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Toledo is a Hidden Gem in Walt Disney World

Toledo is a Hidden Gem in Walt Disney World

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If you want a signature experience at table-service prices, look no further than Toledo-Tapas, Steak & Seafood. Not only does it offer delicious, high-quality food, but it is one of the best deals in Disney World.

Toledo-Tapas, Steak & Seafood

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Toledo-Tapas, Steak & Seafood is an amazing restaurant at the Walt Disney World resort. It is always surprising to me that few people seem to know about it despite its gorgeous atmosphere and delicious menu.

Technically, Toledo is a table-service restaurant. However, it offers signature dining quality food and experience, making it one of the very best values if you are looking for delicious steak & seafood and paying out of pocket.

Even better, somehow this delightful restaurant is still only 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan for 2024 and 2025. If you are looking for a delicious meal, especially steak, this is a great use of 1 dining credit. You can enjoy great food and an elevated experience without giving up 2 of your credits, which is necessary for signature dining.


Coronado Hidden Mickey
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Perhaps the only negative thing about Toledo is that it is not particularly easy to get to from most locations in Walt Disney World. This is because it is located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which is only accessible by bus, personal vehicle, or rideshare.

If you are not staying at Coronado and you do not have your own vehicle, you could hop on a bus from a theme park to the resort. It would be fun, for example, to pair dinner here with Animal Kingdom on a night when it closes early.

However, getting back to your resort would require another bus ride back to a park or to Disney Springs and then a transfer to get back to your resort. Otherwise, rideshare is your best bet if you are comfortable with it.

Coronado fountain
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The location is, of course, great news for those staying at Dinsey’s Coronado Springs Resort. Since it is not easily accessible in the same way restaurants in resorts along the Skyliner, Monorail, or in the EPCOT area are, there is a bit less competition for reservations.

Once you DO arrive at Coronado, you will have to take an elevator to Toledo. Cast Members will happily point you in the right direction. From there, you will head to the rooftop. Sometimes the elevators can get a little backed up.


toledo ceiling
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Toledo is easily one of the most beautiful restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. It is filled with trees and huge windows with great views. It has a sophisticated, but soothing vibe.

Best of all, there is a light installation in the ceiling to give the restaurant its very own sky that is constantly shifting with all the colors of an eternal sunset! I am obsessed with this ceiling. I am actively dreaming of somehow installing a similar one at home.

Toledo ambiance
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My party was also pleasantly surprised to be seated next to a window. From our table, we could see Disney’s fireworks bursting in the sky off in the distance. Toledo does not pipe the music in the way that Narcoossee’s and California Grill do, but we were thrilled at the extra magic nonetheless.


Toledo Appetizer
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You can begin your meal with delightfully unique offerings at Toledo. We tried the Flight of Four Pintxos.

This dish is a collection of four unique offerings: Chilled Mussels ‘Escabèche’, Olive Oil-poached Tuna with Lemon, and ‘Tortilla Española’ Spanish Potato Omelet, Valdeón Blue Cheese with Fig and Honey. The portions are small, but we did manage to split them among the 4 people who wished to try them. The potato omelet and tuna were the standouts here.

Toledo Carrots and Hummus
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Meanwhile, the children tried the Hummus and Carrot Sticks. It was served with breadsticks and carrots. Our server kindly refilled the carrots when they vanished. The entire party appreciated that this is fun appetizer that is not typically part of the children’s menu at Disney World.


Toledo Filet
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The real stand out at Toledo is the selection of entrees. The steaks, of course, are what the restaurant is known for, and I can tell you that if you like steak, this is what you need to order when you visit.

We tried the Filet of Beef, which is prepared with Olive Oil-Potato Purée, Forest Mushrooms, Date Jam, and Sherry Vinaigrette. I was and still am floored that this dish is priced at under $40.

This was a fork-tender steak, and the flavors were simply amazing. Do not hesitate to order this dish. In fact, it needs to be added to the list of Disney’s Best Steaks, and it needs to be added near the top.

Toledo Scallops
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We also tried the Scallops, which are prepared with Vegetable Purée, Olives, Harissa Vinaigrette, and Roasted Carrots. This is a solid dish. However, they were certainly not the best scallops on Disney property. That dish resides at Narcoossee’s.

Even so, if you do not eat steak, and you are craving seafood, this is a good pick! Interestingly, the table agreed that the carrots were inexplicably good. I have never found myself raving about carrots, but here we are.

Toledo brussles
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Although we did not particularly need them, we ordered a side of Brussels sprouts. These are uniquely prepared, like everything else on the menu. They were great, although they are not particularly photogenic.

Children’s Entrees

Toledo Kids Steak
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The children in the party ate well, too. Even if you happen to have a little foodie who prefers the adult entrees, you may find this kid’s menu will be sufficient.

Two of the children ordered the Grilled Steak. This is a surprisingly delicious steak. It is certainly the best kid’s steak in Dinsey World.

I would venture to say that the kid’s steak at Toledo is better than the steaks served as adult entrees at many restaurants at Disney World and across the nation.

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Another of the younger travelers ordered the grilled chicken. This dish was also flavorful and juicy. Here again, I would say this chicken is better prepared than adult entrees served at other restaurants on the property.

Another child tried the meatballs. He did not care for these because they had more ingredients mixed in with the beef than he preferred.

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Our server noticed he had not eaten them and offered to bring him another entree. It was very kind of him to do this.

This is the sort of service that is a testimony to the fact that even with all the changes we have seen in Disney World, one thing remains the same. Cast Members want children to have the best time when they are enjoying the magic.


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Our party also tried some of the alcoholic beverages. I had the Sangría Tinto.

It is not my favorite sangria, but it was still a solid option: Garnacha Old Vines, Torres Magdala Naranjas del Mediterráneo and Orange.

Toledo cocktail
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Another member of our party had a Tequila Daisy. This is Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Torres Magdala Naranjas del Mediterráneo, Grapefruit, Lime, Hibiscus and Soda Water.

It was actually pretty delicious. It was light and refreshing.

Toledo wine
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And, of course, Toledo also has an impressive wine list. The servers can make excellent recommendations for pairings if that is the preference.


Toledo Strawberry kids dessert
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We did save room for dessert! As is the case in many Disney restaurants, children can select a dessert as a side instead of a second vegetable, fruit, or starch if they wish.

Toledo offered a Strawberry Mousse Mickey Tart and Fresh Strawberries. We were delighted with the presentation. Plus, It was as delicious as it looks.

Our server recommended the adults enjoy the Almond Cheesecake. This is Marcona Almond, Lemon Curd, Pistachio Sponge, Meringue, Cherry Gelée, and Fresh Raspberries!

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I was a bit skeptical when it came out. It reads like an Easter Basket, doesn’t it? The flavors though are delicious. The texture was light and airy. It is just sweet enough.

In fact, it was so good that we ordered a second one. This is in part because the children descended upon the first one, and they agreed it was a special dessert.


Toledo table
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Toledo is an absolutely wonderful experience. If you are looking for signature dining without the price tag, and you have a way to get there easily, you will not regret it. In fact, it may be worth it even if you do not have an easy way to get there.

The food is great. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the service is fantastic. It is Disney’s best table service restaurant, and it certainly ranks highly among the signature restaurants as well.

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