The Smiling Crocodile at Walt Disney World

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You’ll be smiling big after eating at The Smiling Crocodile in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Head to Discovery Island to find this fun lunch location!



Guests can find The Smiling Crocodile in Discovery Island near Flame Tree Barbecue, Eight Spoon Cafe, and the popular attraction; It’s Tough To Be A Bug. This dining location is just to the right of the Tree of Life, also nearby the iconic merchandise location, Discovery Trading Company.

Quick Service or Table Service?

The Smiling Crocodile is a Quick Service dining location. This means Guests can enjoy delicious street tacos and beverages from this restaurant without a reservation. This location has limited hours, so make sure to stop by between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Pulling from the excitement of Discovery Island, The Smiling Crocodile has an open and fun atmosphere. It’s a smaller Quick Service location, but the designs and art decorating the restaurant include carvings of smiling animals, from crocodiles to snakes to beavers. Though this restaurant does not offer seating, however nearby outdoor seating at Flame Tree Barbecue gives Guests a beautiful setting to enjoy their meal. We recommend heading to Flame Tree’s garden seating to dine on your delicious street tacos.

Menu Options

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The Smiling Crocodile’s menu offers choices of Pulled Pork Street Tacos, Chicken Street Tacos, and Street Corn Tacos, a delicious vegetarian option. The restaurant offers the Island Sunrise, a signature drink with Jose Cuervo Tequila, Pineapple-Orange-Guava Juice, and a hint of watermelon. Guests can find the complete menu on the My Disney Experience app.

Dining Tips

This dining location is known for rotating seasonal menu offerings, adding exciting new snacks and entrees for Guests to try. Make sure to check back often using the My Disney Experience app for new menu additions. You don’t want to miss the delicious options at The Smiling Crocodile.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.