We are definitely huge fans of dining at Walt Disney World. There are so many amazing food locations that it can be hard to pick, but La Hacienda de San Angel is definitely one that you need to add to your must-try list. If you are considering dining at the location, then here are 8 things that you definitely need to know:
8 – Where to find the restaurant.
La Hacienda de San Angel is located in the Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. The Mexico pavilion is the first pavilion to the left upon entering the World Showcase, so it is very easy to get to and not as far of a walk as other pavilions. Once entering the pavilion, it is the indoor restaurant location right on the water.
7 – The restaurant and atmosphere is beautiful.
The high ceilings in the restaurant give it an extremely open feel. The colors and lighting bring out the Mexico theme perfectly with a stucco look to the walls and beautiful columns. The large windows overlook the lagoon, offering beautiful views of the rest of the World Showcase from the comfort of air conditioning.
6 – The cuisine includes favorite dishes from Mexico.
If you are a fan of cuisine from Mexico, then you have come to the right place. Of course, you are able to get chips, salsa, and guacamole along with classic steak, chicken or seafood dishes full of Mexican flavors and spices. The tacos are delicious and the Carnitas Yucatecas is probably my favorite go-to item on the menu. The meal wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a margarita, too! There are a variety of different margarita options or you can get the tequila flight if you are a fan of different tequilas.
5 – Dining plans are accepted.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, dining plans are temporarily suspended.
Disney Dining Plans that have table service entitlement options are accepted at the location. The meal will cost 1 entitlement per person on the dining plan. The entitlement will include a non-alcoholic beverage (an alcoholic beverage will be included starting in 2018), entrée and dessert per person, per entitlement.
4 – The restaurant is only open for dinner service.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to stop here to enjoy breakfast or lunch options. This location is only open for dinner service each night. With limited reservations times, you will definitely want to get your reservation early so that you make sure that you will be able to get in.
3 – There are amazing fireworks views.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Epcot Forever is temporarily suspended.
The tall windows overlooking the lagoon make the restaurant one of the perfect location to view the evening fireworks show, Epcot Forever. If you time your reservation just right so that you will be seated at your table by 9 PM (when the show is usually held) then you will have an amazing vantage point for the show. The audio for the show is also piped into the restaurant so that you can experience the entire show. Enjoying fireworks while dining and in the comfort of air conditioning is always a favorite for our family.
2 – There are “dining for 2” menu items.
If you typically like to share entrees or enjoy a more intimate kind of meal, there are two different options that include enough food for two people. La Hacienda includes steak and chicken with veggies, beans, and salsas, while the Del Mar includes shrimp, fish, and scallops with veggies, beans, and salsas. The dining for 2 options is great when you are planning a fun date night!
1 – Be sure to ask about any available discounts.
You will definitely want to ask your server what discounts are accepted. It can vary depending on the time of year and other things, but typically Annual Passholder, DVC, Tables in Wonderland, and other discounts are accepted at the location. The amount of the discount can also vary seasonally. It is always worth asking what is currently accepted so that you can take advantage of any discounts that you qualify for.
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