New Mexican Experience Restaurant Opens at Disney Springs

Disney Springs’ eventful summer continued this week as another signature restaurant opened this week. Chef Rick Bayless has opened Frontera Cocina, a contemporary restaurant experience.

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You may recognize the name Rick Bayless from his long-running PBS show “Mexico-One Plate at a Time.” He has won countless awards over the years and owns a number of other Mexican-themed restaurants across the country.

In addition to sit-down dining, Frontera Cocina also features a walk up window where shoppers can snack on Guacamole and Chips, Tacos or sip on a signature margarita. Frontera Cocina has outdoor seating, so diners can enjoy the wonderful Disney Springs atmosphere while eating.

Here is a little more of a description of Frontera Cocina from the Disney Parks Blog:

Chef Bayless offers his award-winning taste of dishes such as Oaxacan Red Chile Chicken, Salsa Verde Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas and freshly made salsas and guacamole. There’s also a quick-service taco counter.

The lively new dining spot features warm colors and an open kitchen where Executive Chef Stephen Hicks leads the culinary team.

More information about Frontera Cocina, including hours and reservation details, can be found here.


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