Drink Around the World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion

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View of Mexico Pavilion at Epcot

If ever there was a location in Epcot perfect for a “Drink Around the World Showcase” (DAWS) excursion, the Mexico Pavilion would be it. If you’re keeping score, you could easily get yourself to 33 points just at this pavilion, so it’s important to remember to pace yourself while there. In fact, it might be a great place to end your DAWS festivities rather than begin at; otherwise, you’ll be roasted and toasted before you know it!

If you are looking for alcoholic beverages, this pavilion has a great selection to choose from. The Margarita Stand offers several types of frozen margaritas made with tequila, Triple Sec, and fruit mix (Strawberry, Lime, Fiesta) at $9.50. If you prefer your margarita on the rocks, you can also order the Patron Lime Margarita for $14.50. There’s also a tequila flight at a reasonable $12. Not a fan of margaritas? You can also get a XX Lager Draft Beer here. Don’t forget to grab a snack. The chips here are a perfect salty accompaniment to your DAWS experience in Mexico.

Margarita Stand Mexico

Looking for a more substantial snack or a meal? There are several great options that can accommodate both food and libations. For a quick service meal with outdoor seating, La Cantina de San Angel is a perfect spot. In fact, if you are here in the evening, it’s a great spot to grab a drink and watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Grab some tacos, a churro or two, and one of your favorite Mexican draft beers. They carry both Corona & Dos Equis each $7.75. You can also grab margaritas here as well. Check out the more unusual flavors: Wildberry & Passion Fruit. They’ll set you back a reasonable $9.50 each.

Guacamole from La Cantina

Looking for dinner and drinks? There are two excellent locations in the Mexico Pavilion. La Hacienda de San Angel is the newest table service location and offers a variety of fresh Mexican foods. I highly recommend the Parrillada platters for main dishes which are shared between 2 people (or more, it’s a lot of food). For appetizers, the Queso Fundido or the Botana (a sampler platter) are terrific for a group. The chips at this location are excellent and are served with two types of salsa: verde and traditional red. It’s a good thing there are so many terrific food options because you’ll need them if you order a lot of drinks here. In addition to beer and wine, this location serves up some unique and delicious margaritas. Check out the Mango Blueberry Basil or Orange Mango Fire. They range from $12.50 – $13.50 depending on the ingredients and most are served on the rocks. So, if you prefer frozen, you may want to catch one at the margarita stand outside. This restaurant also serves up premium tequilas and offers two tequila flights.

San Angel Inn has been a staple in the Mexico Pavilion for many years, and it’s a great location for DAWS. The atmosphere alone makes it a fabulous choice for dinner and drinks. Serving up traditional Mexican cuisine, you’ll be sure to enjoy the mole and carne asada. For appetizers, check out the Coctel de Cameron (Acapulco style shrimp cocktail). Drinks at San Angel offer a wide variety. Looking for Mexican beers? Take your pick from Sol, Bohemia, Tecate, Dos Equis Lager & Amber ($6.25 – $7.75). Looking for Margaritas? You can enjoy a lot of the same flavors made at La Cava del Tequila next door without all the crowds. Check out the Margarita San Angel Inn at $13.

Sign La Cava del Tequila

Perhaps the best location in the Mexico Pavilion for DAWS is La Cava del Tequila. It is the stuff DAWS dreams are made of. If you like tequila, you will have one of the largest selections of premium tequilas. From blanco, reposado, anejo, specialty, and infused tequilas, there is sure to be a type that even the pickiest of tequila drinkers or even non-tequila drinkers will enjoy. The tequila flight is the best way to try out a variety without breaking the bank. Margaritas here are exceptional and worth the long lines that are often found at La Cava. The pineapple and blood orange are personal favorites of mine. Looking for something a little different? Try the Avocado, Jalapeno or Coffee Mezcal Margaritas. Margaritas here tend to be a little more expensive (average $14) than other locations but are worth the price, especially since they are made with premium tequilas. For a delicious non-alcoholic beverage, try the pinanta which is a strawberry and coconut smoothie. And be sure to enjoy the snacks at this location. With such strong drinks; you’ll be glad you did. Order the Trio Combo: tortilla chips served with salsa, queso, and guacamole. Looking to save a few dollars? Follow La Cava del Tequila on Twitter and you can score some great discounts and specials!

Pineapple Margarita La Cava del Tequila

The Mexico Pavilion is a terrific spot for DAWS and offers a variety of drink and food options. If you’re in a hurry grab a margarita or a beer. Planning on staying for a dinner? Head to La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn. And don’t forget to stop by La Cava del Tequila at some point in your DAWS festivities. It’s a hands down must do for any DAWS experience.

When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.

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