Smiling Crocodile Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Smiling Crocodile is located in Discovery Island.
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Location: Disney has called the Smiling Crocodile a couple of things over the years. Before The Smiling Crocodile, it was the Gardens Kiosk. With the new details on the building, The Smiling Crocodile probably works better. You’ll find it basically across from It’s Tough To Be A Bug. Recently, Disney has used the kiosk only for special tasting sampler packages.
Food Type: Beverages and snacks.
Dining Plan: Yes, quick service.
See if the kiosk is posting any operating hours and then double check the current menu here.
Over the last couple of years, Smiling Crocodile has only been open during the Tasting Sampler periods of Easter and Christmas. My guess is that the next time we’ll see it open is around Christmas, potentially with a different menu.
$6.49 Street Tacos
I didn’t have much nice to say about these things:
The $7 “Pulled Pork Street Tacos – Two Pulled Pork Tacos tossed in our House-made Sauce with Cotija Cheese, Pickled Onion, and Cilantro served on a Corn Tortilla” might have been the most underwhelming dish of the day. The meat, which there isn’t a whole lot of, is incredibly dry with none of the advertised House-made Sauce to speak of. The Cotija Cheese didn’t add as much flavor as you’d expect and the entire production ended up being overwhelmingly dry and herb-y. For some reason, there’s actually two tortillas under each set of toppings, making for an even dryer experience. There certainly aren’t enough toppings to make four tacos here. You might fare better, but I doubt the portion of meat will get much bigger, making these a marginal value at best even given the best of scenarios.
For a while, The Smiling Crocodile served these open-faced sandwiches, which you can read all about here. I doubt we’ll see their return anytime soon unless some other locations shutter.