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A long-awaited margarita stand at Epcot’s Mexico pavilion will open … soon, Walt Disney World says. Choza de Margarita will be a walk-up window serving margaritas — frozen and hand-crafted varieties — beer and small bites, according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.
The store initially was announced on the website in January and listed an opening date of “early 2017.” Since then, Epcot watchers have seen the walls and roof go up behind construction walls. A Choza sign recently was added.
No time frame for an opening — beyond “soon” — was mentioned in Wednesday’s post.
For years, another open-air margarita stop operated out of the theme park’s Mexico pavilion. It closed in mid 2016. This happened just ahead of the opening of the nearby Frozen Ever After ride and its even-nearer-by Royal Sommerhus, a meet-and-greet area for royal sisters Anna and Elsa.
This development lead many a Disney wag to make jokes about the company not wanting any “Frozen margaritas.”
There will be more distance between Choza de Margarita and the Frozen sector. The new eatery is just to the west of the centerpiece temple of the pavilion.
In the meantime, alcohol has, of course, been available in that part of the theme park, primarily at three restaurants plus Le Cava del Tequila, a small bar inside the temple. All of those options are expected to remain available to visitors.
The latest post lists three varieties of frozen margaritas on the menu: lime, strawberry and passion mango. Hand-crafted options will be Acan grapefruit, lime cucumber and guava pink peppercorn.
Food will include tacos al pastor with grilled pork, empanadas de barbacoa and fresh guacamole served with fried flour chicharrones.