VIDEO - World Renowned Chef José Andrés officially opens Jaleo at Disney Springs

Mar 22, 2019 in "Jaleo"

Chef José Andrés at the Grand Opening Party of Jaleo at Disney Springs
Posted: Friday March 22, 2019 11:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

World Renowned Chef José Andrés was at Disney Springs last night for the Grand Opening Party of Jaleo - the latest addition to the restaurant line-up at Walt Disney World.

“I am so excited to be bringing Jaleo to Disney Springs to share the spirit and flavor of my beloved Spain with people from around the world,” said Chef Andrés. “Here’s to tonight and many, many more to come at Jaleo. ¡Salud!”

Jaleo at Disney Springs is the fifth Jaleo location in the United States, the first in Florida and the largest.

See Chef Andrés speak to guests at the opening party, and give some background on how Jaleo came to Disney Springs.

For an in-depth look at the restaurant, see our Jaleo Disney Springs review.

Jaleo is now open to guests at Disney Springs for dinner, with lunch service to begin soon.

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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.

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.

MisterPenguinMar 22, 2019

Oh, thanks for the clarification. I thought Pepe's was just their counter service. I stand corrected!