Discover Spanish Tapas at Jaleo Disney Springs for World Tapas Day

Tapas plates at Jaleo
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Jaleo Disney Springs invites Guests to celebrate World Tapas Day on June 15. This holiday commemorates the history and popularity of the traditional Catalan style of dining. The restaurant’s chef and international culinary icon, JosĂ© AndrĂ©s, was instrumental in bringing this unique dining style to the United States. Since his arrival from Spain in 1993, he has used his popularity and restaurants around the country to educate and introduce the small-plate format to diners. At Jaleo, AndrĂ©s takes tapas to new and modern applications while embracing traditional tapa dishes.

Jaleo Ensalada de tomate

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Boasting in flavor and creativity, Jaleo’s tapas include Gambas al Ajillo, shrimp sautĂ©ed with garlic, or Berenjenas con Miel, fried eggplant with honey and lemon zest. Other fan favorites include Patatas Bravas and Pan con Tomate.
Guests dining on spread of entrees at Jaleo Disney Springs

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Tapas are best paired with Jaleo’s selection of superb sangrias and signature cocktails, like its signature Salt Air Margarita. Make a reservation here or visit Jaleo’s bar during Sangria Hour from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Chef Kristoffer Anderson

Jaleo Chef Kristoffer Anderson

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“We take pride in celebrating World Tapas Day at Jaleo Disney Springs, as Chef JosĂ© AndrĂ©s has been influential within American and Spanish gastronomy over the last 30 years, allowing for Guests to discover his culinary style from Las Vegas to Dubai,” Head Chef of Jaleo Disney Springs Kristoffer Anderson. “Tapas are a Spanish tradition, bringing families and friends together through new flavors and good food.”

More at Jaleo Disney Springs

Jaleo at Disney Springs hosts a variety of events throughout the year; check their website for the most current updates. Throughout June, Jaleo is hosting Flamenco Fridays. Every Friday in June, starting at 7:30 p.m., the restaurant will showcase the art of Flamenco dancing while Guests enjoy signature tapas, entrees, and wine. Guests can make an advanced dining reservation online for any Friday in June after 7:30 p.m. to enjoy the rich culture of food and dance at Jaleo.

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About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.