REVIEW: Mexico Disappoints With A New Menu at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

Mexico has been a presence at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since its inception. For the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, they’re debuting an almost entirely new menu, with two new food items, three new drinks, and a slight change to their classic margarita.

Menu for the Mexico Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge – $6.95
  • 🆕 Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro – $6.75

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager (4.0% ABV) crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater – $5.00 (6oz) and $9.50 (12oz)
  • 🆕 Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime – $10.00
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim – $10.75
  • 🆕 Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim – $11.50

Photos of Menu Items from the Mexico Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge – $6.95

As soon as they handed this to us, we thought, “Oh, this isn’t going to be good.” And we were right. The tortilla was okay, and the sauce had a nice spicy flavor, but not enough of it.

The beef was chewy and gristly. Overall, the dish was small, and underwhelming for $7.

*NEW* Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro – $6.75

This tostada was decent. We wouldn’t go out of our way for it, but we would eat it again.

The pork had a good flavor and texture. The black beans had a nice smoky flavor from the chipotle without being too spicy.

The fresh onions were a nice complement with extra crunch and juiciness.

*NEW* Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager (4.0% ABV) crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater – $5.00 (6oz) and $9.50 (12oz)

If there was a cheap ripoff of Sol, which is a cheap ripoff of Corona, then this beer would be it.

*NEW* Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime – $10.00

Most of our reporters didn’t like this wine. The flowery taste was too overpowering, unless you like that kind of flavor and then you might enjoy this drink.

Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim – $10.75

This year, the Clásica Margarita features a salt rim instead of the Tajín chile-lime rim of 2019. It was a mediocre drink. It wasn’t bad, but it also was not remarkable in any way.

*NEW* Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim – $11.50

Most of our reporters thought this margarita was gross. It tasted like plastic and chemicals. It was smoky and sweet in a bad way. Two disappointing margaritas from the Mexico booth.

Location of the Mexico Marketplace Booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Mexico Marketplace Booth is conveniently located on the water side of the World Showcase Promenade adjacent to La Cantina de San Angel.

It may be tempting to visit the Mexico Marketplace Booth just for their margaritas, but there’s certainly more food and beverages worth trying. Which is your favorite menu item?

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Caleb
Caleb
9 months ago

The portion size is pathetic. I would get more food from a $2 taquito. Spending $7 for something that is smaller than my hand is definitely not worth it.