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Frontera Cocina, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Frontera Cocina, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Frontera Cocina, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Frontera Cocina, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Frontera Cocina, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Frontera Cocina

4.4
4.4
2124 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Located in Disney Springs™, Frontera Cocina is a fresh Mexican food concept by seven-time James Beard winner, Rick Bayless.

The menu features an enticing presentation of grilled meats, seafood and vegetables. Frontera Cocina will delight friends, family and food-lovers with exciting flavors and a contemporary Mexican experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 560-9197
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christian Torres
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Parking details
    2 parking garages available at Disney Springs
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 2,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Mexican

  • Orlando

    Mexican

2,124 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fantastic!! We were bery impressed

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend giving it a try. Food was declicious .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been here before but not for a while. After our dinner, we will be back! Uriel took amazing care of us (accommodating my weird food allergy) and the meal was actually an incredible value for Disney Springs!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bad wine tasted like vinegar we asked multiple times for sour cream

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  5. jmarc

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu at Frontera was limited for Mexican food. Extra charge for chips and salsa. Chips were very salty. My meal was just ok. Very saucy and no vegetable. Expensive for what we got. But it is Disney and unfortunately that is what you expect.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fantastic! Service wonderful. Probably the most enjoyable meal we had on our visit to USA!

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  7. ChristineK

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! The food, the service and our view on the patio was amazing. We felt so special . We will for sure some back.

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  8. KevinG

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Will be back! Great variety of options.

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  9. EugeniaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to eat in Disney Springs. I go straight there when I get into town. Best Guacamole!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and service was excellent! The atmosphere was the best.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was extremely rushed, the food left much to be desired, and the price was way too much given the lack experience. Not worth the time or money.

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  12. Pleasantlysurprised

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and outstanding service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  13. BethM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Highly recommend! Wonderful experience!

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  14. CherylS

    Key West

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I love and respect Rick Bayless and have been dying to try his food, so I was thrilled to learn he has a restaurant in Florida, where I live. When I got there, I was horrified at the setting, as I honestly did not know what Disney Springs was. Lesson learned. But then, the food was not what I expected. The guac/salsa app was good enough, but I could make better chicken enchiladas, and everything was almost inedibly salty. This is fast, high-processed, high-turnover Disney tourist food at best.

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  15. JBenn46

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my cup of tea. Too eccentric wit their menu offerings along with a very small menu. Awesome service and ambience however.

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  16. Jimmo

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and great service. Our waitress Yeimy was amazing. Everything was served at a perfect pace and our meal was hot straight off the stove. A truly great Anniversary Dinner!

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  17. Kyle

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and as expected. It is a little pricey but it is at Disney Springs so actually on par. Not your neighborhood basic Mexican food. Upscale and very good.

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  18. DianeA

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Uriel is one of our favorite waiters anywhere. We have been sitting at his tables for years. He is so amazingly knowledgeable and accommodating. Request him if you can.

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  19. LinF

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Food and excellent service! What a fun evening!

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  20. AliciaL

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Wish adult entrees came with rice and beans like kids' meals. Overall, we really like it and would definitely go back.

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  21. BeibianD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were superb as always! We come here every time we come to Orlando and it never dissapoints.

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  22. KellyH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! Apps came out super quick followed by our meal. Service was great. Will not seat you till your entire party is there. That can slow things up if people are trying to get through Disney security. Once everyone arrived we were seated immediately.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had high expectations for this restaurant given Rick Bayless’ name. The food and service was amazing. I can’t wait to go back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waitress was amazing the food was great i really enjoyed my time spent here

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  25. Bigred

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Guacamole is always a hit. The pulled pork dish was delicious, and the shrimp was good. Service was very good. Surprised that there wasn't a bigger crowed, but that didn't disappoint us.

