Updated June 2021
When you’re craving authentic vegan Mexican cuisine in a laid back setting head to the Maya Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World.
Maya Grill Vegan Dinner Review at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
There are only three locations at the Walt Disney World Resort offering an authentic taste of Mexico, these include Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs, the eateries in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot and Maya Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
And while the restaurants in Disney Springs and Epcot are open for both lunch and dinner, the Maya Grill is only serving guests at dinner time from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Maya Grill Atmosphere
You can find the Maya Grill in Coronado Springs main building adjacent to the fast casual El Mercado de Coronado cafeteria.
Maya Grill is a full service restaurant with live entertainment in a festive atmosphere. The restaurant itself has huge vaulted ceilings with accents representing the Mayan motifs of water, fire and sun.
Maya Grill Vegan Options
We started our dinner service off with a traditional margarita.
I went with the El Diablo ($14) which was a blend of Altos reposado tequila, cucumber, jalapeño, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. This handcrafted cocktail was infused tableside in what looked like a coffee press pot. It was served on the rocks with a hibiscus salt rim.
There was actually enough in the serving vessel for two cocktails. This ends up being a decent value at $7 per glass.
There were two vegan options on the “Starters” section of the menu. The Guacamole, which can be ordered plain or topped with mango and Tajin or the Chips and Salsa.
Since my dining companion wasn’t a fan of avocado we went with the Chips & Salsa ($6.00).
This was an extremely generous portion size which made it perfect for sharing.
With the reopening in June of 2021, there is now a new plant-based option on the menu. Plant-based Chicken Enchiladas – $24. Corn Tortillas filled with Plant-based Chicken atop Black Beans with Spicy Ranchero Sauce, Vegan Cheese, and Shredded Cabbage This appears to be identical to the recently added plant-based Chicken Enchiladas served at La Hacienda de San Angel which we recently reviewed on the site and in video.
Previously, there was not a specific vegan option and our server offered to modify a dish for me that sounded fantastic so that is what I went with. We aren’t 100% sure this option will still be available, but it’s worth asking for.
These are the Tacos de Vegetales ($18) filled with chipotle black beans, seasonal vegetables, purple cabbage and pico de gallo. Roasted tomato salsa came on the side and I also took the salsa verde from my dining companion.
This dish normally comes with a side of white rice and esquites (corn) but I asked for black beans in place of the corn.
These tacos were SO good! I absolutely loved everything about them. The cabbage for texture, the creamy beans and the additions of both of the sauces were so satisfying. And I was excited to have an extra side of those creamy beans and rice as an added bonus.
I would definitely say that Maya Grill is an underrated Walt Disney World restaurant. The food was fantastic. The drinks were fabulous and so was the service. I left completely full and happy.
For other vegan dining options at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Check out our reviews of the following…
Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood: What’s Vegan at the NEW Toledo Restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort?