*This dining experience took place in March 2016.
Please note that the Flower & Garden Festival booths have increased risks of cross contamination.
La Isla Fresca is a new booth this year to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. They have one item on their menu that is marked gluten free:
- Jerk-spice grouper or chicken with mango salsa, chayote and green papaya slaw with lime-cilantro vinaigrette – Gluten Free, Dairy Free (confirmed dairy free by Sarah on March 2, 2016)
I was excited about this dish, as I love spicy food, and I love fish. I also liked that they offered the option of chicken or grouper. I’ve now tried both the chicken and grouper.
I will say that the fish I’ve had here was a bit overcooked but overall really delicious. I loved the mango salsa and even really enjoyed the slaw. I found it to be light and refreshing! A great choice. It also wasn’t overly spicy, so if you think it might be too spicy, you might be surprised to find it a bit mild.
The chicken was also a good option and great for those that do not like fish. It was a bit on the tough side, but I liked that it was boneless chicken, which made it easier to cut and eat. Overall, I prefer the combination of grouper with the accompaniments, but both the chicken and fish are great options.
This is definitely a dish I will get again at the festival!
Read about the gluten free Epcot Flower & Garden Festival options on my main festival page, and you can also check out Gluten Free in Orlando’s festival page too.
Looking for even more fun? Check out my YouTube video walkthroughs of the Festival!