@ Disney's California Adventure
1600 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
From now through January 6, 2014, Disney California Adventure Park is holding a ¡Viva Navidad! celebration in its Paradise Pier area. I knew they were going to have a few Mexican food items but when I went earlier today I was surprised at how much they had. I was able to get some pozole and chocoflan earlier today and am going to try to make it back to try some more. If I do then I'll post some more photos. Some of the items are at Paradise Garden Grill and some are at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and there's also a dessert cart that seems to be on the outer perimeter of the whole Paradise Pier area. UPDATE: ¡Viva Navidad! has been renewed for the 2014-15 holiday season.
Here's a video that was just posted at the Disney Parks Blog:
Again, the food is a good bit more authentic than you would expect at Disneyland. The fact that they call their tacos "street style" seems to indicate they know tacos are not called "street tacos" in Mexico, while acknowledging that people here think they are called "street tacos." And the prices are not like those at Tacos el Chavito but are comparable to prices at many other places in the county. It's hard to not appreciate the fact that they are using masa harina in their hot chocolate and that they have pineapple dessert tamales.
If you were a fan of when DCA did their Food & Wine Festival you might want to make sure you stop by in the next few days as they will be doing some culinary demonstrations then. Here's a clip from their Disney Parks Blog about it:
As part of Limited Time Magic, you can stop by Paradise Gardens from November 14 – 17, 2013 to enjoy some savory treats, including Champurrudo and Pineapple Sweet Tamales—each prepared by Disneyland Resort chefs during exciting culinary demonstrations!
Paradise Garden Grill
Torta al PastorFresh-made Telera Bread with Chorizo Beans, Marinated Pork, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Avocado and Crema drizzle with Tortilla Chips and Salsa $10.99
Sopes de BarbacoaTwo Lightly Fried Sopes with Chorizo Beans, Barbacoa, Shredded Cabbage, Cotija Cheese and Crema drizzle with a side of Achiote Rice and Tortilla Chips and Salsa $10.99
Street Style TacosThree Street-Style Tacos (Barbacoa or Al Pastor) on soft Corn Tortillas garnished with Cilantro and Onion with a side of Achiote Rice and Tortilla Chips and Salsa $10.99
Mahi VeracruzanoSustainable fish topped with Salsa Veracruz with Achiote Rice, Nopales and Jicama Salad and a side of tortillas $12.99 (This item didn't seem to make it back for 2014.)
CevicheSeems to have been re-imagineered for 2014
Chicken MoleRoasted Chicken topped with Chocolate-infused smoked Chili Sauce with Achiote Rice, Nopales and Jicama Salad and a side of Tortillas $12.99
BuñuelosTwo Golden Fried Flour Tortillas dusted with Cinnamon Sugar served with a side of Cajeta $4.29
Sweet Pineapple and Golden Raisin TamalesA pair of Traditionally made Sweet Tamales with Pineapple and Golden Raisins $4.29
ChampurradoTraditional Christmas Time Mexican hot chocolate is a combination of chocolate, milk and masa harina $2.79
- Buñuelos with Cajeta
- Chips and Salsa
- Cajunzihos - "Trio of Mini Peanut Kisses"
- Abuelita Hot Cocoa
UPDATE: Also see here and here for more reports on ¡Viva Navidad! at the Disney Parks blog.