Okay, so here it is — a Disney World hotel restaurant has changed…a LOT.
We regularly cover menu changes here, and we’re used to seeing some things come and go (like seasonal snacks). One often-forgotten and somewhat underrated spot — Maya Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs — has pleasantly surprised us during recent visits with its consistently tasty food. However, this restaurant has just overhauled its menu, including removing one of our favorite desserts in all of Disney World.
If you’ve read our reviews, you may have seen us talk about how underrated Maya Grill is. We’ve previously called it a restaurant with some of the BEST Mexican food in all of Disney World, so some of these recent menu changes have really surprised us.
Let’s look at what changed under starters. Some of our favorite appetizers, like the Fiesta Nachos and Shrimp Mojo have been removed, while there are some other adjustments to the menu:
- REMOVED: Fiesta Nachos, Empanada de Barbacoa, and Shrimp Mojo
- Chips and Salsa is now Chips and Salsa Trio — Freshly made crispy tortilla chips paired with our three house-made salsas, Salsa Roja, Smokey Chipotle, and Avocado Verde for $12. Add Queso or Guacamole for $4
- Guacamole is now House Guacamole — Our delicious blend of hand-crushed avocado, charred jalapeno, and cucumber salsa, served with crispy tortilla chips for $14
- Southwestern Tortilla Soup is now Chicken Tortilla Soup
- ADDED: Queso Fundido — Flour tortillas served alongside melted Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheese, pico de gallo, and cilantro for $12. Add Chorizo for $3
- ADDED: Chicken Tinga Flautas — Shredded Chicken Tinga in fried corn Tortillas, served with chipotle mayo, Mexican crema, pico de gallo, topped with cotija cheese for $13
- ADDED: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail — Shrimp, arugula, avocado, radish, and cilantro combined with our special in-house Mexican cocktail sauce for $16
- ADDED: Chicken Tortilla Soup — Chipotle chicken, guajillo chicken broth, fresh avocado, and tortilla strips topped with a dollop of sour cream for $12
Even the Salads part of the menu has not gone untouched:
- Traditional Taco Salad is now Deconstructed Taco Salad — Mixed greens, cilantro dressing, red onions, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cotija cheese, esquites, and ground beef served with crispy tortilla chips for $24
- Fiesta Salad description changed from “Mixed Green Salad, Red Bell Peppers, Scallions, Queso Fresco, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Pumpkin Seeds, Cilantro Vinaigrette, served in a Toasted Cheese Bowl” to “Mix greens, esquites, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, avocado, diced pineapples, crispy corn tortillas lemon oregano dressing”
- Ensalada Caesar description changed from “Romaine Hearts, Crispy Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Caesar Dressing, Lime Juice” to “Chopped romaine hearts, house croutons, parmesan cheese, classic Caesar dressing”
There are also a lot of HUGE changes to the Entrees section of the menu. A lot of items have been removed, with new dishes coming in to replace them:
- Baja Fish Tacos description changed from “Tempura Battered Cod, Shredded Cabbage, Chipotle Lime Aioli, Pineapple Relish, Lime, Tajin, Flour Tortillas, served with Esquites” to “Beer-battered fish served with tangy pickled cabbage, charred pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli. Served with a side of Yuca fries and chimichurri” and the price increased from $25 to $28
- REMOVED: Sous Vide Short Rib, Beef Quesadilla, Plant-based Chicken Enchiladas, Cochinita Pibil Chicken Enchiladas, Adobo Half Chicken, Queso Fundido Burger, and Monterey Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Quesadilla description changed from “Jack Cheese, Poblano, Cilantro, Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream, served with Esquites” to “Flour tortilla, Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheeses, refried beans, cilantro, & fresh onions” and the price increased from $25 to $30
