Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pecos Bill Review - why I keep mentioning it...

Of the four theme parks in Disney World, Magic Kingdom has the worst selections of restaurants unless you love character meals or counter service (which I typically don't). But there is one notable exception...Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn And Cafe. It's halfway between Frontierland and Adventureland, so the theming changes as you move through the seating area. Now, there really isn't anything different about Pecos Bills, it's your typical Burgers and Chicken Strip kind of counter service:

Everybody wave hi to Am's ponytail!


BUT, and I do mean B-U-T, there is one menu item that has held me captive since as far back as I can remember! I get it numerous times every trip and I can't get enough! What is this magical mystery meal item, you ask? A taco salad...yes, you read that correctly a taco salad! What makes it so special? Well, where Pecos Bills differs from most other counter service restaurants in Walt Disney World (although there is a couple that have them), is what's called a "fixin's bar". So, picture if you will, A typical taco shell bowl with just meat in it (because that's all you get with your order), but then picture yourself walking over to the fixins bar and loading it up with whatever you want as high as you want!!! From past dining reviews you know I typically order the same thing...but taco salads at Pecos Bills are a whole other ballgame!!







There are probably a half-dozen more pics, but my eyes are crossing looking for them!! This up-coming trip will be no exception, but now that I'm blogging, it might be different...I might even do a live "build a salad" blog or something! Am laughs at me for my Pecos obsession, especially considering the excellent food at Disney World and I get all bent out of shape over meat in a shell!! She's tried them a couple of times, but she doesn't get it (it's because she uses cheese sauce instead of shredded cheddar...completely changes the dynamic...I've tried to tell her this, but her answer was just to use both cheeses...cheese sauce does NOT belong on a Pecos Bill salad!! The build is this (and this is precise science): layer of shredded cheese, tomatoes, salsa, more shredded cheese, more tomatoes, more salsa, more tomatoes, more salsa, and more shredded cheese and tomatoes on top for presentation! It's the only combination that truly works!!

So, there you go...another meal review! I haven't ventured out of the Magic Kingdom much on these reviews, but it is my favorite park, so that's probably why!

5 comments:

Mattysam said...

Its actually more of a cheese and salsa salad when you get through with it, but just for you, this time I'll try it Keeble-style, with only one layer of cheese, salsa and tomatoes. Oh and I know it makes you sick, but I'll be using the sour cream.

Keebles said...

Just stay downwind if you choose to use the white creamy muck!!

Kate said...

Silly question BUT How on earth do you eat it? Knife and fork? pick it up with hands? insides first?

Keebles said...

Just with a fork! The shell acts as a bowl, but I don't like to eat it. Besides, by the time you eat the salad part, the bottom of the shell is all soggy anyway!

Kate said...

lol! So its actually the salad you go there for! It sounds yummy, I love salsa - shame there isn't any guacamole instead of the sour cream, eugh! Although I am gonna guess that there might be some in the fixin's bar??? No carbs should be soggy unless they're chips and preferable with bean sauce but I will accept gravy - lol Think its just turned into a food blog! yum