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Tangaroa Terrace Menu Gets Makeover, Plus Three New Drinks at Trader Sam’s at Disneyland Hotel

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

Tangaroa Terrace is a favorite stop for a quick bite at the Disneyland Hotel, especially when it’s a perfect Southern California day and we can snag a seat on the patio overlooking the Monorail Pool.

Starting with breakfast, they’ve added the Loco Moco, a burger served over rice with brown gravy and a fried egg with a side of island fruit. Aloha! This reminds us of breakfast at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Get healthy with a bowl of apple cinnamon-spiced steel-cut oatmeal served with coconut whipped cream and island fruit. Or opt for Mickey-shaped waffles with fruit and bacon or Portuguese sausage.

Slow-Roasted Kalua-Style Pork Sandwich at Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel Shrimp Tacos at Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel

The all-day menu starts at 11 a.m. (through closing at 10 p.m.) and new on the menu are shrimp tacos with sautéed shrimp, cabbage and lime tartar sauce all wrapped up in warm corn tortillas and a side of tropical slaw. Also, a slow-roasted kalua-style pork sandwich is on a sweet Hawaiian roll topped with tropical slaw. Or teriyaki chicken breast that comes with fresh caramelized pineapple, Havarti cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a multi-grain bun. Side options include tropical slaw, sweet potato fries, french fries or island fruit.

Tangaroa Terrace Salad adds more tropical flair with lettuces, cabbage, black kale, caramelized pineapple, grape tomatoes and crispy marinated tofu, all tossed in a sweet vinaigrette and topped with toasted macadamia nuts. (Substitute sautéed shrimp for the tofu for a little extra.) And the Big Island Flatbread is topped with marinara sauce, ham, caramelized pineapple, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella.

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar fans will love three new cocktails. Start with the Murky Mojito made with rum, fresh lime juice, mint and organic agave nectar topped with a splash of Angostura bitters. Or the Passionate Python with dark and aged rums, red passion fruit and tropical juices, garnished with an orange peel “python.” If you’re foregoing alcohol, try the Polynesian Punch, a mix of Sam’s Gorilla Grog with hibiscus grenadine. Sit back, sip and let the fun begin.


  • I was there 9/10/14 and the dessert trio is off the menu :(. BUT they now offer a generously sized piece of Coconut Cake to DIE FOR!! And I don’t even like coconut!! I did not see it on the Trader Sam’s menu but when I asked for the Trio and was told it was not available they offered me the Coconut Cake and I am OH SO GLAD they did!!

  • These all sound delicious! I would love it in the future if another vegetarian option was added to the menu–I go here a lot, and although I love the crispy tofu salad, I would love a change of pace.

  • thanks, keith and tina. darn… the fish and chips were my favorite thing on the menu. :( i also liked the chicken katsu plate and sandwich – it looks like those are gone form the menu as well. at least the teriyaki sandwich is a good “replacement” for the katsu sandwich, but i’ll really miss those fish and chips!

  • Are any of the new offerings available gluten-free?

    • Susan – We recommend anyone with a food allergy speak to a Chef about their needs. Many of the new items on the menu can be modified to be gluten-free, but an allergy should be communicated when ordering to ensure the cast members and kitchen are prepared to meet your needs.

  • Oops, they do still have the chocolate dessert:

    Sweet Memories Cake
    2 layers of chocolate sponge cake, one layer of caramel chocolate mix with wafer cone crumbs, one layer of chocolate Bavarian cream, one layer of caramel pastry cream, and one layer of chocolate ganache.

  • The fish and chips are off the menu and possibly the delicious chocolate dessert they used to have. I went last and they didn’t have either items there. The teriyaki chicken breast sandwich was really good. We love to eat there, they have reasonable prices for such tasty food.

  • the Mickey waffles will be available ALL day??

    • Sorry, Evelyn – The waffles will only be available while breakfast is served.

  • I wish the Loco Moco is available all day instead of only at breakfast. The kalua pork sandwich sounds great!

  • I love the Passionate Python! The Loco Moco sounds really good too, I can’t wait to try that during my next visit.

  • @Ginger – From Trader Sam’s, the non-alcoholic Polynesian Punch replaced the Jungle River Sunset. I know the variety of lettuce used for the delicious chicken lettuce wraps was changed, but that’s about it at Sam’s.

  • Are the new drinks served in a new Trader Sam’s mug!? I love collecting those!

    • No, but guests will have the option to purchase the Polynesian Punch in a new souvenir sipper.

  • was anything taken off the menu?

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