Almost everyone loves Mexican food, and at times it can be challenging to find a good spot to eat, especially at a theme park! I’ve been going to Disneyland since I was a kid, and my favorite place to grab some delicious Mexican food has always been Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland at Disneyland. This is a great spot to dine during the day as there are tons of shady spots, and also at night because I love dining under the twinkling glass lanterns. Their food isn’t going to be the greatest Mexican food you’ve ever had, but for a theme park, I would say it’s pretty darn good!
Most everything on their menu is really good, and their portion sizes are really decent. My favorite go-to items are the Fire-grilled Half Chicken and the Burrito Sonora with Chicken. They offer other items such as a Tostada Salad, Enchiladas, Street Tacos, and more. They also have great options for kids, such as the Bean and Cheese Burrito and Chicken Taco. They offer a great selection of soft drinks, and they also offer Horchata and Cantaloupe Agua Fresca. You can grab side items such as Crispy Chips con Limón, guacamole, rice, and more! If you have a sweet tooth like me, you will want to grab a bag of Cinnamon Crisps at the checkout stand when you pay.
This is a quick-service spot, so you can walk right up to any of the three sections inside to order your food. They even make your food right in front of you! Once you grab your food, you can pay and head outside to grab a spot to eat. I especially love this dining spot because there always is SO much seating available. The outdoor area is covered so the sun isn’t beating down on your, or you can choose to head to their indoor section off to the left side. While this place is great to eat at any time during the day, I personally love dining there at night because of all the flickering star-shaped Mexican glass lanterns. It truly makes for a magical atmosphere; it’s perfect for a date night or for families to feel like they’re dining a bit more on the elegant side.
Review Update (7/11):
Rando del Zocalo has a new food item and I am so excited to share it with you guys! This delicious quick-service spot is now selling Green Chile Cheese Nachos, and you guys, they are so delicious! They offer three different options for this entree: chicken, beef, and cauliflower. I had the chicken, and as you can see from the picture below, the portion size is HUGE. I got it for myself, and a few other people ended up snacking on it as well and we still didn’t end up finishing the whole plate! The chips are crisp, the chicken is tender, the ratio of the beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese, etc was all perfect! If you like your nachos extra spicy, be sure to ask for extra serrano peppers. If you love nachos, I highly recommend these, especially to share!
Next time you’re at Disneyland, plan to head to Rancho del Zocalo to satisfy your Mexican food craving!
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