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Eat This: Mexico’s Jardin de Fiestas at the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Before we dig in, all of the menu boards for Flower & Garden with linked reviews as they become available are right HERE.

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Mexico is always a palate pleaser at Epcot’s various festivals and Fresh Epcot 2021 is no different. 

The booth is located outside of the Mexico Pavilion and features three food items – all savory, as well as several drinks.

  • Tostada de Cochinita: Braised Pork on a Crispy Corn Tortilla with Black Beans topped with Pickled Onions, Mango-Habanero Relish, and Oregano (Gluten/wheat friendly, $7.00)

It certainly tastes better than it looks – but that’s not saying much. It’s fine enough, but I wish there was more pickled onion and relish on our serving, as that’s what really makes this more interesting than the typical tostado. If it’s what you’re craving, it will fit the bill – but I wouldn’t bend over backwards for it.

  • Taco Vampiro: Braised Beef on a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese and Salsa Ranchera (Gluten/wheat friendly, $7.25)

This is tasty and has a nice kick. The fresh corn served with it is also a really nice touch. Again, not something worth a trip in itself, but if you want a good soft taco, this is it.

  • Sope de Chorizo: Plant-based Ground Chorizo on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans and Avocado Mousse (Gluten/wheat-friendly, plant-based, $6.75)

This was absolutely my favorite of the three dishes. The flavor combination is so good – the avocado mousse binds it all together beautifully – and the texture is totally perfect. Pick it up and bite into it rather than trying to cut it. It’s messy but you’ll get to experience the full kick of the chewy fried corn dough better that way.

  • Passion Fruit Margarita: Corazón de Agave Blanco Tequila, Passion Fruit Purée, Lime Juice, Nixta Corn Liqueur, and a hint of smoke with a Hibiscus Flower Salt Rim ($12.50)

This is lovely. Sweet but not overly. Love the smokiness. And the hibiscus salt rim is a really nice touch. And as usual for the Mexico booth, it’s pricey but for that price you get the rare “full sized” festival beverage.

  • The Garden Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Lettuce Juice, Ancho Reyes Chile Verde Liqueur, Lime Juice, Gracias a Dios Agave Gin, and a Sprig of Thyme ($12.50)

I liked this a lot but it’s definitely a specific taste. If you like an interesting drink that’s not sweet and on the earthier/herb-ier side, this is worth a try. And again it’s the rare full-sized festival drink for a price that’s not too over the top (by Disney cocktail standards). 

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All of the menu boards for Flower & Garden with linked reviews as they become available are right HERE.

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