REVIEW: Garlic Kissed at the 2024 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Published: February 29, 2024

We’re heading to our next Food and Wine food booth for one reason, and one reason ONLY.

2024 booth

The 2024 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival has officially begun at Disneyland Resort and there are LOTS of things to do. From now through April 22nd, you can devour some tasty eats and drinks, check out unique entertainment, and more. Next up on the docket, we’re heading over to the Garlic Kissed booth to get a classic dish made with one of our fave flavors. Oh garlic, how we love you! With some new and returning hits, this booth is sure to be a tasty locale.


Over at the  Garlic Kissed, you won’t find a robust menu. But what you will find is one killer item that Disney’s West Coast chefs have brought back, and we’re hoping it’s as good as last year!

2024 Menu

Now that we’ve taken a look at the menu, let’s dive into the food itself!


Returning for the third year, is the Grilled Top Sirloin for $9. We first tried this dish in 2022, and it was a flavor powerhouse! The beef was super tender, and you get a pretty large portion. The potatoes are great, too — they were very creamy and flavorful. You could definitely taste the garlic in them, but there wasn’t so much that it overpowered the other flavors. There are some peppers on top if you’re looking for an extra kick as well! The only part of this that we didn’t love was how quickly the dish gets oily because of that Chimichurri sauce.

Grilled Top Sirloin

Has Garlic Kissed done it again this year? Could the Grilled Top Sirloin be as good as we remember? This year — not so much. Our meat was overcooked and pretty dry, and we found it to be relatively tasteless. The chimichurri had the flavor we were looking for but it was a bit overpowering. We did enjoy the potatoes, in fact, they were the best part of this dish. If you love super herby things, you might be okay with this but it was too much for us!

Grilled Top Sirloin

We’ve got one drink to try as well!


For drinks at this booth, you can grab the returning Guava Lychee Mule for $17. It’s made with Vodka, Guava Nectar, Ginger and Lychee Syrups, Lemon Juice, topped with Guava and Grapefruit Hard Cider, and garnished with a Lemon Wheel.

Guava Lychee Mule

We tried this cocktail last year and thought it was super refreshing — we loved that it wasn’t too sweet and was more on the tart side. We tasted a lot more grapefruit than we did guava or lychee, though. We’d definitely get this one again.


Make sure you pack your breathmints if you’re heading to this booth! The cocktail here is a solid, not-too-sweet option if you like tropical, fruity beverages. But, for us, the sirloin fell flat this year so we wouldn’t recommend this booth based on that alone.

That’s it for this booth, but there’s a LOT more where that came from!

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