Our family was given a complimentary meal at Disney Springs Frontera Cocina, but all opinions are my own.
If you’re looking for Mexican cuisine on Disney World property, there is no better place than at Disney Springs Frontera Cocina. Owned by celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, the restaurant offers authentic flavors from different regions of Mexico. They just unveiled the latest Oaxaca inspired menu and I’m sharing my favorite dishes!
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Disney Springs Frontera Cocina: New Oaxaca Inspired Menu
Open since 2016, the restaurant features an open kitchen, outdoor patio, and to-go window for quick bites. Bayless is known as Bravo TV’s Top Chef Master and host of the PBS series, “Mexico–One Plate at a Time.” He has written numerous cookbooks and created an award-winning line of salsas, cooking sauces and organic chips.
“Sharing new dishes influenced by the beautiful country of Mexico is always a wonderful experience for me. I’m very passionate about expanding guests’ palates with a variety of regional flavors.” -Chef Rick Bayless
Having the opportunity to dine at Frontera Cocina is such a treat. The restaurant is located on “the springs” of Disney Springs and has a great casual atmosphere. They offer a kids menu and it’s a great family-friendly dining option at Disney Springs.
Some of my favorite new menu items include Oaxacan Mole Chicken which features a red mole sauce and served over plantain rice. It has a slight kick in the sauce, but such depth of flavors.
If you’re looking for a lighter dinner option, the Herby-Spicy Grilled Swordfish is delicious. It’s served over plantain rice with a roasted tomatillo-seranno aioli sauce and sautéed Swiss chard.
Chef Rick Bayless paired the menu with seasonal cocktails – some spicy and some sweet. Each cocktail is blended to perfection with flavors that compliment the new menu items.
The Mezcalita has Banhez mezcal, Ancho Reyes liquor, orange juice and chocolate bitters.
To finish on a sweet note, try the seasonal new dessert menu items. The Buñuelitos was the perfect size to share with my oldest son. It’s crispy flour tortillas, cajeta-caramel mousse and red wine drizzle with raw sugar & Mexican cinnamon, dark chocolate shavings, mezcal-infused. Then, it’s topped with cranberries, roasted almonds.
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