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bookworm2
06-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Hello,
I just wanted to warn you all about how BAD we thought El Pirata y el Perico
was!!

DH and I LOVE Mexican food - right down to Taco Bell. But this was really awful. DD's "quesdillas" were bad, too, and I'd never met a quesadilla I didn't like before. It was a total waste of $$/DDP credit.

If you're in Adventureland and looking for a place to eat, skip that and go around the corner to Pecos Bills.

natalielongstaff
06-25-2007, 02:03 PM
thanks for the heads up :thumbsup2

candykisses
06-25-2007, 03:25 PM
I was planning on going here in August, but I'll go somewhere else now.

Thanks.

Tink
06-25-2007, 05:45 PM
Isn't this place only open seasonally, also? I can never remember it being open when I've gone.

MickeyNicki
06-25-2007, 07:12 PM
Thats a shame, this was DH and I favorite place but for the last 2 years it has never been open and we go about 3 to 6 times a year

mkycrzy1971
06-26-2007, 11:13 AM
We were there in May and it was GREAT...and a welcomed change of pace from burgers and chicken strips. We ordered the taco salads and used the fixin bar to dress them up as we liked. Everything was fresh and hot....we also enjoyed the beans and rice that came with the taco salads....a much better salad than you would get at say Taco Bell. For future trips I will have to remember that the quesadillas are not too good though.

MelanieC
06-26-2007, 11:18 AM
The last time we ate there it was wonderful. My kids still talk about how good it was. Maybe you had an "OFF" day!

bigbabyblues
06-26-2007, 11:27 AM
Sorry you didn't like it. We had a great meal there the last week of May. All of our food was good. My boys loved the quesadillas too! I liked the toppings bar, so I could fix my taco salad the way I like it!

Minniespal
06-27-2007, 05:34 AM
Shame that you had such a bad experience.

tinkfan
06-27-2007, 08:13 AM
This used to be one of our favorites, but we also thought it was terrible this past trip in June. We thought the beef in the tacos and my taco salad tasted way to salty and very sparse, which ended up being a good thing. They must be using a different seasoning or something. We did like the rice and bean side, but that was about it. We won't be going back!

Muffy
06-28-2007, 02:29 PM
Love the Figero Fries though!

JennyDrake
07-01-2007, 01:54 PM
I am NOT a picky eater. Neither is hubby, but this place had the ONLY food we've ever experienced in WDW that was so bad it was inedible.

huntconn
07-01-2007, 03:17 PM
Can't disagree with the OP-ate here last year and it was pretty nasty. And I love Mexican food. Our family basically ate at Pecos Bill's every day. I thought I would try something a little different since it's in the same building. Bad idea-yuck! Oh well, at least the lines were shorter than Pecos Bill's....now I know why!

MeLaNie9
07-01-2007, 03:41 PM
When is this place open? It was closed during both our May 2006 and Feb 2007 trips. We were wondering if it would be open in Nov - were thinking about eating there for a change of pace from the usual burgers and chicken strips...but maybe not given some of the comments:scared:

Nee Nee and Biddy
07-01-2007, 04:29 PM
I'm sorry you had a bad experience! We loved the food when we ate there in December. The fixin's bar was great! I'm hoping that you just went on an off day because I'm looking forward to going back next June.

STOPxmickeytime
07-04-2007, 12:25 PM
yes, it's open seasonally.
and it's a stop that my family makes everytime we go to disney.
we've always loved the food, i'm sorry that you didn't have a good experience with it.

DisneyMagick2008
02-04-2010, 07:19 PM
I also love going here and getting the taco salad and loading it up at the fixin' bar. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience and hope that it was an off day for them.

jennipooh
02-04-2010, 09:24 PM
We have been very lucky on many trips to be able to eat there and we've always loved it. DS (10) and I also both really enjoy the fixins bar.

Last Trip (Aug-Sept 09) DS gobbled his first plate up and then went back up and ordered a second meal - I made him order a kids meal the second trip up to the counter. He loved both meals.

hardhead
02-04-2010, 09:26 PM
I always go when it's closed but always wanted to give it a go!

babyrich
02-05-2010, 07:48 AM
yes, it's open seasonally.
and it's a stop that my family makes everytime we go to disney.
we've always loved the food, i'm sorry that you didn't have a good experience with it.

Does anyone know what "opened seasonally" means???? We usually go to WDW in Oct or Nov and we have never seen it open. My DH loves POTC so we go on about 10 times each trip and we always comments how this place is always closed.

2Tiggies
02-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Sorry, can't help with the definition of "seasonal". I am just completely amused that this thread from 2 years ago suddenly came alive yesterday :rotfl2:.... unless there is a glitch with the date in the system, but I read 2007 :confused: :confused3

kaybird
02-06-2010, 02:06 PM
Does anyone know what "opened seasonally" means???? We usually go to WDW in Oct or Nov and we have never seen it open. My DH loves POTC so we go on about 10 times each trip and we always comments how this place is always closed.

In this case, "seasonally" usually means peak crowd times, and because the seating is mostly outdoors, it is often summer. (also usually a short time window, like noon to 2) Most of the menu items are available at Pecos Bill's as they share a kitchen. We have never been disapointed, and find the Taco Salad to be a GREAT value!

catne
02-06-2010, 02:38 PM
Sorry, can't help with the definition of "seasonal". I am just completely amused that this thread from 2 years ago suddenly came alive yesterday :rotfl2:.... unless there is a glitch with the date in the system, but I read 2007 :confused: :confused3

yeah, I noticed that too: OP ate there nearly 3 years ago...I would think they've gotten over it & moved on by now. :lmao:

disneyfav4ever
02-06-2010, 03:19 PM
I've never tried Pirata y el Perico, it's always been closed when I'm there. That and the Tomorrowland Noodle place. Both I've always wanted to try, but the timing's just never right.

Love the Figero Fries though!They were actually at a different restaurant, Pinocchio's in Fantasyland.

Disney owl
02-07-2010, 06:30 AM
sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it