When planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, there are a lot of things to consider — from where you want to stay to what attractions you want to ride, what Parks you want to visit on what days, and where you want to eat. A Disney World vacation is definitely not one you want to do in a “fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants” way. Especially when it comes to dining, as there are nearly 400 options to choose from.
And soon, there will be one more delicious option to add to the list.
In early 2023, the Mexican restaurant Rosa Mexicano will open at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. The restaurant will focus on authentic Mexican cuisine and will offer more than 100 tequila options. That’s a lot of Margarita Mondays!
A press release was issued on the exciting dining addition:
Today, Rosa Mexicano Restaurants announced plans to open its first Orlando-area location in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in early 2023. With current locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland, as well as upcoming openings in Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina and Las Vegas, the dynamic brand will offer an elevated fiesta dining experience, including signature menu items and award-winning margaritas.“Rosa Mexicano’s arrival to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a truly exciting moment of our expansion. The opening reflects our founding chef Josefina Howard’s vision of introducing Mexican culinary traditions and authentic Mexican heritage to the world,” said Jim Dunn, CEO of Rosa Mexicano. “Once the restaurant opens, we will offer the Orlando market a fresh take on Mexican food, authentic Mexican heritage, culinary techniques and lively dining.”The restaurant, helmed by Manuel Trevino, Vice President of Culinary, will feature dramatic design elements familiar to fans of the brand, to transport guests on a unique culinary journey. The 5,500-square-foot restaurant will offer various seating areas with capacity of about 300 guests, including a 30-person bar and a beautiful private dining room for 50.The menu will showcase a contemporary interpretation of authentic Mexican cuisine, including beloved classics and innovative, sophisticated dishes that pay tribute to Mexico’s richly varied culinary regions. Rosa Mexicano’s renowned beverage program, which boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits – and of course, the restaurant’s signature frozen pomegranate margarita, named the best in New York City – will also make its debut.“Rosa Mexicano is the perfect partner to enhance our current dining options,” said Sean Verney, Area General Manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. “We pride ourselves on offering the best quality restaurant experiences for our hotel guests as well as local Orlando residents, and Rosa Mexicano delivers on that promise. We’re excited to be home to their first Florida location starting in early 2023.”
The menu at Rosa Mexicano features a number of delicious and authentic Mexican specialties, including Guacamole that is made to order, Birria QuesaTacos, Red Chile Chicken Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche, Huevos Rancheros, and more. In addition to the traditional food options, there are also some incredible beverage options, including Frozen Margaritas, Traditional Margaritas, Mimosas, and Red and White Sangria.
If you are heading down to Walt Disney World Resort for the 2022 Food & Wine Classic held at the Swan and Dolphin, then we have good news for you! Rosa Mexicano will have its own tasting station at the Festival. This year’s Food & Wine Classic will take place on November 11 and November 12. You can purchase tickets to the event by clicking here.