The Mexico Global Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is another booth celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! This post covers the Mexico booth’s menu, along with some thoughts on it.
Without question, the highlight of the Mexico booth is the “Tanked Triathlon of Quetzalcoatl,” a challenge that tests guests endurance in bold and exciting new ways. First, you eat one of everything on the menu. Then, you drink one of everything on the menu. (For better results, we recommend drinking 2 of everything.) Then–with a running start–you scale the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl. So far, only this brave bro has completed the challenge. Winners even receive a special surprise from security! (Hint: it’s not a runDisney medal.)
Obviously, for many guests the drinks are the highlight of the Mexico booth, and it’s easy to understand why. With the outdoor margarita stand being evicted (THANKS OLAF!) this is sure to be a popular spot. The Jalapeño Margarita and Mezcal Pineapple Margarita are both likely to be popular picks here, but what interests me most is the Taco de Camarón. I’m a sucker for shrimp tacos, and if this has a bit of kick to it from the chipotle mayo, it could be a standout option.
Now that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has officially kicked off, this menu (and every menu) has been updated with food photos, thoughts on value for money, best use of Disney Dining Plan snack credits, and more!
Here’s what you will find on the Mexico marketplace booth’s food menu this year at Food & Wine Festival:
Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa and covered with Oaxaca Mole – This tastes about how you’d expect Mexico counter service food to taste. It’s a step up from Taco Bell in quality and authenticity, but still nothing special.
Flan de Chocolate Abuelita: Mexican Chocolate Custard – If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was individually handmade. It has distinct layers and a fairly complex flavor that is atypical of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival desserts. Highly, highly recommended.
Taco de Camarón: Battered Shrimp on a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage & Chipotle Mayonnaise – Another item I forgot to photograph, this is very similar to what can be ordered at the counter service spot here, so it’s no big loss.
We don’t intend upon sampling all of the beverages at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival (particularly because most are not unique to Epcot, so you can find a ton of info and reviews of them via Google), but here is the booze menu for Mexico:
- Bohemia Pilsner with Floater
- Mexican-style Red Sangria
- Mezcal Pineapple Margarita on the Rocks
- Jalapeño Margarita on the Rocks
Check out our Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus post if you want to see and read more about every menu this year! You’ll also want to read our full Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival Guide before you go to get an idea of what to do, strategy for the festival (yes, you will need a strategy), and much more!
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If you’ve tried any of the marketplace items in Mexico, what did you think? Favorites? Least favorites? What was and wasn’t worth it? Anything on the menu you’re excited to try this year? Do you think the Tanked Triathlon of Quetzalcoatl should be a runDisney-sanctioned event with a medal awarded? 😉 Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments below!