Find Authentic and Colorful Souvenirs at El Ranchito Del Norte in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Epcot's World Showcase is a great place to find that perfect souvenir and we've talked about many of the shops before. But some of the shops, namely the small kiosks, sometimes get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a vacation day.

One of those is the El Ranchito Del Norte kiosk in the Mexico pavilion. And while we love the plaza of shops inside the pavilion's pyramid, this little kiosk always catches our eye.

El Ranchito Del NorteEl Ranchito Del Norte

El Ranchito Del Norte is located across the walkway from the pyramid, next to Hacienda de San Angel. If you are buying a frozen margarita at the margarita cart just turn around and you'll be looking at the El Ranchito kiosk.

One thing we always notice as we stroll past the kiosk is that it appears to be a very popular place to try on a sombrero. And of course, if you're trying on a sombrero you need someone in your traveling party to take your photo. It's a requirement.

Try on a colorful sombrero in Epcot!Try on a colorful sombrero in Epcot!

In addition to the very colorful sombreros you'll also find other traditional Mexican souvenirs including pinatas, maracas, and even clothes.

Maracas at El Ranchito Del NorteMaracas at El Ranchito Del Norte

Adjacent to El Ranchito Del Norte is the Ring Carvers booth. At this booth you can pick out a ring and they will carve your initials or name into the ring in about 15 minutes. This is a rather unique Disney souvenir and you can choose from brass, sterling silver, and 14K gold rings.

Ring Carvers booth in Mexico PavilionRing Carvers booth in Mexico Pavilion

Give yourself a few extra minutes as you travel out of Mexico, headed toward Norway and stop in El Ranchito. Even if you don't buy something the bright colors of the shop make a stop worthwhile!

Colorful pinatas in Epcot's Mexico PavilionColorful pinatas in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

Have you ever stopped at El Ranchito Del Norte in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion? Leave us a comment and let us know what you love about it!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:37:

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I love this little shop, even at night it's so bright and colorful.

Lillian Rionda wrote on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:51:

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Yes i bought a carved ring in El ranchero Del Norte in Epcot of Brass and my finger turns blue what can i do so this does not happen?
Can if i decide order another ring in Silver with the ticket number from when i bought the brass one?
How much will it be in silver and can you send it and how much would that be to Coral Gables Florida 33146?
Please let me know.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:55:

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Hi Lillian! We're a Disney fan website, not Disney, so I'm afraid that I can't answer with as much detail as you would probably like. However, I can say that coating your brass ring with a layer of clear nail polish should help to block the chemical reaction happening on your finger.

For information about ordering a new one in silver - try contacting Merchandise services. Merchandise Guest Services continues to be accessible toll free at (877) 560-6477 or for international callers at +1 (407) 934-6111. Or email them at [email protected]

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