Ever felt like you discovered something so amazing you don’t want to share it? Well thankfully when I discover something mind-blowingly awesome my first thought is to share it with all of you because we recently found what might be the best kept breakfast secret in Disney (or anywhere actually)- Las Ventanas at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
Las Ventanas has been on my list for a long time because the menu sounded so interesting but we didn’t actually try it until recently. We caught it just a few days before they closed the original location for some major renovations but the restaurant (and menu!) are operating out of the Maya Grill restaurant during construction so you can still enjoy all this deliciousness.
The entire menu is really unique, of course they have classic Mickey Waffles and breakfast staples, but most of their entrees have some really special twists and flavors matching with the Mexican theme of the resort and they all sound so interesting and good!
To start, though, I had to try the Cafe Mocha because you know me and coffee! It was really good, sweet and chocolatey but I could still taste the coffee. I think it had Joffrey’s coffee in it! It wasn’t actually on the printed menu they gave me but I remembered it from the online menu and when I asked they said they still had it.
The chef here was fantastic, he came out to talk to us and could really modify anything on the menu (even the french toast!) to be gluten safe! I got the Chorizo Skillet which had chorizo, peppers, onions, and potatoes topped with a Monterey Jack cheese and David got the Huevos Divorciados which is two eggs served over a quesadilla with black beans, salsa rojo, salsa verde, and quest. David isn’t gluten intolerant like me but he wanted me to be able to try his dish so the chef made his quesadillas with corn tortillas.
We were SO IMPRESSED with the food. To be honest, when we first walked in we were a little skeptical, the restaurant was empty and looked, well, like it needed the refurbishment it’s getting haha! But as soon as I tried the coffee I knew it was going to be good and when the food came out, well our jaws would have been on the floor but they were too busy devouring everything.
I’m actually not normally a huge fan of omelets but everything about my dish worked perfectly together, the chorizo had a ton of flavor but wasn’t overly spicy- it was perfect with the potatoes, and when you got a bite of chorizo, potato, and cheese egg all together it was amazing.
David’s was excellent too, the salsas were both really tasty and there was plenty of cheese to go around. This is usually one of David’s favorite dishes but he said this version was extra good because of all the toppings. He did say next time he’d rather get it with the flour tortilla (corn tortillas fall apart more easily) but I was glad I was able to try it and order it if I wanted because it was delicious!
So we’ve covered that the food was amazing, and I have to hand it to the cast members because the chef was just one of the nicest and most helpful we’ve ever encountered and really everyone in the restaurant was wonderful.
We also LOVED the price! My meal was $13.49 and David’s was $12.99 and it was plenty of food to keep us going until dinner so we thought it was an excellent value as well.
All in all we had an incredibly good experience and this is officially tying it up with the Grand Floridian Cafe for our favorite Disney breakfast (the Grand Flo wins on sweet breakfasts but this definitely wins on savory ones!). We can’t wait to go back especially after the refurbishment and bring all our friends too!
Have you tried Las Ventanas? What did you think?