Calling ALL queso and taco fans — we’re about to take your Disney World snacking to the next level.
Sure, you can go on a cheese crawl in EPCOT, or you can get a GIANT cheese snack in Disneyland (seriously, that thing is ginormous), but sometimes it’s not about getting a dish that’s all about the cheese. Sometimes it’s about taking an ordinary dish and MAKING it all about the cheese — giving your snack the cheesiest of upgrades to take it from good to OH. MY. GOSH. Today we’re going to teach you just how to do that with a snack in Magic Kingdom.
Not too long ago, we shared our FULL review of “The Walking Taco” served at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. Basically, it’s a bag of Fritos Scoops topped with ground beef, yellow rice, black beans, cheddar, jalapeno, tomato, and sour cream ALL tucked into a bag (a.k.a. a Frito Pie in a bag).
It’s not a new snack to the world (it’s something you may often find at a fair or something you can even make at home), but it was fun to see it appear in the park.
It’s a simple option with lots of ingredients and was pretty tasty! But there was just one problem…it did NOT have enough cheese for our liking. Seriously, folks, WHERE is the cheese?!?!
We swore to ourselves that if we were to ever obtain The Walking Taco again, we would grab a side of queso to pour on top of this Frito Pie goodness. And folks, we did it. We had to…for science!
During one of our recent trips to Magic Kingdom, we made our way over to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe and ordered The Walking Taco, which costs $10.99 on its own. Then, we took things to the next level by ordering a side of Queso Dip for $1. Yes, the Queso Dip is just ONE BUCKAROO!
What happened next was *magical.* It was time to assemble our beautiful creation. Here’s the Walking Taco pre-queso…
…and here we go pouring it in!
As expected, this $1 addition took the dish from good to AMAZING.
So we’ve seen the Walking Taco at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, but now we have a SNACK HACK for you
Did you know that you could get a side of queso for $1?! It might not seem like much, but this addition to the Walking Taco adds so much flavor!
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You already get the Walking Taco as-is (which is served piping hot by the way!). You get all the deliciousness of the crunchy Fritos (which managed to stay crunchy despite the added moisture of the queso), the well-seasoned beef, the beans, the rice (which might be a bit much in terms of serving size for some but does make the dish a little more filling), and the other toppings.
But the queso just takes it to a whole other level — adding another layer of flavor and creaminess to the whole thing. It also gave it more of a full-on nacho vibe, which we really enjoyed.
The flavors were spot on to begin with, with that well-seasoned beef, but the queso just made it better.
We used our ENTIRE side of queso because #science, but you could probably get away with just adding about half of it if you’re just looking for a hint more cheese. But, as our reporter said, why live your life with just hints of cheese when you can have a whole delicious pile of it?!
If you’re a Tex-Mex fan and you’re looking for a quick on-the-go (or just fun!) meal, this could be a great pick. Just be warned that it can be a bit messy with all that assembly required.
Even if you don’t grab The Walking Taco, the true lesson here is to not forget about that side of queso at Pecos Bill! We’ve talked about it many times before but it’s one we’ve got to keep highlighting for those who don’t know about it. For just $1 you can get that queso and pour it on your other entrees from Pecos Bill (or elsewhere), your snacks, your pretzel, your popcorn (we aren’t judging), or ANYTHING YOU WANT. Just maybe don’t pour it on your DOLE Whip or do but absolutely tell us about it.
Pecos Bill also offers a side of guacamole for $2, and you can pick up a side of tortilla chips ($4.99), black beans ($4.49), and even yellow rice for $4.49. In other words, don’t forget about the SNACK options at quick service spots. These can be easily overlooked, but they can really take your meal to the next level in terms of flavor, or give you a cheap snack option in the parks.
Looking for other snack hacks you can try? Click here to see how we mixed plastic cheese AND queso on our Mickey Pretzel, or click here to see how we made our food at Flame Tree Barbecue 10X better!
OH and you can click here to see how to hack a cinnamon roll ice cream sandwich — you’re welcome! Be sure to stay tuned for more snack tips and all kinds of reviews throughout Disney World.
What would you pour your side of queso on? Tell us in the comments!