La Hacienda and La Cantina De San Angel Now Open!

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WDWNT Reporter Cody Smith covered the media preview and grand opening of the new Hacienda De San Angel table service restaurant and La Cantina De San Angel counter service restaurant at the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase. Here’s what you can expect from Epcot’s latest eateries:

A view of the restaurants from across the lagoon

The building is very nicely detailed

The menu for the table service restaurant, Hacienda De San Angel

The menu is fairly small, but remember, the Mexico pavilion still has another table service restaurant at the San Angel Inn

The counter service portion, Cantina De San Angel (keeping the original name)

Another look at the exterior

Cody provided us with descriptions and reviews of the food items, I’ve placed his remarks in quotations – “Hard taco shell bowl with traditional Taco fixings… Delicious”

“Seared Beef on toasted tortilla with chocolate mole and peanut sauce”

“Taqutios”

“Pulled beef soft taco… The best thing i had”

The mariachi band performed for attendees

Heading inside the restaurant

Beautiful lighting fixtures

WDW Ambassador Vanessa Rosas spoke

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Epcot Vice President Dan Cockerell

Photo-op with Mickey and Donald

The decor inside is quite beautiful

The views out into the lagoon set a wonderful atmosphere

Another look at some of the menu items

The lobby features a painting of the restaurant

The La Cantina counter service menu

A look into the kitchen

More details inside

Overall, the restaurant is beautiful and well-placed in the park. The menu is small, but this is a pavilion that also features three restaurants. The food is extremely authentic, much like the menu inside the pavilion at the San Angel Inn that was changed just a few years ago. While the authentic turn is welcome in a park that takes pride in allowing guests to truly experience the world, this restaurant may not please everyone in your group. La Hacienda is worth a try, but is certainly not in the same league as Le Celleir or Via Napoli.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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