El Artista Hambriento – Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Hambriento
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Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Hambriento

El Artista Hambriento has been a presence at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts since its inception. The Food Studio offers “classic Mexican dishes designed to satisfy artists of any age.” This year the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes place January 18 – February 25.

Menu for El Artista Hambriento at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Sopes de Chilorio: Slow-braised Pork marinated in Ancho Chili Paste served on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans, Queso Oaxaca, Crema Mexicana and Salsa Verde – $6.95
  • 🆕 Callo de Hacha en Salsa de Jengibre y Habanero: Two Seared Scallops with Ginger-habanero Sauce atop Yucca Purée – $8.25
  • 🆕 Chocoflan: Creamy Mexican Custard and Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Cajeta and Hazelnuts – $4.50

Beverages:

  • Allende Mexican Craft Beer – $4.75
  • 🆕 Frida Lychee Margarita: El Velo Blanco Tequila, Lychee Purée, Botran Rum, and Fresh Lime Juice – $13.75
  • 🆕 Diego Dragon Fruit Margarita: Bruxo Mezcal, Dragon Fruit Purée, Ginger Cordial, and Guanábana Liqueur – $14.25

This year, all food items at El Artista Hambriento are new, while the beverages feature returning drinks with new ingredients. Lychee replaces guava in the Frida Margarita, while dragon fruit replaces passion fruit in the Diego Margarita.

Photos of Menu Items from El Artista Hambriento at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

*NEW* Sopes de Chilorio: Slow-braised Pork marinated in Ancho Chili Paste served on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans, Queso Oaxaca, Crema Mexicana and Salsa Verde – $6.95

Festival of the Arts
Sopes de Chilorio: Slow-braised Pork marinated in Ancho Chili Paste served on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans, Queso Oaxaca, Crema Mexicana and Salsa Verde – $6.95

It’s a little dry and could benefit from some sort of sauce perhaps, but this certainly isn’t bad. All of the ingredients are good and the pork has enough flavor, but you can certainly do better at the Festival of the Arts this year.

*NEW* Callo de Hacha en Salsa de Jengibre y Habanero: Two Seared Scallops with Ginger-habanero Sauce atop Yucca Purée – $8.25

Callo de Hacha en Salsa de Jengibre y Habanero: Two Seared Scallops with Ginger-habanero Sauce atop Yucca Purée – $8.25

Scallop dishes always a seem to be a festival highlight and this is no different. The spicy and flavor packed sauce adds a lot to the well-prepared scallops, balanced out nicely with a yucca puree.

*NEW* Chocoflan: Creamy Mexican Custard and Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Cajeta and Hazelnuts – $4.50

Festival of the Arts
Chocoflan: Creamy Mexican Custard and Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Cajeta and Hazelnuts – $4.50

For the price, this is a good sized dessert, but it isn’t as good as the flan dishes from years past. It’s a bit bland in comparison if I had to put them up against one another. If you missed those, you may be happy with this offering  and I think it’s worth trying at this price and portion size.

*NEW* Frida Lychee Margarita: El Velo Blanco Tequila, Lychee Purée, Botran Rum, and Fresh Lime Juice – $13.75

Festival of the Arts
Frida Lychee Margarita: El Velo Blanco Tequila, Lychee Purée, Botran Rum, and Fresh Lime Juice – $13.75

This is forgettable, and at the price, I don’t think $13.75 is a good deal for a drink you won’t remember.  The presence of a lychee physically in the cup and it’s probably the highlight of the drink. It’s honestly better than the beverage.

*NEW* Diego Dragon Fruit Margarita: Bruxo Mezcal, Dragon Fruit Purée, Ginger Cordial, and Guanábana Liqueur – $14.25

Festival of the Arts
Diego Dragon Fruit Margarita: Bruxo Mezcal, Dragon Fruit Purée, Ginger Cordial, and Guanábana Liqueur – $14.25

Syrup heavy with a smokey flavor that is truly off-putting to most, we couldn’t even finish this. Skip this unless you REALLY love mezcal.

Location of El Artista Hambriento at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

El Artista Hambriento is conveniently located on the water side of the World Showcase Promenade adjacent to La Cantina de San Angel.

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