This article discusses the restaurants at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We’ll preview each of the restaurants at Coronado Springs and Gran Destino Tower, including quick-service locations, the poolside bar, lounges, and table service locations.
We’ve stayed at Coronado Springs Resort many, many times. It’s no secret that it’s our top-rated moderate resort at Walt Disney World.
Of course, one of the reasons it’s our favorite is because of the numerous dining options. Below, we’ve compiled a list of each restaurant and a brief overview of what to expect. We’ve also included a few items we’ve enjoyed during our stays.
Furthermore, each restaurant overview details what meal periods are offered, the hours of operation, and a link to the menu on Disney’s website with prices. So whether you’re looking for a place to grab a snack or enjoy an entire evening of fine dining, we’ve got you covered!
Coronado Springs Restaurants
There are ten restaurants at Disney’s Coronado Springs. Here is a list of each one:
- El Mercado de Coronado
- Maya Grill
- Rix Sports Bar and Grill
- Cafe Rix
- Laguna Bar
- Barcelona Lounge
- Dahlia Lounge
- Toledo, Tapas, Steak, and Seafood
- Three Bridges Bar and Grill
- Siestas Cantina
El Mercado de Coronado
El Mercado de Coronado is the primary counter-service restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This location was formerly known as Pepper Market.
- Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. (see below)
- El Mercado de Coronado Menu
El Mercado is in a resort area called El Centro. This is where you’ll find the hotel’s main lobby, gift shop, multiple dining shops, and the resort’s convention center entrance.
El Mercado briefly closes each day between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. and then again between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, the dining area remains open during this time.
So, if you have a Rapid Fill mug, you can refill it in the center of the dining room at the refillable beverage station between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Other refillable beverage stations are available at Cafe Rix and Siestas Pool Bar.
Rapid Fill mugs are good at any resort’s refillable beverage station. However, they do not work in the theme parks or water parks. You can use them for soda, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee where available.
Here is a look inside the ordering area at El Mercado. Each station offers a unique cuisine.
El Mercado has a tremendous dining room. If you have some downtime on a travel day, you can take advantage of the space if needed.
Here’s another look at the dining room.
Here are a few photos of some of the items that were available during our last stay. You can use the arrows to scroll through them if you want to see what’s available. We have a separate review of El Mercado de Coronado if you want to learn more.
Maya Grill is a table service restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs. This restaurant sits directly behind El Mercado and offers Nuevo Latino Cuisine. It’s some of the best food at Coronado Springs.
- Serves: Dinner
- Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Maya Grill Menu
Maya Grill offers a variety of starters like chips and salsa, nachos, empanadas, soups, and more on its menu. As far as entrees, they have tacos, short ribs enchiladas, and a popular Queso Fundido Burger–that sounds cheesy! Don’t miss the fried baby churros or Impossible plant-based cake for dessert.
For reference, Maya Grill is the only formal table service restaurant at the original Coronado Springs. Las Ventanas has been closed for some time. However, another excellent rooftop restaurant sits at the top of Gran Destino Tower. We’ll discuss it further below.
Rix Sports Bar and Grill
Rix Sports Bar and Grill is a casual sports bar and grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs. It’s pretty similar to a table service, but they take walk-ups in addition to reservations.
If you don’t have a reservation, you might want to join their waitlist before walking over. You can access the waitlist from the My Disney Experience app. It will tell you the estimated wait time based on the size of your party.
- Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
- Rix Sports Bar and Grill Menu
Rix Sports Bar & Grill gets rave reviews. It’s an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely late-morning breakfast. A few popular menu items include:
- Rix Omelet
- Dulce de Leche Maduros French Toast
- Southern Biscuit Chicken
- Bagel & Lox
- Big Stack Pancakes
- Chicken Stuffed Waffles
I stopped in for lunch on my last visit and inquired about coffee. The server mentioned they could make almost any specialty coffee, so I ordered a cappuccino.
There are various appetizers, soups, salads, and entrees for lunch and dinner. A few entrees include the Rix Burger, Bourbon Salmon, Spiced Tuna, Steak Sandwich, and California Chicken Sandwich.
During our recent stay, we split a turkey sandwich on sourdough with onion rings. It was a huge sandwich and more than enough for two.
Cafe Rix is a quick-service location with classic American pastries like croissants, cookies, donuts, and cinnamon rolls. A refrigerated case has pre-made salads, sandwiches, and similar items.
- Serves: Coffee, Pastries, Grab and Go Items
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
- Cafe Rix Menu
*We’ve stayed at Coronado Springs twice within the last year. Both times, Cafe Rix had exceptionally limited hours, as noted above.
Barcelona Lounge is a lounge and coffee bar located at Gran Destino Tower. The lounge is located on the lower level of the resort’s lobby.
- Serves: Breakfast and Bar Service Later in the Day
- Hours: 6:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.
- Barcelona Lounge Menu
Barcelona Lounge is touted for offering a European coffee experience in the morning. I can attest that the location often has a long line of caffeine cravers during our stays. So long a line that I’ve had to look elsewhere to find my own caffeine fix.
But the lounge area outside Barcelona isn’t the worst place to relax.
For evening hours, the lounge transitions to an Artisanal Cocktail Bar with an extensive menu. Their small plates menu lists light bites, like veggies with hummus, marinated olives, charcuterie, and cheese plates.
