With Tortuga Tavern closed during the afternoon of a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, and hunger quickly setting in, we stopped by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café. Since it’s dining area is connected with Tortuga’s, there was plenty of seating and it’s often easy to find an area that’s fairly quiet to relax.
Matt ordered the Barbecued Pork Sandwich, a dish we’d shared last May, but at that time we ordered it with corn on the cob. This time, he opted for fries, especially since there was cheese sauce nearby on the toppings bar.
One difference between this sandwich and the last was the appearance of a Kaiser roll as opposed to one of their wheat buns which was what the pork was served on last time. This was a nice adjustment and I believe how it’s supposed to be served. Perhaps they were running low on the higher-end buns and needed to conserve for the “Premium” burgers last time. It was still enjoyable as the sauce is pretty tasty, and the meat is pretty tender without too much fattiness that can sometimes be found in pulled pork.
I went with the Taco Salad. I’ve ordered it from Tortuga Tavern before and wasn’t crazy about it, but I knew there were a few different items on Pecos’ toppings bar. Instead of salsa, I added sliced tomatoes and banana pepper slices. And some pickles on the side.
The basics were the same: You received a taco shell with a scoop of ground beef inside. I’ve requested cheese sauce from Tortuga successfully in the past, but here you can add all you want. We still kept ours on the side. The salad is also served with sour cream, which Matt used when I didn’t feel like eating any more. I liked this version better overall, primarily due to the toppings available. I liked the sliced tomatoes more than Tortuga’s salsa, so if I’m in the mood for the dish again, I’ll head over to Pecos’.
I also ordered a side of their Chili Cheese Fries, which come with chili scooped on top. Again, you can add your own cheese sauce (or shredded, should you prefer). They don’t look very appetizing, and weren’t. While Matt’s fries seemed a bit more fresh, these tasted like they’d been out of the fryer for a while and were cool and soggy, and it wasn’t the chili making them that way. Cheese sauce couldn’t save these, so they ended up being a waste of money. I’ll definitely go for their onion rings next time!
Overall, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café is a pretty solid choice with the basics, with a fairly safe menu for everyone in the family. Everyone loves the toppings bar, and the cheese sauce!
Let us know what you like to order from Pecos’ Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe! What do you like to load up on at the toppings bar?