There are few foods as universally loved as tacos — seriously, what could be better than delicious meat, vegetables, and other toppings encased in a crispy or soft shell? Every bite features the perfect blend of ingredients, and tacos can be made in so many different styles with different flavor combinations that there are options for even the pickiest of eaters.
The Walt Disney World Resort is home to some incredible dining locations that offer up many different types of cuisine from around the world, and many locations also feature some delicious tacos! From traditional Mexican tacos to unique twists with flavors and ingredients, there are plenty of amazing tacos to indulge in while at the Walt Disney World Resort!
San Angel Inn Restaurante – Tacos de Ribeye
It should come as no surprise that the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to several restaurants that serve up authentic Mexican cuisine, including some delicious tacos. San Angel Inn Restaurante is a popular table service restaurant inside of the ancient Mesoamerican pyramid that welcomes Guests into a charming courtyard at dusk where they can dine on traditional Mexican options while taking in the sights of a pyramid and volcano across the water.
Guests who dine at San Angel Inn Restaurante for lunch and dinner can enjoy an array of mouthwatering options including one fantastic taco entrée. The Tacos de Ribeye feature thinly sliced pieces of steak paired with poblano peppers, red onions, bacon, Monterey Jack, crema Mexicana, and cotija cheese served with corn tortillas and plantains. The juicy steak pairs perfectly with the vegetables and creamy cheeses, making each bite of these tacos absolutely delicious!
La Hacienda de San Angel – Multiple Options
Also found in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion is the table service restaurant La Hacienda de San Angel which is open daily for dinner only. The restaurant serves up authentic Mexican cuisine in a stunning setting with large windows that overlook World Showcase Lagoon and offer a great viewing area for Harmonious each evening.
La Hacienda de San Angel features two taco entrée options, the first being Tacos de Camarones which combines fried shrimp, chipotle-lime aioli, cabbage, and salsa verde in soft four tortillas served with rice and beans. Guests can also enjoy the Tacos de Langosta which features fried lobster, shredded cabbage, chipotle, aioli, and mango relish in flour tortillas with a side of rice and beans for an elevated seafood version of a taco!
La Cantina de San Angel – Multiple Options
The Quick Service option in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is La Cantina de San Angel, an open-air eatery that overlooks World Showcase Lagoon. Guests can enjoy quick and convenient Mexican cuisine, including several taco options, in this beautifully themed area while soaking in the breeze and views from the water nearby.
La Cantina de San Angel offers up the choice of Tacos de Pollo with marinated grilled chicken and red salsa, Tacos de Barbacoa with shredded beef, red salsa, and cilantro, or Tacos de Pescado with fried cod, chipotle aioli, cabbage, and mango habanero relish. All three options are served with rice, black beans, and queso fresco and Guests who simply can’t choose can order the Taco Trio which features one of each option!
Choza de Margarita – Tacos de Cochinita
The final stop for tacos in EPCOT’s World Showcase is Choza de Margarita, a quick service stand near the front of the Mexico Pavilion that mainly serves up delicious margaritas in addition to a limited menu of food offerings. Guests who stop by this wonderful location are sure to find the perfect margarita to complement one taco option.
The Tacos de Cochinita top corn tortillas with citrus-marinated pulled pork, pickled red onions, and mango habanero relish ad serve them with a side of corn esquites which are topped with chipotle aioli, queso cotija, and tajin chili-lime powder. This delicious taco option from Choza de Margarita pairs perfectly with margarita options like the Smoky Pineapple, Wild Passion, or Classic Lime.
Frontera Cocina – Multiple Options
The Town Center area of Disney Springs is home to Frontera Cocina, a table service restaurant that serves up authentic Mexican cuisine created by Chef Rick Bayless. The interior of Frontera Cocina is the perfect combination of rustic décor and bright, vibrant colors that Guests can enjoy while gazing out at the water in Disney Springs.
Frontera Cocina features an extensive menu of wonderful Mexican dishes, including three taco meals that pack big flavors and fresh ingredients into each bite. The Grilled Chicken Chipotle Tacos top grilled chicken with chipotle sauce, caramelized red onions, black bean refritos, queso fresco, guacamole, and chipotle salsa and the classic Carne Asada Tacos feature perfectly cooked steak topped with poblano rajas, black bean refritos, queso fresco, salsa verde, and guacamole.
The third taco option at Frontera Cocina is a unique take on a classic taco that focuses on a vegetable as the main source of protein. The Garlicky Mushroom & Eggplant Tacos feature roasted Portobello mushrooms and eggplant that have been slow-cooked in a garlic-mezcal mojo and topped with goat cheese, garlicky red bean refritos, poblano rajas, and chipotle salsa for some bold flavors that will leave Guests wanting more!
Maya Grill – Baja Fish Tacos
Guests who find themselves at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort can enjoy a table service dinner that serves up a fusion of Mexican and Southwestern flavors and ingredients in a bright dining room with Mayan details and artwork. Maya Grill is an often overlooked table service restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort, but it features a wonderful menu with many flavorful and indulgent options that Guests are sure to love.
