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Old 01-06-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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San Angel Inn--worth trying?

The menu looks appealing and I know my girls would love the setting. How's the food though? I don't want to go just for a cool setting though. The food is my greatest concern. It gets mixed reviews which leaves me iffy. We've tried mixed review restaurants before-- 1900 PF (we love the food and the character interaction; so glad we tried this one) & Coral Reef (setting wasn't as great as I expected (noise interfered), poor service & food was mediocre at best).

If it helps to know our tastes, some of our family favorites are 'Ohana, Boma, Akershus, Teppan Edo, & 1900 PF (not sure why I included this info; I know you can't guess if our family will like San Angel; I'm really looking for your take on your experience. Thought it might help just to say we like a variety of things)

I know everyone has different tastes, but would love to hear what you all thought about San Angel Inn.

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Old 01-06-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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I really like San Angel Inn. I have always had a good meal here. I like this as a lunch spot...AC is usually nice inside and a great way to cool off and relax before you head back out into the park.

Personally it is a must for us every trip.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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If it's any indication of how good the food at San Angel Inn is, I ate there twice on my last trip to WDW. And I was only there for six days!

The menu is different for lunch and dinner; I personally prefer dinner but both meals are excellent. This is not "Taco Bell" Mexican food; it's fairly authentic and similar to what I've eaten when visiting Mexico.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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DH and I ate at San Angel Inn in September. First time because of all the bad reviews we had heard through the years. We had ADR for 11:30 lunch, first seating as we really wanted our best chance to sit by the water. We both order the rib eye tacos and they were wonderful. All the food was great as the service. This far exceeded our expectations. It was the best TS we had that trip. The others were BOG, Rose & Crown, Sci Fi, Tusker House. FWIW, BOG was the worst for food.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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We do not like San Angel Inn. We have never had good service there and the tables are super close together. The food is 'meh'. We find it to be bland and over sauced (which is bland) so after 4 tries we finally said no way.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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We went with my extended family of 8 and everyone loved it. The margaritas and the tortilla soup are my favorite. I can see why some would say the tables are too close together, in that sense it reminds me of some of the fancier restos we have in my area so it never really bothered me. It just made me feel fancy But if that is a concern for you, you can just make an off peak time ADR so it is not as busy. As others have said the food is more traditional mexican, I would say even moreso than most mexican restaurants. It is really my favorite resto there, I am even going there for my birthday dinner in a few weeks
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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I have reservations here for March, and I can't wait to try it. The menu looks so yummy.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
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Yes, definitely yes!
We go here on every trip...good food and great ambiance. Enjoy!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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As you said, taste is a very personal thing, but its the one Epcot restaurant we do every trip. Never had a bad meal and we love the atmosphere - especially if you can get a table by the "river".

I do agree with the poster that mentioned that the tables are close together.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:37 PM   #10
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I was also hesitant to try it but decided to go for it. We have an ADR in February and I am really excited. I think the kids will love the atmosphere.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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I've never been to San Angel Inn, but I had a fantastic experience at La Hacienda de San Angel this past June. We had a large table (8 adults, 1 child) right by the window over looking the water. We didn't feel like we were super close to anyone else, even though the restaurant was fairly busy. The food was fantastic (the tilapia dish was a crowd favorite) and everyone agreed that we would returning during our next trip to WDW.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:53 PM   #12
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We really enjoy eating at SAI!! It is a must-do for us every year. In fact, we kick off every trip there. We are starting to plan our next visit this year, and that is the first thing that came up. I don't think our trips would be the same without having lunch there!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #13
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I think your enjoyment depends on what region of the country you are from. If you come from a place where there is an abundance of great Mexican food then you'll probably think it's average or somewhere in that range.

I come from such a place and I will say that I do feel like the quality has gone up considerably over the years and it's very solid.

But like I said if you come from a place with very little Mexican food options then this will probably be a standout.

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Old 01-06-2014, 03:22 PM   #14
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We went during our Dec 2012 trip and loved it. We thought the food was great along with the atmosphere. Very tasty margaritas! I was a little nervous based on bad reviews but it sounds like the food has improved there.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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The menu looks appealing and I know my girls would love the setting. How's the food though? I don't want to go just for a cool setting though. The food is my greatest concern. It gets mixed reviews which leaves me iffy. We've tried mixed review restaurants before-- 1900 PF (we love the food and the character interaction; so glad we tried this one) & Coral Reef (setting wasn't as great as I expected (noise interfered), poor service & food was mediocre at best).

If it helps to know our tastes, some of our family favorites are 'Ohana, Boma, Akershus, Teppan Edo, & 1900 PF (not sure why I included this info; I know you can't guess if our family will like San Angel; I'm really looking for your take on your experience. Thought it might help just to say we like a variety of things)

I know everyone has different tastes, but would love to hear what you all thought about San Angel Inn.
We ate there a few years ago and didn't care for it. We loved the atmosphere, but we thought the food was average and we also didn't think there was much variety on the menu. With that said, everyone's opinion is different and I think any place is worth a try if it appeals to you. Good luck.
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