Dining Experiences You Should Try in the World Showcase at Disney’s Epcot
Nestled at the back of Disney’s Epcot is the World Showcase, which houses 11 different pavilions that represent 11 different countries. Within these pavilions you can find food, drinks, and merchandise that are unique to the country, making you feel like you’ve stepped out of a theme park and into the country itself! Many of the pavilions have a table service dining experience with unique food and drink options—and they are worth the price. Here are some dining experiences you should try at least once from the World Showcase:
San Angel Inn Restaurante
If you’ve ever traveled around the World Showcase, you know that you pass the Mayan pyramid when you walk through Mexico. But did you know there’s a restaurant inside? The space is illuminated with warm lights, making for an extra romantic setting. You’ll also have a stunning view of the Mayan pyramid replica that is built inside as part of the Three Caballero’s attraction. You can enjoy delicious Mexican dishes such as empanadas, tacos and queso fundido, as well as pork, chicken and fish. Plus, if you’re 21 or older, you can sip on margaritas, wines and beers.
If you’re a fan of hibachi, then this is a must-do on your next trip. At the top of the long flight of stairs in the Japan pavilion is Teppan Edo, which combines an authentic Japanese meal with a show performed by your chef. You’ll be able to enjoy Udon noodles and steamed rice along with a steak, chicken, seafood or vegetable entrée. You can also enjoy sushi rolls, tempura and edamame. Plus, if you’re 21 or older, you can enjoy Japanese beer, wine or even sake if you’re feeling adventurous!
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
If your favorite kind of food is Italian, Via Napoli is the place to try at Epcot! If you want a taste of Southern Italy, there are so many delicious items on the menu that you’ll truly have a hard time deciding what you want! From several types of pasta to eggplant, chicken and veal entrees, you’ll want a little of everything. But the crown jewel of this restaurant truly is the pizza, which is the best! But make sure you save room for dessert because tiramisu, zeppoles, and cannolis are on the menu!
If you’re looking for a true meal and show dining experience, look no further than Biergarten, which is located in the German pavilion. You’ll feel like you stepped into a real Oktoberfest celebration and there is plenty of fun to be had! Feast on favorites such as bratwurst, schnitzel, German meat loaf and Bavarian-style pot roast while you tap your foot to the beat of live music. You’ll also enjoy desserts that are made fresh daily, such as Bavarian cheesecake and apple strudel! But, of course, don’t forget about the variety of German beers and wine you’re bound to enjoy. My personal favorite is the dark beer which seems to be a huge hit with guests year-round!
This Canadian steakhouse is recommended as one of the best dining experiences on property, which is probably why it tends to be difficult to get a reservation and why booking 180 days in advance is highly recommended. Le Cellier, located within the Canada pavilion, offers delicious steaks, poutine, and mouth-watering sides. In addition, their Canadian cheddar cheese soup is famous. Be sure to save room for dessert because maple crème brulee and blueberry cheesecake are on the menu! This is a wonderful option if you’re celebrating something special, such as a birthday, anniversary or graduation since it is a little pricier than some of the other dining experiences. However, it’s well worth the price you pay!
Epcot offers some of the best unique dining across all of Walt Disney World. The World Showcase offers guests the opportunity to truly be immersed in a different culture and be transported to another country, even if it’s only for an hour or two. If you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone and be a little adventurous, try a dining location in a country other than the American pavilion and be prepared to fall in love!
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(Some information taken from HowtoDisney.com)