By Nick

Located across from the Aztec Pyramid in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, La Hacienda de San Angel has a prime location on World Showcase Lagoon.

We’ve eaten here twice, both times with another couple.

On our first visit, we had an 8:00pm Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR), and arrived a few minutes early. We don’t usually eat that late in the evening, but we planned to watch Illuminations at 9PM from there.

We were immediately called, and escorted to a dining area nowhere near the large windows looking out over the lagoon.

I asked if there was anything available by the windows, and was told it may be a few minutes. We waited only about 10, before we were again called, and this time we were brought into a much lovelier dining area overlooking the water.
Pictured below is the regular menu. Our friend Kandi is a vegetarian, and asked for vegetarian suggestions.
Our server brought a Vegetarian Menu. If you have a special dietary needs, don’t hesitate to bring this to your server’s attention.

My friend John and I shared the “La Hacienda,” which came with New York strip, chicken al pastor, chorizo sausage, vegetables, rice and beans. Everything was perfectly cooked, and flavorful. The corn was amazing!

My wife had Tacos de Vegetales, grilled vegetables and queso fresco on flour tortillas served with roasted corn. She really enjoyed it.

Our friend Kandi had the Enselada de la Casa, Spinach salad with queso fresco, tomatoes, pomegranate, pine nuts, and avocado with mustard vinaigrette dressing for.

Just as we were finishing dinner, the lights dimmed and the music from Illuminations began to play.
We had front row seats for one of the most beloved shows at Walt Disney World.

After a great show, we had dessert. Our friends shared the Corn Ice Cream. Yes, Corn ice cream! It came with popcorn, and was sprinkled with paprika. We had a taste, and it was very good.

My wife and I shared the Empanada de Manzana, puff pastry filled with sauteed caramel apples, served with dulce de leche ice cream and cajeta (caramel sauce) which was also very good.

Our last visit was in December with our friend’s Jill and Josh. Upon check in this time, I requested a seat by a window, and we waited only a couple of minutes before we were brought to the exact same table we’d had on our first visit!
Josh and I shared the exact same thing I’d had with John on our previous visit, the “Hacienda.”
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Barbie had the Taquiza Taco Trio featuring beef taco with chipotle salsa, roasted chicken taco with salsa verde and chilorio (marinated pork) taco with cream and queseo fresco.

Jill had the Crema de Elote, corn cream soup served with Julianne spicy tortillas, roasted corn kennels and mexican sour cream.

I also had a beer and a shot of Tequila. Be warned, the drinks are expensive!

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Again, we enjoyed Illuminations.

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This was a really great meal, and a really great location from which to view Illuminations, and look forward to our next trip and visit to La Hacienda de San Angel.