Frontera Cocina

4.5
848 reviews
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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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VA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Frontera. The food was absolutely delicious, the sangria out of this world, and the server was knowledgeable.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drinks!

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BL
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

If you haven't been to Rick's restaurants in Chicago, this is must go to. The food and drinks are wonderful. The decor and service are lacking in this venue.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in Disney springs. The tequila flights are amazing and the staff is always very helpful

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been here before and the food is always pretty good but not extraordinary. Prices are a bit high but not out of line with other Disney area restaurants.
Would probably go elsewhere next time I'm in town.

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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful across the board! Delicious queso fundido and Carne asada; cauliflower gratinado was super flavorful, as was coctal tropical.

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r
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frontera Cocina did not disappoint, as usual. We are from Chicago and thus very familiar with Chef Rick Bayless cuisine. The food at Frontera Cocina is very authentic Mexican food and the margaritas are terrific. I find the prices a bit steep but so is every other good restaurant in Disney Springs. All in all it was a wonderful meal with our daughter and husband. Can't wait to go back.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter Claudia super great. She was extremely helpful and pleasant.

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EL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All my friends always kinda groan when I say we're getting Mexican at Disney Springs because we're used to a different kind of Mexican American fare. I did the same first time I was invited. These flavors will knock your socks off. Can't get something like this anywhere else. It's a lot pricier than I'm comfortable with, but it's not like I can find this quality anywhere else.

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WD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was excellent, but the prices are crazy high for what is basically guacamole. Chips and salsa are not free. The margaritas are also very expensive, but very good. This is a good place to sit at the bar and have chips and a drink.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manny was a great server, he definitely added to our experience. The food was everything one expects from Rick Bayless.

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JU
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! The best and most authentic Mexican food I have ever tasted in the US.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating staff for our party of 14. Food was excellent. Location on Disney Springs we love. Can’t say enough positive about the experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I have been here in the past and both agree that the food has gone down slightly. Our appetizers and desserts were great, but our main courses were lacking. They were better when we visited in 2016.

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MO
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food first time at a Rick Bayless restaurant great unique food and drink choices. Service was incredible our waiter was very attentive , knowledgeable able to answer all our question and very personable. We had a great time desserts were also awesome. Can't wait to go back

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. The margarita's were very good.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

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AM
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Frontera on our last night of vacation. We had a reservation but the check in process was a little disorganized at the front of the restaurant. Staff was very friendly and our server was great. Our margaritas (I had and highly recommend the Topolo) and the chips/salsa/guac were excellent. The food was good but pricey. I had the swordfish which was absolutely outstanding ($30) and my husband had the short ribs which was also excellent but very pricey at $44. My daughter had the steak tacos which were good but the meat was pretty chewy and not very flavorful ($24). Overall, we had a good experience but just felt the meal was somewhat overpriced for gourmet Mexican.

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BK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been 4 times this year. Always fantastic food. Cochinita and Pumpkin hummus with fresh made margaritas are a must.
Ivan & Kyle at the bar were great.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was bad, slow and they were not busy.
Ran out of drinks a few times and had to ask him to fill them. Food came out right after our appetizers so we didn’t even finish them.
Just overall lazy and not attentive.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my second time dining here . The food was very good and service was excellent both times. I will return.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've seen the other reviews and 5 stars about food and price, so I made a reservation for late night (9:30 pm) on New Year's Eve.
The Price:
It felt they just doubled the price from any other Mexican Restaurant.
The Size and Price:
A very small portion of steak taco $24, Chicken Salad $17, Soda $4, Kid's Quesadilla​ $12
The Experience:
I'm used to go to small restaurants with large selection and reasonable prices. So, I was not impressed with the small selection on their menu and the high priced items.
The steak taco is very small. It came 4 mini tortillas (the size of the palm of my hand) and there was not even enough meat to fill the mini tortillas. We asked if we could have some side of sour cream, and the waitress bought a small sample cup with 1/4 of sour cream. We had to complain to a manager, to get some extra sour cream.
The salad was very unimpressive. It came with its own dressing, but I couldn't even finish it.
The kids menu was ok... Not to much variety, but ok.
My family and I felt that we would have enjoyed ​more eating at any burger or pizza place around there.
There is no way I could recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.
I don't like to write negative reviews, but I made my reservation based on other people's 5 star reviews, and I didn't feel right letting other people going there without seeing a more real review too.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time at Frontera. We went for an early New Years Eve dinner. The Red Chile enchiladas and mole chicken were excellent. Portion sizes were just right. Service was excellent. Thank you so much for a great evening!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Had dinner here with a friend this evening. While the service was good, the entree was over cooked and over priced.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Put birthday as the reason for attending, nothing was done.

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Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Astrid is a very nice person and attentive server. Thank you!

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RS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best at Disney Springs! A must for an awesome dining experience.

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PA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. My carnitas were a little dry buy my wives carne asada was amazing. Get a table out on the deck at sunset for a quiet meal!

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1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Mexican food for everyone! Kids loved their meals and Had the best margarita ever.

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Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really liked everything we ordered. Great service from Uriel and Jordan. Uriel is extraordinarily efficient and thoughtful.

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Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and authentic Mexican food

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KE
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Restaurante muy bonito, buen servicio.
La comida en general muy bien, con excepción de un pollo a la plancha que pedimos para mi hija que salió crudo.

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BS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for a restive Christmas dinner!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ordered queso for an appetizer, but it came out really cold. The second go around they over cooked the queso so it was very liquidy. Overall our server was pretty stressed, but was able to bounce back toward the end. The main courses (Carne Asada) were exceptional.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It is not authentic Mexican food. If you are looking for a American-Mexican restaurant this is the restaurant. The place is great and kids friendly.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Buena comida y nos atendió Tony muy bien

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service.. food was excellent and drinks were strong... great time

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Frontera but this time it was even better! Manny was our server and he was GREAT!!! Recommendations were perfect and loved his personality! Highly recommend this place!

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MM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Disney never a disappointment a must go place for lunch if visiting Disney Springs area highly recommend cuatro leche coconut dessert. 👍🏼

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