I think I've probably mentioned once or twice (or ten times) how much I loved Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, located in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom. If you missed it, the best place is my last review from 2013 located HERE or my first review from 2012 HERE. If there was one thing I could always count on, it was a taco salad from Pecos. I wonder if I had a premonition in 2014 that all was about to change because I had three of them in one trip:
When I heard that they were changing the menu back in 2015, I was kind of glad we were going to California that year because I just couldn't deal with not having my beloved taco salad. By this year though, I was ready to face the inevitable and give their new menu items a try. First of all, the interior or the ordering system didn't change at all, just the menu. They went with more of an overall Mexican theme instead of just the one item.
Amber went with the Chicken Taco Salad because they were out of steak and beef for salads (although we were there mid-afternoon):
with bite-sized Churros for dessert:
I went with the steak fajitas (don't ask me why you could get fajita steak and not salad steak, for places like this, the meat is the same):
and I also got the side of Churros, but since they are coated in cinnamon, they were gifted to my Sister (the other dessert options were horrible and I knew she would eat them):
As I've mentioned in the past, the main draw to Pecos is not particularly the food itself, but the fixin's bar. Now, both of our orders were practically running over the plates already (and the plates were quite small considering the elevated prices of the new items), so adding anything to the dish was very hard (the picture of Amber's dish was post-fixin's, mine was pre). Luckily, they weren't paying attention and gave Amber an extra bowl and I used that for my toppings, but once I put them on the plate, it seemed like for every bite I took, another bite-sized chunk would end up on the tray. It was messy, hard to eat and, since Amber really didn't get what she wanted anyway, we both walked away very dissatisfied and somewhat pissed off.
Now that a bit of time has passed though, I'd be willing to give it another shot come fall, but I think it will be something I will have to do on my own, I think Amber's done. The memory of my beloved taco salad will have to live on in my heart though, because I doubt they will ever bring it back. RIP Taco Salad...you will forever be missed.