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REVIEW: Chef’s Signature Meal for Two Satisfies at the Reopening of Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Tapas and steak and seafood, oh my! That can only mean one thing: Toledo has reopened at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Guests can dine on tapas, seafood, and steak at this Spanish haven inspired by surrealist art and the 1930s avant-garde. We tried the Chef’s Signature Dinner for Two — let’s dig in!

Interior

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You’ll find the entrance to the restaurant right as you get out of the elevators. A podium is in place for checking in for your reservation.

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Once inside, the ambiance and decor reminded us of Enchanted Garden (from aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy on the Disney Cruise Line) with the lush indoor garden and changing mood lighting above. It’s surprisingly serene given what a large, bustling space it is.

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The window seats are great, but they are few and far between.

Menu

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Chef’s Signature Dinner for Two – $129

Amuse-bouche

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The amuse-bouche was a Manchego cheese with an almond crumble and a grape sauce. It was delicious, though it is worth noting it is not given to everyone. The grape sauce was a nice touch; we’d like to see it included in The Spaniard assortment of charcuterie and cheeses. The Manchego cheese has a firm and compact consistency with a buttery texture, often containing small, unevenly distributed air pockets.

Flight of Four Pintxos

Chilled Mussels ‘Escabèche’, Olive Oil-poached Tuna with Lemon, ‘Tortilla Española’ Spanish Potato Omelet, Valdeón Blue Cheese with Fig and Honey  

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This was the only disappointing part of the meal, but so much is good that it’s easy to forgive these. The Valdeón Blue Cheese with Fig and Honey was the best by far. Fig jam is good on anything, at least in our book, so it makes it a clear winner. It has creamy blue cheese counterbalanced with the lightly sweet fig jam for a very pleasant bite. The other three are totally forgettable, but luckily, The Spaniard tray is served at the same time.

The Spaniard

Chefs’ signature selection of artisanal Charcuterie and Cheeses  

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The Spaniard tray has it all: six-month-aged Manchego, naked goat cheese, and Valdeon blue cheese; sourdough bread and sweet Spanish torta; Lomo Iberico, Jamon Serrano, Jamon Iberico, and chorizo. It also includes almonds, fig jam, four kinds of olives, dried apricots, and house-made pickles.

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We highly recommended this, whether you get it as part of this meal or separate. It definitely could feed more than two guests. There’s a healthy portion of all meats, which range from salty to spicy, the olives are plentiful, and the breads are unique enough from each other that the variety is nice. The Manchego cheese was our favorite, with the creamy blue cheese as a close second. The goat cheese is great as well, so none will disappoint.

Chuletón Bone-In Rib-Eye

Tomato, Onions, and choice of two House Sides  

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With steaks in the name, you’d hope Toledo puts forth a valiant effort on such dishes, and despite the hefty price, the rib-eye delivers. Served on the bone, the cut is tender despite the presence of some fat, and the fatty portions do seem to carry a lot of the flavors from the juices.

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The exterior is nicely charred, the interior was perfectly cooked to our requested medium, and the serving size was more than enough for two.

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For one of our sides, we selected the roasted cauliflower. It was crispy with a light seasoning. It may be nothing out of the ordinary, but it is sufficient for what it is.

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For our second side, we selected the Olive Oil-Potato Puree. The potatoes might’ve been the highlight of the whole meal. Good mashed potatoes are hard to find, and while Walt Disney World has no shortage of mashed potato sides, very few live up to any expectations. This is by far the best version of this dish in all of Walt Disney World. It has a nice, thick consistency, and the oil adds a nice finish. The presentation is beautiful, and we’ve never seen them photograph so well.

“The Toledo Tapas Bar Dessert”

Spanish Coffee, Crunchy Chocolate, Raspberry Mousse, and Lemon Curd

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It’s a pretty generic candy bar dessert (something becoming ubiquitous at WDW) that’s elevated by the toppings distributed across the top. Our server recommended starting on the cheesecake and ending with the coffee, as it’s a classic post-meal flavor. Our personal favorite was the lemon, as it offsets the rich chocolate well, but they’re all good.

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Desserts

“Café con Leche” – $9

Dark Chocolate and Chantilly

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The Café con Leche is essentially a profiterole topped with a chocolate pudding orb and nestled on a healthy portion of chantilly cream. The pudding orb has a strong, rich chocolate flavor, while the pastry is where the coffee flavor comes from. The coffee isn’t overpowering; it hits on the back end, and there’s a salty crunch in the middle to balance the two textures.

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Classic Coffee Catalana – $8

Valencia Orange and Chocolate Tuile

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This is a Valencia orange creme brûlée. The citrus flavor is subtle and the cream is very light. We recommend breaking up the chocolate tuile to spread throughout the dish because the cream is so subdued. A solid dessert option.

Cocktails

Gran Gin Tonic – $15

Tanqueray Gin, House-made Saffron-Orange Tonic, and Soda Water

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The Gran Gin Tonic is a deceptively large drink, served in a lovely glass goblet. It’s a bit on the syrupy side, and you definitely have to like gin to enjoy this as it’s rather strong. If you love gin and earthy saffron flavors, you’ll like this.

Sangría-tini – $13

Stolichnaya Vodka, Garnacha Old Vines, Combier Crème de Pêche De Vigne and Sweet-and-Sour

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As the name implies, it’s a mix between sangria and martini. It has a bit of a dry martini taste with the strong fruity flavor of red sangria. Those who enjoy both will find pleasure in the fusion.

Overall

Overall, our meal tonight was a huge improvement over the last time we visited. The Chef’s Signature Meal for Two was a great value if you are interested in the given dishes. I will say, between our recent experiences here, at Three Bridges Bar and Grill, and at the Dahlia Lounge, I would start placing Coronado Springs in your dining rotation (especially if you’re traveling without kids).

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