REVIEW: El Artista Hambriento at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Tina ChiuBlog, EPCOT, Food

Mexico's El Artista Hambriento Booth at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

We’re at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts! In this review of the 2021 Mexico booth, we’re seeing if the El Artista Hambriento is worth the price!

The Mexican festival booth has been known for its strong flavors with just the right amount of spice. This year’s booth is offering guests all new dishes and they all happen to be gluten free!

Let’s talk about the food!

Chile Relleno

Mexico's Chile Relleno at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Photo by Tina Chiu

Price: $7.25 

The first dish I tried was the Chile Relleno filled with flank steak, black beans, and tomates with a poblano cream sauce and I was impressed from the very first bite.

It was spicy and that poblano cream sauce was so creamy and delicious. If you’re not a fan of spice, you can eat the inside fillings and still enjoy the flavor of this dish. 

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Pork Belly Pastor

Pork Belly Pastor at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Photo by Tina Chiu

Price: $7.50 

Next up was the pork belly pastor served with boniato puree, charred pineapple and crispy cilantro. I’m a huge fan of pork belly, however I found it to be a little too tough for my liking.

I did really enjoy the boniato puree which I had to Google and found out that it’s a white sweet potato! It had a mild sweet taste that provided a good contrast against the bolder spicy pork belly and sauce.

Taco de Chocolate

Taco de Chocolate at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Photo by Tina Chiu

Price: $6.00

I love chocolate mousse so I knew I was going to be a fan of this dessert! The Taco de Chocolate is a chocolate candy shell filled with Mexican chocolate mousse served with tropical fruit.

The mousse had an extra kick from the chile and paired nicely with the tropical fruits. I devoured it so quickly however for the price of $6.00, I was wanting a bigger portion.

Always an enjoyable and delicious time at the Mexico festival booth! I will definitely be back for the Chile Relleno and even the Taco de Chocolate because I enjoyed it that much.

Frida Carrot Margarita

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Frida Carrot Margarita. Photo by Rain Blanken

Price: $14.50

This margarita has Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, Carrot Juice, Ginger Cordial, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar.

Our managing editor, Rain Blanken, tried this one and she said it had an… interesting carrot flavor. It’s a mild margarita with a smooth taste, but unless you’re getting the gimmicky bubble put on top, it may not be worth the price tag.

When Rain went, it was windy at the park, so Cast Members weren’t able to include the bubble (the wind would have destroyed it immediately). For a bit of fun on a not-so-windy day, the showiness of the bubble could make this one a fun choice.

Diego Pomegranate Margarita

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Diego Pomegranate Margarita. Photo by Rain Blanken

Price: $14.25

Includes Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Pomegranate-Prickly Pear Juice, Blackcurrant Liqueur, and Rose Petal Liqueur with a Hibiscus Salt Rim.

Rain tried this one too, and it proved to be a favorite of the fest. If you’re only getting a few drinks on your festival day, this is one to include. The portion is generous, and there are several layers of flavor happening here.

Each sip hits a bit different, making this multi-faceted drink a surefire hit.

2021 Mexico Booth Review

Mexico's El Artista Hambriento Booth menu at the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Photo by Tina Chiu

Next time, I’m looking forward to trying some of its enticing margaritas!

EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2021 Mexico Booth Margaritas

Rain sure tried ’em. Photo by Rain Blanken


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About the Author

Tina Chiu

Tina is a mom of two boys and loves sharing the joy of Disney with her family. She collects Minnie ears, participates in RunDisney races (mostly for the bling), and enjoys staycations with DVC. Tina hopes to one day retire on the Disney Dream, but until then she’ll continue living her very best life, one character meet and greet at a time! Follow along on Instagram