REVIEW: A Trio of Entrees from the New Lunch Menu at Flo’s V8 Cafe in California Adventure

The fried chicken from the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure
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Flo’s V8 Cafe, over in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land, updated their lunch menu mere days ago. Come 11 a.m., the counter service location now serves items like fried chicken, pot pies, and cheeseburgers.

There are rotating Blue Plate Specials, the first of which are BBQ Spare Ribs (from the old menu) and Strawberry Cream Pie.

The entrees on the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure The kids menu and beverages on the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure

 

Fillmore’s Pot Pie – $10.99

The pot pie from the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure
The floral motif on the crust pays homage to the pot pie’s namesake, Fillmore the van.

The pot pie is actually vegetarian! (It should be noted that there is cheese in the gravy sauce.) The crust was buttery, firm, and flaked easily when poked with a fork.

The pot pie from the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure

The pie filling was impressively spicy. See those green bits in the photo? Those are pieces of chiles. The filling also contains sweet corn, potato, and cheddar cheese. The consistency was appropriately creamy.

Ka-Cheeseburger – $11.49

The cheeseburger from the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure

I was pleasantly surprised by the Ka-Cheeseburger. The generous serving of caramelized onions added a mild sweetness and extra flavor that, combined with the 1000 Island dressing on the other side of the patty, reminded me vaguely of an In-n-Out burger. The accompanying steak fries tasted like they were fresh out of a grocery store freezer section, unfortunately. I wonder if I could substitute the fries with those tasty garlic mashed potatoes from the fried chicken.

Flo’s Fried Chicken – $16.99

The fried chicken from the updated lunch menu at Flo's V8 Cafe in Carsland in Disney California Adventure

I was a tad disappointed with the Fried Chicken. It tasted fine but unremarkable and didn’t stand out, especially compared to the other two entrees I tried. The unsung hero of this plate were the garlic mashed potatoes. They had a “hand-mashed” texture and the garlic seasoning perked it up without being overbearing.

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Natalie Kipper

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  • My husband had the BBQ ribs and it also came with the garlic mashed potatoes. He said all he tasted was BBQ sauce as they lay the ribs on the potatoes. The ribs are slathered with extra sauce, and the sauce overwhelmed the potato taste.

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