- ADDED: Chicken Tinga Enchiladas — Rolled in home-made corn tortillas, salsa verde, Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheese, topped with sour cream, Cotija cheese, and crispy onions served with sweet plantains for $30
- ADDED: Birra Lamb Enchiladas — Rolled in home-made corn tortillas, salsa verde, Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheese, topped with sour cream, Cotija cheese, and crispy onions served with sweet plantains for $28
- ADDED: Chille Relleno — Plant-based chorizo, rice, and black beans with roasted tomato salsa roja for $30
- ADDED: Chicken Mole — Roasted Airline Chicken, Oaxaca mole, roasted tricolor cauliflower and sauteed broccolini for $32
- ADDED: Ossobuco Al Pastor — Sous vide Pork Ossobucu Al Pastor, served with chipotle sweet potatoes, sauteed broccolini, topped with pineapple chutney for $38
- ADDED: Fresh Catch — Topped with cilantro crema, roasted marble potatoes, blistered heirloom baby tomatoes, and sauteed broccolini for Market Price
Side dishes have also been updated:
- Chipotle Brussels Sprouts is now just Brussels Sprouts
- REMOVED: Roasted Poblano Potatoes Gratin, Spicy Chili Cheese Fries, Esquites, Plantain Rice, and Seasoned French Fries
- ADDED: Cilantro Rice, Sauteed Broccolini, Marble Potatoes, Sweet Chipotle Mash, Refried Beans, and Tri-Color Cauliflower
The change that shocked us the most happened with the Desserts Section of the menu. The Fried Baby Churros have been removed from the menu. Y’all, we LOVED these churros.
Instead, you can now order Fried Churro Ice Cream, made with vanilla ice cream coated in churro crunch, resting on a bed of Oreo cookie crumbles, drizzled with chocolate syrup for $12.
The rest of the dessert menu also got a major overhaul:
- REMOVED: Mango or Strawberry Sorbet, Fried Baby Churros, Impossible Cake
- ADDED: Fried Churro Ice Cream — Vanilla ice cream coated in churro crunch, resting on a bed of Oreo cookie crumbles, drizzled with chocolate syrup for $12
- ADDED: Pastel de Tres-Leche — Home-made Sweet Sponge Cake soaked with three different milks, topped with merengue for $14
- ADDED: Mexican Mocha Lava Cake — Gooey Abuelita Chocolate Cake, Dulce de Leche ice cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon for $14
- ADDED: Café de Olla — Mexican coffee expertly blended with Abuelita chocolate, complemented by subtle hints of orange and cinnamon for $16. Add Magdalla Orange Liquor for $9 or add Disaronno Amaretto for $12
Some wine choices have also changed:
- REMOVED: Vina Maipo Chardonnay, Benvolio Pinot Grigio, Vina Maipo Merlot, Raymond R Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zolo Malbec
- ADDED: Eos Chardonnay for $10 per glass and $40 per bottle
- ADDED: Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio for $10 per glass and $40 per bottle
- ADDED: Eos Merlot for $10 per glass and $45 per bottle
- ADDED: Nieto Malbec for $15 per glass and $53 per bottle
- ADDED: Mexican Sangria for $14
The Tequila menu also saw some updates:
- Tequila Blanco description changed from “Casa Noble Blanco • 11 | Patron Blanco • 15 | Ambhar Blanco • 12 | Volcan Blanco • 12 | Casamigos Blanco • 15 | Casa Dragones Blanco • 17” to “Casa Noble Blanco • $15 | Patron Blanco • $16.50 | Casamigos Blanco • $16 | Casa Dragones Blanco • $18”
- Tequila Resposado description changed from “Milagro Reposado • 13 | Maestro Dobel Reposado • 11 | Casa Noble Reposado • 14 | Clase Azul Reposado • 27” to “Milagro Reposado • $13 | Maestro Dobel Reposado • $15 | Herradura Reposado • $18 | Clase Azul Reposado • $32”
- Tequila Añejo description changed from “Ambhar Añejo 15 | Casa Noble Añejo 16 | Avion Añejo 17” to “Ambhar Añejo $17 | Casa Noble Añejo $18 | Avion Añejo $30”
So if you’re headed to Maya Grill soon, just know that a lot of things have changed.
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