Dine Inside Mexico's Pyramid at San Angel Inn Restaurante

Inside the pyramid in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion you'll find a bustling courtyard held in perpetual twilight. The lantern lit square holds a bubbling fountain and artisan vendor carts selling trinkets from across Mexico. Tucked in the back of this courtyard, beneath a Mayan pyramid at the edge of the River of Time guests will find the San Angel Inn Restaurante.

San Angel Inn Sits In Perpetual TwilightSan Angel Inn Sits In Perpetual Twilight

The decor is casually elegant as guests take their place at tables on the patio of a 17th Century style Hacienda. There are several levels to the patio, and the interior is dark, so if you're with someone who needs mobility assistance take care. You can request to be seated by the river, and if you are you'll be able to wave to guests on Mexico's Gran Fiesta Tour as their boats float by every now and again on a leisurely cruise. The tables are set with white tablecloths and traditionally patterned blue and white china, each illuminated by a small lamp. During peak dining times this restaurant can seem crowded and loud. However the staff is friendly, and you can dine "outside" at night, yet still be pleasantly air conditioned.

San Angel Inn Table SettingsSan Angel Inn Table Settings

The menu here is fashioned after its landmark sister restaurant in Mexico City, which has been serving food since 1692. The flavors you'll find on your plate are modern twists taken on traditional Mexican fare. The prices however seem high for the amount of food that is served, and I like my Mexican food to have a bit more spice than is being offered. If you're a tequila drinker though, the cocktails are ample and my husband especially enjoyed the Blood Orange Margarita. They also serve several Mexican Beers and a small selection of wines.

San Angel Inn Prior to 2011 RemodelingSan Angel Inn Prior to 2011 Remodeling

Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended, however I've had great luck getting walk up reservations at non-peak times. Some Disney Dining Plans are accepted and Tables in Wonderland, or Disney Vacation Club discounts are also offered. The Mexico Pavilion has some fantastic spots to stop and grab a bite to eat or indulge in a Margarita. The San Angel Inn falls a little short for me though and I'd rather grab tacos at La Cantina or La Hacienda San Angel - which are all run by the same company.

Thanks so much to our friends over at the Disney Food Blog for use of their images. Head on over and read their most recent review. Do you enjoy dining inside the pyramid? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about the food at the San Angel Inn Restaurante.

Dani McMann wrote on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:28:

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The atmosphere is AMAZING!! The service: outstanding. The food and drinks are ok. The price of the food is expensive. $100.00 for 3 people to have one main entree and one cocktail. But you gotta do it at least once!

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