Good morning, my friends! Welcome to a new and exciting week! There! How’s that for enthusiasm? Actually, do you want to know what I’m really enthusiastic about? Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort …
Oh, I know. My love for Coronado is legendary. Well, it’s legendary if you’ve been following me for any length of time. It makes me glad to see others jumping on the bandwagon a bit.
In recent months, my podcast partners – Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy – have either stayed at the resort or enjoyed one of its best amenities – Laguna Bar.
Plus, on our last visit, in early January, Mrs. All in WDW and I had the pleasure of spending some time with Geekin’ On WDW Podcast’s host (and Coronado guest) – Curtis Stone!
But, enough about those “legends”. You want to know what isn’t legendary? Not even amongst my wife and I? Coronado’s two Table Service venues – Las Ventanas and Maya Grill.
“Unheralded” might be an understatement, in fact. Unless you’re staying at the resort, these two establishments might never reach your dining radar.
It’s too bad, to be honest. They each offer some pretty good options. And, what are those, you ask? That’s what we’re going to look at today. Below, I present a “Menu Update” for them both!
Folks? First, Las Ventanas …
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, their menu is small but satisfying. For breakfast, I’d choose the Chorizo Skillet. For lunch or dinner, I’d order the Roasted Corn Chowder and Ventanas Burger.
Las Ventanas is the smaller of Coronado’s two sit-down restaurants. Open for dinner only, however, Maya Grill is the resort’s other alternative …
You know me. When it comes to this menu, I’d be all about the braised Beef Short Ribs. No question in my mind!
Dennis Conroy often says that some spots – like Polynesian’s ’Ohana – are “destination restaurants”. I’ve long said that I’d love to see Coronado Springs elevate one of these venues (most likely Maya) to that kind of standing.
Coronado Springs is currently undergoing a full refurbishment of their guest rooms. I’m going to sit back and dream a bit. Might one of their little-known, under-appreciated Table Services be next? Ah, if only …
Great meeting both of you! I hope we have many more in resort or park meetings!
You are sure right about “unheralded”. I have been to Disney 16 times, and have never been to this resort! It never even really crossed my radar… Maybe I need to reconsider!
I consider it the #2 moderate resort next to Port Orleans French Quarter.
Most people do call it 2nd to Orleans, but we actually prefer CSR.
I have been to Port Orleans, and liked that a lot! Good point of reference for me!