Hola amigos and Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you are not able to visit the Disney Parks today, there are many opportunities to eat, drink and experience Mexican heritage every day at Disney World or Disneyland.
- Finding delicious Mexican food is as easy as visiting the Mexican Pavilion at Epcot located in Disney World. You have the option to eat inside at San Angel Inn Restaurante. The magical ambiance of the Mayan pyramid, the Mexican-colonial style and the occasional rumble of a volcano all add to the fun of eating here. If you prefer to be outside, you can dine at La Hacienda de San Angel or grab a quick bite at La Cantina de San Angel or Choza de Margarita.
- Disneyland offers Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at California Adventure or Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante at Disneyland Park. Make sure you take in the beautiful scenery at Zocalo with the hanging plants, peaceful water fountains and colorful painted tiles.
- If margaritas are your favorite beverage (they are mine), you will not run out of options at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion. La Cava offers 200 different types of tequila!! Don’t forget to try the famous avocado margarita or order a flight if you can’t decide. For the true tequila lover, become an aficionado with the La Cava Experience. I highly recommend advance reservations for this unique tasting with a Tequila Ambassador. You will taste agave spirits that are only available at La Cava and learn about Mexican culture and tradition with this amazing plant.
- Music is a wonderful part of Mexican heritage and you can enjoy the lively melodies of mariachi with Mariachi Cobre at Disney World. Be sure to check the times of performances throughout the day around World Showcase. When visiting Disneyland, you are in for a special treat to hear the two-time Grammy® Award-winning musical group, Mariachi Divas! They are an amazing group of women not to be missed!
- Visiting the Mexico Pavilion allows you and your children to learn a little more about the rich and beautiful heritage of Mexico. The pyramid is modeled after an Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the god of life) at Teotihuacan. Inside you will find a gallery of artifacts from Mexico’s history as well as a Coco inspired exhibit. If you would like to take home a souvenir, explore the colorful shopping carts located just past the exhibits. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros is a fun boat ride for all ages and is a nice relaxing stop before moving on to lunch or dinner.
- Zocalo Park, located in Disneyland, shares the traditions of Dia de los Muertos while offering activities for all to enjoy. This Park is a gorgeous display and perfect backdrop for photos.
- Last, but not least, you have to try a churro! This sweet snack is a stick-shaped fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar and is often served with chocolate or caramel for dipping. Disney World has a few locations offering these delicious sweet treats, but Disneyland wins for the most unique options. You can try a lemon churro, carrot cake, pineapple marshmallow, caliente churro and the list goes on! Be sure to check restaurants as well as the churro carts located around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
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Nicole Hickey is a founding member of the Parent Panel. Her family loves all things Star Wars, and she loves experiencing Disney through the eyes of her daughters and son.