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Old 05-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #16
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I lived in Mexico for a time, and I enjoyed my meal there last year. I would say you can't get much more authentic than huitlacoche. When I saw a fish dish with my favorite black corn fungus, I had to have it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #17
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Authentic and delicious IMHO!
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #18
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I got a bowl of chili paste at La Hacienda just by asking for it. You could possbily get one at San Angel also. They do mostly assume that guests don't want spicy food.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #19
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I've dined at both San Angel Inn and La Hacienda. I've found Hacienda to be far superior. We actually made a special request not too 'dumb down' our dishes at Hacienda, as we could handle heat. Boy did they deliver!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #20
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Wonder if request to spice it up would work at SAI too?

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We actually made a special request not too 'dumb down' our dishes at Hacienda, as we could handle heat. Boy did they deliver!!
That's great to hear! I will make a polite request for spicy at SAI and hope it works out. To a PP - that was a really good suggestion about trying to get food at WDW that one can't necessarily get at home (done well). The thing is, it's not completely about the food at SAI for me (although obviously I want a yummy meal too)...I am so excited about eating at SAI because of its neat ambiance and the Mayan ruins...I love the whole "inside/outside" thing and that's something I can only get at WDW!

Thanks for the tips and encouragement - I'll ask 'em to spice it up!
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #21
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1) I spent 7-yrs in Puebla-Mexico (2-wks there, 2-wks USA every month).
2) The food at San Angel is PRETTY MUCH authentic.
3) Like all Epcot food, it is slightly Americanized.
4) But, it is far more authentic then Tex-Mex.
5) For a Mexican-food-connoisseur, they'll be only slightly disappointed.
I echo Rusty's sentiment.

It's decent authentic Mexican. It has been Americanized and Disneyfied a bit, so it's not a truly authentic experience.

The food has gotten better. It was stellar (OK, stellar for Americanized, Disneyfied Authentic Mexican) back in 1999, when my wife and I first ate there..and steadily declined.

We gave it another shot back in 2011, and the quality had vastly improved...though not to the point it had been. We tried again this past December and found it to still be good.

Keep in mind, the spice level is much more muted. That's where the Americainization and Disneyfication comes in. You can ask them to kick it up a bit (I usually do), but even that isn't going to be too "dangerous".

But the preparation and ingredient quality is,now, quite good. The Mole is still my favorite dish on their menu......and, IMHO, the best executed when it comes to authenticity (keeping in mind, of course, the muted spice levels).
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Being Mexican myself, I thought the food was pretty good. I would go back the next time I am at Epcot. I would say give it try!
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #23
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Another vote of confidence... San Angel was once superb, then awful, and now very good! It's a toss up for us, La Hacienda vs. San Angel; we really enjoy the food (and margaritas ) at both equally.
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