It doesn’t have to be Cinco De Mayo for me to chow down on some of the best food at Disney World–Mexican food! Today we are diving in and discovering the best Mexican food at Walt Disney World Resort. As always there are plenty of Mexican cuisine options and Mexican fusion dining options that you can enjoy between the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and of course Disney Springs. I’m getting hungry just thinking about the all of the wonderful Mexican food options in the parks!
Chipotle Chicken Flautas
The first Mexican menu option will be at Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs. Located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs this is a delicious restaurant that serves up a variety of fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine. Founded by Chef Rick Bayless this eatery is open for lunch and dinner and runs from about $15 to $34.99 per adult regardless of if Guests visit at lunch or dinner.
I recommend you order a starter and entrée and encourage your group to try different menu items so you can taste a bit of all of it. Because there are so many delicious recommendations on this menu, you might just enjoy some of the best Mexican food you have ever tasted. One of our all-time favorite menu items at Frontera Cocina is a starter: the chipotle chicken flautas. Coming in at $14, this appetizer consists of crispy chipotle chicken wrapped with a corn tortilla slathered with roasted tomatillo avocado salsa, cotija cheese, crema and garnished with fresh herbs.
We are also crazy over the spring ensalada. This salad consists of field greens, avocado, candied almonds, and cheese and is dressed with a three-citrus vinaigrette dressing! This incredibly fresh and delicious salad is delicious on a hot Florida day and rings in at only $13. A robust menu for tacos offers options like the grilled chicken chipotle taco, carne asada tacos, mushroom and eggplant tacos, and carnitas tacos. Enjoy a side of fried plantains, with crema and cotija cheese on the side for only $7.
My favorite entrée at Frontera Cocina is hands-down the carne asada. This main course is pricey at $43 but is a succulent dish made of Black Angus steak marinated in garlic and red chili and served with black beans, queso fresco, caramelized plantains, tomatillo salsa, and warm corn tortillas. Yum!
This next menu recommendation is not quite as fancy as Frontera Cocina but it’s delicious nonetheless. This is a dish you can enjoy during a Park day at Magic Kingdom. If you are craving Mexican food between attraction hopping and shopping in Magic Kingdom, we recommend you head over to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
Located in Frontierland, this quick-service eatery is the perfect place to break from the heat during the day and enjoy lunch. Named after the hero in one of my favorite short Disney films from the early days of the Walt Disney Company, this is just a really fun place to eat. You’ll find this quick-service restaurant connected to Country Bear Jamboree and a short walk from Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. There are a lot of satisfying Mexican food options on this menu without a hefty price tag. That said, we recommend you try the fajitas platter.
The platter is only $15.49 and is served with seasoned chicken, pork carnitas, yellow rice, beans, traditional fajita veggies like green and red bell peppers, and onions. The fajitas are garnished with other fixings like lettuce, tomato, salsa, cheese, tortillas, and sour cream. This is a super hearty lunch for the price and a couple could easily purchase this and a side of nachos and have more than enough food for lunch or dinner. Finish off the meal with a delectable dessert, the EARidesence nugget churros that are served with chocolate dipping sauce. What a sweet end to a meal!
Margaritas are synonymous with Mexican food. Everyone knows that snagging a margarita while browsing World Showcase at EPCOT is a must-do. But did you know there are some great margarita options outside EPCOT at Walt Disney World? It’s true, in fact, Coronado Springs Resort’s quick-service spot El Mercado de Coronado is a great margarita spot. If you are staying at this Disney Resort, do not miss a trip to this restaurant to chow down but more importantly, to indulge in a mango marg.
El Mercado de Coronado is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., giving you ample hours to drop by this yummy grab-and-go spot. If you are not staying at the resort and are looking to enjoy an afternoon or morning of resort hopping or exploring the Walt Disney World Resort, you should ride over to Coronado Springs Resort to admire the recent renovation and check out the food and shops.
El Mercado de Coronado margaritas come in several flavors like strawberry, mango, traditional, and the fiesta margarita. The mango marg. rings up at $10.75 and is one Mexican sip you will not want to miss!
Empanadas de Barbacoa
If you are looking for a table service Mexican dining experience on vacation, we recommend a trip to Maya Grill. Also located at Coronado Springs, this spot is open only for dinner and serves up fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine and Mexican fusion dishes. Another menu of all hits and no misses, there is an abundance of delicious things to try at Maya Grill. If you are an empanada fan you should try the empanadas de barbacoa. This $15.00 appetizer comes with two empanadas stuffed with barbacoa beef and slathered with spicy ranchero sauce, Mexican crema, and cotija cheese. Talk about a savory starter, this is a must-try!
In the way of the main course, we are big fans of the chicken enchiladas. Ringing in at $27.00, these enchiladas are made with chicken tinga, corn tortillas, salsa verde, Mexican crema, black beans, and cotija cheese. The accompanying onion straws are a flavorful twist on this dish. To top it off, this entrée is served with fried plantains!
We cannot talk Mexican food at Walt Disney World and not mention the Mexican spot you are all thinking of- La Cantina de San Angel. Located in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’S World Showcase this quick-service spot serves up lunch and dinner each day for a moderate price. The nachos on this menu have long since been one of my EPCOT must-eats. This tortilla chip-based nacho bowl is topped with white nacho cheese, ground beef, and beans and garnished with tomatoes, jalapenos, and sour cream. You can even add guacamole for $2 extra! The nachos ring in at $14.25 and make a great lunch or a sharable snack.