Maya Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Mexican themed restaurant offering a modern twist on Latin flavour cuisine. The restaurant is situated in the main building at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Having dined at the Mexican restaurants in Epcot, La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn Restaurante, Maya Grill had been low on our list of priorities. However, with a focus on dining at restaurants we’ve never been to before, Maya Grill made the cut!
This was our first ever visit to Coronado Springs Resort, so we arrive a little early to have a look around. The theming at Coronado Springs is beautiful, and the main building is very well laid out. I particularly liked the amount of dining options at this Moderate Resort; due to having an attached conference centre, Coronado Springs boasts two separate Quick Serivce and two Table Serivce Restaurants which is ideal for food-loving holiday-makers!
Travelling with two young boys, our reservation for Maya Grill was for just after the restaurant opened, and as such we were seated very quickly. Our server was friendly and helpful and Maya Grill was decorated in keeping with the Colonial Mexican style so beautifully done throughout Coronado Springs. I did find the restaurant a little on the dark side, but not unbearably so.
Our Disney stay for this trip included the regular Disney Dining Plan, so for our meal we were entitled to one entree and one dessert each. Whilst taking some time to look over the menu, a complimentary bread basket was brought out with our drinks. The breads and dips included with this were very tasty
For our entrees, I ordered the Yucatan Roasted Pork, while my husband opted for the Signature Fajita Skillet.
I must say that the Yucatan Roasted Pork is my overall favourite meal from this Disney World holiday. Served with plenty of sides (you can ask for more tortillas if you run out and find you need more!), I found this dish very moreish. It was well spiced, but not unbearably hot, and the guacamole and pickled red onion sides really added more flavour to the beautifully tender pork.
Across the table, the Signature Fajita Skillet was also greatly enjoyed. My husband, however, loves hot and spicy food, and he felt this did not have as big a kick as he would have liked (I felt it was fine!) However, our server was very accommodating and brought him some more chillies from the kitchen, which added that extra heat he was looking for.
The kids quesadillas also went down well. It was nice to see looking at the kids menu, however, that there were plenty of options for both the adventurous and the fussy eaters. You’re all on holiday, so there’s no point in fighting over food with your kids – it happens enough at home!
I was slightly disappointed that due to how much I loved the entree, no room was left for dessert! Again, our server was brilliant and let us choose from a number of dessert options that could be taken away with us to be enjoyed at a later stage. Having this option is fantastic and you don’t feel pressured to eat the dessert simply because you’re on the dining plan; similarly at least you feel like you don’t loose value, and the dessert can be stored in your room as a snack for later!
Maya Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Summary
Overall, we really enjoyed our meal at Maya Grill. While the food may not be to your taste if you don’t enjoy spicy food, there are plenty of options to suit most palettes. The food in general was delicious and Maya Grill has definitely found its way onto our list of favourite Walt Disney World Restaurants