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!
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!