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La Cantina de San Angel is a quick service restaurant in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot. But, is it worthy of adding to your list of must-do restaurants? Keep reading to find out if it is one of the best quick-service restaurants in Epcot.
As you explore Epcot during your Disney World trip, you will quickly find that it has no shortage of places to eat. All of the World Showcase countries have at least one food service place. And most of them have more than one restaurant. Because these are so many to choose from, it can be hard to choose where to eat in Epcot. This review will help you decide if La Cantina de San Angel is a good choice for your family.
La Cantina de San Angel is an open-air restaurant located right on the water at the edge of World Showcase Lagoon.
All seating in the restaurant is located outdoors under a covered pavilion. While there is not a lot of it, the decor of the restaurant is very characteristic of Mexico.
The focal point of the restaurant, however, is the lagoon. So, the decor is minimal in order to keep your attention focused out towards the water.
There is just enough theming at the restaurant to remind you that you are in Mexico.
La Cantina de San Angel is located in the World Showcase section of Epcot. It is in the Mexico pavilion on the lagoon side of the promenade. La Cantina is actually the first restaurant you encounter when entering World Showcase from the Mexico side.
You will find this restaurant next door to its sister restaurant, La Hacienda de San Angel. While La Hacienda is a table service restaurant, La Cantina is a quick service location.
For a relaxing place to sit and enjoy views of the water, you can’t beat this location!
The food at La Cantina de San Angel is typical fast-food style Mexican food. On the menu, you will find options such as tacos, nachos, and empanadas. The children’s menu also features chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for those picky eaters. The dessert offerings are churros with chocolate sauce, Mickey ice cream sandwiches, and a churro sundae.
For a look at the full menu, see allears.net.
I am not really impressed with the food at La Cantina. I feel that La Cantina’s food is bland and nothing special. You can get much better Mexican food through a drive-thru in the Southwest part of the USA.
This is kinda surprising and disappointing to me because the food next door at La Hacienda is so good. I love the food over there. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t carry over to La Cantina.
La Cantina is just okay. There are much better quick-service options in World Showcase.
There is not any true entertainment at La Cantina. This is mostly due to it being a quick-service location versus a table service place.
This is, however, a nice spot to relax and take in the beautiful views of the lagoon. It’s perfect for a midday break to catch your breath and fill your bellies.
You can do some decent people watching from the seating area at La Cantina as well. This is also a pretty good spot to sit and watch the nightly fireworks show. The only problem with watching from here is that, at least for me, the roof over the seating area somewhat interferes with the view of the fireworks.
Disney Dining Plan/Cost
La Cantina does participate on the Disney Dining Plan. It will cost you one quick-service credit per person. If you are paying out of pocket for this meal, you can expect to spend less than $15 per adult. From a purely economic perspective, this is a decent use of your dining credits.
Plus, if you are already in Epcot, this is a convenient place to stop and grab some lunch or a quick dinner. However, when you factor in the quality of the food, I feel that this is more of a waste of a credit than anything else.
La Cantina de San Angel is a quick-service Mexican food restaurant. It sits on the lagoon side of the promenade in Epcot’s World Showcase. It is in a very convenient location as it is close to the Future World side of the park as well.
The restaurant has outdoor seating with beautiful views of the lagoon. You will find that it is one of the few spots around the lagoon to sit and watch the fireworks show. However, the views of the fireworks are limited due to the roof over the seating area.
The biggest negative of this place is the quality of the food. It is basic, bland, and nothing to get excited about. You can find much tastier food in other quick-service restaurants in Epcot. Unfortunately, this negative outweighs the positives of this place for me.
My family will probably not eat here again anytime soon. I would recommend finding a different place to eat while in Epcot.
For help planning your trip, check out my list of the best Disney World quick service restaurants and my step-by-step guide to planning your trip.
One of my son’s favorites! He is a picky eater, but likes Mexican, so it is always a must for us. My husband prefers the table service inside the pyramid. But it does not cater to my child’s picky preferences. For a quick service other than chicken nuggets it is a quick and easy meal for us. Of course as an adult, I agree 100% it doesn’t compare to good Mexican food we can get at home!
Thanks for the comment! -Christy