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Frontera Cocina

4.3
597 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 560-9197
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Torres
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Parking details
2 parking garages available at Disney Springs
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Special events & promotions
Join us on Monday, May 8th at 6pm for an evening with Chef Rick Bayless. For the first time at Frontera Cocina, Chef Rick Bayless will personally bring his flavors and big personality from Chicago to our dining room for a private dinner. Reserve now as seating is limited! $125 plus tax and gratuities.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
What 597 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.3
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3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food and the staff were very friendly. They helped with recommendations. The cochinita pibil was outstanding as was the guacamole.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I did follow up after making reservations Via phone Manager was very accommodating. We had one server with others helping bring food out and he was organized cheerful and kept our entire party happy and energetic. Did a great job balancing such a large party. Food was tasty but overpriced but now by much. Drinks were pricy.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

$66.00 for 2 small bowls of food and iced tea. Shrimp tasted recooked. Retried beans so hard could not chew

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was as delicious as I expected. Service was very quick and our server helped us with our meal choices. Will certainly return when visiting Orlando.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I live in San Diego and eat A LOT of Mexican food. Who knew I had to come all the way to Orlando to have the best Mexican food ever? What a pleasant surprise. Had the veggie enchiladas; one of the best things I ever put in my mouth.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was served, presented, cooked and flavoured spectacularly. This was my second visit to a Bayless resturant. I look forward to visiting the remaining locations. I was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food and Claudia made our bday experience even better!

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was overpriced and bland. Our waitress was openly hostile and rude.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A group of five of us went to Frontera Cocina to celebrate our friend's bachelorette party, and we had a blast! We were given a seat outside which was perfect once the sun went behind the buildings about 10 minutes later. The drinks were very tasty (I would recommend the Avocado marg) and the food came out fast and hot. Our waitress even bought a round of shots for our table due to the special occasion. The only slight downfall was the price, but hey, you pay extra when you're at Disney. I don't come to Orlando/Disney very much, but I will for sure be coming back here on my next trip.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Average Tex mex cuisine, uses good ingredients but execution is bland and poor. I’ve been to the Chicago airport fast food version that tasted better. Service was very slow, which is not good when we are traveling with kids at Disney. A disappointment, will not recommend.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was disappointing and not flavorful.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Just not a place I would return . Easy food you can make at home . Reminded me of my college cafeteria.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food, great service. Must go.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was rather expensive, but the outdoor seating was so nice on a spring day. The food was very good and the wait staff was friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

booked last minute the margaritas were excellent the food was amazing you have to order the queso with carmalized onion put it on a corn tortilla and green sauce

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great atmosphere. Manny our server was awesome. I had the Carnitas which were really good, but I have had better. Everyone else loved their dish. Would go back again though.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent cocktails. Not the best options for vegetarians, but we knew that prior to going. Service was very attentive and professional.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were disapppointed with the food and atmosphere. My husband’s steak was not done to the correct temperature. My chicken tacos where dry. Not worth the monies.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best place in Disney Springs! Class is guacamole is the best we ever had. Everything was great!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Hosts was a grump from the word hello. Even though we had reservations she tried to set us outside in the rain then right next to the food staging place where as many as 8 waiters hover around to get plates. The night dramatically improved after we were seated at a nice window table by the water.

The food was excellent! Two adult chicken tacos one Corny Asada taco - Awesome. The verde guacamole and chips was some of the best guacamole we’ve eaten at a restaurant - ever. Highly recommend them as an appetizer.

Our service was very nice and prompt. She told good care of us and made the evening special.

I recommend this restaurant in Disney Springs - it’s great once you get past the hostess (bouncer).

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great!! Would go again!!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food was good BUT it is in Disney Springs, which is as close to eating in Dworld as you can get. I booked it for a business meal, dont make that mistake, screaming kids everywhere and a 1 mile hike from the Uber drop off. The staff was good and did there best but it was a zoo of an experience.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was excellent. I really enjoyed the carnitas and the sangria.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good service and food was prepared well.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our first visit, and will not be our last. Everything was enjoyable. Expert service, great food, fun atmosphere. This is a great add to our regular rotation!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very good food

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This has become a new favorite for Mexican food in Orlando. The Queso is delicious! I also had Carne Asada soft tacos. The steak is tender, if you like it cooked medium, it seems to come out a little on the rare side. Overall, the food is good and service is usually fast and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have been here several times and the restaurant has never disappointed us. This time we were initially to be seated by the serving line but I asked to be seated at a quieter table. I was very quickly taken to a nice quiet table where we could talk with out quests.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We want to highlight our server Tony in particular. We love Rick Bayless and have been to restaurants in Chicago, airport (!-perhaps one of the hardest places to pull off great food), and Orlando. Tony, in particular, was warm, informative, told great stories, offered super suggestions. He made our experience. While we think the Chicago flagship has a particularly high level of service and food, Tony was special. Keep him and promote him. And keep making beautiful food in Orlando and elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I hate with the service pushed you thru the appetizers to the meal and when the meal comes is cold!!!!! Another server needs to pick up from my waitress and even bring us some water. This is our second visit and last .

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food and service are hit or miss. During our 1 week stay, first experience was so amazing that we were compelled to dine here again a few days later. Second experience was truly disappointing. Food was cold and server was complacent. Bottom line: A high end restaurant with Rick Bayless's gourmet food and a matching price tag shouldn't be hit or miss.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Carne Asada was mostly fat and gristle. Time it took to pay bill was extremely long. Very loud.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was great but portions were a bit small for the price. Noise level was way too high, couldn’t have conversation.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was excellent, but unfortunately difficult to enjoy because the service was so poor. We had reservations, so were seated quickly (chose to sit on the patio; inside was VERY loud, but then they didn’t have the heaters turned on as promised) then waited and waited for service. Our server would disappear for long intervals, we had to seek him out to remind him to bring waters, parts of our order, etc. It made for a long and frustrating experience with our kids- and it certainly wasn’t a bargain! Would not return

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Authentic Mexican food with a healthy and artistic menu; high end price-wise due to location. The service should have been better since we were one of the first customers for the day. Also, this was a lunch meal inside Disney Springs. Most people are planning for a short amount of allotted time to eat - as were we.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was great! We all enjoyed our meal and the service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing Mexican with a twist. Each dish has something extra and unexpected -like walnuts in the guacamole. Service was excellent. You'd forget you're in Downtown Disney... this restaurant is worth going to any time!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Perfection...Loved my whole meal!!!

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My server was lovely, the food just didn't "wow". Bad tortillas, honestly. Expected much more from a Rick Bayless restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food was really fresh and had an interesting twist. Food was plated well and by the eye. But it just tasted average

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