News: Frontera Fresco Restaurant by Chef Rick Bayless Coming To Disney Springs

Thought we were all caught up with new restaurants coming to Disney Springs, did you?

Not so fast! :) Earlier this month, Disney announced that Chef Art Smith will open a brand new restaurant in the summer of 2016 by the name of Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. Well, today brings news of another celebrity chef bringing a new venue! Chef Rick Bayless — winner of “Top Chef Masters” and host of National Public Television’s “Mexico-One Plate at a Time” — will showcase authentic Mexican cuisine at Frontera Fresco in Disney Springs. [Editor’s Update: Please note that the anticipated dining venue headed by Rick Bayless has undergone a name change since the original posting of this article. Frontera Cocina will open in the summer of 2016.]



No opening season has been announced for Frontera Fresco, but we do know that the menu will feature tacos, salads, hand-crafted tortas, fresh guacamole, and Mexican braised beef entrees. And we may see a margarita or two as well ;) .

Chef Rick Bayless at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Chef Rick Bayless at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Chef Bayless shared, “I’m thrilled to bring Frontera Fresco to Disney Springs and share my passion for Mexican cuisine with the families who visit Orlando every year.”

I think we’re all pretty thrilled to hear the news, too!

Are you looking forward to trying authentic Mexican cuisine at Disney Springs? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Dana says

    Yay! I’m so excited for this! Frontera is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, and I can’t just wait!!!!

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