La Isla Fresca – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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La Isla Fresca first appeared at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in 2016, and returns for its fourth appearance. “Nibble on Caribbean-seasoned dishes that’ll send appetites swaying to the island beat!”

This year’s 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place March 6 – June 3, 2019.

Menu for La Isla Fresca at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro – $6.00
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce – $7.00
  • Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple (KA) – $4.25

Beverages:

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

  • Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic) (KA) – $4.25
  • Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA (4.0% ABV) – $4.50
  • Tropical Freeze with Cruzan Mango Rum – $9.75
Offerings from La Isla Fresca at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Photos of Menu Items from La Isla Fresca at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro – $6.00

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival La Isla Fresca
Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro – $6.00

This was a very solid dish with some tasty meat and island-inspired rice below. The beef was tender and the sauce accompanied it well, the rice was great to soak up the rest of the sauce. While it was good, we feel it’s slightly overpriced for the portion received. Still one of the better options at the festival.

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce – $7.00

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival La Isla Fresca
Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce – $7.00

The coconut lime sauce is more interesting than the shrimp which is unfortunate being they’re not marinated in it. We received five plump shrimp on a skewer, all evenly cooked, that worked well with the sauce. It’s not an overly exciting dish, but it feels like a lot for the price.

Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple (KA) – $4.25

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival La Isla Fresca
Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple – $4.25

The tropical fruits really show their stuff in this dessert. While not overly sweet, each layer provided flavor to the overall cake making for a very good way to finish off the booth.

Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA (4.0% ABV) – $4.50

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival La Isla Fresca
Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA (4.0% ABV) – $4.50

Golden Road Brewing describes this ale as “a light Wheat Ale bursting with lots of fresh mango flavor and aroma, finishing crisp and refreshing.”

We expected an artificial mango flavor to permeate this beer. Instead, we were greeted with a nice fruity flavor that felt authentic. It’s worth your time to try a glass.

Location of La Isla Fresca at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

La Isla Fresca is located just as you enter World Showcase heading towards the Mexico Pavilion.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival La Isla Fresca Map

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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