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Update: Cantina de San Angel at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Epcot's Mexico Pavilion
Another construction wall at Epcot, this time it’s at the Mexico Pavilion along the World Showcase Lagoon waterfront. The popular Cantina de San Angel restaurant is expanding, and when the wall comes down there will be 400 seats – both al fresco and air-conditioned seating for lunch and a coveted spot for dinner and viewing IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the nightly Epcot fireworks spectacular. A table-service restaurant will occupy half the space.

We hear that the tall frozen margaritas stay on the menu when the new eatery opens in the fall, just in time for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Until then, you can get your guacamole fix inside at San Angel Inn, or at La Cava de Tequila, with 95 varieties of tequila to taste (our preference is the buttery avocado margarita, the richness cut with fresh lime juice and agave nectar syrup). If you’re just passing by, the Taqueria del Lago kiosk serves Mexican favorites such as nachos and mixes a delicious margarita for sipping and strolling.

We have high hopes for a fresh menu, and expect delicious south-of-the border creations from the folks at San Angel Inn LLC, who have run both the outside eatery and the pavilion’s San Angel Inn for a quarter of a century.


  • My family and I love to eat here whenever we are at EPCOT (best spot to watch Illuminations imo) and cannot wait to see how it looks after all that is done. As for a change in the menu….sounds good (though if you kept the nachos with cheese and beef they sell there- that’d be grat, that is an addicting dish lol.

  • Love the idea of change, as long as they still have some of the same food. Always a favorite place to stop and snack, YUMMY! Will be there in July and will miss our standard stop there for nachos and a Dos Equis.

  • When will reservations open up for the new restaraunt?? Some concept are would be GREAT too!!

  • My husband and I just came back from vacation at WDW and were disappointed to see that the Cantina was closed. We were looking forward to some awesome nachos! But it’s nice to know that the cantina will be open when we come back in October, just in time for the Food and Wine festival!

  • My mom, sister, and I ALWAYS stop at the Cantina and have their nachos (we basically plan our day around it)! I’m sad it won’t be available when we go in March, but at least we know that good things are coming… Thanks for the info!

  • Yum!

  • Any concept art for the new place?

  • I look forward to the new & improved eatery. The Cantina has always been one of the best fast food options on World Showcase (and maybe all of WDW)!!!

  • Will miss it but look forward to a better Cantina San Angel and, of course, llorona, llorona, which seems to be always playing and would not feel the same without it! Love it!

  • I hope they keep the Plato Combinacion on the menu. My boyfriend and I love it and it’s our favorite thing to eat at WDW!

  • I hope they keep the Plato Combinacion on the menu. My boyfriend and I love it and it’s our favorite thing to eat at WDW!

  • Nice, thats the first place we go to when we venture into Epcot.

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