Saturday, August 8, 2020

Frontera Cocina - Disney Springs

During our trip to Disney World in July, we had dinner at Frontera Cocina, one of our favorite table service restaurants at Disney Springs.

Frontera Cocina is not Disney-owned and operated, but it is one of the most gluten free friendly restaurants at Disney World. All major allergens are noted on their menu, which you can view on Frontera Cocina's website here.

Like other table service restaurants at Disney World, Frontera Cocina's menu is limited right now, because of the pandemic, but we still had plenty of great options to choose from.

My husband ordered chips and salsa for us to share. I had a few chips, which are made in a dedicated fryer, with the herby salsa verde, but I did not eat too many, because I did not want to fill up on chips before the rest of our food arrived.

Every time we visit Frontera Cocina, we order their amazing queso fundido, which is made with queso Chihuahua, roasted poblanos, and caramelized onions. We love it so much, we ordered two to share.

The queso fundido is served with warm corn tortillas. We like the queso dip at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in Disney Springs, and the queso fundido at La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot, but Frontera Cocina's is our favorite. You can also order it with chorizo, which we have never tried, because we love it as is,

For an entree, my husband and I shared the Carne Asada with red chile-marinated Creekstone Black Angus steak, black beans refritos with cotija cheese, caramelized plantains with queso fresco, tomatillo salsa, and warm corn tortillas. You can also add mojo garlic grilled shrimp to this dish. Our steak was cooked perfectly, and I really enjoyed it with the tomatillo salsa. I am usually not a fan of black beans, but the black beans refritos with cotija cheese were really good.

Our two favorite side dishes at Frontera Cocina are the arroz con plantains (white rice with plantains and cilantro) and the fried plantains with cotija cheese, minus the crema. My daughters shared an order of the rice with plantains in July, but because plantains were included with our entree, my husband and I decided to skip the plantains with cotija on this visit.

Frontera Cocina also makes great guacamole. The mango guacamole in the photo is from one of our trips to Disney World last summer. It is not currently on the menu, but you can still order verde guacamole and bacon guacamole.

I regretted not ordering dessert at Frontera Cocina, because I did not enjoy the mini bundt cake I bought after dinner at Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC in Disney Springs. Frontera Cocina offers Mexican vanilla soft serve and ancho chile chocolate soft serve, which I would have loved mixed together. 

Overall, we had a great meal and great service at Frontera Cocina, and we were happy with the social distancing inside the restaurant. Dining outside is also an option. We did save 20% off our meal with our Tables in Wonderland card.

You can read more about Frontera Cocina, make advance dining reservations, and view their menu and hours on Disney's website. We usually use OpenTable to make advance dining reservations for Frontera Cocina, and I recommend using Frontera Cocina's website to view their menu, because they note major allergens in each dish.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Frontera Cocina?


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