Experience a vegan taste of the Americas at Paradiso 37 in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. This restaurant is combining the best from North, Central and South America.
We were invited out to the Ten Year Anniversary Party of the family owned and operated Paradiso 37 at The Landing in Disney Springs.
This waterside eatery has become a staple over the past ten years. We were first introduced to their cuisine many years ago at sister restaurant Salsa Taqueria & Tequila Bar, which used to call The Florida Mall home. That location has since closed but the Disney Springs location is still going strong.
Vegan Options at Paradiso 37 in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
The restaurant has ample seating options both inside and out. With a combination of booths, high tops and stand alone tables.
It’s location offers panoramic views of Lake Buena Vista and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. We watched ferry service shuttling guests back and forth and had a fantastic view of the Aerophile ballon.
The restaurant is decorated with vibrant colors and a mix of textures with fantastic accents like this tequila chandelier. Speaking of tequila, you can find 67 varieties here.
Paradiso 37 Cocktails
There are several wine, beer and cocktail options at Paradiso 37. Here are a few of the specialty libations we had the opportunity to sample. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so this Grapefruit Paloma ($12) was perhaps my favorite. It’s a blend of Camarena Reposado, Giffard grapefruit, fresh lime juice and East Imperial grapefruit soda served up with a fresh basil garnish.
This is the Category 5 ($21) served in a souvenir glass. It’s a mix of Flor De Cana Silver Rum, Giffard Banana Liqueur, grenadine, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice with a fresh fruit skewer.
The Cucumber Cooler ($16) is a refreshing concoction of Cenote Silver, housemade cucumber water, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, fresh lime juice and agave nectar.
Perhaps the most beautiful cocktail was the Winter in Paradise ($14). For this one, the bar is making their own house infused Hibiscus Stoli Vodka and blending it with watermelon puree, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. This one gets a mint leaf garnish.
The Welcome to Paradise ($12) is Paradiso 37’s riff on the classic margarita with El jimador silver, Triple-Sec, fresh lime juice and agave nectar.
The restaurant is also muddling classic Brazilian Caipirinhas tableside. This drink is a mix of cachaça, brown sugar, and lime and gets a sugarcane garnish.
Vegan Food Options at Paradiso 37
There we’re several vegan options we were able to sample at this event.
Let’s start with the classic Chips & Salsa ($6). Paradiso is doing it right with their salsa from fire roasted tomatoes. This isn’t a chunky salsa either. It’s a blended salsa and it is amazing!
You can also snack on some House Made Guacamole ($13) which is a mix of Hass avocado, tomato, lime juice, chopped serrano pepper, cilantro and red onion. This dip, like the salsa, is served alongside gluten-friendly tortilla chips.
Another vegan friendly snack you can opt for is a basket of Fries ($5).
Have a sweet tooth? Order the Grilled Pineapple.
The P37 Tropical Salad ($19) is easily modified to be vegan with the omission of bacon. This salad is a refreshing mix of crisp salad greens with fresh pineapple and toasted coconut dressed in a pineapple vinaigrette.
You can make a solid vegan meal out of the sides at Paradiso 37. Both the rice and the beans are made without any animal products like meat, butter or chicken stock.
The P37 Beans ($5) are so creamy and flavorful! Chef told me that they are slow simmered in water with the addition of soffrito. Soffrito is a blend of green peppers, red peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic, which is why these beans are NOT lacking in flavor.
Combine those with an order of the restaurant’s Cilantro Rice ($5) and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
They are using white rice cooked in water which is then mixed with a house made cilantro pesto. Chef said the pesto does not contain dairy or pine nuts.
Ask for a side of the Corn Salsa to top your beans and rice with.
The restaurant is offering up three different flavors of vegan Seasonal Fruit Sorbet ($9). Flavors include Raspberry, Mango and Citrus. All three come with fresh fruit.
We loved all of the vegan options we were treated to and hope this has convinced you to give Paradiso 37 a try on your next visit to Disney Springs.
Special thanks to Paradiso 37 for hosting us for the purpose of this review. As always all opinions are our own.