Mexico Review: 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Mexico is always one of the stronger booths and this year is no different. I mean who doesn’t love Mexican food?? I’m always a sucker for a good Taco and Margarita and I’ve consistently had good experiences at the Mexico booth. Hopefully this year will bring more of the same…
- Taco de Camarón: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise – $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa and covered with Oaxaca Mole – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Flan de Chocolate Abuelita: Mexican Chocolate Custard – $3.95, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Bohemia Pilsner with Floater – $4.75
- Mexican-style Red Sangria – $8.75
- Mezcal Pineapple Margarita on the Rocks – $9.75
- Jalapeño Margarita on the Rocks – $9.00
Ok guys, somebody has to eat all these Tacos, Enchiladas and Margaritas…I’ll take one for the team! 😉
First up the Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa and covered with Oaxaca Mole. I thought this was a great option…it had a very nice taste to it, beef was tender and the mole sauce is delicious. A mole sauce is the generic name for a number of sauces used in Mexican cuisine, this one had a subtle chocolatey/coffee that wasn’t too strong but made the flavors really savory. The beef is nice and tender and the onions on top are a nice addition. The Enchilada is a Winner!
Next up is the Taco de Camarón: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise.
I’ve had nothing but good experiences with the Tacos here in the Mexico booth throughout the years and this was no different. Shrimp was amazing, battered and crisped up perfectly, the cabbage and the chipotle mayo really complimented each other nicely. My only complaint about them is they are on the small side, so go ahead and order two right off the bat..trust me, you’ll want more!
Lastly is the Flan de Chocolate Abuelita: Mexican Chocolate Custard. This didn’t really sound all that interesting to me when I heard the name, but it was really good too. Like many of the Food and Wine desserts, it’s not huge, but it’s has a very rich and complex taste, all the different layers and flavors compliment each other nicely. Texture is super smooth too. Also a winner for me.
Booth Summary and Grade:
It’s like you already know the ending before you read the story, Mexico was good just like it always is. All three items were winners for me, the quality being very high. What can I say, when you’re good, you’re good! They didn’t have anything that made my List of the Top 15 Things you Must Try at Food and Wine This Year, but all three just missed the cut and come recommended. I would love to see one more dish to round it out next year but I think the menu has really nice balance and you will find something here that you like for sure.
If you have to get just one thing: Taco de Camarón
Take a look at all of my 2016 Epcot Food and Wine articles. I have the Top 15 Things You Must Try this year at Food and Wine, and also a complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus and other Helpful Info. I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you don’t waste your time and you have the best time possible!
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