Back in 2015, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, the Indiana Jones themed restaurant, opened in Disney Springs. The location can be easily seen if you enter the queue for Gideon’s Bakehouse. The theme revolves around Indiana Jones’ barnstorming pilot Jock Lindsey. An entire backstory can be found about this place. In simple terms, Jock and Indy flew on their adventure seeing the beauty of Disney Springs. Jock decided to build a house here. He then opened a hangar bar. According to the backstory, many fellow members of the Society of Explorer and Adventurers make this a stopover during their travels.
Whether you appreciate that backstory or not, this location offers several quality dining options. The overall theming of a hangar style bar can be easily seen. An additional quality feature of this place involves the unique dining areas and quality outdoor dining spots.
The benefit that brought me to Jock Lindsey’s involved food. Jock Lindsey offers some happy hour appetizers for around $8 each. I ordered two of them for my afternoon lunch. The interesting sounding Doctor Astorga’s Queso Dip costs $8 during happy hour. Happy hour pricing happens from noon to 3pm Monday through Friday. The times and appetizers offered do change. In fact, the appetizer I wanted to try was not available during my trip to Disney Springs.
Now, Doctor Astorga, in Indiana Jones lore, was a Mexican archaeologist. Thus, the reason some dishes at Jock Lindsey’s get his name if they fit Mexican cuisine. I doubt this queso dip fits Mexican cuisine, but this is a hangar bar not an authentic Mexican restaurant after all.
So how was the queso? The presentation serves its purpose. However, that presentation did not inspire confidence in taste quality. I expected a theme park level of spicy queso based on the name of this appetizer. That failed to happen. The presentation with some peppers on top of the queso offers promise. Now, the peppers will sink into the queso as you enjoy. The peppers provided a small amount of kick or heat to go with the chips. The chips were good but not amazing. The chips did work well in terms of flavor balance and durability with the queso.
I found the queso worth the money. This queso dip would make a nice appetizer to share. However, this queso would not make my top 10 queso dips in Orlando area. When I enjoyed this appetizer, I ran out of dip way before chips. Yet, the spoon provided with my dip aiding in getting the queso out of the container. If looking for high quality queso, I suggest looking at other restaurants. However, if looking for a solid value appetizer to enjoy while having some drinks, this queso dip will work very well. This appetizer will cost you 50% more after 3pm so plan for that.
As always, eat like you mean it!
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