What’s Vegan at the NEW Toledo Restaurant in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort?

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Vegan Seafood Platter

Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort has been going through some major updates. The hotel just finished building a brand new 15-story guest tower, Gran Destino Tower. The structure is home to a new dining concept called Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood.

What’s Vegan at the NEW Toledo Restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort?

In January of this year, Disney announced that its brand new restaurant would be accepting reservations for dining starting in July of 2019. And you better believe I booked my Advanced Dining Reservation.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Recently my girlfriend Kim and I spent a glorious evening noshing, sipping and admiring the views of the Walt Disney World Resort from this rooftop eatery.

Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood Atmosphere

The restaurant takes its inspiration from the relationship that Walt Disney had with the artist Salvador Dali. The muted black, white and grey restaurant interior is a stark contrast to the colorful arched stained glass ceiling.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Massive floor to ceiling windows let an abundance of natural light into the space. They also make for breathtaking views of the resort grounds.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Blizzard Beach are extremely close and you can also see as far as the Magic Kingdom on the opposite side of the restaurant.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

The dining room’s design incorporates a myriad of different shapes and textures throughout. Spanish influences can be seen in both the interior with its massive olive trees and its menu items.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Seating options include tables, banquettes and booths which line a massive wine display.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

The restaurant also boasts three private dining rooms of varying sizes and seating arrangements.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood Vegan Options

We began our evening at the neighboring Dahlia Lounge with vegan tapas and cocktails. You can read my full  review of this experience here: What’s Vegan at Dahlia Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Gran Destino

The menu is divided into seven different sections and offers guests options as small as tapas and sides to entrees and of course desserts.

The wine and cocktail list is extensive with several signature libations. We tried cocktails in the lounge and I switched over to wine for dinner service.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

Because I had already indulged in a few tapas I moved right into the appetizer portion of the menu.

These are the modified Heirloom Tomatoes ($10) with stone fruit, fermented garlic and torn mint. Omit the farmer’s cheese to make this offering vegan.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Heirloom Tomatoes

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Heirloom Tomatoes

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Heirloom Tomatoes

My main was off of the “Entree” portion of the menu.

This is the Plant-based ‘Seafood’ ($30) It’s described as Chefs’ vegan interpretation of a classic seafood presentation with crab cakes, calamari, scallops and citrus-infused couscous.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Vegan Seafood Platter

I spoke with a chef who told me that the “crab cake” was a blend of jackfruit, hearts of palm and dried seaweed to give it that from-the-sea flavor. The “scallops” are royal trumpet mushrooms which have been scored and seared. The “calamari” are also made from the same mushroom and are breaded and fried. The “ceviche” topping on the couscous is also made from mushroom.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Vegan Seafood Platter

You may notice a theme in the plating of both of these dishes. The sauces are literally splattered on the plate. This is intended to imitate paint being splattered onto a canvas. A nod to Dali.

From the “Sides” portion of the menu I ordered the modified Mediterranean Broccoli ($8) with golden raisins and agave in lieu of honey.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Mediterranean Broccoli

This dish read more like spinach then it did broccoli, but was still enjoyable.

Dessert brought me to the Chocolate-Avocado Mousse ($10) a plant-based dessert with strawberry-basil sorbet, coconut crumble, fresh berries and aquafaba meringue.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Chocolate Avocado Mousse

A few nights prior to this dinner service I was hosted at a media event with heavily passed small plates.

Here’s a look at some of the vegan options I tried on that night. Please keep in mind, all of these options are on the menu at Toledo but your presentation will look different when ordering.

Aceitunas Marinated Olives with citrus, garlic and crushed red pepper off of the “Cazuelas” portion of the menu.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Aceitunas Marinated Olives

Pan con Tomate Tomato Bread, which is a Spanish take on bruschetta, with crushed tomato, olive oil and garlic on grilled bread.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Tomato Bread

From the “Sides” portion of the menu I tried the Blistered Shishito Peppers.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Blistered Shishito Peppers

Also from the “Sides” is this Roasted Cauliflower with harissa vinaigrette and watercress.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - Roasted Cauliflower

And last but certainly not least the resort’s signature cocktail The Gran Gin Tonic made with Tanqueray gin, house-made saffron-orange tonic and soda water.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino - The Gran Gin Tonic

As day transitions in to night and the natural light fades from the restaurant’s interior, the stained glass ceiling comes to life with color changing hues.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Toledo at Coronado Springs Gran Destino

What do you think of these new additions to Walt Disney World’s vegan Disney food options? The stand out’s for me were the “crab cake”, tomato bread and dessert. Will you be making a reservation at Toledo on your next visit?

See what’s poppin’ at the lounge just next door. Check out this review – What’s Vegan at Dahlia Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Gran Destino

What’s Vegan at the Dahlia Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Gran Destino Tower?

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