Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Hambriento

El Artista Hambriento – Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Hambriento

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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 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts takes place January 8 – February 22, 2021.

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Menu for El Artista Hambriento at the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Chile Relleno: Fried Poblano Pepper filled with Flank Steak, Black Beans, and Tomatoes drizzled with a Poblano Cream Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $7.25
  • 🆕 Pork Belly Pastor: Pastor-marinated Pork Belly atop Boniato Purée with Charred Pineapple and Crispy Cilantro (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $7.50
  • 🆕 Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate Candy Shell filled with Mexican Chocolate Mousse with a touch of Chile topped with Tropical Fruit (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.00

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager (4.0% ABV) crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.50 for 12 o.z.
  • 🆕 Diego Pomegranate Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal ($31/bottle), Pomegranate-Prickly Pear Juice, Blackcurrant Liqueur, and Rose Petal Liqueur with a Hibiscus Salt Rim – $14.25
  • 🆕 Frida Carrot Margarita: Casa Noble Blanco Tequila ($37/bottle), Carrot Juice, Ginger Cordial, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar – $14.50

The Mexican Craft Beer previously appeared at the Mexico Marketplace as part of the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

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

*NEW* Chile Relleno: Fried Poblano Pepper filled with Flank Steak, Black Beans, and Tomatoes drizzled with a Poblano Cream Sauce – $7.25

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Chile Relleno: Fried Poblano Pepper filled with Flank Steak, Black Beans, and Tomatoes drizzled with a Poblano Cream Sauce – $7.25

This was fantastic. It was a good size, well-cooked, and very spicy. The flank steak is tender and juicy. The pepper is thick and complements it well. We highly recommend this dish.

*NEW* Pork Belly Pastor: Pastor-marinated Pork Belly atop Boniato Purée with Charred Pineapple and Crispy Cilantro – $7.50

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Pork Belly Pastor: Pastor-marinated Pork Belly atop Boniato Purée with Charred Pineapple and Crispy Cilantro – $7.50

The pork belly was delicious and cooked properly. The addition of the boniato puree adds a greater depth of flavor, which compliments the pork belly beautifully. The charred pineapple in the corner of the plate is a sweet bite to contrast the heavily savory flavor of the puree. There wasn’t much crispy cilantro, but overall, this is a rather good dish.

*NEW* Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate Candy Shell filled with Mexican Chocolate Mousse with a touch of Chile topped with Tropical Fruit – $6.00

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Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate Candy Shell filled with Mexican Chocolate Mousse with a touch of Chile topped with Tropical Fruit – $6.00

This was sadly forgettable. The generic chocolate cream was covered with a fine chocolate shell. It tasted like something out of a box in your grocer’s freezer. And for the price, you’re probably better off shopping for it there.

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

Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager (4.0% ABV) crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.50 for 12 o.z.

DJ Burns says on Untappd: “Refreshing lager, great flavor, easy drink. [A] craft beer for the heat!”

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

*NEW* Diego Pomegranate Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal ($31/bottle), Pomegranate-Prickly Pear Juice, Blackcurrant Liqueur, and Rose Petal Liqueur with a Hibiscus Salt Rim – $14.25

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Diego Pomegranate Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal ($31/bottle), Pomegranate-Prickly Pear Juice, Blackcurrant Liqueur, and Rose Petal Liqueur with a Hibiscus Salt Rim – $14.25

Strong and flavorful, this comes exactly as advertised. That said, at nearly fifteen dollars, you can do better for the price at EPCOT.

*NEW* Frida Carrot Margarita: Casa Noble Blanco Tequila ($37/bottle), Carrot Juice, Ginger Cordial, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar – $14.50

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Frida Carrot Margarita: Casa Noble Blanco Tequila ($37/bottle), Carrot Juice, Ginger Cordial, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar – $14.50

Our first impression of this was, “Why? Why would they do this?” This is a very strange concoction that nobody asked for. It’s terrible, and frankly, there’s no reason for it to exist. Trust us, don’t get this. You don’t want it. Frida Kahlo deserves better.

Location of El Artista Hambriento at the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

El Artista Hambriento is conveniently 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 5 on the map below.

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