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Food Type: Mexican
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service.
Cost: Lunch appetizers are $7-$11 and entrées cost $17-$22. Dinner Appetizers are $6-$11 and entrées cost $24-$33. Margaritas are $10-$13.
Setting: The San Angel has one of the best settings at Disney World. According to Disney, “San Angel Inn simmers with romance under perpetual twilight where Mayan ruins lend an ancient ambience.” The restaurant is styled like a traditional Hacienda and is located inside of the Mexican Pavilion right on the same water that the boat cruise is on. The restaurant is raised off the water giving you plenty of privacy and offers a great view of the boats and Mayan temple.
Advantages: The setting can’t be beat. The chips and guacamole are now freshly made and delicious. There are several interesting meal choices for children, including a quesadilla and flautas. It’s cool and dark, making it a pleasant retreat after a hot day in the sun. The menu has been expanded to include entrées people will be more familiar with, including burritos and enchiladas to go along with the more traditional Mexican recipes.
Disadvantages: Margaritas and entrées are expensive. The tables are close together and not all of them have the best view of the water. Some people refuse to return here after having had a poor meal in the past.
Value: Below average to average. This restaurant is expensive, especially for a type of food that is generally much cheaper. That being said, the food is much higher quality fare than your typical $8 burrito platter. The presentation is also top-notch.
Reputation: San Angel Inn used to have one of the worst reputations of any restaurant at Disney World. Luckily, it has improved immensely over the past year. The chips and guacamole are now freshly made and the food is prepared with much more care and consistency. Make sure you ask to sit near the water and if they try to sit you next to the bathrooms, politely ask to be seated elsewhere. If you have had a bad meal here in the past, I would recommend giving it another chance, especially if you are on the Dining Plan.
Overall Rank on The Best Epcot Sit Down Restaurants: 14th out of 15