Frontera Cocina

4.5
697 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
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  • Casual
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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Neighborhood
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Parking details
2 parking garages available at Disney Springs
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
697 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
66%
Very Good
23%
Good
6%
Fair
3%
Poor
2%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 16 hours ago

On vacation

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OT
1.0Dined 16 hours ago

Hostesses left our strollers in the rain. Manager did nothing to compensate for damage.

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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

The most incredible food we have had at Disney Springs. The mango guacamole was amazing.

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RF
2.0Dined 3 days ago

We ordered the red chili chicken enchiladas and they are very small portions and we ended up having to get some money back due to it being completely overwhelmed with salt. It was completely an edible. The chicken grilled salad was so spicy that are family member could not eat it. Over $100 for five people and it was not worth more than 30 bucks worth of food that was edible. We were only given 20% off and three people out of five could not eat their meals

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TR
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent flavor, great service and a beautiful decor. Really, a great spot for any occasion!

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KK
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food here is amazing! The Mushroom Torta is delicious and well as the different guacamole choices. We also got to meet Chef Rick Bayless, which was so special; he was a kind man. I can't wait to go back to try something new.

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MF
1.0Dined 7 days ago

Terrible overpriced poor tasting lukewarm bland tourist trap food and restaurant. Who knows if this was a one off but this place never the less is a tourist trap for poor quality over priced dining. Pop into a Taco Bell for a more authentic Mexican taste (sarcasm).

Being located in the Springs you expect a fairly over priced menu to cater for the passing tourist but this place takes the biscuit. If you had asked me to pay what I think it’s worth then they would have struggled to get $30 out of me (covering the over priced drink and nachos).

Don’t go! Find something ANYTHING ELSE!

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K
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Good food, great margs. A little on the pricey side but it is at Disney. Overall have been a couple of times now and have not been disappointed.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Lidia was a great server
I’m a chef as well and have eaten at Red O in LA
Huge fan of Chef Bayless

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LS
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved the food, the staff, the atmosphere...can’t wait to go back!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great food and service!

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LH
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Good food. Great 5$ margaritas 😊
Very loud 😨 would recommend but some people can't tolerate that kind of noise level.

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AB
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. Great margaritas! The best meal we had at Disney. Even the kids agree!!

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SO
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing, freshly made Mexican food by famed chef Rick Bayless. We have been here a few times and never been disappointed. Among our favorites: blood orange margaritas, pumpkin hummus, guacamole with bacon, Carne Asada and Red Mole Chicken. You really can't go wrong here.

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SM
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

A somewhat pricey Mexican restaurant that doesn’t provide chips and salsa. The service was slow and inattentive.

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AT
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wanted to eat there just because I was interested in Rick’s flavors. The food was great but the prices were too much for the little food I received. Won’t be returning.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My husband and I are huge fans of Rick Bayless and his cooking show. I have wanted to try one of his restaurants for a long time. At Frontera in Disney Springs, he has his favorite tequilas on the wall that I recognized from the show. He had introduced a seasonal menu for the summer. Our waiter was very attentive and gladly told us about the chef’s visit to the restaurant on May 1st to introduce the menu to the staff. I tried the one of the cocktails from the menu (an Old Fashion, delicious) and my husband had the grapefruit and lime tort (not a drop left). Our meal was phenomenal and we will definitely be back but most likely for a date night without our sons. The thought and effort put into the menu and preparation was totally lost on them.

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BS
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Frontera Cocina was delicious and priced accordingly. It was original and seemed refreshingly authentic.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Food was excellent, but was there for special occasion which was not acknowledged by any staff

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G
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Very good Mexican food. I recommend the Sopa de Tortilla ;-)

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food is amazing

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent service and guacamole.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Not worth the money. Drinks were nothing special. And the food is over priced for just tacos.

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M
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Excellent food! We sat at the bar for dinner and drinks. Kyle the bartender was awesome.

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S
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great Food! Recommend the watermelon margarita- YUM

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OT
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Very expensive but inline with the area. Open dinning room made it very noisey and the lighting was way to bright. Food and service were on point.

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N
2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Very limited options. Service was outstanding, food was ok, overpriced.

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s
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Vacation dining! Excellent!

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CA
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Service was sublime, as where the cocktails and the guacamole and coctel tropical . The entrees came out literally less than 5 minutes after we got our appetizers. our entrees had to get a bit cold so that we were able to finish our appetizers. The chicken enchiladas were great, but the meat in the carne asada was like shoe leather. The handmade tortillas, the black beans, Poblano's rajas , guacamole, and the green salsa were awesome tasting, but the meat which was skirt steak, either needed to be sliced thinner, or tenderized. It made eating the tacos very difficult. it was crowded at dinner time and although we had a 7 p.m. reservation we felt somewhat rushed to get in and get out so that they could turn the tables. We are huge Rick Bayless fans and have been dining in his Chicago restaurants for years and years. Although this was delicious food, it did not seem up to par with his Chicago restaurants. We would definitely return if we go back to Orlando, but would probably order other entrees. The prices did seem higher at this restaurant versus his restaurants in Chicago. Our server was phenomenal and the service was exceptional.

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SA
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The watermelon margaritas were marvelous. The skirt steak was tender and delicious.
The chef's made my Neice an off menu entree of quesadillas. This is all she ever orders when we eat Mexican cuisine..... we are from Texas! They were gracious and it was phenomenal food. True customer service. We have watched Rick Bayless on PBS for years. So, it was a pleasure to get to eat at one of his restaurants.

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j
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great tasting food.

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B
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Love the tortilla soup, guacamole, and margaritas. Music does not fit the restaurant.

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CM
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Spectacular service and cuisine. Frontera is a new favorite when I dine in Disney Springs.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was delicious and our server was professional efficient and friendly

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Have a sea food allergy and order the chicken tortilla soup, server came back and explained that the fryer for the tortillas was not working so they are using the same fryer as the sea food, asked about what the temperature was on the fryer and she had no idea and said she didn't think anyone in the back knew as well. Decided to skip eating and wife and daughter ordered, so 20 minutes later server comes back and thinks they may have some tortillas that were not fried in the same oil, i asked if she was sure to which she wasn't. Limited menu and not so well trained server, not worth another trip for the money.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Finally got to enjoy a lovely meal at Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. Everything lived up to expectations, both food and service! If you want a prime time dinner seating, be sure to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our server Jay treated us royally! From the Margarita aperitif to the entrees, only genuine mouth-watering Mexican food with fresh ingredients. Only a bit loud, don't go there for an intimate dinner. Other than that, absolutely recommended, we will come again.

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MT
3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Chips were very hard. The queso was watery. The service was great!!!

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MS
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My party dined at Frontera while visiting Disney Springs. We chose the restaurant because the chef was able to accommodate three in our party who follow a vegan diet. Both our server and the chef were eager to ensure those with dietary restrictions enjoyed the best meal possible. The hospitality and customer-service oriented attitude held by the staff were greatly appreciated.

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