Monday, June 30, 2014

Restaurant Review: Dinner at San Angel Inn at Epcot

By: Lindsey

We visited San Angel Inn at Epcot in May 2011. Anniston wasn't quite two. Our main focus with picking restaurants was looking at places that could have potential entertainment value if we needed it, along with good food.

San Angel Inn is located in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot. It’s themed as an Aztec Temple. It has a courtyard that is set up like a cute, little village. A few steps below that, there is the dining area that is surrounded by perfect scenery. There is another Aztec Temple “in the distance” with an active volcano behind it. It had a very quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

We arrived right at our reservation time, 4:30 p.m. Did I mention that I was traveling through Disney with an almost two year old? We ate dinner early. When we arrived, we were told we would have  a short wait. It ended up only being about ten minutes. Thankfully, San Angel Inn has that great courtyard area. It’s complete with a little shopping area. During our short wait, we were were able to walk around and look at all the different vendors. Very cute!

We were called to our table. One thing we noticed is that there didn't seem to be that many children around and it’s definitely more adult themed than other Disney restaurants. The table was set. One of the downsides to this restaurant is that all of the tables are very close together. It makes for close contact with your neighbors. However, with the quiet atmosphere, we never felt like we were loud or that others around us were loud.

The food was very good. You can view a menu here. They had chips and two types of salsa on the table. I ordered the Mole Poblano. It was very good. My dessert was the Pastel de Queso con Cajeta (don’t ask me to say that out loud, please.). It was also pretty yummy. Sadly, I didn't write down what Nick ordered and I’ve looked at the menu again and again and I just can’t remember.

The entire meal took about an hour once were seated. The wait time for our food wasn’t that long and Anniston stayed entertained the entire time. She enjoyed looking around, especially watching the volcano. And guess what? They have a ride. And guess what else? We had no idea until we got back and I read about it. So we didn't get to ride it. Boo. Next time!

All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. Is it my favorite restaurant? No. Is it on my must eat list? No. But if we had an opening in our schedule and they had an opening in theirs, we would eat there again. Please keep in mind that we ate there in 2011. Before making a reservation, I would also check out other review sites. Here are a couple of good ones:

Trip Advisor

If you decide to go, or have been in the past, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about it!

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