In addition to many entrée options, the dinner menu at Maya Grill features one taco choice that combines fresh seafood flavors with bright citrus and fruit. The Baja Fish Tacos top flour tortillas with tempura-battered cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle lime aioli, pineapple relish, lime, and tajin and serve them with a side of esquites for even more flavor.
Paradiso 37 – Taste of the Americas – Baja Fish Tacos
Baja Fish Tacos can also be found on the menu of another wonderful table service restaurant found in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Paradiso 37 – Taste of the Americas is an upscale eatery that serves up flavors inspired by the Americas resulting in an extensive menu of many different delicious cuisine choices that Guests can enjoy while gazing out at Lake Buena Vista.
Guests who dine at Paradiso 37 – Taste of the Americas for lunch and dinner can enjoy the Baja Fish Tacos which pile crispy battered seasonal whitefish, corn salsa, shredded, cabbage, and lime crema on top of flour tortillas. The perfectly fried and flaky fish pairs so well with the corn and cabbage, and the lime crema gives just the right amount of creaminess to bring it all together!
4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck – Multiple Options
Also found in Disney Springs is a small park on the West Side that is home to several food trucks, each of which offers up unique and delicious menu options. 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck focuses on traditional Mexican cuisine that has been perfectly prepared but served in innovative new ways.
One of the most popular items on the menu at 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck is the Taco Cone which offers Guests their choice of protein filling topped with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, queso, cilantro, jalapeno, and a lime wedge all served inside of a handheld taco shell cone reminiscent of an ice cream cone. This is the perfect way to enjoy a taco on the go in Disney Springs!
Guests can also choose from several other taco options at 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck such as the Street Tacos which offer Guests a choice of protein topped with guasacaca, crème Fraiche, pico de gallo, queso fresco, and cilantro served in a grilled tortilla and topped with jalapeno and lime. The other option is the Birria Tacos which feature mouthwatering beef birria with Oaxaca cheese on crispy tortillas served with a side of beef jus and onion-cilantro salsa.
The Smiling Crocodile – Multiple Options
Guests who are enjoying time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can explore Discovery Island and stop by The Smiling Crocodile for some flavorful tacos throughout each day. The quick-service location features an ordering counter where Guests can select from a very limited menu that focuses mainly on tacos that pack some bold and filling flavors and toppings.
The Pulled Pork Street Tacos at The Smiling Crocodile mix pulled pork, lime crema, cotija cheese, cabbage, and pickled onions, the Chick Street Tacos feature the same toppings but with roasted chicken instead of pulled pork, and the Street Corn Tacos combine black beans, roasted corn, poblano peppers, red onion, pico de gallo, chili-lime mayonnaise, and cotija. Each taco option is served with a side of chips and salsa, making them hearty and filling options to enjoy while in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
City Works Eatery & Pour House – Multiple Options
The West Side of Disney Springs is also home to City Works Eatery & Pour House, a popular table service location that takes the vibe of a sports bar and makes it a little more upscale with craft brews and an extensive list of American favorites. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily and features many indulgent options for Guests to enjoy including a trio of tacos.
The Chicken Tinga Tacos at City Works Eatery & Pour House feature house-smoked spicy pulled chicken on white tortillas that are topped with avocado, pickled red onion, grilled corn, cilantro, and queso fresco making them a fairly straightforward classic taco. Seafood lovers will absolutely enjoy two innovative tacos with the Fish Tacos featuring cornmeal beer-battered mahi-mahi with an array of toppings and the Ahi Tuna Taco with poke-style tuna, Asian slaw, avocado, pickled Fresno chiles, sesame ginger vinaigrette, and black sesame seeds.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Disney’s BoardWalk is home to many popular eateries along Crescent Lake including the table service Big River Grille & Brewing Works which serves up American pub favorites that have been elevated with unique and flavorful twists. The restaurant is also a microbrewery that crafts its own award-winning brews that pair perfectly with flavorful tacos from the lunch and dinner menus.
Big River Grilled & Brewing Works has a menu of some truly indulgent items and seafood lovers will really enjoy an entrée taco option that adds a unique protein to a classic taco. The Blackened Fish Tacos feature fresh blackened fish on a flour tortilla topped with black beans, corn, lettuce, chipotle crema, and a side of cilantro-lime rice for a light, yet hearty, taco option.
ABC Commissary – Multiple Options
The final delicious taco on the list can be found at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This quick-service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and welcomes Guests into an art deco-styled dining area themed to feel like a working studio commissary that serves up international flavors.
ABC Commissary features two taco options with the first being Pork Carnitas Tacos which top flour tortillas with a decent portion of meat, avocado salsa verde, and pickled onions accompanied by sides of Mexican rice, black beans, and queso fresco. Seafood lovers can enjoy the Shrimp Tacos which top flour tortillas with sautéed shrimp, cabbage slaw, chipotle-mayonnaise, and mango salsa served with the same sides as the Pork Carnitas Tacos.