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La Hacienda Ready to Serve at Epcot

With La Hacienda ready to soft open this week we’d like to thank one of our friends at the World for snapping a few photos for us to share with you today.

Photo courtesy Brandi Baker

The newly refurbished Cantina will now be both counter service and table service. La Cantina de San Angel will open daily at 11am and serve counter service options while the table service option, La Hacienda de San Angel, will open daily at 4pm. La Cantina de San Angel will utilize its own seating area plus some of the air-conditioned La Hacienda seating space (including the terrace) until La Hacienda opens at 4pm. Then La Hacienda will only be available for table service seating. La Cantina de San Angel will remain open, serving counter service selections, until the park closes.

Outdoor seating - photo courtesy Brandi Baker

Outdoor Terrace - photo courtesy Brandi Baker

Offerings at La Cantina will include grilled beef and chicken tacos served on fresh homemade corn tortillas, Empanadas de Queso (fried corn masa filled with cheese, topped with green sauce, served with corn chips), nachos, fresh homemade guacamole and chips, churros, and paletas (traditional fruit popsicles).

Beginning September 16 ADRs can be made for La Hacienda for October 15th and after. The restaurant is in a soft opening phase until October 15th and will be walk up only.

We will be trying it out for ourself soon so look for another post in the future with a review and food photos.


Shopping and Unique Opportunities Inside Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

We recently posted about the San Angel Inn restaurant inside Epcot’s Mexico pavilion, but that’s not all that sits inside the model of the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl. The main area inside is covered with various kiosks that sell different Mexican souvenirs. The perimeter of the interior is made up of a handful of shops as well. La Tienda Encatada sells clothing, jewelry, and accessories while the neighboring La Princesa de Cristal has a collection of crystal and glass items available for purchase. If you are lucky, you’ll catch the glass blower working on new pieces for the shop.

Glass Blower Inside La Princesa de Cristal

From Behind

Getting a Taste of Authentic Mexico at the San Angel Inn

Whether it’s day or night when you walk into the Mexico pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, it’s always night inside! Beautifully lit on the inside to give the feel of being outdoors under the nighttime sky in Mexico, this pavilion offers a variety of shops, a ride, and a sit-down table service restaurant called San Angel Inn. The Inn serves lunch and dinner daily and accepts Advanced Dining Reservations.

Disney’s attention to theme and detail of course extend to the San Angel Inn. Check out the tile on the floor, the stucco walls, and of course you can’t miss the volcano in the distance emitting puffs of smoke every few seconds (keep your eye on those puffs of smoke, there’s a Mickey hidden in them every few minutes). Some seating is arranged by the edge of the water where the boats of the Gran Fiesta Tour float by every so often. The San Angel Inn is based on a Mexico City hacienda dating back to 1692. In 1915 the hacienda was changed into a restaurant and in 1962 it was taken over by the Debler family who named it the San Angel Inn and made it one of Mexico City’s finest restaurants. Visitors to Mexico in the World Showcase now have the opportunity to enjoy this dining experience (just be sure to make that ADR, this restaurant can be very popular!).

San Angel Inn - Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

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