Jaleo by Chef José Andrés has made quite a splash in the Disney Springs dining scene since it opened just last month. And now the restaurant is welcoming guests to experience the Spring Gin & Tonic Festival taking place now through April 28th!
Jaleo opened just a few weeks ago, and the Spanish-inspired menu has everybody excited! Tapas? Paella? Sangria? Please, yes! But several of our readers have been wondering how the Disney Dining Plan will work at a restaurant known for its small plates. DFB has the details!
Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know about DDP at Jaleo!
First, Jaleo requires two Disney Dining Plan table credits on both the basic and the deluxe plans. [Read more…]
Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival kicked off March 1 and we have the FULL MENUS here! Oh, and we’ve also got SECRET menu info and reviews for you!
AND – the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge were announced for BOTH Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
We are excited to be back at Jaleo by Chef José Andrés in Disney Springs!
This new signature restaurant showcasing Chef Andrés’ traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine began its soft-opening phase last Sunday. (You can check out our first review — including a full tour of the restaurant — by clicking here!) [Read more…]
Bienvenido to Jaleo by Chef José Andrés!
Newly open in Disney Springs, this is the fifth Jaleo location in the U.S. (the restaurant has its origins in Washington, D.C. where it opened in 1993). So Jaleo already comes accompanied with a well-earned reputation for showcasing the authentic Spanish cuisine of Chef Andrés through a variety of shared plates along with paellas, sangria, Spanish cheeses and wines and much more.
But Chef Andrés is not only known for his cooking. Among other and numerous accolades and awards, he has been named both “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation and received the 2015 National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Chef Andrés was also nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for disaster relief work through World Central Kitchen, the non-profit organization he founded in 2010.
We have been looking forward to the opening of Jaleo in Disney Springs for some time now, and we are so excited to bring you along for our first visit!
The Disney Springs location presents the biggest Jaleo yet. [Read more…]
Pepe is now open on the West Side of Disney Springs!
Pepe by Jose Andres
Pepe is the new counter service component of Jaleo by Chef José Andrés (which will open for its dinner debut this evening). This location in Disney Springs is the first brick-and-mortar location for Pepe, following the Pepe food truck which has been a hit for the last six years in Washington, D.C.
You’ll find Pepe on the front corner adjacent to the main entrance for Jaleo. So, if you’re hoping to catch some of the authentic Spanish cuisine by Chef Andres, but don’t have plans to dine inside Jaleo, we’re going to check out what Pepe has in store for you!
Pepe — just like Jaleo — was designed by Spanish designer Juli Capella. [Read more…]
Earlier today, it was announced that Jaleo by Chef José Andrés — along with its Counter Service component, Pepe — will open in Disney Springs this coming Sunday, March 17th.
In its opening phase, the West Side restaurant will be serving dinner. Pepe will be open for both lunch and dinner, and lunch service will begin inside the main restaurant later this month.
Now that we’ve talked logistics, let’s talk FOOD! The menu will showcase the traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine that Chef Andrés is known for at his four other U.S. Jaleo locations. (The Disney Springs location will be his first in Florida, as well as the largest Jaleo.) [Read more…]
HOORAY!! Its official! ThinkFoodGroup has announced the opening date for Jaleo by Chef José Andrés in Disney Springs.
Jaleo will begin serving dinner on March 17th. (Lunch service will begin later in the month.) Pepe — the counter service component of Jaleo — will be open for lunch and dinner on March 17th as well, with no reservations needed.
Every day, the opening of Jaleo in Disney Springs gets closer! The upcoming — and highly anticipated — restaurant by Chef José Andrés is no longer hidden behind construction walls.