“Frontera Cocina Mexicana” at Disney Springs… A Dining Review
When Disney Springs opened several years ago, the goal was to be able to try every new Restaurant, within reason and my budget. So many wonderful new places to try, my head was spinning from the choices. A dear friend of the blog reached out to have dinner together so we could get to know each other better, and we decided on “Frontera Cocina” an authentic Mexican Restaurant. Across from MoriMoto and Raglan Road, this sits on the inner circle with the springs surrounding it’s outer edge. Our reservations were for 4 p.m. yesterday, a Thursday, which we aimed for since it was early and a week day.
We met there right at 4, and it looked like they were just opening for dinner, so it worked out that we were just starting their night out. Seated at a table/booth back near the bar area, we were out of the main dining room, so our noise level was at a minimum. Besides, we were one of the first parties seated, so for our first hour of dining, we were pretty alone.
I wanted to try something new, so I went for the Pork Belly Tacos and Jamie ordered the Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos. The Pork Belly Tacos were described as “Crisp pork belly, smoky bacon, grilled knob onions, black bean refritos, red onion and three chile salsa.” It came with three CORN Tortillas wrapped in a cloth napkin. The Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos were described as “Grilled chicken in tangy chipotle sauce, caramelized red onions, black bean refritos with queso fresco, guacamole, and chipotle salsa.” Hers also came with three CORN tortillas.
Because we were one of the first parties seated, we also had our order in fairly quickly before the dinner rush. I think it took them all of 10 minutes to have the food ready and served at our table. They bring out the shells in their napkins in one container total, and then the pork belly and fixings in one dish and the grilled chicken and its fixings in another. I opted for sour cream with mine instead of the guacamole because I am not a fan of the cilantro. That being said, my dish was rather plain. It needed something, and it may have been the cilantro or some type of something to spice it up. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. Would I get it again? No. I would give it a B- simply because it just didn’t have any type of real flavor except the sour cream that I had requested. For $25, I expected more. Jamie liked hers and said it was delicious but not worth the price of $20. She gave her dish a B+.
Would I eat here again? No. Honestly I enjoy Tijuana Flats more for half the price. It seems that a lot of the Springs Restaurants are more hype than flavor. I am hoping that I will find that diamond in the rough the next time I eat there. MoriMoto is still my favorite with Raglan Road close behind. This and Homecoming are ones that are less to be desired, by me anyways. I hope this helps you on your choices when dining at Disney Springs!
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