We eat at Disney a lot. We live nearby and love exploring the parks and resorts. This was our first time at Coronado Springs and it is a beautiful resort with very friendly staff! I think it is the most helpful staff that I have encountered at a Disney resort, actually. It is a nice, quiet restaurant. We didn't realize that and brought our two year old daughter anyways! They still accommodated her and our waiter was actually wonderful to her and even brought her a treat. As far as Disney meals go, it is very affordable, especially for high-quality food with generous portion sizes. My gourmet grilled cheese was a litttttle greasy because, you know, bacon... but overall it was a great dining experience and we would definitely eat her again!
I was staying at a value resort and wanted a nice dinner instead of the fast food in my food court. Headed to CS to Las Ventanas and am glad I did. The service was great and my dinner was the best sit down meal of my trip (I went to Be Our Guest, Yak & Yeti, Sci-Fi Drive in, and more). The Mahi Mahi was delicious and a large portion. It came with julienned veggies and green beans, jasmine rice. SO good. It's a small, quiet place which is nice if you want to dine away from the Disney chaos.
First Visit to Disney! After getting up at 5 AM, drive to airport, fly to Orlando, get to Coronado Springs, go to room, we realized it was 1PM and were WANTED LUNCH! Since we had dinner reservations at 5PM, we did quick service at the Pepper Market and ate way too much.... Which meant coming around 5PM, we were not really hungry. But since the DisneyDining plan does not allow you to cancel reservations same day, we had to go anyway. Since we there (and I was on vacation) I got the giant ribeye steak and potatoes, which was very tasty. My wife got a light salad. My teen son who is a burger eating machine, got a burger, and he only ate half of it. It was good, but there was no room at the inn. My daughter only wanted a desert, so she got my dessert. The food was all good. Fortunately, we only had to use 3 sitdown credits, but really, we didnt need the meal at all. It was good, but we would have all been better off with skipping it and having a snack that evening. So I learned my lesson - don't book a sit down meal day of arrival! Just eat a big lunch and get a smaller snack later in the evening.
This restaurant was in our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. Looking at the menu I found there was only 1 thing on it I could eat being a vegetarian and that was a kids grilled cheese meal. The restaurant was almost empty except one family in the back corner. So I asked our waitress if it was possible to ask the chef if they could make anything else the could make me to which she replied there is the kids grilled cheese meal you can eat. This was disappointing as we were told that if you ask they don't mind making something, but this time my husband had ordered his steak so I ordered the kids meal. My meal was very bland and disappointing and I was still hungry by the end of it. My husbands steak was good he really enjoyed it. We ordered our dessert after wait for what felt like waiting about half an hour. The desserts were nice but very simple nothing really special. Our waitress kept apologising for the slow service but we couldn't understand why it was so slow as there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. Wouldn't go here again very disappointed at the lack of options for vegetarians.