It doesn’t have to be Cinco De Mayo for me to eat some of the best food in Disney World – Mexican food! Today we dive in and experience the best Mexican cuisine at Walt Disney World Resort. As always, there are plenty of Mexican food options and Mexican fusion dining options that you can enjoy between the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT and of course Disney Springs. I’m starting to get hungry thinking about all the wonderful Mexican food options in the parks!
Chipotle Chicken Flautas
The first Mexican menu option will be at Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. Located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs, this is a delicious restaurant that serves a variety of fresh, authentic Mexican dishes. Founded by chef Rick Bayless, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and costs around $15 to $34.99 per adult, whether guests visit for lunch or dinner.
I recommend ordering a starter and main course and encouraging your group to try different menu items so you can sample a bit. Because there are so many delicious recommendations on this menu, you just might enjoy some of the best Mexican food you’ve ever tasted. One of our all-time favorite dishes on the menu at Frontera Cocina is a starter: the chipotle chicken flautas. At $14, this appetizer features crispy chipotle chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla topped with roasted tomatillo avocado salsa, cotija cheese, cream, and topped with fresh herbs.
We are also crazy about the spring ensalada. This salad consists of mesclun, avocado, candied almonds and cheese and is seasoned with a three-citrus vinaigrette! This incredibly fresh and delicious salad is delicious on a hot day in Florida and rings in at just $13. A robust menu for tacos features options like grilled chicken chipotle taco, carne asada tacos, mushroom and eggplant tacos, and carnita tacos. Enjoy a side of fried plantains, with cream and cotija cheese on the side for just $7.
My favorite starter at Frontera Cocina is hands down the carne asada. This main course is pricey at $43 but is a scrumptious dish featuring Black Angus steak marinated in garlic and chili peppers and served with black beans, queso fresco, caramelized plantains, tomatillo salsa, and tortilla wraps. hot corn. Yum!
Plate of fajitas
This next menu recommendation isn’t quite as fancy as Frontera Cocina, but it’s delicious nonetheless. This is a dish that you can enjoy during a Park day at the Magic Kingdom. If you’re craving Mexican food between the attractions and shopping in Magic Kingdom, we recommend checking out the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
Located in Frontierland, this quick service restaurant is the perfect place to escape the heat during the day and have lunch. Named after the hero of one of my favorite Disney shorts from the early days of the Walt Disney Company, it’s just a really fun place to eat. You’ll find this quick service restaurant connected to the Country Bear Jamboree and just steps from Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. There are plenty of satisfying Mexican food options on this menu without the high price tag. That said, we recommend trying the fajita platter.
The platter costs just $15.49 and is served with seasoned chicken, pork carnitas, yellow rice, beans, traditional fajita vegetables like green and red peppers, and onions. Fajitas are topped with other toppings like lettuce, tomato, salsa, cheese, tortillas, and sour cream. It’s a super filling lunch for the price and a couple could easily buy this and a side of nachos and have more than enough food for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a delicious dessert, the EARidesence nugget churros which are served with chocolate sauce. What a sweet end to a meal!
Margaritas are synonymous with Mexican cuisine. Everyone knows grabbing a margarita while browsing World Showcase at EPCOT is a must. But did you know there are some great margarita options outside of EPCOT at Walt Disney World? That’s right, in fact, Coronado Springs Resort’s El Mercado Quick Service Outlet is a great margarita spot. If you are staying at this Disney Resort, be sure to go to this restaurant to treat yourself, but above all, to treat yourself to a mango marg.
El Mercado de Coronado is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., giving you plenty of hours to pass by this delicious takeout spot. If you are not staying at the resort and would like to enjoy an afternoon or morning touring the resort or exploring Walt Disney World Resort, you should head to Coronado Springs Resort to view the recent renovation and discover the food and the shops.
El Mercado de Coronado margaritas come in several flavors like strawberry, mango, traditional, and fiesta margarita. Mango marg. rings in at $10.75 and is one Mexican sip you won’t want to miss!
If you’re looking for a table-service Mexican dining experience on vacation, we recommend heading to Maya Grill. Also located in Coronado Springs, this place is only open for dinner and serves fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine and Mexican fusion dishes. Another hit and not-to-be-missed menu, there’s an abundance of delicious things to try at Maya Grill. If you are a fan of empanadas, you should try the empanadas de barbacoa. This $15.00 appetizer comes with two empanadas stuffed with barbacoa beef and topped with spicy ranchero sauce, Mexican cream and cotija cheese. Talk about a savory starter, it’s a must!
As for the main course, we are big fans of chicken enchiladas. At $27.00, these enchiladas are made with chicken tinga, corn tortillas, salsa verde, Mexican cream, black beans and cotija cheese. The accompanying onion straws add a savory touch to this dish. To top it off, this starter is served with fried plantains!
We can’t talk about Mexican food at Walt Disney World without mentioning the Mexican place you’re all thinking of – La Cantina de San Angel. Located in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s Global Showcase, this quick-service restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily at a moderate price. The nachos on this menu have long been one of my EPCOT staples. This tortilla-based nacho bowl is topped with white nacho cheese, ground beef and beans and topped with tomatoes, jalapenos and sour cream. You can even add guacamole for an extra $2! Nachos ring in at $14.25 and make a great lunch or snack to share.
If you are looking for a table service experience for Mexican cuisine at EPCOT, you should definitely check out the menus at La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn.