Handmade Margaritas at La Hacienda de San Angel

Have you been looking for a great spot to sit down with a drink and a bite to eat while watching IllumiNations? Lining up along the lake to find your viewing spot can provide a great outdoor location, but sometimes it's nicer to sit back and relax someplace a little more intimate. If you're up to a little pre-planing La Hacienda de San Angel might be just the spot you're looking for.

La Hacienda San AngelLa Hacienda San Angel

La Hacienda's cocktail menu is serving up flavors both classic and bold. Tequila is the drink of choice at this lakeside retreat and if you're interested in the extensive tequila selection, a Tequila Ambassador is on hand to offer explanations and suggestions. There are two versions of the tequila flight on the menu which allow you to sample 3 popular varieties. Handcrafted margaritas, Mexican beer, South American wines, premium tequilas are the delicious drinks on the menu here, with the margaritas in the starring roll. Here's a sample of the menu:

    Hand-Crafted Premium Margaritas

    Mango Blueberry Basil - $13.50
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, coconut rum, orange juice, mango puree, blueberries, basil, served on the rocks with a Tajin chili powder salt rim.

    Classic - $12.50
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, orange liqueur, lime mix, served on the rocks with a salt rim.

    Rosita - $13.50
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and rose infusions, served on the rocks with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim.

    Lime Raspberry - $13
    Rancho Alegre 100% agave premium reposado tequila, orange liqueur, raspberry puree, fresh lime juice, agave nectar syrup, served on the rocks.

    Orange Mango Fire - $13
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, ginger liqueur, orange juice, mango puree, fresh lime juice, a hint of Tabasco sauce, served on the rocks with a Tajin chili powder rim.

    Avocado - $14
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, melon liqueur, fresh avocado, agave nectar and fresh lime juice, served frozen with a hibiscus Himalayn salt rim.

    Organic Skinny Margarita - $14
    Azunia organic 100% agave silver tequila, fresh lime juice and a hint of organic agave nectar, served on the rocks with a salt rim.

Handcrafted Margarita and TacosHandcrafted Margarita and Tacos

One of the most striking features of La Hacienda's interior is its floor to ceiling windows that look out onto World Showcase Lagoon, making it an ideal location to view illuminations. No matter what the weather is outside, inside La Hacienda's climate controlled dining room you'll be relaxed and comfortable.

Floor to Ceiling Windows Offer a Fantastic ViewFloor to Ceiling Windows Offer a Fantastic View

La Hacienda is a full service restaurant, serving some good basic Mexican fare. If you do decided that this is the IllumiNations view for you, a dining reservation made for the hour before IllumiNations is scheduled will put you in the right place. Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) open up at 180 days prior to your date, be sure to make your ADRs as early as possible, this popular illuminations viewing location fills up fast!

Have you had the chance to watch IllumiNations from La Hacienda? Do you love a good Margarita? Leave a comment below and let us know what you enjoy most about this spot!

Brenda wrote on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 21:35:

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We tried the Avacado Margarita the last time we were at EPCOT in June 2012. I LOVED it and so did my husband. This is something I wish my local bartenders would make. Delish!

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:28:

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That sounds so interesting!

Dale Knight wrote on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:12:

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Great food, great margaritas and great service. We always have a meal here on every trip. I was only so-so about the ROE viewing though. The music wasn't really loud enough, and I missed being outside where you can feel the heat from the fire and feel the booms a bit more from the fireworks!

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