Finding quality budget friendly dining options within an Orlando area theme park creates a challenge. The ABC Commissary within Disney’s Hollywood Studios provides several reasonably cost-effective menu items. The tacos served here provides value to theme park guests. In a previous review, I wrote about the surprisingly tasty, for theme park food, shrimp tacos. ABC Commissary also serves a pork carnitas taco.
These pork carnitas tacos feature flour tortillas. Then, avocado verde salsa and pickled onions top these tacos. The two tacos come with sides of Mexican rice and black beans topped with queso fresco. These tacos cost $11.49.
The food presentation rates as average. This fact shines through when you get a paper plate instead of the sturdier plating. The mobile ordering system here often hinders the presentation. Guests express this menu item often seems lukewarm in temperature with the mobile ordering system there.
How do they taste? The flavor overall tastes okay. However, these lacks quality flavor compared to the shrimp tacos. The pickled onions provide nice balance with the salsa verde. However, the pork itself becomes overwhelmed by the toppings. In fairness, the pork tastes okay. Yet, the pork lacks punch to compete with topping flavors.
The portion size of the tacos rate small. This issue compares to the issue with new carnitas tacos at Universal Studios Florida’s Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck. Yet, the price point equals a reasonable amount for this overall.
Portion size issue reduces in concern when guests realize this comes with reasonable portion of rice and beans. The black beans taste average on their own. The rice tastes bland considering it is paired with a taco. I would suggest mixing rice, beans, and cheese together for a nice balance flavor to go with your tacos.
Truly, these tacos fail to meet level of authentic tacos you might find at a real Mexican food place. Still, that criticism ranks as unfair since this is a basic theme park counter service place. I would still suggest the shrimp ones over these. Yet, at this price point, guests will find value. As always, eat like you mean it!
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