We’ve been waiting and waiting to find out when the new Choza de Margarita is coming, and Disney just gave us some good news today! Those ugly construction walls that are up will be coming down shortly and we’ll see Choza de Margarita open up in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. “Choza” is the Spanish word for “hut,” and the outdoor bar sits in the shadow of the iconic Mexico pyramid.
It will be a quick service walk-up window which will serve Mexican street fare, and of course Margaritas!! The name is a slight change from the “Choza Tequila” name that Disney originally announced, but looks just as good. For unknown reasons it’s also been one of the slowest construction projects at Walt Disney World with an expected “early 2017” given back in January.
The Choza de Maragarita menu will have three hand-crafted margaritas, three frozen margaritas, three Mexican beers and a non-alcoholic Mexican fruit punch with orange, pineapple and grapefruit juices and a splash of grenadine.
And you won’t find only margaritas here, but also small bites including Tacos al Pastor with grilled pork on fresh homemade corn tortillas with green tomatillo sauce, onion, pineapple and cilantro; Empanadas de Barbacoa with beef, topped with chipotle sauce, Mexican cream and queso fresco; and fresh guacamole with mango chutney, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds, served with fried flour chicharrones and salsa Valentina, an authentic Mexican hot sauce. It’s not a ton of food options but they sound just right to munch on along with a margarita. La Cantina de San Angel obviously has a more extensive food menu if that’s what you want.
Of course in the Florida sun a cold drink is always welcome and the 3 frozen ones are perfect! Choices include: Lime (tequila blanco, lime sweet & sour, orange liquor and agave nectar), Wild Strawberry (tequila blanco, strawberry and prickly pear puree, violet flower liquor and lime juice), or Passion Mango (tequila blanco, orange liqueur, wild passion fruit and mango puree).
If you prefer on-the-rocks don’t worry, Choza de Margarita has you covered with 3 hand-crafted, on-the-rocks varieties, including: Acan Grapefruit (Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, grapefruit liqueur, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, cardamom bitters and ginger beer), Lime Cucumber (Avión Blanco Tequila, fresh cucumber, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar), and Guava Pink Peppercorn (Zignum Mexcal Reposado, guava nectar, grapefruit liqueur, lime juice, Peychaud’s Bitters and pink peppercorns).
Margaritas are probably my favorite cocktail, so I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot of time at Choza de Margarita trying out all the varieties….for research’s sake of course! ;). We’ll let you know as soon as it opens…
I want to know what you think about the Choza de Margarita coming to Epcot. Do you like the menu options? Do the frozen margaritas or on-the-rocks ones sound better? Let us know in the comments section below!
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