News: Reservations and Menu Now Available for Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless in Disney Springs

Editor’s Note: The opening of Frontera Cocina has been pushed back. It is anticipated that walk-ups will be received beginning June 27, but Open Table is accepting reservations starting July 21 at the time of this update.

Okay, Rick Bayless fans… this is a good day for you!

Frontera Cocina Logo

Because Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless (host of “Mexico — One Plate at a Time” among numerous other achievements) will open on June 26, 2016! Well, at least according to Open Table — the online reservation booking engine. Tables are available to book at 6:00 pm daily for dates beginning Sunday, June 26th.

Screenshot of Frontera Cocina on Open Table

Screenshot of Frontera Cocina on Open Table

Just a note that this opening date has not yet been confirmed by Disney or Frontera Cocina social media at this time. And we’re hearing that there will likely be soft openings even earlier than this. But June 26th is the first day to nail down reservations at this point.

Still…wondering what you might be eating when Frontera Cocina does officially open? Well, we have a look at that, too!

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Frontera Cocina, Coming Soon to Disney Springs!

Thanks to Frontera Cocina’s Facebook Page, here are some of the dishes that we’re looking forward to trying.

Frontera Cocina Menu

The Starters team kicks off with Chip and Dip options — both classic and out of the ordinary. Look for different takes and twists on this fan favorite, though. We expect to see Chips and Salsa, fun takes on Guacamole, and Sikil Pak — a Pumpkin Seed Habanero Dip. And that Queso Fundido has our name all over it!

Starters Menu

Starters Menu

Main dishes are slated to include Crispy Half Chicken, Carnitas, Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and Oaxcan Red Chile Chicken.

Salad and Entree Menus

Salad and Entree Menus

Look for Tacos as well, which will feature Carne Asada and Chicken. Chef Bayless also brings his famous Tortas (Sandwiches) to Orlando. We can’t wait to try the Pepito Torta and Conchinita Pibil Torta! And you can round out your meal with sides like Rice and Fried Plantains, Refried Black Beans with Cotija Cheese, and Queso Anejo Mashed Potatoes.

Tacos and Sides Menu

Tacos and Sides Menu

Finally, don’t forget about the Kiddos or the Sweet Endings.

Oh, and FYI — there will be a grab and go window if you don’t have time for a full meal.

Kids, Dessert, and To-Go Menus

Kids, Dessert, and To-Go Menus

We had a chance to sample the Pecan Pie Bar at a Food and Wine Festival event with Chef Rick Bayless a while back, and it’s divine!

Chocolate Pecan Bar

Chocolate Pecan Bar

But we’ll definitely be trying the intriguing Coconut Lime Quattro Leches, too!

Stay tuned for more details about the opening date — we’ll keep you informed all about it.

Until then, what are you most looking forward to trying at Frontera Cocina this Summer? Leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Keith says

    I was hoping for Tacos Chapulines, but maybe that would upset Jiminy? I am also anxious see if they will assume the margarita mantle that has slipped away from LA Cava.

  2. Frank says

    Just made dinner for a date in July. Note that on Open Table, the earliest reservation is at 11am… so I’m guessing LUNCH will be a viable option!!!

  3. Rebecca says

    My June 265th reservation was just cancelled by open table on,behalf of Fontera Fresco :(

    Any idea on when they’ll be ready?

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