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San Angel Inn Restaurant Review - Epcot - Mexico Pavilion - Walt Disney World - July 9, 2019

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Today we talk about the San Angel Inn Restaurant.

It's located in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion.

It is next to the Gran Fiesta Tour Boat Ride.

Please bear with me for some of these photos are a bit dark. The restaurant is located inside the Mexico Pavilion and is very dark inside. Outside the restaurant you will see a post of both the lunch and dinner menus. Lunch is to the left of the entrance.

Dinner is to the right of the entrance.

The restaurant itself is very interesting as it's supposed to look like you are eating outside under the stars. The seating area does overlook the boat ride and if you are seated at one of the tables near the water you will be able to watch the boats go by.

We noticed this time that the menus look new and have a date of 6/13/19 on them. The front cover showing a photo of the original San Angel Inn Restaurant located in Mexico City, Mexico.

The first page of the menu shows the Soups & Appetizers, Signature Drinks, and Handcrafted Margaritas. 

Our waiter brought us chips and salsa as we looked over the menu. As you know we aren't fans of cilantro. But decided to just take our chances with the meal on this day and not ask about it. The salsa had small amounts but nothing that ruined the flavor for us. It's funny that at a Mexican restaurant they seemed to know how to not overdo the cilantro.

From the appetizer menu we chose the Guacamole, it is topped with Mango and toasted pumpkin seeds, served with chicharrones and salsa Valentina. 

The guacamole had just a small smattering of cilantro. Which didn't stop us from enjoying every bit.

The chicharrones (fried pork rinds) were very crispy and had a sauce on them that reminded us of an enchilada sauce. I believe these are extruded so as to keep uniformity. 

The next page of the menu has the Entrees and Chef's Recommendations.

From this menu I chose the Pescado A La Talla, which translates Fish to size. It has an Achiote (Achiote comes in two forms, paste and powder. Made from ground annatto seeds, this bright orange-red spice has a peppery aroma and a subtle flavor that's been described as nutty, sweet, and earthy.) marinated catch of the day served with creamy poblano potatoes, topped with queso fresco and crema Mexicana served with plantains. I forgot to ask what the fish was but it was a white flaky fish that was perfectly cooked. I could have eaten a whole plate of the fish. However, the one thing I would have liked them to do is to serve the fish skin side up as the skin wasn't crisp because it was under the fish. The poblano sauce on the potatoes had a lot of cilantro in it, so I did scrape that off of the potatoes and did eat them. They were thick slices of potato so easy to rescue. The plantains had a sweet sauce but then queso fresco cheese which has a sour taste. I love plantains but this wasn't my favorite version of them.

Hubby ordered the Puerco en Salsa Verde, this is a slow braised pork and potatoes in salsa verde served with rice and beans and corn tortillas. Our waiter noticed that the food runners forgot to bring out the beans and tortillas and quickly brought them out before having to be asked. Hubby said once he tried it with the tortillas it made a lot more sense as a dish. 

This meal was a big one so we did bypass dessert this time. We had planned to go and get a dessert at another place a little later but as we exited the restaurant the sky opened up and it gave us just enough time to make it to the car before it rained and rained for hours. 

The back of the menu is a history of the San Angel Inn Restaurant.

All in all we do like the atmosphere (albeit very dark) and the food in this restaurant. We've eaten here several times over the years. But hadn't been for a while. We do still recommend this one to our friends if they are looking for a Mexican meal while at Epcot.


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