La Cantina de San Angel Disney Restaurant Epcot

La Cantina de San Angel Disney Restaurant Epcot

If you’ve browsed the restaurant section of the Disney World website you know the dining options are endless. Endless. And with over 200 places to eat at Disney World, you’ll sometimes find it’s hard to figure out where to eat! For times when we’re not on the Disney Dining Plan, and failed to make reservations anywhere, and just need cheap food at Disney World, we head to La Cantina de San Angel in EPCOT Park.

Because there are many times when we won’t be able to commit an hour to eating, or be able to spend more than $20 bucks a person, or really be in the mood to try anything new with a truffle foam or oysters. Sometimes all we really want is some decent Mexican. Here’s everything to know about this Mexican quick service restaurant at EPCOT Park.

La Cantina de San Angel Restaurant EPCOT

The EPCOT Quick Service Restaurants are some of the best on Disney property. They are, however, often overshadowed by the various festivals and special menus available at the kiosks. While we definitely have our favorites like Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie in France for breakfast and Sunshine Seasons when no one can figure out what they want to eat, we actually never really took notice of all our quick service options before. But this last vacation we were on the Disney Dining Plan, and with that comes mandatory must-use meals. And since we’re also always on the search for some good enchiladas, we thought we’d give La Cantina de San Angel a try.

La Cantina de San Angel Details

Since this Mexican Restaurant at EPCOT is quick service, no reservation is required and you can simply walk up and order your food. Located Just inside the World Showcase at EPCOT Cart, across the Mexico Pavilion, La Cantina de San Angel shares restaurant space with La Hacienda de San Angel. The quick service section of the restaurant is outside, and offers covered and uncovered seating on the large patio that overlooks World Showcase Lagoon. 

  • Location: Mexico Area of World Showcase, EPCOT Park
  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Food: Mexican, Quick Service
  • Seating: Patio Seating, Overlooking the Lake
  • Mobile Order: No

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La Cantina De San Angel Atmosphere 

If you’ve ever wondered which restaurant that is that overlooks the World Showcase Lagoon, this is it. La Cantina de San Angel offers plenty of seating but it fills up FAST! Especially during regular meal times. And as this restaurant is extremely popular, Mobile Order is not available here.  Separated into several sections, you can access the main counter for several registers just inside the patio area. Once inside you’ll see kiosks with sauces, napkins and eating utensils. Seating is spread between uncovered and covered porch spaces, and features tables and stools. 

We highly recommend sending someone in your travel party to find a table, while you order. The last few times we have eaten here, the table access has been limited. And so we hover like vultures, at the sight of anyone possibly vacating their chairs. Never a good look, we’re making you aware, in case you find yourself in a similar situation. Alternatively, if it’s crowded, you can also always leave the restaurant and find seating elsewhere. 

La Cantina de San Angel Menu

At this quick service Mexican restaurant in Epcot, you’ll find chicken, rice and vegetables, tacos, burritos, empanadas and nachos, and a few other simple choices. Truthfully, it won’t matter what you get, because it is all really good. The food is flavorful and in decent portion sizes to help you get through the day. Check out our choices below and the full La Cantina de San Angel Menu, for all the options. 

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Arroz con Pollo Bowl

This rice bowl is topped with marinated grilled chicken, corn, spicy tomato sauce, pickled onions, queso fresco and cilantro. It’s the medium heat sauce that really flavors the whole dish. As you can see it’s a pretty good portion size. If you go more for mild grab some sour cream from the condiment counters.
 

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Nachos

The basic nachos here were amazing. With tons of jalapenos ( almost too many) and some really flavorful beef and beans, this was filling enough to have for lunch. If you’re  dining with kids they’ll probably eat all the chips with the Disney yellow plastic cheese, so grab a batch to share if you have a group to feed. This Nachos dish includes Tortilla Chips topped with White Nacho Cheese, Ground Beef and Beans, Tomatoes, Jalapeños, and Sour Cream. (Add Guacamole for an extra $2.00)

Empanadas at EPCOT La Cantina de San Angel

Empanadas con Queso

These Empanadas aren’t filled with meat, they’re filled with cheese and you get this sweet slaw that goes with it perfectly! This one added a lot of really lovely flavors together and again quite plenty to eat for lunch or dinner. Fried Flour Tortillas filled with Cheese, topped with Sour Cream, Salsa Verde, and Queso Fresco. Served with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.

Tacos 

A popular choice here, the Tacos at La Cantina de San Angel, includes 3 Street Tacos, alongside a side with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.

  • Tacos de Barbacoa: Shredded Beef on homemade Corn Tortillas topped with Red Salsa and Cilantro. Served with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.
  • Tacos de Pollo: Marinated Grilled Chicken covered in Red Salsa on homemade Corn Tortillas topped with Cilantro. Served with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.
  • Tacos de Camarón: Mexican corn breaded shrimp on homemade corn tortillas, cabbage, salsa verde, and a mango relish. Served with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.

Taco Trio

Combining the taco selections here, you can get one each of the three varieties offered. Barbacoa, Pollo, and Camarón Tacos on homemade Corn Tortillas. Served with Rice and Black Beans with Queso Fresco.

Guacamole with Totopos

The guac here is fresh and there is plenty of it! Grab this one if you’re craving Traditional Guacamole with Tortilla Chips. Yum!

Sides and Kid’s Menu

Sides include a variety of Mexican staples like Rice, black beans, plantains, guac and nacho cheese. A Kid’s Menu is available with smaller portions of empanadas, as well as Chicken Tenders, Chicken Tacos, and Macaroni and Cheese. 

Desserts

If you’re sporting a sweet tooth and need something after your meal, desserts at La Cantina de San Angel, includes Churros with chocolate sauce, Churro Sundae, of a Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich are all on the menu. 

Drinks

You can grab a variety of fountain beverages, Jarritos Traditional Mexican Soda, a La Cantina Slushy, and water. Alcoholic beverages include Tequila based  cocktails, like Margaritas, Sangrias, and Beers. 

La Cantina de San Angel Cost

For an entree at La Cantina de San Angel, you can expect to pay anywhere between $11-$16 dollars for your quick service meal depending what you get. And in true Disney fashion the drinks will cost you another 5 dollars each. As such, all in all you should budget about $20 per person for a full meal here. 

The kids menu has kids sizes of the empanadas and chicken fingers for less than $10 each. And That said if you’re hoping to grab the churros here plan on adding between $6-$8 dollars more to your bill for dessert. Alcoholic Drinks here range from $10- $18 each. 

These costs are comparable to pretty much anywhere else in Epcot. So whether you’re heading to America for burgers at the Regal Eagle BBQ Smokehouse, England for Fish and Chips, or Norway for a Salmon Sandwich it really is just all about preference.

La Cantina de San Angel Restaurant Review

All in all, we were thrilled with this quick, last minute quick service choice for lunch. So if Mexican is your thing, be sure to stop by this one. You won’t be disappointed. It’s also right across the midway from Choza de Margarita, so if you’re going to need a drink, you can grab one before leaving Mexico. If you’re looking for a decent place to grab cheap food at Disney, that everyone in the family will love, this may be what you’re looking for! 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.


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