When: April 17, 2016, 10:15 AM
Verdict? Not recommended
Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante is a Mexican-themed counter-service restaurant in Frontierland. They serve things like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. (Think of them as the Disneyland equivalent of Cocina Cucamonga in California Adventure.)
Earlier this year, Rancho del Zocalo began serving breakfast in addition to their lunch and dinner offerings. Elaine and I were in the park early on a Saturday, and it seemed like a good time to sample the offerings.
The breakfast menu is relatively small – four “traditional” items (pancakes, sausage) and four “Mexican inspired” ones (tamales, fajitas).
Look, this is a Mexican restaurant. I’m getting the “Mexican inspired” option. No question.
I selected the Chorizo and Egg Burrito (“scrambled eggs with chorizo, beans and salsa verde in a flour tortilla”).
I was pleased to see that they made the burrito, fresh, right in front of me. The finished product was placed on an oval-shaped plate, augmented with scoops of beans and rice, and handed over the counter.
Elaine and I found tables outside, grabbed napkins, and settled in.
First up: this is not a “hold in your hand” burrito. It’s a strictly knife-and-fork affair.
Second: it’s not that good. I would love to report that the scrambled eggs had that extra something, that the chorizo was super-flavorful, that the salsa was surprisingly good. Not the case. At all. These are garden-variety ingredients, assembled and wrapped in a garden-variety flour tortilla. The rice and beans are equally generic.
Yes, this will fill you up. But it’s nothing you’d ever seek out (let alone recommend to a friend). It’s wholly forgettable. You will want to make good use of the condiment bar – picante sauce, ketchup – to get this someplace decent.