Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, a unique rooftop table-service restaurant offering dishes and small plates inspired by the flavors of Spain, is now open on the 16th floor of the new Gran Destino tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Toledo features sweeping views of Walt Disney World and a nod to the surrealistic animated short Destino that serves as an inspiration for the entire tower. Guests dine indoors under a pair of live olive trees nestled beneath an intricate vaulted ceiling with shimmering stained-glass accents.
We took a short tour around the restaurant and later met Chef Robby for his preview of featured menu items.
Chef Robert Sayles (previously at Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom) shows us featured menu items:
The space feels very open and airy and the views can not be beat. At night there will be views of fireworks from three theme parks (but they don’t pump in the soundtracks) and a good look at the lights from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The ceiling features a stained glass mosaic that will change its look over the course of an evening. With windows on both sides, the room gets both the sunrise light and the sunset glow.
Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is the namesake of the Spanish city that was home to avant-garde writers and artists in the 1920s and ’30s. Spain also inspires the savory menu choices:
- Begin the adventure with tapas from the Basque region of Spain. An onstage tapas kitchen serves small plates, charcuteríá, and cheeses.
- Or choose from Cazuelas – chef interpretations of classic recipes presented in a traditional Spanish terra cotta dish.
- Entrees include rioja-braised chicken, Spanish-style bone-in ribeye or golden tilefish (100% sustainable seafood).
- Spanish sides include bravas (potatoes) with pimento aioli, braised gigante beans with aged sherry vinegar, and roasted cauliflower with harissa vinaigrette.
- Three signature desserts from the Master Pastry Chef include the Tapas Bar, a crunchy chocolate bar with bite-sized flavors of Spanish coffee, crunchy chocolate, raspberry mousse and lemon curd.
Reservations are recommended for Toledo, but you can walk up and have drinks at the nearby Dahlia Lounge.