Before the parks shut down back in March, we went to Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom to try their Spicy Southwestern Burger. After the parks reopened we noticed they had switched the burger patty to an Impossible Burger (again) and was no longer the Beyond Burger. We wanted to go check it out and see if anything else with this burger had changed.
Restauruntosaurus is located in DinoLand USA in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It offers a large indoor dining area, and seating outside as well. They have the tables a good distance from each other right now with markers on which tables to not occupy. The toppings bar is currently closed, and if you get a fountain drink a cast member gets it for you. There were plenty of cast members walking around while I was dining to clean tables the second a family left.
This time I decided to skip mobile ordering and went to order in person. When we went back in February we were able to speak with a coordinator to get a vegan kids burger, so I wanted to see if that was the case still. The only vegan kids option here on the menu is an Uncrustables (peanut butter and jelly sandwich), and my son has a peanut allergy.
This was my first time ordering in person since reopening, as everywhere strongly encourages that you use the My Disney Experience app to mobile order. Ordering was easy, we spoke with a coordinator and she said we could get a burger for my son, but when I looked at the receipt we were charged the same adult burger price (which is fine, but I would have just mobile ordered two of the burgers if I had known that). I also found it interesting that it had the burgers named differently, one a Garden Burger and the other the Impossible, so I asked if one would be different than the Impossible burger, but was told they’d be the same.
When our food came out, Finn had been given two bags of apple slices, but I had requested fries. They gave us fries and even offered a kids drink for us too. So while I paid $2 more than the kids option, we still go “two sides and a drink” like the kids options often do.
The Impossible Spicy Southwestern Burger was the same as it had been before, just a new patty. It comes with a vegan pepper Jack cheese, arugula, tomato, and a vegan chipotle mayo. When they first tested this burger here, it was during the Earth Day celebrations back in 2018 and had a non vegan sauce. They then added a version of this to the menu in 2019 but with a Beyond Burger and vegan mayo. I have no idea why they switched back to Impossible, but I am okay with this change.
The burger itself was cooked okay. I would prefer it to have been cooked a bit longer to have a crisp to the edges, but otherwise it was fine. The cheese wasn’t melted, which is usually the case with vegan cheese at Walt Disney World. But it was definitely warm, it wasn’t a super cold slice on top of hot food. The pepper jack has a little heat to it, and is very enjoyable.
I got like, 5 pieces of arugula on it. I would love for it to be more, but I also love arugula. The first time I had this burger it was loaded with the arugula. The amount of the chipotle mayo on here is the right amount. There is a generous amount on the bottom of the burger which adds a nice kick to it, hence spicy in the name.
The fries here were good. They were salted well and fresh. You also got a pretty big serving of them with your burger.
I did not ask if I could get toppings that used to be on the toppings bar, but if it is anything like Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, then you should be able to get certain items for your burger.
Finn (3) had no problem eating this burger, but he is also used to spicy foods. If you or your child is more sensitive to them, be sure to note you want the cheese or the chipotle mayo on the side (or not at all) when you order. They have condiments available at the pick up counter, or you can get them next to the fountain drink station.
If you’re ordering without any modifications needed, then mobile ordering is super easy. I highly encourage you to order before you get to a restaurant and say to “prepare my order” when you are getting close. I often see large amounts of people just sitting around the entrances to various quick service locations waiting for their orders to be ready. Skip the sitting in the sun waiting, and plan ahead.
Review from October 2020.