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Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless Now Open at Disney Springs

The newest dining experience to join the lineup at Disney Springs just opened – Frontera Cocina, featuring exciting flavors and a contemporary Mexican experience developed by renowned chef Rick Bayless.

Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless Now Open at Disney Springs

Chef Bayless offers his award-winning taste of dishes such as Oaxacan Red Chile Chicken, Salsa Verde Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas and freshly made salsas and guacamole. There’s also a quick-service taco counter.

The lively new dining spot features warm colors and an open kitchen where Executive Chef Stephen Hicks leads the culinary team.

Chef Bayless created his Frontera franchise in Chicago in 1981. His other notable restaurants include Xoco, Frontera Grill, Toplobampo, Leña Brava and Cruz Blanca. He may be best known for winning the title of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef Masters,” but his national Public Television Series, “Mexico–One Plate at a Time,” is in its 10th season. He’s won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, including the foundation’s highest award, Outstanding Restaurant, for Frontera Grill in 2007. He also won two for his cookbooks, Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

Frontera Cocina is a welcome addition to the diverse dining lineup at Disney Springs!


  • So, as mentioned in a previous comment…..I would like to know if Frontera Cocina is on the Dining Plan?

  • I was able to make a dining reservation for Frontera Cocina for our November trip. The Disney website indicates it is not on the dining plan as yet but it is listed as accepting the dining plan on the My Disney Experience app. There is a disconnect there between the two.

  • Will we be able to make advance dining reservations for Frontera? I am hoping to eat there during our visit in August.

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