Mexico once again has a booth at the 2021 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 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
- Chilaquiles con Chorizo: Crispy Corn Tortillas tossed in Salsa Verde and Monterey Jack Cheese topped with Crema Mexicana, Queso Cotija, Pickled Onions and Ground Chorizo
- Taco de Ribeye: Shaved Ribeye, Red Onions, and Poblano Peppers on a Corn Tortilla with Ranchera Salsa, Cotija Cheese and Chives
- Capirotada de Chocolate: Abuelita Chocolate Bread Pudding served with a Chocolate Crème Anglaise
- Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater
- El Tigre Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal with Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Pineapple, and Ginger Juices served on the rocks with a Hibiscus Salt Rim
- La Clásica Reyes Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, Lime Juice and Agave Nectar served on the rocks with a Chile Piquín Salt Rim
- White Passion Fruit Sangria: White Wine, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur and a hint of Ilegal Mezcal
Now our photos and reviews of each item at the Mexico Global Marketplace…
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 2021 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 2021 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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