A detailed review of the popular quick service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn in Frontierland!
One of my favorite ways to save money in the Disney World theme parks is to choose quick service (aka counter service) dining instead of table service. Many quick service restaurants are excellent, but some are disappointing.
Let’s check out one of the popular quick service locations in the Magic Kingdom in this dining review, which is the first installment in my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series!
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is located in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom. It takes you into the story of Pecos Bill, the “meanest, roughest, toughest cowboy of them all” who appeared in the 1948 Disney short film collection Melody Time.
The Pecos Bill menu is Tex Mex themed and has a large variety of choices. It is open every day for lunch and dinner and gets VERY crowded during peak dining times.
Pecos Bill at Disney has a toppings bar to add extra Tex Mex flare to your lunch or dinner! Let’s look at what I’ve eaten there and some recommendations.
The ground beef nachos are my favorite item on the menu (at least from what I’ve had). They are tortilla chips topped with seasoned ground beef, queso, tomatoes, and lettuce.
I visited the toppings bar and loaded up on extras, including roasted corn and salsa. I recommend asking for a second plate (say you want to share it) for your toppings because the nachos are difficult to get to when piled high with toppings!
I also recommend the Vegetable Rice Bowl which comes with roasted veggies, yellow rice, and black beans. Of course, I added much more at the toppings bar, as you can see. It was delicious and didn’t leave me feeling weighed down by a heavy lunch.
Unfortunately, guacamole is no longer available on the toppings bar. You can still purchase a side order of it. There are also sliced jalapenos and a mild green salsa available on the toppings bar.
The beverage menu includes your standard fare of sodas, milk, and coffee – and a frozen strawberry lemonade slushy. Here’s a link to the up-to-date recipe straight from Disney.
I’ve used Mobile Ordering at Pecos Bill at Disney and it worked out wonderfully for us. It’s a great way to avoid long waits at busy quick service restaurants like Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn. You can get my tips and tricks for using Mobile Order at Disney World in this post.
Overall, I love the choices on the Pecos Bill menu and think the food quality is excellent. It is a decent value on the Disney Dining Plan, though there are places where you will get more for a quick service dining credit. I think it is an excellent value out of pocket.
You can get a detailed backstory of Pecos Bill, included a look at all of the “artifacts” found around the restaurant, over at AllEars.net. The details are amazing in this place, so I suggest spending at least a few minutes walking around and checking them out.
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