As we continue to make our way around on our eating adventure throughout Walt Disney World property, I am happy to say we have added a new favorite to our list. Frontera Cocina. This amazing restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisines created by Chef Rick Bayless. After enjoying our delicious meals, I can see why Chef Rick is a seven-time James Beard Award winner. This restaurant is found inside of Disney Springs. Reservations are highly recommended.
Frontera Cocina At Disney Springs
Upon entering, the atmosphere was lively with themed music playing overhead. Artwork inspired by the Mexican culture could be seen displayed on the walls throughout. A beautiful mural & chandelier right in the heart of the restaurant quickly captured my attention. Such beautiful colors! It really gave the room a warm welcoming vibe.
As we were seated inside, our table was located near the large windows which gave us some amazing views of the Disney Springs landscape. An outdoor patio area is also available for seating.
Dining can sometimes be a challenge for those of us with food allergies. But, just like any other restaurant on Walt Disney World property, Frontera Cocina did not disappoint. In fact, all but two items listed on the menu were gluten free. The two that were not could be altered if desired. So, I was excited that I had the option to order anything on the menu. They also catered to many other common food allergens as well, dairy, nuts, shellfish etc. A separate menu was not needed since each entree indicated if it contained any of the common allergens.
BEST Guacamole EVER!
OK, OK let’s get to the good part: the FOOD! Sure, the surroundings are part of the dining experience, but we KNOW it is all about the food. Starting off, we ordered the Guacamole & Chips which came with a smokey chipotle and herby salsa. Hands down this is the best guacamole I have ever had. The corn chips paired nicely with both the salsa and guacamole.
For dinner, I ordered the Garlicky Mushrooms & Eggplant Tacos. This was a first for me to have an ALL veggie taco I have to say they were super delicious. Slow cooked in a garlic mezcal mojo topped with goat cheese on the side. Then, garlicky red bean refritos, poblano rajas & chipotle salsa served with warm corn tortillas.
My husband ordered the Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas made with corn tortillas, chipotle chicken, guajillo chile sauce, queso chihuahua, black bean refritos topped with crispy fried onions. He said this dish was very good. It looked and smelled amazing. I did not try it as the crispy onions contained gluten.
As with most places we have dined, we were way to full for dessert. Frontera Cocina offers a couple of desserts including Coconut-Lime Cuatro Leches, Vanilla ice cream and Chocolate ice cream. I think once we get done eating at all the restaurants, we need to go back to all of them again JUST to eat desserts. They also offer some pretty amazing alcoholic beverages.
The staff was very friendly! From the time we entered the restaurant with a warm welcome from the hostess to our excellent waiter. Overall, I really enjoyed this dining experience. If you love Mexican food I highly recommend adding Frontera Cocina to your must try dining list.
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