Opening date set for Jaleo at Disney Springs

Mar 14, 2019 in "Jaleo"

Most construction walls down at Jaleo

Jaleo at Disney Springs will open on March 17 2019 in the West Side at Disney Springs.

The restaurant, created by José Andrés, will feature an extensive menu of tapas reflecting the rich regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine, as well as sangrias and a premier selection of Spanish wines. Highlights include a variety of authentic paellas cooked over a wood-fired paella pit, Spanish specialties like hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota and wood-grilled Iberico pork, and signature dishes like Gambas al ajillo, shrimp sautéed with garlic and chili, and Pollo Croquetas, classic Spanish chicken fritters.

On the restaurant’s front corner adjacent to the Jaleo entrance will be Pepe by José Andrés, the first brick and mortar location of the chef’s wildly popular Spanish food truck, which has been a D.C. fixture for more than six years. Pepe by José Andrés will offer a diverse menu of Spanish sandwiches, or bocatas, both hot and cold, as well as gazpacho and salads to go. The quick-service location will also sell delicious Spanish sangria, complete with sangria ice cubes to prevent any dilution of the drink in the Florida climate.

On the restaurant’s front corner adjacent to the Jaleo entrance will be Pepe by José Andrés, the first brick and mortar location of the chef’s wildly popular Spanish food truck, which has been a D.C. fixture for more than six years. Pepe by José Andrés will offer a diverse menu of Spanish sandwiches, or bocatas, both hot and cold, as well as gazpacho and salads to go. The quick-service location will also sell Spanish sangria, complete with sangria ice cubes to prevent any dilution of the drink in the Florida climate.

Jaleo at Disney Springs will be open for dinner starting March 17 2019 with lunch service beginning later in the month. Pepe will be open for lunch and dinner beginning March 17, no reservations needed.

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Article Posted: Mar 14, 2019 / 1:04pm ET
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nicb88Apr 18, 2019

You can now make reservations for Jaleo through the Disney website, too. I’m pretty sure that’s very recent.

Ariel1986Apr 18, 2019

This looks great. I wonder if any Dining Plan would cover it. I know that you can have 2 tapas/1 plated dish/paella for two and a dessert on the regular plan.

rezzykApr 01, 2019

My wife and I went there with some friends last week. No wait at 7pm on a Monday night (at least not yet!) We ended up staying there until after 10. For 5 people we spent $300, and $70 of that was alcohol! So $230 for 5 people wasn't too bad, and we got 4 quesos, 1 paella, 10 small dishes, and 3 desserts. We had a great time and the food was good. I do think this so somewhere you should go as a group, as the small plates make it more of a sharing experience, where you just order a lot of different things and everyone tries it out. My wife and I talked after and we both agreed we would have been lost and ended up not ordering things we enjoyed if it was just the two of us.

StarBurstMar 30, 2019

have not seen menu yet but if they have paella , i would bury my face in a huge plate of this

Ariel1986Mar 27, 2019

Anyone seen any updates yet on how the dining plan will work- how many dishes you can have etc.?

Andrew CMar 27, 2019

Lol. DW and I literally just watched this.

MisterPenguinMar 27, 2019

the.dreamfinderMar 26, 2019

Like a spice indicator system? Then no. I LOVE spicy foods and didn’t think anything was particularly spicy. The orange cheese, whose name escapes me, and it’s accompanied jam had an intense flavor, but not necessarily spicy. The wait staff know the menu very well and will offer comments and suggestions if asked.

MisterPenguinMar 26, 2019

I don't like spicy-hot foods. Are the spicy and mild menu items clearly labeled. Is everything hot. Are there items you wouldn't think would be spicy but in actuality are?

the.dreamfinderMar 25, 2019

I went to Jaleo last week, AMA. Not pictured:Tortilla de patatas clássica

wdwmagicMar 22, 2019

Yeah Jaleo has 3 onstage kitchens where most of it is done, but there must be some backstage prep kitchens. Pepe has a kitchen visible, but it may well share some of the Jaleo prep areas, I’m not sure about that.