Friday Feast: San Angel Inn
|November 3, 2012||Posted by Running at Disney under Disney Dining, Friday Feast, WDW Restaurants|
Due to still not having power, I’m finally getting this week’s Friday Feast up using free WiFi and power at Starbucks 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll be back to a normal schedule next week. Enjoy!
San Angel Inn used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Walt Disney World. I am a Mexican food addict and here you can enjoy some different and unique dishes compared to your local Tex-Mex joint. The Mexico pavilion is also my favorite in World Showcase. I love how it completely takes you to another place. You can go from the sweltering Florida sun and humidity to a cool evening in a Mexican marketplace. The restaurants atmosphere is romantic and oddly scenic if you can get a table overlooking the El Rio del Tiempo…oh wait, the Gran Fiesta Tour 🙂
When La Hacienda de San Angel opened across the way a few years ago, I forgot about San Angel Inn for it’s newer, spiffier cousin. I love the simplicity at La Hacienda and kept returning there when I had a Mexican craving. So recently, I decided to head back to my old favorite for lunch with my friends Amanda from Disney Every Day and Tony from Disney By the Numbers to see if it was still as good as I remembered. Let’s take a look at the menu first before diving into the meal…
They have an extensive tequila and margarita list here that is very similar (if not the same) to La Cava De Tequila’s menu. I went with the San Angel Inn margarita, which is the classic preparation. I was very excited when they came to the table with the shaker and then left a “2nd round” for me to pour.
As with most Mexican restaurants, we were brought chips and salsa after we placed our drink orders. The chips were very good and seemed homemade, but the salsa left something to be desired. It was very spicy, but was lacking in overall flavor.
Amanda and I ordered the Enchiladas Verde de Pollo which are corn tortillas filled with pulled chicken, covered with green tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream, queso fresco and onions, served with black refried beans. Salsa verde is one of my favorite sauces, so I was sold immediately on this one. This was insanely flavorful, the chicken was moist and the black beans were great to scoop up with the tortilla chips. Big winner here!
Tony ordered the Tacos de Carne (my second choice!) which is a grilled New York strip on flour tortillas, topped with chipoltle pepper sauce, scallions and avocado. Served with rice and beans. I don’t think I would’ve been happy with the whole scallions in the tacos, but Tony said the dish was really good.
It wasn’t very crowded during lunch, so this is a great options if you are looking for a good meal for lunch without an ADR. San Angel Inn has moved back to the top of my list of WDW dining. The food is tasty and fresh and the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else. I’d highly reccommend giving it a try!
What do you think of San Angel Inn?