REVIEW: Jardin de Fiestas Features Tasty Enchilada, Taco Vampiro, and Hypnotic Margarita at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Let’s head over to the Mexico pavilion for the start of the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to taste some festive and creative dishes (and maybe some margaritas as well).

Menu for Jardin de Fiestas at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla with Mole Negro, Avocado Mousse, Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco – $7.50
  • Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese, Salsa Ranchera and Esquites – $8.00
  • 🆕 Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and Black Beans on Crispy Corn Tortilla with Avocado Mousse and Queso Fresco – $7.75

Beverages:

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

  • 🆕 Poppy Flower Margarita: Curamia Tequila Blanco, Hibiscus Flower Tea, Cucumber Juice, Aperitivo and Lejay Blackcurrant Liqueur with a Chile Salt Rim – $13.75
  • 🆕 Hypnotic Margarita: Corazón Tequila Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Rosemary, Hpnotiq Cognac and Lemon Juice – $14.25
  • Craft Mexican Lager – $5.00 for 6 oz., $10.00 for 12 oz

The Taco Vampiro has been significantly modified from last year, replacing braised beef with barbacoa beef, and adding esquites (corn) to the recipe.

Photos of Menu Items from Jardin de Fiestas at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

*NEW* Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla with Mole Negro, Avocado Mousse, Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco – $7.50

This was our favorite item at the booth. There was a healthy portion of chicken that was moist and well seasoned.

The mole negro and avocado mousse were a hit. The flavor profile of the mole was rich while the avocado mousse added freshness.

Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese, Salsa Ranchera and Esquites (Gluten/Wheat-Friendly) – $8.00

This taco was our second favorite. It had well-seasoned beef. The cheese on top was nice and crunchy.

The corn was also well-seasoned. The crema sauce had a really good kick of spice that paired well with the saltiness of the queso fresco. We loved this.

*NEW* Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and Black Beans on Crispy Corn Tortilla with Avocado Mousse and Queso Fresco – $7.75

This is a plant-based dish and we didn’t really like it. The avocado mousse was the highlight.

*NEW* Poppy Flower Margarita: Curamia Tequila Blanco, Hibiscus Flower Tea, Cucumber Juice, Aperitivo and Lejay Blackcurrant Liqueur with a Chile Salt Rim – $13.75

The rim of this was way too granular and salty for the lightness of the drink.

It was very floral and, to put it nicely, tasted like a garden in a cup. None of us enjoyed it as the taste was very rosey.

*NEW* Hypnotic Margarita: Corazón Tequila Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Rosemary, Hpnotiq Cognac and Lemon Juice – $14.25

We all enjoyed this margarita on the other hand. It was light and you definitely got the tequila with a hit of the Hpnotiq. The rosemary was subtle and the lemon was barely there.

We highly recommend this drink.

Craft Mexican Lager – $5.00 for 6 oz., $10.00 for 12 oz

Location of Jardin de Fiestas at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Jardin de Fiestas is located on the water side of World Showcase Promenade adjacent to La Cantina de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. You can find it at number 20 on the map below.

With so many new items, it can be difficult to choose what to try first! Luckily enough, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is running from March 2 to July 4.

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