La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

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Written By Carlos Braga

See in this article everything you need to know about the La Hacienda de San Angel and his Illuminations show.

In this way, it will increase the chances of seeing this event so famous in Epcot during dinners.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot (1)
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot (1)

Where the restaurant is

The La Hacienda de San Angel is in the park Epcot, known as the ball park, located at the Walt Disney World Resort, inside the Mexico Pavilion.

However, as it is a restaurant, you need to have a valid ticket.

The place is well known for the Illuminations event, a fireworks festival, which starts at 9 pm.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

Thus, around this time it is busier and there is no way for people to choose a table.

It has two more sights in addition to the one already mentioned with the name San Angel in the three places and it is possible to get confused.

While the La Cantina de San Angel It's a quick-service snack bar. San Angel Inn is the Aztec pyramid restaurant.

Do I need to make a reservation at La Hacienda de San Angel?

To watch Illuminations on La Hacienda de San Angel, reservations are required six months in advance for the desired date.

Despite this, it's when you're in the restaurant that you'll know if there's a table by the window to enjoy the show.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot (3)
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot (3)

When ordering, indicate how many people will be coming, regardless of age.

Then, make sure you are ordering for the same park as the ticket does not guarantee access to it.

The ideal is to arrive an hour before the show starts to find out if there is a vacancy near the window.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

That is, knowing that it starts at 9 pm, it is recommended to arrive at the venue at 8 pm or less.

schedule yourself

As this is a very popular event, it is advisable to make a reservation close to the time of the fireworks.

That way, when you check in at the restaurant, you'll know better about table availability.

the decoration of the place

the environment of La Hacienda de San Angel it has characteristics of Mexico, without being extravagant with the colors of the flag or shading.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

So, the place is quite colorful, with walls painted in different colors, cheerful paintings and a few more things like:

  • At the entrance, beautiful blue chandeliers;
  • Walls painted in different colors;

A calm decor with subtle lighting, the connection with Mexico is still very explicit.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

In this way, it becomes a perfect place for a family dinner or with your spouse.

a cozy space

The tables are placed against the windows, others further to and in the corners of the room.

That is, those in the middle and corner will have a limited view due to other people being in front of them.

Menu at La Hacienda de San Angel

The La Hacienda de San Angel it's a mexican restaurant, because of that, the food is typical there and can be spicy for the palate of many visitors.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

So, a good option is to study the menu before going, as the service is in English and some of the dishes are:

  • Daisy cocktail;
  • Flautas is a grilled tortilla;
  • Calamares Fritos which is a crispy squid.

Meals such as Chips with assorted complimentary sauces, Queso Fundido and La Hacienda are a good option as they are not as spicy.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

However, these three dishes alone cost around U$ 90 plus tip which is around 18% to 20% of the total value. 

Many options

There are so many options for dishes that the average time is 01:30 to make the complete meal, ranging from starters, side dishes and special margaritas.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

While enjoying the food, you can enjoy the Illuminations.

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The prices of the place

The value of the tickets varies according to the order, which can be from one to 10 days.

However, you have to take into account the hotel you will be staying in and depending on the place you can go to the park about 30 minutes earlier.

The meal is around U$ 35 per person and if it is part of the Dining plan, is a prepaid meal plan option, the restaurant will charge a 1 Table credit.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

Despite this, it is worth the experience in the La Hacienda de San Angel.

The waiter's tip is not included in the price of the meal and the recommendation is from 18% to 20% of the final price.

However, it is a small value due to the atmosphere of the restaurant and the service itself, which is excellent.

What is the best time to go to La Hacienda de San Angel?

The 7pm time is undoubtedly the best, as this way you can enjoy the food in peace.

This way, you still have 15 minutes after the end of the meal to watch the fireworks without the waiter getting in the way.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

For newbies, anxiety and patience are tested, as sometimes you will have to wait an hour.

However, you can leave your cell phone number to be notified about a vacancy and, in that time, you can only enjoy other attractions.

Enjoy every minute

When it's time for the fireworks, just enjoy the show with Margarita El Diablo.

Meanwhile, the children observe the explosions of colors right in front of them with a dulce de leche ice cream.

So, is this restaurant worth visiting?

Yes, it is worth it, the cost-benefit ratio is excellent, the prices for the dishes are not exaggerated, especially considering that you will be able to watch the fireworks show in a comfortable place.

As a result, you will get to know another culture and cuisine in a pleasant climate.

The tourist only has to remember one ticket for the park and one for the restaurant.

La Hacienda de San Angel - Mexican Restaurant at Epcot
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexican Restaurant at Epcot

Then get to the venue early to get a window-side seat to enjoy the Illuminations.

The restaurant La Hacienda de San Angel is one of the varieties of Epcot.

That is, the attractions are diverse, from technological, educational and going around the world in a single Walt disney.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!