La Cava del Tequila
World Showcase - Mexico
La Cava del Tequila is located in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion, inside the large pyramid. As the name implies, it is a tequila bar serving well over 100 kinds of tequila and a good selection of margaritas.
They also offer a small selection of tapas style dishes, including Shrimp Cocktail, Tortilla Chips and Chipotle Salsa, Tortilla Chips and Gaucamole, Queso Blanco or sample the Trio Combo - Tortilla Chips served with salsa, queso and guacamole.
Everything is freshly made on the premises every morning, including the tortilla chips!
The bar boasts its own on-site tequila ambassador, Hilda Castillo, who helps educate guests about the history of tequila-making. Tequila tastings are also available during the Food & Wine Festival.
Daily 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The True Spirit of Mexico
"The soul of Tequila is the essence of Mexico; to drink it is to absorb stories and be initiated into a world of legends."
Tequila is the essential Mexican drink, distilled from the juice of the agave plant, known among botanists as Agave Tequilana. The agave plant is part of the lily family, and reaches maturity in 7 to 10 years, though for Tequila, it is best to let the plant reach 12 years before harvesting the sap from it's heart. Agave grows in sandy soil at high altitudes in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.
Tequila Blanco is crystal clear, light and fresh. These types of Tequilas are a finished product after a second distillation. Many connoisseurs prefer it because of its pure flavor. It is bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in oak barrels.
To be classified as Reposado, a Tequila must be aged for a minimum of 2 months but less than a year. Tequila Reposado is a perfect balance of wood, fruity notes, vanilla, and spices that transport you to a magical place of timeless beauty.
Añejo is a delicate blend of uniquely aged Tequilas. Añejos are aged in small, white oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. This Tequila has several aromas, like chocolate, almonds, and wood; it is soft and sweet. As in many premium red wines, blends must be adjusted to each vintage; a lot of care and attention is paid when blending Añejo, making it smooth, distinctive, and extraordinary.