I had posted a question a while back asking for reccommendations for a family friendly restaurant in EPCOT. The responses I got were Beirgarden, Teppani, and San Angel Inn in that order. After much thought, I had decided on Beaches and Cream, so DH and Grandma could try out the ice cream. Well we ended up going to B&C the day before without grandma, who was recovering from her MK day and could hardly walk, so we set out for EPCOT with no plan and no ADRs. Sometime mid day, after an outburst by me in Turtle Talk with Crush, (with foot stomping, pouting, and arms waving about not wanting to be touched for 5 seconds) it was brought to my attention that it was time for lunch. Well I didn't want to come to EPCOT and eat in Future World, no offense to Future World but I wanted to try one of the countries. We were too tired and hungry to go very far so that made it either Canada or Mexico. We opted for South of the Border. DH opted for the sit down San Angel Inn, which surprise me, but he decided we needed a break and to recharge. We stopped at the Kidcot station and then went to check if there was anything available. We were seated right away. I had read many mixed reviews on San Angel Inn, one of which was the complaint that it was too dark. It was very dark, I could hardly see to read the menu. We decided on Chicken Nuggets for the kids to share, Pollo A las Rajas for DH and Plato National for me. I really had no idea what I was getting. DS5 fell asleep as soon as we ordered and slept on DH's lap the whole meal. DS3 stuffed himself with chips and salsa and then rice and seemed to be a non stop eating machine. DH and I relaxed and enjoyed the scenery of the mexican market place and the Rio Del Tiempo. I am very picky about what I eat, but I could hardly see it and decided to just dig in. I'm glad I did and didn't pick through it because it was wonderful. After spending some time there I really felt like I was in another place. Mexico at dusk, not Orlando in the middle of the day. It was just what we needed to recharge for the rest of the day. I'm glad the mixed reviews didn't scare me off. Before we left DS3 and I rode El rio del tiempo while DS5 slept with DH. It was cute and just his speed, half way through he yelled "Its a small world mom!" It did resemble it. Who says 2 year olds don't remember their trip to Disney. We hadn't been on Its a small World yet this trip, so he obviously remembered it from our first trip in May 2005. It was the perfect middle to a perfect day at EPCOT, which was the perfect middle to a perfect trip to WDW!