In Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tiffins is the place to go for fun food! Tiffins is already offering some pretty special menu items for Disney World’s 50th anniversary (particularly chocolate desserts!), and additions like the “Sweet Corn Soup with butter-poached lobster, cilantro crema, charred corn, pickled jalapeño, cotija, and tajin”, the “Charred Octopus with grilled corn salsa, tequila, mole negro, pickles, and cilantro”, or the crowd-pleasing tacos with “plant-based tinga, avocado, and plant-based cheese with corn tortilla” are sure to wow your taste buds! For a quicker meal, you can also head to The Smiling Crocodile for pulled pork tacos, or perhaps get churros at the Nomad Lounge or Dino Diner.
EPCOT’s dishes were designed by Festival Chef Daniel Contreras, who expressed excitement “to show the people that have never been to my country the traditional Colombian dishes”. He doesn’t disappoint with meals like charred chimichurri steak, accompanied by smoked corn cake, pickled vegetable slaw, and cilantro aïoli–and let’s not forget the pig ear salad that features roasted tomatillo sauce, pickled red onions, queso fresco, roasted corn salsa, and a helping of avocado cream!
Any Disney Guest would be disappointed if the World Showcase’s Mexico pavilion didn’t have some special menu items for this occasion, and the San Angel Inn Restaurante won’t let Disney visitors down! The Pescado a la Veracruzana (red snapper and potatoes with a “cilantro-lime vinaigrette made with capers, olives, bell peppers, Spanish onions, and tomatoes”) looks particularly good. You can also pick up elote, which is “sweet corn on the cob smothered with chipotle aïoli, queso cotija, and tajin chile-lime powder”, or some more pulled-pork tacos at the Choza de Margarita. And for a great margarita, check out La Hacienda de San Angel!
Any fans of food truck fare will also be delighted to hear that the Cilantro Urban Eatery will be presentat Disney Springs and “offering infused Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and American cuisine including burritos, rice bowls, urban tacos, salads, and quesadillas”.
If you’ve stopped by the food truck and decided to really sit down and enjoy a longer, more elaborate meal, then head to Jaleo by José Andrés (with their extensive menu of tapas and authentic paellas) and Frontera Cocina (contemporary Mexican cuisine) offer fabulous menus every day. Three different Cast Members came up with unique items “in honor of their heritage”! Alex Cabrera curated the Tres Leches special for Amorette’s Patisserie, and it’s a “three milk dessert featuring cherry mousse and vanilla chiffon with Irish cream liqueur” that’s inspired by Puerto Rico. Meanwhile Jose Rodriguez put together the Tripleta Burger(featuring “ham, pork belly, fried potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup aïoli” for D-Luxe Burger, and Oscar Prieto made shrimp, chicken, and plantain-infused tostones for Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar
Need a snack in Hollywood Studios? You won’t want to miss the Colombian Hot Dog at Fairfax Fare; it’s blend of “cabbage slaw, garlic-cilantro” and “mayonnaise-ketchup” will make for a flavor combination that’s sure to impress! At Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, you can also find unique fish tacos and pico de gallo within the Centertown Market. In Coronado Springs Resort, the Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Largo is the place to be for tacos, tres leches, and churros!
Taking a rest day at the Old Key West Resort? Lounge in Olivia’s Café with the help of some pork ropa vieja, cilantro rice, black beans, and maduros (available through October 15th). And if you’re feeling lazy at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, head out to pasture in The Paddock with some shrimp tacos, cotija cheese, and marinated fruit! Are these Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month meals up your alley, or are you excited to try more Old English style meals and decadent desserts from the 50th anniversary offerings?