REVIEW: New Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl Replaces Slow-Roasted Grilled Beef in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Brit Tuttle

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REVIEW: New Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl Replaces Slow-Roasted Grilled Beef in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef option has been added to the create-your-own bowl menu at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – The World of Avatar, and we visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom to try it for ourselves.

Satu'li Canteen Exterior at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Satu'li Canteen Menu Sign at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Satu'li Canteen Menu Sign at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Chimichurri-braised beef replaces the original slow-roasted sliced grilled beef option.

Satu'li Canteen Menu Sign Inside at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Satu'li Canteen Menu Sign Inside at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl – $14.49

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

A Cast Member recommended we try the new meat option with rice and black beans as the base, and Charred Green Onion Vinaigrette for the sauce, so that’s what we did.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The change in meat offerings is a positive for Disney in our book. The chimichurri-braised beef is soft and almost melts in your mouth.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The rest of the bowl’s flavors compliment the beef just as well as other bowls we’ve tried previously at Satu’li Canteen.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The charred edges of the beef remain soft, but give it a subtle smoky aftertaste.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The boba balls are a wild addition to the experience, though we didn’t have many in our serving. When you do get one in a bite, though, it’s a shocking but delightful surprise of sweetness in an otherwise savory entree.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The serving size for the cost is competitive for the parks. We felt it was a great value for the amount of food you receive.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

However, there was one downside for us — the bowl had a bit too much rice for our taste. But the rice did balance out the minimal spice from what we think was the Charred Green Onion Vinaigrette.

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef Bowl at Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Overall, we would definitely order this again on a cooler day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.