Dahlia Lounge is located on the top floor of Gran Destino Tower.
- Serves: Cocktails and Small Plates
- Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.
- Dahlia Lounge Menu
Dahlia offers a variety of specialty cocktails you can find at most Disney Resorts. In addition, they have their own signature cocktails and craft beers specific to this location.
Dahlia has a beautiful interior.
But the open-air setting on the terrace is what makes the place.
Dahlia Lounge has several appetizer options. Here are a few:
- Tortilla Espanola
- Crispy Artichokes
- Spanish Charcuterie
Additionally, the lounge has an extensive wine list, non-alcoholic options, and draft beer. We had an order of chicken wings with a spiced sherry and honey glaze on our last visit. This was a delicious appetizer that could have easily made a meal combined with another item.
Toledo-Tapas, Steak, and Seafood
- Serves: Dinner
- Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Wednesday–Sunday)
- Toledo-Tapas, Steak, and Seafood Menu
Toledo is the rooftop table service restaurant across from Dahlia Lounge. It is important to note that Toledo recently received a mention in the Michelin Guide for its “Meat-forward mains include several steak options, as well as a ribeye for two, but the Rioja-braised chicken makes a compelling argument for choosing a different route.” You can expect a Spanish culinary adventure when dining here.
The restaurant is relatively unique in design, like the rest of Gran Destino Tower.
Here is a photo of a table setting near a window.
However, I prefer to sit underneath the soft light of the stunning ceiling artwork.
On our last visit, we enjoyed the Flight of Four Pintoxes, described as Chilled Mussels ‘Escabèche’, Olive Oil-poached Tuna with Lemon, ‘Tortilla Española’ Spanish Potato Omelet, Valdeón Blue Cheese with Fig and Honey. It was a wonderful start to the meal.
We also had a few flavors of Spain that included Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds.
One person ordered the sustainable fish, and it was an excellent choice. I believe this was tilefish.
Additionally, we tried several other entrees and desserts. Almost everything was delicious, and we look forward to returning. Here are the desserts, which included the infamous Toledo Tapas Bar, described as a dessert tasting the flavors of Spanish coffee, crunchy chocolate, raspberry mousse, and lemon curd.
Three Bridges Bar and Grill
- Serves: Dinner and Lounge
- Hours: 4:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.
- Three Bridges Bar and Grill Menu
Three Bridges Bar and Grill is a unique dining location in the middle of a 22-acre lake called Lago Dorado at Disney’s Coronado Springs. You can take in stunning lake views in its covered open-air setting while you dine.
Three Bridges is formerly called The Three Bridges at Villa del Lago, which means house on a lake. This location is first-come, first-serve. They do not take reservations, but mobile orders are available via the My Disney Experience app.
I can’t think of a nicer place to enjoy a late afternoon or evening. Here are a few of the appetizers listed:
- Roasted Corn Dip
- Pan con Tomate
- Warm Manchego Cheese and Oaxaca Cheese Dip
- Szechuan Peppercorn Wings
And a few entrees:
- Braised Pork Tacos
- Coconut Curry Chicken
- Three Bridges Signature Burger
- Poke Bowl
- Serves: Lunch and Dinner
- Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Siestas Cantina Menu
Siesta is located at The Dig Site Pool and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The kitchen portion of the poolside bar is open from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Siestas Cantina has bar seating and plenty of tables and chairs around the area. The quick service is fenced off separately from the pool area. Resort guests and visitors are welcome to enjoy a meal here.
Here is a look at the menu that was posted on our last visit.
Additionally, Coronado Springs has one of the best pools among the Walt Disney World Resorts. Siestas sits to one far side of the pool in the picture below.
Finally, our last formal stop for restaurants at Coronado Springs is Laguna Bar. The bar is located on the waterfront directly behind El Centro.
Laguna Bar is open daily from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. They offer Disney’s standard cocktail menu along with a few signature drinks.
This entire area has a wonderful outdoor seating area. We enjoy casually relaxing here after a sunset walk around the lake.
Lastly, we’ll briefly discuss a dining experience at Coronado Springs. Sangria University is held on Saturdays and Sundays and lasts for 90 minutes.
The experience is $59.00, and advanced reservations are required. You can find out more about Sangria University on Disney.com.
Guests must be 21 years or older or accompanied by an adult 21 years or older. Any guests not 21 years or older will be charged full price and provided with a non-alcoholic flight of beverages.
A professional will be at Sangria University to discuss several recipes for making sangria. In addition, guests will receive four tastings of sangria accompanied by a light appetizer. You can also make your own sangria with select fruits and spirits offered.
Final Thoughts on Coronado Springs Restaurants
As you can see, Coronado Springs is not lacking when it comes to dining options. The tough job? Deciding which ones are right for your group.
Additionally, if you need grab-and-go items, you might check Panchito’s Gift Shop. They have a decent assortment of grocery items and other amenities.
For more information about Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, you might enjoy the following:
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Review
- Gran Destino Tower Review
- The Chronos Club at Gran Destino Tower
- The Pools at Disney’s Coronado Springs
Additionally, you might enjoy our list of Disney Restaurant Reviews. Some of our most popular dining articles include the best restaurants at Disney Springs and our guide to character dining at Walt Disney World.
What do you think about the restaurants at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort? Do you have any favorites here? Have you ever visited the resort for dining? We invite you to leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below. They are invaluable to us and other readers.