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Frontera Cocina

4.5
4.5
1884 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

10:30 PM


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 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

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What 1,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MD

    MariD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it but they don't have burritos or creamy queso.
  2. C

    Ceicil

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice experience! Ate outside on a nice breezy evening with beautiful greenery view. Staff super professional, attentive, and awesome with toddler. Food excellent, guacamole was really tasty with pineapple & pomegranate seeds and tacos were very savoure and huge portion! Highly recommend!
  3. LN

    LynneN

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Our waiter was very attentive and did his job well. 2 of us ordered the steak meal and it was awful. Whole meal was cold, the steak was actually roast meat that was tough and stringy. Had them warm up the meals. Everything on the plate was super salty and I could not chew the meat. My husband only had 3 chunks of meat in his tacos. The chips and salsa usually come with warm chips, ours were cold. Very expensive prices for Mexican food. My meal was taken off of bill. Will only go for happy hour on Monday from now on. Wanted to love the place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Disney!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rick Bayless is one of my all time favorite chefs. The food and service excelled at every level. It’s on the expensive side, so be prepared for that.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Used OpenTable app instead of Disney dining app to make the reservation. Disney dining app didn’t have anything available until 9:15pm. When I would go back using the Disney app again the available times got later and later. Open table had the 8pm reservation available and it was much more user friendly than the Disney app. Arrived at 7:50pm, checked in with hostess, was seated in less than 5 min. Service was quick and attentive, food was spectacular, great flavor and wonderful presentation. I highly recommend to anyone that knows Rick Bayless and anyone looking for authentic Mexican fare. See you again soon.
  7. l

    louc

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal all around. Was noisy, but that was part of the ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The food was delicious yet pricey but we expected that in Disney Springs. I was upset that they seated us in a back corner when there were several available tables in the nicer parts of the restaurant and we had a reservation that stated we were there for a birthday. The service was excellent except for where they seated us. It took away from the birthday girl’s experience. 😢
  9. VM

    VitolaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Very expensive, food Quality not worth the price. Our server was exceptional
  10. s

    shortstop14

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was just ok, portions were small, and the food was over-priced. Typical of a place where food is mass-produced. Service was good though.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food!!
  12. JR

    JoaoR

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The receptionist was not all cordial and attentive!! I need to speak with the manager Fernando to be assisted
  13. BB

    BBPA

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and drink was great. Wonderful service and help from our server. Thanks
  14. RT

    RuthT

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We found the pork carnita and guacamole very salty. The mole coloradito enchilada had way too much mole sauce, almost soup, and the ingredients were minimal at best.
  15. DT

    DenisaT

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice service, good food, pretty ambiance when seated on patio by lake but expensive
  16. AY

    AnaY

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh, full of flavor and just delicious!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Service was atrocious. Took 20 minutes for anyone to get to us after we were seated, and that was only after we flagged someone down. No one bussed the table after the apps, and when the apps were brought to the table they only gave our party of 5 one plate. And to add insult to injury, they applied the 18% tip for parties of 6 or more to our party of 5. The server screwed herself out of a 30% tip which is the minimum I’d leave even for poor service. I expect way more from a Bayless restaurant.
  18. DC

    DiegoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margaritas are very good! Food is great too! Excellent service! The waiter was very nice.
  19. R

    Reyvel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was kinda bland for the price that was paid.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Christopher (Long Island baybeee!!) was both charming and attentive. Personal touch from him, highly recommend. The food was incredible too. HNY!
  21. MR

    MonicaR

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  22. KI

    KhalidIns

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. My wife had the chicken, kids had tacos and enchilada and I had the carne asada. I actually asked for the taco but got the entree instead. A price difference of about $17. Not a big deal. The steak wasn’t that tender. Good flavor. Definitely make a reservation as we did. Wait times are long. Overall, not a bad experience but wasn’t the best.
  23. CC

    CarolineC

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was cold
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, our server super attentive, and all the staff was friendly. Thank you. Totally a must!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening - best Mexican food ever
  26. AM

    AnitaM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food but a little pricey for what is served. Great service! Restaurant was moderately noisy.
  27. AW

    AshlynW

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Every item we ordered came out cold and service was awful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The hostess was rude though and not friendly at all.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Nice atmosphere in and around the restaurant. Average food and expensive. We read nice reviews and figured we would give it a try. Probably won’t return.
  30. BM

    BMD8181

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Thought the menu was limited, and the food itself was mediocre with small portions. Cocktails were expensive and weak. Service was also inattentive. We are disappointed that we chose to have dinner here for our one night in town.
  31. JS

    JulieS

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!
  32. BS

    BradS

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! Frontera is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the US. It is not your run of the mill taco and burrito restaurant with a diabetes grade margarita. It’s a restaurant for true fans of Mexican food. Our server was Miguel. He was perfect. He was there for everything we needed and has a true command of the menu.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. We loved it!
  34. K

    Kiki

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On vacation, nice restaurant, open air feel, good food.
  35. AS

    AprilS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  36. KK

    KoKo

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and good service
  37. MS

    MichaelS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service every time we visit. Great place for families
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family Restaurants
  39. GH

    GregH

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites and we keep going back and always pleased. Some new items on the menu as well.
  40. CA

    CarissaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not busy on a Wednesday night. Fantastic atmosphere especially sitting outside. The 6 of us each loved what we ordered. Some of the dietary notes on the meals were not on the menu but the server was able to answer all of our questions.

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Frontera Cocina is rated 4.5 stars by 1884 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 63 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 Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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