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  26. JuanL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been Rick Bayless fans for a long time (we lived in Chicago and got to see how he grew from one restaurant to where Frontera is today). Love the food, love the guy, love his passion for Mexico and their culture. In that sense Frontera Cocina delivers on food, ambience and service. The one thing where we fail them is value and that is probably a function of how Disney-flation is a bit out of control these days and I guess Frontera is just following the trend. This visit does not change our admiration and preference for Bayless’ places, it just probably means the next time we want to satisfy a Bayless craving we’ll do so at one of his Chicago places, and when in the Disney area will go back to avoid Disney’s overpriced locations and instead drive a couple miles to one of the many great dining options in Orlando that are out of the tourist herd’s radar.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The Manager JR was so polite and thankful we were there. A must eat!

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  28. TraciLynn

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Queso fundido incredible--Carne asada and chicken tacos were sooòooo good!!!

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  29. ServiceMaster

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here to have a late lunch for my wife's 57th birthday. We were able to get a table out on the patio... it was a beautiful 70 degrees out. Our server Zachary was a great guy, great personality. Prices were a little steep, but what do you expect in the middle of Disney Springs! Ambience was great, food was really good. They do charge for every little thing you ask for, including an extra little shot-glass size cup of salsa. The nice thing is, every single item is homemade in house. No bottled hot sauces or steak sauces, everything's made in the kitchen by a world renowned chef (and his team I'm sure). So I guess ya pay for the ambience and that chef (location, location). Overall, we had a wonderful time, great quality, fresh food, great service. Recommend if you're looking to spend $50+ per person (NOT including any alcoholic beverages).

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  30. AnilP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. Will keep coming back. Wish the restaurant was off Disney for easy access

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  31. Generalp2

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Carne asada was a thin tough piece of meat (knife was not dull). Took half of this “ribeye” home and cut it up for my dog. Came with only a half cup of beans and a half cup of rice (white rice with a few bits of plantain)- Not enough For $58! Total lunch cost for two seniors was $148 with tip). As locals we could have been regulars. No way now. Fool me once…

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  32. OrlandoCJ

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Getting into the restaurant was a challenge. The line out front was crazy and not well attended. The ambiance is lacking for the quality of the food. It felt more like a fast food restaurant, but the food and drinks were more impressive.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The check in process took longer than expected, but everything else was great. The food was delicious, fresh, hot, and as requested. Our server made recommendations after we asked a few things. The chips are incredible!!

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  34. ShannonL

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frontera Cocina is always amazing! The food, service and ambiance is fantastic. Our server was super friendly, made great suggestions, and provided everything we needed for a great dining experience. The chipotle salsa is amazing, I wish I could buy bottles of it and take it home. They’re missing a great opportunity there. Also book through OpenTable since Disney app always shows it booked but OpenTable usually has openings. Highly recommend!

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  35. DawnG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food. Paula was exceptional, too. Happy new year

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  36. Gretchen

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely dinner. Delicious food and drinks. Friendly and tentative hostess and wait staff. Pricey overall, but this is our most anticipated vacation dinner that we always plan for; a perfect special occasion dinner.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For Disney Springs, I think this restaurant is one of the best value for money in the area. First, it is not excessively expensive and second, the quality of the food is very similar to the food consumed in Mexico. It may not have an extensive selection of dishes and offers a slightly limited menu, but what it offers is of good quality. Of course, the atmosphere and service are very pleasant, they are in the heart of Disney. I have been to this place several times over several years and see that they maintain consistency in both the quality of the food and the service.

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  38. Ez85

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was great. Friendly and helpful recommending great food and drinks to try. I had the carne asada with plantain rice. Meat was cooked to perfection and absolutely loved the fried plantain rice. Best meal and service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fabulous! Our server was very kind and extremely quick. We had a wonderful experience.

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  40. LyndaB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Glad we had reservations as that made getting in much easier!

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FAQs

Frontera Cocina is rated 4.4 stars by 2124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Frontera Cocina

1604 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    2 parking garages available at Disney Springs
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Torres
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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