REVIEW: Jardin de Fiestas Offers Delicious Chilaquiles and Mango Margaritas at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

The menu for Jardin de Fiestas is a brand new crop this year at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. With items like chilaquiles, quesadillas, and tortas, and not one but two margaritas, it’s a fiesta of food at the Mexico pavilion! And where there’s a fiesta, you know we have to be there!

Menu for Jardin de Fiestas at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00
  • 🆕 Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion and Cilantro – $7.50
  • 🆕 Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • 🆕 Cruz Blanca RosĂ© Spritz: Effervescent RosĂ© Wheat Ale with Elderflower Liqueur – $7.00
  • 🆕 Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75
  • 🆕 Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim – $12.75
Offerings from Jardin de Fiestas at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Photos of Menu Items from Jardin de Fiestas at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

*NEW* Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00

Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00

A majority of our group enjoyed this quite a bit. For the price point, this was definitely the best value at this booth.

Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00

The ingredients all worked well together and created a robust flavor profile.

Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00
Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00

The chicken had the perfect amount of spice, while the cheese was smooth and creamy.

Chilaquiles de Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana and Guajillo Cheese – $7.00

It’s a perfectly satisfying dish.

*NEW* Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion and Cilantro – $7.50

Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion and Cilantro – $7.50

The quesadilla tasted great and we enjoyed it, but it needed significantly more filling.

Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion and Cilantro – $7.50

The pineapple was a nice touch and added a gentle sweetness to the dish.

Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion and Cilantro – $7.50

Overall, however, this was not worth the price we paid.

*NEW* Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

The bun was stale and brought the overall experience of this dish down.

Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

However, the taste of the meat was tender and well-seasoned.

Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00
Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

The spice level was moderate and added great flavor, while the avocado mousse added a nice creaminess.

Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00
Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse and Jalapeños – $7.00

Unfortunately, the parts seem to work better than the whole with this one.

*NEW* Cruz Blanca RosĂ© Spritz: Effervescent RosĂ© Wheat Ale with Elderflower Liqueur – $7.00

Cruz Blanca RosĂ© Spritz: Effervescent RosĂ© Wheat Ale with Elderflower Liqueur – $7.00

The Rosé Spritz name is a bit deceiving. We expected something fruity, but it definitely tastes like a beer.

Cruz Blanca RosĂ© Spritz: Effervescent RosĂ© Wheat Ale with Elderflower Liqueur – $7.00

It has a strong taste and, frankly, wasn’t very appealing. I don’t think anybody in our group really liked this one. It’s basic and forgettable.

*NEW* Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75

Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75

This was our favorite of all the beverages at this Outdoor Kitchen.

Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75
Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75

It had a strong fruity taste, but it wasn’t overly sweet. The Tajin on the rim was the perfect compliment to the mango-flavored margarita.

Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Lime Juice, Applejack and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim – $11.75

This is one delicious drink that we highly recommend.

*NEW* Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim – $12.75

Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim – $12.75

The Rosita Margarita had an interesting taste, but nobody seemed to really be drawn to it. We tried it and it just kind of sat there while everyone wanted the Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita.

Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim – $12.75

The rose flavor was slightly floral without being perfume-y.

Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim – $12.75

The pink color of the margarita and the rose petal salt rim make this drink pretty, but that’s about it.

Location of Jardin de Fiestas at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Jardin de Fiestas is located on the water side of the World Showcase Promenade adjacent to La Cantina de San Angel. You can find it at number 6 on the map below.

You can sample the offerings here from March 4th to June 1st, 2020. Do these items feel too “out there” for EPCOT, or are they a perfect fit? Let us know below!