Waffle fries, guacamole and salsa sound like a stellar combo to us. Take a look at what’s vegan at Rix Sports Bar in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Step into a colorful oasis set along the shores of Lago Dorado at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort In Walt Disney World.
I present to you…
Your Comprehensive Guide to Vegan Disney Food Options at Rix Sports Bar & Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of Walt Disney World larger and more expansive hotel properties. This is due in part to its massive convention center space.
Because the hotel needs to accommodate and feed a large number of business and leisure guests at the same time, you’ll find multiple bars and restaurants to choose from.
The property itself has a “south-of-the-border” vibe to it punctuated by bright and colorful Spanish architecture.
Today we are going to take a look at the vegan offerings at Rix Sports Bar and Grill.
Rix Sports Bar & Grill Atmosphere
Rix is an interesting space in terms of architecture and layout with huge expansive ceilings coupled with dark quiet nooks.
Lightly colored stucco walls lead up to a large vaulted ceiling. The space is anchored by slate grey tile, navy chairs and dark wood dining tables.
Light fixtures are reminiscent of hand blown glass and lanterns one might find at a Spanish bazaar.
The restaurant is a sports lover’s paradise with a total of 32 televisions, a bar and plenty of seating to watch the big game.
Vegan Food Options at Rix Sports Bar & Grill
There are a number of signature cocktails on the menu here as well as wines by the glass and several local Florida craft beer options including a beer flight.
Their abbreviated menu includes classic pub fair.
The first time I dined here with friends my eyes were immediately drawn to something titled “Watchos”.
Watchos ($12) are crispy waffle fries loaded with queso, bacon, and scallions. We easily subbed guacamole for the queso and salsa for the bacon. One can never go wrong with waffle fries.
The guacamole was pretty solid too. You can order just Guacamole and Chips ($12) if you’d like to be basic or spice it up with a topping of pineapple and habanero for ($3) more.
Another surprisingly flavorful dish was the Veggie Lettuce Wraps ($12) off the Appetizer Menu. These included a medley of sautéed bell peppers, onions, carrots, squash, and zucchini in Asian sesame marinade served with a side of sweet and sour sauce, iceberg lettuce cups and crispy wontons…sometimes.
On one visit the wontons were missing. Just kidding I was dining with my gluten free girlfriend Katie of Fairytale Foodie. So if you are gluten-free and vegan there is an option here for you.
On a subsequent visit, a generous chef made us a mash up of the Watchos and Veggie Lettuce Wraps. Let’s call them FrankenWatchos!
I’ve enjoyed multiple trips to Rix Sports Bar and Grill. If you’re looking for a spot to watch the Super Bowl at the Walt Disney World Resort this would be a fantastic, little-known place to do that. I imagine that Splitsville in Disney Springs and the ESPN Club on the Walt Disney World Boardwalk would be much more crowded.
I found the draft beer to be a bit pricey in comparison to Disney owned and operated restaurants, however these vegan appetizer options were priced just right.