La Cava del Tequila

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Disney opened one of its newest additions to Epcot’s World Showcase at the end of August with La Cava del Tequila inside the Mexico Pavilion.  This cozy and inviting bar offers a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy some drinks, and relax during your trip to WDW.  The menu boasts over 70 different kinds of tequila as well as margaritas, Mexican beers, and tapas for snacking.  The decor embraces its setting with examples of Mexican culture and art while it also displays photographs of the tequila making process.

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So let’s not beat around the bush;  I love this place!  I visited twice on my December trip and have plans to enjoy it again in March when I head to Disney World again.  This watering hole instantly made it onto my list of favorite places to chill for a while.  I wanted to try La Cava del Tequila during my December trip, but I wasn’t expecting to hit it only hours after arrival.  A group of us headed into the Mexico pavilion after a wdwtoday reunion event wrapped up.  I met a lot of fun folks over shots of tequila and wound up hanging out with them for the rest of the day and plan to tour with them again.  Nothing bonds people together than tequila and margaritas I guess!  We may have stayed there a little too long and enjoyed the libations a little too much, but it was a great time.

Later in the trip my friends and I headed back on a rainy afternoon.  It was a great place to sit and sip while foulmargaritas weather passed by.  This time we grabbed at table and lingered a while.  Two of us opted for the flights of margaritas which provided a sampling of five different specialty margaritas from the menu.  Another one of my friends decided on a flight of tequila and another just had some beer.  You see there are options for varying tastes so don’t be turned off if you don’t think you could handle straight tequila.  I enjoyed my flight of margaritas quite a bit.  As to be expected, I liked some better than others just based on personal preferences, but overall I’m glad I got to try a variety of drinks.  Next time we’ll have to try some of the tasty looking tapas to go along with our yummy liquid treats.

tequilaAlthough it may be off the beaten path, on busier days in the parks I’m sure this place is going to be packed just because it’s so tiny.  The venue only seats about 30 people and has standing room at the bar.  If you can snag a table, order up some tapas and some drinks and enjoy a hidden gem.  It would also make for a great place to have a drink while waiting for a table at the Mexico pavilions table service restaurant the San Angel Inn.

Have any of you tried out La Cava del Tequila yet?  Did you love it as much as I did?  If you haven’t sampled their offerings yet I highly suggest you give it a shot on your next trip.  There will be a meet at La Cava del Tequila on March 7, 210 at 4 p.m. as part of the wdwtoday Tentfest events.  I will be there and would love to have a margarita with any of the readers!

And a special thanks to my friend Julie Saunders for some of this week’s photos!

Next week I’ll discuss my recent stay at the Boardwalk Inn…

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Posted on January 28, 2010

11 Responses to “La Cava del Tequila”

  • This is probably my new favorite spot in World Showcase. We were there in December, and I tried the cucumber margarita (I forget what it was actually called), which was surprisingly good–really refreshing on an unusually hot day. I can see this place getting crowded, but it does have that kind of hidden-away vibe to it, like it might be able to stay a “secret” for a little while longer. We’re heading back down next week, and we plan to spend some more time there trying out some different drinks and snacks.

  • by Kristen Helmstetter on January 28, 2010, at 8:23 pm EDT

    Awesome! I’m glad you liked it too and I hope you have a great time next week. I’m hoping it remains just hidden enough so that it’ mobbed when I go :-).

  • I tried the flight of margaritas and disliked it. All of the margaritas were room-temperature, foamy, and SWEET, SWEET, SWEET.

    And, sadly, with the opening of this margarita bar, they stopped offering the apple margarita at the stand outside. (One of my trip staples).

    The blue crab tostados were blissfully wonderful.

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on January 28, 2010, at 9:29 pm EDT

      I didn’t love all of the flavors, but I figured I wouldn’t since for example I don’t like cucumbers and that was one of the ones included. Mine were all cold though.

      The apple one outside never appealed to me so I never had it and I didn’t know it was gone. I don’t get why the opening of La Cava del Tequila would impact one flavor outside. hmmm sometimes Disney works in mysterious ways.

      I didn’t have anything to eat, but intend to in March. Crab tostados sound really good so I’ll keep them in mind!

      Thanks for reading!

  • Thanks for the info. Going in March also and am dying to stop there for a flight of two. Last time I was there, it was way to busy to get in. My wife is not really a tequila lover so I hope the variety will help change her mind. Wish me luck.

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on February 1, 2010, at 7:52 am EDT

      There are absolutely other things available for those who are not tequila fans. Try some tapas if thats more your wife’s thing. Have fun!

  • We spent about an hour there in December. If we hadn’t needed to make it over to Kouzzina for our dinner ADR, I might still be there! We tried two of the tequila flights and it was very educational. We did come home with a tequila shopping list. Love it–my new favorite bar at the World. Well, maybe favorite in the parks. The bar at Flying Fish rocks! Looking forward to spending some time there in February.

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on February 1, 2010, at 7:54 am EDT

      Glad you had a good time! I’ll have to try the bar at the flying fish; I’ve never been. I do like the bar at O’hana since they have some more original concoctions than the typical Disney establishment.

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