Anticipation is building for the opening of Jaleo by chef José Andrés at Disney Springs later this year. It has just been confirmed that the location will also feature the first-ever brick-and-mortar location of Andrés’ Spanish food truck, Pepe by José Andrés. The Grab-and-Go counter will open this winter at Disney Springs.
Attached to the upcoming, new Jaleo location, Pepe will feature an menu of hot and cold Spanish-style sandwiches including bocatas and bikinis, showcasing the best of José’s native Spain. Additionally, salads, soups and sides along with Spanish sangria will be served, rounding out the menu.
Highlights include favorites such as:
- Pollo Frito, made with breaded chicken breast, alioli, bravas sauce, piparra peppers, gem lettuce, and sherry dressing
- Serrano y Manchego, served on crispy Pan de Cristal with tomato fresco
- Bocata de Vegetales, made with roasted peppers, onion, green asparagus, spinach, and manchego cheese on Pan de Cristal.
“A bocata is a true taste of Spain, believe me. One bite and you are transported by the perfectly crunchy bread with all the flavors coming together in perfect harmony,” said Chef José Andrés. “Pepe has my favorite bocatas from all across Spain and I look forward to sharing them with guests at Disney Springs.”
The walls of Pepe are decorated with an elaborate mural by Marc Jesús, a famous Menorcan painter, featuring his ever-happy, blue-skinned female characters. The space, along with the adjoining Jaleo, was designed by celebrated Spanish designer Juli Capella and features a breathtaking exterior and vibrant, theatrical interior décor representing the colorful and dynamic culture of Spain.
José Andrés owned ThinkFoodGroup is opening both Pepe and Jaleo later this winter. It brings Chef Andrés’ pioneering and award winning food to the Orlando area for the first time. You may have seen him in the news for his humanitarian non-profit work with World Central Kitchen, which is currently feeding furloughed Federal Workers in DC and across the United States.
We’re really looking forward to trying out both Jaleo and Pepe. We even have a suggestion of a mascot for Pepe.