voice their discontent.

Huge bummer. My mom has dysphasia and ate the enchiladas and rice and beans. It doesn’t even look like we can order rice and beans on the side. And the tostada bowl was my go to, so that hurts too.

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Rancho del Zocalo’s rice and beans were a very popular (and traditional) side, so guests were disappointed to learn they would have to pay more to get them as a side now.

Yikes. Really with the rice and beans? That’s an awful swap. What do you eat the chips with… just dry or lackluster salsa packets. Ew

It wasn’t just on social media where guests vented their frustration, either. According to one person who recently visited Disneyland, other guests were complaining about having to pay the same price for the dishes when the rice and beans are being swapped out for a cheaper alternative.

A couple ladies in front of us today were complaining to the manager about rice and beans and prices.

Even though the menu has changed, that does not mean that you should skip Rancho del Zocalo on your next visit to Disneyland. The dining spot is a great place to get a bite to eat, and you won’t be disappointed with the mouthwatering food.

If you are visiting Disney California Adventure and are craving some Mexican food, we recommend heading to Cocina Cucamonga. The menu is full of delectable dishes like QuesaBirria, Carne Asada, and San Fransokyo-style Street Corn. It has also undergone some recent changes.

A close-up image of delicious birria tacos from Rancho del Zocalo Disneyland, featuring juicy, shredded meat and melted cheese served on a plate with lime and radish slices, accompanied by a

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San Fransokyo Square opened at DCA on August 31, and the area was transformed into a scene from the hit Disney movie Big Hero 6 (2014). In addition to Cocina Cucamonga, guests can dine at Aunt Cass CafĂ©, Lucky Fortune Cookery, Rita’s Turbine Blenders, and Port of San Fransokyo Cerveceria.

Do you like the menu changes made at Rancho del Zocalo? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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