Inside San Angel Inn at Epcot's World Showcase
Cuisine - Mexican, Disney World

Review: Disney’s San Angel Inn

Inside San Angel Inn at Epcot's World ShowcaseToday we welcome back my hubby Brett to give us his review of San Angel Inn inside the Mexico pavilion at Epcot.

Take it away, Brett!

One of the greatest places to visit at Epcot’s World Showcase is the Mexico pavilion. Compared to the other countries there is so much more to explore. You can take a ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros, buy goods in the marketplace and for the older folks in your party they can step off to the side and enjoy La Cava del Tequila where they can taste Mexican tequila and learn its history. One of the great treasures that we discovered on our last trip was the San Angel Inn.

The restaurant overlooks the inside pyramid and the boats that are taking the ride through the Fiesta Tour. A major plus is that we were able to get a reservation the day we dined, which as most people know can be a challenge at the restaurants at Disney World. One downfall is that anyone in your party that is hard of sight will have issues with the low lighting. I came in expecting the usual fare of tacos, burritos and enchiladas. What I came to find out is that Disney and their chefs know how to make Mexican food come to life!

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Cuisine - Mexican, Places - Milwaukee

El Beso Mexican Restaurante moves into old Champp’s location

Editor’s note: Greenfield NOW reports on opening date for El Beso for February 2011.

Editor’s note: Check out this photo update from Oct. 25, 2010.

Champp’s, a sports bar and restaurant in Greenfield, Wis., closed May 22, 2010. Now, work is progressing on the latest restaurant to hit 5030 S. 74th St.

The owners of El Fuego on Layton Ave. on Milwaukee’s southside will open El Beso Mexican Restaurante and Cantina. Work on the facade is going on right now to transform the sports bar into a tropical oasis. It will be the first Mexican restaurant in the Southridge Shopping Center area since Chi Chi’s closed its doors in 2004. Before Champp’s opened the location was home to a Fuddrucker’s restaurant, famous for their burgers and toppings bar.

Paul Bouraxis, the owner of El Fuego Mexican Restaurante, told BizTimes Milwaukee, “(The area) has a lot of shops,” he said. “It’s heavily populated. It’s a good location.” Bouraxis also owns Omega Burger on S. 27th St. in Franklin, Wis. He previously owned Omega Restaurant on S. 27th St. in Milwaukee.

El Beso will have an outdoor patio, fountain and palm trees. The new building has bright colors and livens up the strip mall scene nearby that includes David’s Bridal, Half Price Books and Old Country Buffet.

If we can foreshadow anything about the menu at the future El Beso Restaurante and Cantina, its sister El Fuego has a menu that includes the standard Mexican fare such as tacos, fajitas, homemade guacamole and frozen libations. Check out more about El Fuego at www.elfuegomke.com.

Just in case you need a place to catch the Packers vs. the Bears tonight, Champp’s still operates a location on S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.

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Cuisine - Mexican, Disney, Foodie Destination

Sneak peek: Disney’s La Hacienda de San Angel

Cocktails at La Hacienda

Margaritas are served to cast members during a preview at La Hacienda de San Angel. The restaurant opens soon at Epcot at Walt Disney World.

Epcot’s latest dining hot spot is opening soon. Cast members (and a few lucky guests) were able to sample Mexican treats from La Hacienda de San Angel recently and the Orlando Sentinel was there to snap pix.

An extension of La Cantina de San Angel, a quick service restaurant on the banks of World Showcase Lagoon, La Hacienda is a sit-down, dinner-only location from 4 p.m. to park close. The restaurant will seat 250 and will be the PERFECT spot for viewing Illuminations. My friends over at DisneyFoodBlog have heard that all the chairs in the restaurant face the waterfront so you can catch a glimpse of the laser and light spectacular. The menu consists of queso fundido (warm cheese with peppers and spicy chorizo sausage), tacos, roasted meats and shrimp, black bean soup, chocolate churros and fruit empanadas. Oh …and margaritas.

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