Mexico Booth Menu & Review: 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Mexico once again has a booth at the 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. In this Walt Disney World dining review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is worth your money or Disney Dining Plan snack credits.
Mexico is located near the pavilion of the same name near World Showcase’s entrance. This booth is one of the oldest, celebrating 25 consecutive years at the annual Walt Disney World event. In that quarter-century, it’s frequently rotated new items in after previous years scored less than stellar reviews. Shades of the notorious Italy booth here.
In this post, we’ll review each of the food items at the Mexico booth, which will be available daily from now through some point in the fall. That’s plenty of time to drop in and try out these dishes, but you may not want to do that, because as usual, Mexico disappoints…
Here’s what’s on the food menu at the Mexico Global Marketplace for the 2022 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
- Taco al Pastor: Seared pork belly pastor on a corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, pineapple, pickled onions, and chives (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
- Tostada de Barbacoa: Barbacoa beef on a fried corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, salsa verde, Mexican crema, queso fresco, and chives (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
- Capirotada de Chocolate: Abuelita chocolate bread pudding served with a chocolate crème anglaise
- Mexican Craft Beer
- Blood Orange Charm Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, blood orange aperitif, blackcurrant-infused vodka, and prosecco served on the rocks with pink peppercorns and sweet-dried-chile salt rim (New)
- It Takes Two to Mango Margarita: Mezcal Ilegal Joven, mango purée, Nixta Corn Liqueur, rum, and ancho chile lime juice served on the rocks with hibiscus-salt rim (New)
Now our photos and reviews of each item at the Mexico Global Marketplace. (Note: these have not yet been updated with fresh reviews of the new items at the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Stay tuned for that!)
Chilaquiles con Chorizo ($7) — As the menu suggests, this dish consists of ground chorizo and tortillas served with salsa ranchera, monterey jack cheese, crema mexicana, and guajillo cheese. We love chilaquiles, and as far as that classic Mexican comfort food goes, it delivers. Nice texture, consistency, variety of flavors, and a generous helping of meat.
In terms of value, the portion here is ample, making this arguably a decent value for money. It wouldn’t be one of our top picks, but you could do worse than this crowd-pleaser.
Taco de Ribeye ($7) – Next up, we have a taco with Shaved Ribeye, Red Onions, and Poblano Peppers on a Corn Tortilla with Ranchera Salsa, Cotija Cheese, and Chives.
This was unremarkable. Nothing about this tasted fresh or high-quality, but instead more on par with something you might be served at Taco Bell for a fraction of the price. Definitely not recommended.
Capirotada de Chocolate ($5.50) — As usual, the redeeming item at the Mexico Global Marketplace is dessert. The Chocolate Bread Pudding is moist and soft, and the Chocolate Abuelita Crème Anglaise pushes it over the top.
The end result is a huge dessert that’s varied in flavor, deceptively ambitious, and a sheer delight to the taste buds. Regardless of whether you’re paying cash or are on the Disney Dining Plan, this sizable dessert is a must-order.
Overall, Mexico is not a booth we have ever recommended, save for dessert, and the same remains true this year. It’s really astonishing that this Global Marketplace delivers food that is so consistently bland year in and year out. At this point, it must be a deliberate decision, which is perplexing given that many other booths are serving up spicier options.
Beyond that, most Americans should be familiar with Mexican cuisine, so it doesn’t seem like ‘dumbing down’ the flavors to this great of a degree is even remotely necessary. On the plus side, at least the Mexico booth is better and cheaper than its counterpart over in Italy!
Check out our Global Marketplace Booth Menus & Photos for the 2022 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 2022 Epcot 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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What do you think of the Mexico Global Marketplace? Have you tried any of the food items at this booth? What did you think of them? Have you had good or bad luck with the Mexico booth in the past? Questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
This was my first year at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. I have been hearing rave reviews from colleagues at work about it and was utterly exited to visit and try everything possible without breaking the bank. I am an Annual Pass holder so the entry was a non-issue, as a matter of fact the time we went with my wife, one week ago, we visited 4 days in a row to get each our “tiny” Mickey cutting boards. I must say I was extremely disappointed though, I tried the “Short Rib Tostada” and my wife was like “What! You paid $6.50 for that?” You see, we are travelers and have tasted authentic foods from about 1/2-2/3 the places represented in Epcot, so we love to try the real stuff. None of of the food at the Festival is near close the authentic stuff, and when you add to that how pricey all of it is, you will certainly come to the conclusion very quickly that this is nothing but a way to get an easy few thousands of $$$ from visitors. In the end between my wife and I we tried only three dishes: the “Short Rib Tostada” in Mexico (which should not cost more than $1.75 each), the imitation of “pan de queso” from Brazil (should be $1.50), and the “paella” from Spain (should be like $2.00 max, but still tastes nothing like paella); all were true disappointments, in particular the last one — I’ve eaten half a true paella in Madrid just last year, that was so delicious (by the way, true paella has some seafood). So, to be honest, I would highly discourage anyone from giving their hard earned money away just to say they tried something at the Festival. Will never recommend unless two things happen: Standards for each each dish are raised so that they are closer to authentic foods representatives of the countries’ dishes; price for each dish is highly reduced (1/2 or more) to match real cost of production.
At the Food and Wine Festival 2018, the Pedrino drink was amazing!!
Hmm, as a regular traveler to Mexico for work, (both interior and coast) I must say this doesn’t look much like what I’m served in Mexico. Except the rice pudding, which looks legit and yummy! They had a nice tres leaches last year as I recall? Or maybe that was flower and garden. The quesadilla looks like something a picky 4 year old would order off the kids menu and seems to have no place at food and wine. I will ask them to leave the short rib off the tostado to make me a veg version. And how can I resist a drink called the Ay Caramba? thats a thing I’m having
Hey Tom! You should try real mexican food because I don’t see anything “mexican” in this year’s menÃº 🙁
100% legit!!! You’re totally right. Looking at the whole menu, it seems there was no effort there.
I’m mexican, and a tostada like this is what I normally eat. The shrimp taco as well, except I usually use green salsa. I tried both last year at the food and wind festival and the tostada was my absolute favorite of the whole festival! I tried 15-20 dishes last year (with the DDP snack credits). The shrimp quesadilla was my husband’s favorite. We may be biased because we are mexican, though â€â™€ï¸
How can I locate this food fight of a feud? I read his review but where is the rebuttal?
what review is it?