The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot is one of the 11 countries located in the World Showcase. It is the first country you come to when you turn left into the World Showcase. This pavilion features a pyramid modeled after an Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl at Teotihuacan which is surrounded by thick and lush landscaping that represents the Yucatan jungle.
When you enter the pyramid, you’ll walk through the “Art of Mexico” that features artifacts and natural treasures from Mexico including Animales Fantasticos – The Spirits in Wood. Located inside the pyramid is the Plaza De Los Amigos that features a collection of shops where you can purchase authentic Mexican souvenirs including jewelry, art, candy, Sombreros and more (if you need the handicap entrance, it is located to the far right of the pyramid and is almost lost in the vegetation). You’ll also find the Gran Fiesta Tour ride and the San Angel Inn restaurant inside. Don’t miss the Mayan pyramid and volcano in the distance! Watch the smoke that comes out of the volcano carefully, you might just spot a Hidden Mickey.
Eating in Mexico:
- San Angel Inn – a table service restaurant located inside the pyramid by the Gran Fiesta Tour ride. It is based on the San Angel Inn located in Mexico City that dates back to 1692
- La Hacienda de San Angel – a table service restaurant providing amazing views of the World Showcase Lagoon.
- Cantina de San Angel – a counter service restaurant located by the World Showcase Lagoon.
- la Cava del Tequila – a tequila bar located inside the pyramid. Through the décor, art work, original artifacts and products served it celebrates the heritage and tradition of Tequila making in Mexico. It also serves a variety of appetizers.
Eating around the World Showcase: Be sure to get the nachos or churros at Cantina de San Angel.
Fun in Mexico:
- The Kidcot station is located just inside the pyramid.
- Hola is Spanish for hello.
- Agent P has an adventure in Mexico.
- Be sure to try on a Sombrero and take a picture.
- Find the penny machine inside the pyramid and press a penny stamped with Mexico.
- Donald in his Sombrero meets in Mexico. Check the Times Guide for accurate meet and greet times.
- Mariachi Cobre performs on select days in Mexico. Check the Times Guide for accurate performance times during your visit.
- Don’t forget to take a ride on Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros.
- Look for the glass blower in the La Prircesa de Cristal shop inside the pyramid.
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is controlled from a small office at the top of the pyramid in Mexico.
- Notice the serpent heads (these represent Quetzalcoatil) up the stairway on the front of the pyramid as well as all the amazing artwork around the base. The artwork at the base of the stairs was placed there because guests kept trying to climb up the pyramid.