The One Booth You Shouldn’t Miss at EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival!
Are you excited about the Mexico booth, cause we sure are!
There’s an entirely new menu over here (minus one returning beer).
First up, we have the new Taco de Costilla for $8. This is a slow-braised beef short rib on a corn tortilla with salsa de chile morita, avocado mousse, and spring onions.
The beef in this is very tender and the onions add a nice crunch! The spice and lime flavors are noticeable in the avocado mousse.
Both of these flavor profiles balance each other out well! It’s also on a traditional corn tortilla which we liked. Overall, it’s very tasty!
Next is the new Tostada de Carnitas for $7.75. This is braised pork on a fried corn tortilla with black beans, avocado mousse, queso fresco, and chives.
This one is a lot more smoky than the taco! There is some spice, but it’s not overpowering.
The tostada adds a nice crunch and the avocado mousse adds a great smoothness and balances out the spice.
We really liked this one as well!
Rounding out the food menu is a new dessert — the Pastel Imposible for $6. This is layers of traditional Mexican flan and tres leches with guava and cajeta.
The flan has a traditional texture which is kind of like a Jell-o custard. It also has some cinnamon spices in it!
The guava jam on top is a nice touch as well! The cake isn’t super moist, but the rest of the dish is, so it works.
Overall, it’s very sweet, but delicious! It’s a great dessert option.
Now, let’s try the new drinks! First is the new Trouble in Paradise Margarita for $12.50.
This drink features Ilegal Mezcal, Combier Watermelon Liqueur, rosé wine, lime juice, and agave with a chili-lime powder rim.
We found that the tequila and spice overpowered the subtle watermelon flavor. But, once you get past the spicy rim you do taste more of the watermelon (you could always drink it with a straw to avoid the spice!).
This drink is nothing super special, but it is tasty!
The other new drink over here is the Fly Away Margarita for $13. This drink has Nocheluna Sotol, pineapple-ginger juice, chile ancho verde liqueur, and Ambhar Blanco Tequila with a sweet dried chili salt rim.
You get the spice from the rim immediately in this drink as well. But, the pineapple flavor wins out over the tequila!
The ginger is completely hidden under the tequila, though. It’s a spicy drink for sure!
Also on the drink menu is the returning Mexican Craft Beer. You can get a 6 oz. pour for $5.50 and a 12 oz. pour for $11.
We loved the taco, and we liked the Trouble in Paradise Margarita over the Fly Away Margarita. Overall, this booth is a hit all around!
Stay tuned for more news and updates from the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival!