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Dine Inside This Popular Disney Ride!

Walt Disney World rides are a favorite for so many of us. From Magic Kingdom staples like The Haunted Mansion to Animal Kingdom Park attractions like Expedition Everest, you likely have those favorite rides you cannot wait to experience on every Disney vacation. But what if I told you, you could actually dine in one of those rides? Combining a love for Disney dining and Disney Park rides is possible.

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Disney Park die-hards that have visited Disneyland Paris know that the Adventureland classic Pirates of the Caribbean actually has a restaurant alongside the ride in this Park. Captain Jack’s – Restaurant des Pirates is located in this Adventureland ride. Disneyland Park in California has a similar setup with Blue Bayou, a Creole spot serving mouthwatering meals alongside this classic ride.

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You can nosh on delicious themed plates as you watch the boats sail off into this iconic attraction. Guests at EPCOT Park can enjoy a similar dining setup when they visit the Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase. You can dine inside this popular Disney ride.

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food? With tasty options like nachos, tostadas, fresh margaritas, and dessert on the menu, I cannot get enough Mexican food. It stands to reason that Guests visiting World Showcase would visit the ornate Mayan temple when meandering around World Showcase Lagoon. This temple is home to shopping, tequila tasting, the fun boat ride Gran Fiesta Tour and, of course, the table service dining spot, an San Angel Inn Restaurante.

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This Disney World Restaurant is pretty famous so, you will want to secure an advance dining reservation as soon as your booking window opens. This spot is popular because of the delicious food and views of the Gran Fiesta Tour ride entrance. If you want a unique dining experience but would rather not book a character dining experience during your Park day, this could be an excellent option.

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San Angel Inn is open for lunch and dinner daily and runs about $30 per adult for entrees. You will not want to stick to entrees only when you see this menu. If you visit with several adults, I recommend you start with a Queso Fundido and an order fresh guacamole. The Queso Fundido is a mouthwatering creation of melted Monterey jack cheese topped with chorizo, poblano peppers, and onions served with fresh flour tortillas. The guacamole is incredibly fresh and has surprising flavors like bright mango and toasted pumpkin seeds to add texture and flavor you won’t experience at your local Mexican restaurant.

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Obviously, you’ll need to pair your eats with a margarita; we have great options! La Cava Avocado is a smooth and creamy drink I’ve never enjoyed anywhere else outside EPCOT. This unique menu item is so flavorful and delicious that it’s my favorite. That said, the classic San Angel Inn Margarita is an excellent choice, as are the premium cocktails on the menu. If straight tequila is more your speed, you can sample it in flights of traditional tequila tastes for $25 or premium tequilas for $45.

When it comes time for entrees, you cannot go wrong with choices like Tacos de Ribeye, Enchiladas de Pollo, Carne Asada, or Baja Tacos de Pescado. The classic Tacos de Ribeye is a menu highlight with juicy ribeye sliced thinly and cooked with poblano peppers, red onions, bacon, and Monterey jack cheese served with corn tortillas and plantains, topped with crema Mexicana and cotija cheese.

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If you are craving chicken, try the Enchiladas de Pollo made with golden corn tortillas filled with chipotle chicken covered with Salsa Verde, Crema Mexicana, cotija cheese, and crispy onion straws atop refried beans. The dish is topped with plantains with Crema Mexicana and cotija cheese.

The Carne Asada is a meat lovers’ dream with a juicy New York Strip topped with chipotle butter served with grilled queso fresco, nopales relish, grilled spring onion, and plantains. The creation is topped with queso cotija and crema Mexicana. Yorkshire County Fish Shop isn’t the only fried fish spot in World Showcase! Who doesn’t love fish tacos? The Baja Tacos de Pescado features a flavorful Beer-battered fried Cod served with tangy shredded cabbage, chipotle-lime aioli, and a bright, fruity pineapple relish in fresh flour tortillas.

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There are some delightful dessert options on this menu. The Tres Leche de Horchata, a rice milk-soaked sponge cake, and Capirotada, a decadent chocolate bread pudding, are my choices from this menu. If at all possible, order both for your group to share. You will not be sorry you splurged for dessert!

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I didn’t expect much from this restaurant, but it blew me away! Everything was delicious, although, idk why I was surprised. Everything in the Mexico pavilion is always a knockout! . It makes me excited to try its big sister La Hacienda! Would you dine at San Angel Inn? . #Disneytips #disneyhacks #disneyadvice #disneyhelp #disneytraveltips #letusleadyoutothemagic #sanangelinn #mexicopavilion #epcoteats

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If you want a quicker Mexican food fix, visit any other quick service dining spots in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion. La Cantina de San Angel is a great spot to grab a quick nacho plate as you stroll “around the world.” I never pass up the margaritas at Choza de Margarita. If you are craving a table service spot with fantastic Mexican cuisine but cannot snag a reservation at San Angel Inn Restaurante, consider a table at La Hacienda de San Angel. You’ll still need an advanced dining reservation for this spot, but they tend to be a bit more plentiful.

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Happy dining!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.