San Angel Inn Restaurant Review

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by gppnj, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. gppnj

    gppnj <a href="" targ

    Jun 6, 2005
    I ate at San Angel Inn Restaurant a few weeks ago. I just wanted to let everyone know that it was wonderful.

    In the early days of Epcot, San Angel Inn was one of my favorite restaurants. However, at some point, that place took a wrong turn. The menu devolved into almost entirely Tex Mex, which basically made it just a more expensive, fancier version of its sister outside.

    This trip, I decided to give it a try again, and I'm so glad I did. The menu is back to what it was like originally. There were two other people in my party. All of our appetizers and entrees were delicious. It's not like it was so authentic that I thought I was in Mexico, but it was definitely much closer to authentic Mexican than it was the last time I ate there. And there were only one or two menu items that I'd classify as blatantly Tex Mex.

    If you had given up on the San Angel Inn like I had, you might want to give it another look.
  2. Minniespal

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    Jan 14, 2003
    Enjoyed reading your review ~ Thanx for sharing.
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  4. Rustysmom

    Rustysmom DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2004
    What did you order? We're going in August and I don't know what I should order.
  5. the4princesses

    the4princesses WE LOVE DISNEY WORLD

    May 14, 2007
    We are going to San Angel Inn in September, and I am also wondering what to order:confused3!! Please post what you ordered. It would be a great help.
  6. Robert P

    Robert P GLOBEX - taking over your world one country at a t

    Oct 24, 2002
    What items did you try??
  7. gppnj

    gppnj <a href="" targ

    Jun 6, 2005
    Duh. My apologies too all for not saying what I ate right off the bat.

    For an appetizer, I ordered the Nachos. My favorite food is cheese. I had been at WDW for six days at that point, and I had eaten nothing with cheese the whole time, so I figured I could get my fix from some plain old nachos. These were a cut above what I'd get at a local restaurant. Very tasty.

    For my entree, I had the Filete Motuleno. Delicious. What made it work was that it wasn't a crap piece of meat under all that stuff. The meat was a good enough cut that you could eat it all by itself, which is what I'd expect for almost $30.

    My one friend had the Camarones con Fideos. He said it was the best thing he had had the entire trip. (He had 7/8 of his stomach removed because of an aneurysm [or is that embolism?]. I was afraid he wouldn't be able to eat anything at this restaurant, and it turned out to be his favorite.)

    I think my other friend had the Pollo a las Rajas, and he liked that, too.

    The margarita I had was just OK. Nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't amazing like everything else there was.
  8. Magic2000

    Magic2000 DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2000
    We haven't eaten at San Angel in a few years either, because our last meal there wasn't too good. But my DD really wanted to try it this visit - I think she just wants to watch the boats go by! So we're giving it a try! Thanks for the review - I'm a little less nervous now!
  9. Mdlex

    Mdlex Mouseketeer

    Apr 10, 2006

    I had read on numerous threads that the nachos there were really bad. Other reviews had compared the chips to a cheap brand of tortilla chips. Did you find this to be true?
  10. Lisacarolr

    Lisacarolr Earning My Ears

    Apr 22, 2007
    We've dined at San Angel a few times over the years. We like the Pollo a las Rajas. It is in one of the newer Disney cookbooks. We made it at home first, then ordered there to compare.

    We didn't have a priority seating. We walked up to the podium, and we were told there were no seats available. We called 407-wdw-dine and were seated in 20 minutes.
  11. klinlin

    klinlin Mom to the T N T boys!

    Apr 26, 2005
    We had a similar, though opposite, experience at WCC. It was pouring rain, and we didn't feel like leaving WL. I called Dining and they said nothing until
    8:30pm. Walked down to WCC, and they seated all 6 of us right away. You think they'd be looking at the same computer.:confused3
  12. Schucraig

    Schucraig Disney World is my World!

    Jan 30, 2004
    Thanks for the review!:thumbsup2
  13. lomillerin

    lomillerin DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2003
    Can you describe the Pollo a las Rajas? Is the chicken white meat? Does it come with rice or beans?
  14. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

    Jul 13, 2005
    Thanks for the review. I'm not an adventurous diner at all so probably wouldn't choose it for myself though.
  15. Andy123

    Andy123 Wine, Beer and Spirits Guy

    Aug 23, 1999
    The last time my wife & I ate there I noticed a change as well... I am a big fan of the Mole Poblano. In the past this dish, which was supposed to be very spicy, was not. It was very tasty, but I felt the dish always focused on the chocolate aspect vs. the spicy. Well, the last time we went, the dish had definitely gotten a re-do. The spice was there, and boy was it good! made my face read and my nose run... good stuff.
  16. Disney owl

    Disney owl DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2001
    Thanks for sharing
  17. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2006
    DS GF had that too. She's from Columbia and LOVED it. I too skipped San Angel for a few years but when we went last Sept and Dec it was great! I love it! Great atmosphere too!
  18. Eeyore's My Favorite

    Eeyore's My Favorite EW Disney Mom

    Jun 20, 2007
    We ate at San Angel 2 years ago on the DDP and we wouldn't go back. The food was horrible, the restaurant was so overcrowded it wasn't funny and it was horribly slow. Just my opinion, but we won't be going back.

    Mickey - here we come.............:woohoo:
  19. Artoo

    Artoo DIS Veteran

    Jun 21, 2007
    Thanks for the review - I enjoyed reading it! San Angel Inn was one of my most favorite restaurants in all of WDW when my family and I went there back in the 80's. I especially love the atmosphere. I'll be going back to San Angel for dinner on my honeymoon trip and am glad to hear that you've had positive things to say about it! :goodvibes
  20. chloelovesdisney

    chloelovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2007
    Thanks for the review! We will be trying San Angel Inn for the first time on August 3rd. :cool1:
  21. Amy&Dan

    Amy&Dan DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2004
    We love San Angel and have had several really great meals there over the last year and half. The chips are Tostitos but the salsa I am pretty sure is homemade. The nachos are very good, they come with a Mexican sausage on them which makes them a bit different. Mexican food is really a hot topic, it has lots of different varieties from Mexico's many regions. And the various styles within the United States just makes it hard to pinpoint what good, authentic Mexican food really is!

    We have also enjoyed the atmosphere (love the Hidden Mickey's in the volcano smoke) and had wonderful service each time we have been there.

    I also agree the food tasted different than it did when we ate there the very first trip three years ago. That trip, it wasn't bad but I wasn't sure we would return. We did about a year and half later for the atmosphere alone and were surprised at how much better it was. It's stayed that way the last few visits.

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