Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quick Bites: Churros from La Cantina de San Angel.

Want to save yourself some time (reading this article) and money?  The churros from La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot's Mexico pavilion are bad. It's that simple. You really don't need to continue. Still there? Okay.  My goal on my last trip was to try snacks I'd skipped in the past. Some were hits, some were misses. This one?  Soggy, limp, lifeless circles of dough that had been fried and left to sit. I doubt they ever had any crispness or texture to speak of, but sitting around under a heat lamp certainly didn't help matters. A definite miss.

Perhaps if they'd had an interesting taste the texture would have been forgivable, but sadly, there was little there to offer as well. The dipping sauce, a thin dulce de leche, was boring and insipid, almost without flavor and so runny that it barely stuck to the churro. Even though calories don't count in Disney World (this is a verifiable fact), these still aren't worth the energy it takes to chew them.

At around $4 per serving and with so many great options in the World Showcase, you'd do well to keep walking at least until Norway. Or, you could just throw your money into the World Showcase Lagoon. Your stomach will thank you.


Jill said...

I'm sorry to disagree but these are one of my favorite treats at World Showcase. Maybe you just had a bad "batch" or just happened to get an order that had been sitting longer. I encourage you to try again and give the churros a second chance!

Heather said...

I agree completely, Chris! We are used to the churros @ Disneyland & California Adventure: crisp, fresh, perfectly seasoned every time. We tried the Cantina's on our last WDW vacation and were thoroughly disappointed; they were just as you had described them.

{Next time you're on the West Coast, be sure to give the California ones a try!}

MeGaN said...

Hmm. Not sure what to take on this since we never have tried churros. I did try the school bread in norway which is NOT a favorite.

anybody try our favorite? Funnel Cake? this is our favorite and they give you a huge serving for 2 - found at MK and DHS on DDP. They also have this funnel cake at Epcot but it's not on DDP