We recently had dinner at Epcot’s newest restaurant, La Hacienda de San Angel. We checked in about five minutes prior to our scheduled ADR and were given a beeper. Apparently it was very busy as they told us we could explore the Mexican Pavilion while we waited. So… We did. About 30 minutes later we returned with our beeper buzzing and were told to go inside to check in again.
After checking in for the second time, we didn’t wait too long until we were seated… Maybe 5 minutes. If I had known where they were going to seat us, I wouldn’t have minded waiting longer. We got stuck in a tiny dungeon of a room with really no atmosphere or ambiance. Bummer.
It was very busy and it took about 20 minutes before they brought our drinks and chips. The salsa was good and the drinks were very strong. Wow.
For an appetizer we all split the Queso Fundido (melted cheese with poblano peppers, chorizo, and flour tortillas $12.50.)
When the waitress sat it down on the table I think we all just sat there staring at it, lol. It definitely wasn’t what we expected Queso Fundido to look like.
As former Southern Californians and Mexican Food lovers, this was new to us. Even so… The cheese was very good… greasy… None of us was crazy about the chorizo on there. It was served with four flour tortillas so Dear Husband and I each had one, and Dear Son had two.
After we finished with our filled tortillas, there was still a ton of cheese left, so we cut it up and used the tortilla chips to pick at it. Probably not the most sophistercated thing to do.
We waited an unusually long time for dinner to arrive. I was beginning to think they had forgotten about us. The service really wasn’t very good. My husband said the waitress was rude, but I didn’t notice it.
Dear Husband and I had the Parrillada La Hacienda for two (mixed grill offering flank steak, chicken al pastor, chorizo and vegetables, served with beans and fresh salsa $49.95.) (Sorry… I took the dinner pictures a little after we had already started eating.) It came with rice and beans but I forgot to take a picture of the beans.
We were both disappointed. We really didn’t care for it. I thought the chicken and vegetables were ok, as was the rice. Dear Husband didn’t like anything but the rice. He didn’t even like the chorizo which is one of his favorite foods. He disliked it so much, I think he only had one little piece. I guess the flavors on the plate were strong and not what we are accustomed to. The beef was practically raw, tough and grisly. The plate was still pretty full when we finished.
Dear Son is a salad lover so he ordered the Ensalada de la Hacienda (spinach salad with queso fresco, tomatoes, pomagranate, pine nuts and avocado, with mustard vinaigrette dressing $7.75) along with Chicken Tacos off the kids menu which was $8.50.
He said he liked the salad, and that the tacos were ok, but he didn’t really make a dent in either. I wonder if he just ate too many chips or he really didn’t care for it? We let him try some of our meal, but he didn’t like that either.
Apparently, he had room for dessert. He ate all of the churros that came with his dinner. We had seen menus that said they offered churros and chocolate, but the waitress had never heard of that. They pour a caramel sauce over them and are only offered as part of a kids meal.
My Husband and I didn’t even want to try a dessert. I guess you could say that we didn’t have a good experience. We won’t be back anytime soon, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say never.