Let’s take a look at what’s vegan at Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago in Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Coronado Springs recently completed a major expansion with the addition of the new Gran Destino Tower. Set on the shore of Lago Dorado, the new resort tower celebrates the spirit of great Spanish explorers, artists, writers and architects.
Gran Destino Tower brings with it a gorgeous rooftop eatery Toledo as well as the Dahlia Lounge. For now, let’s talk about a third location, Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago, which sits atop the waters of Lago Dorado.
What’s Vegan at Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Three Bridges Bar & Grill opened to guests in the Summer of 2019.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill Atmosphere
Three Bridges Bar & Grill takes its name from its location. The restaurant sits at the convergence of thee three bridges that span lake Lago Dorado on an island known as Villa del Lago. These three bridges connect the respective sections of Coronado Springs including the Casitas, the Ranchos & Cabanas and El Centro.
Three Bridges is an open air eatery which offers panoramic views of the resort. If I had to compare it to another Walt Disney World restaurant, I would have to say it is closest to Geyser Point Bar & Grill at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. And much like Geyser Point, this location will not be taking Advanced Dining Reservations. It’s first come, first served. Current hours of operation during this soft opening are 4:30pm – midnight.
The restaurant has three distinct sections. Three Bridges Bar & Grill is the centerpiece where the main bar is located.
The section closest to the main entryway is called the Art Garden.
Seating options here include regular dining tables as well as more relaxed plush seating.
On the other side of the bar is the area known as Palm Court.
The seating options in Palm Court are similar to Art Garden with views overlooking The Dig Site, home to the Lost City of Cibola pool.
There’s a pretty amazing feature in Palm Court. This crazy faux fire fireplace that utilizes smoke and LED lighting.
The walls are plastered with navigational maps and comics depicting Scrooge, Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie.
Because Coronado Springs Resort is a huge convention resort, it’s a possibility that either sections of Villa Del Lago could be bought out for convention purposes.
Now that you’ve gotten the full tour, let’s move on to the food shall we?
Three Bridges Bar & Grill Vegan Food Options
I was pleasantly surprised to find several vegan options on the Three Bridges Bar & Grill menu.
I was Dining with my girlfriend Katie (you can read her gluten-free review of Three Bridges here) during this visit. We started dinner service off with two of the restaurant’s signature Zero Proof Cocktails.
Here you have the Berry Mint Smash ($5.49) made with strawberry, blackberry, lime, mint and soda water and the La Granada Spritz ($5.49) with Odwalla pomegranate limeade, prickly pear, lemon and soda water.
The Berry Mint Smash was tart and the La Granada Spritz was more sweet.
I ordered two different dishes off of the “Spreadable/Dippable/Sharable” section of the menu.
First up is the modified Curry-Lentil Hummus ($10) topped with harissa, micro greens and toasted pumpkin seeds. Just omit the yogurt raita and opt for tortilla chips in lieu of the naan bread which contains dairy.
Be sure to blend the harissa in with the hummus before dipping as it is fairly spicy. Loved this dish and am so happy the naan wasn’t vegan because the crispy chips were sensational with it.
Next are the Stuffed Mushrooms ($12) filled with plant based chorizo, made with Impossible Foods ‘meat’ and sprinkled with Follow Your Heart vegan cheese. These sit on a base of smoked tomato aioli made with vegan mayo.
These things were little flavor bombs and I used every bite to mop up that vegan aioli.
Oh…and don’t sleep on the Smoked Paprika Fries! You can even ask to have them fried in the dedicated gluten free allergy fryer if you’re concerned about fryer cross contamination. The only other thing fried in that dedicated allergy fryer are the corn chips.
Moving on to the vegan entree options… first up …a salad. I know…salad….but this one has taters.
This is the Villa del Lago Salad ($12) which is a mix of arugula and frisée tossed with warm Yukon potatoes, white beans, asparagus and a sherry vinaigrette.
I wouldn’t necessarily call this an entrée salad, but hey I eat family sized salads. If you’re hungry I think you definitely are going to want to order one of the appetizers to pair with this.
Also available upon request is an off-menu Vegan Burger and off-menu Vegan Tacos!
The restaurant is making blue corn tortillas in-house. The tortilla shells get a filling of seasoned Impossible meat, a radish and carrot slaw, salsa verde, a single jalapeño slice and vegan cheese.
They’re served with fruit or smoked paprika fries and you can even request a vegan aïoli for dipping the fries into!
Another secret menu item at Three Bridges Bar and Grill is the Elote Corn Dip! This one needs to be modified.
It’s a mix of whole roasted grilled corn that has been cut off the cob with a smoked tomato aioli topped with parmesan cheese.
Be sure to ask that it be made vegan and they will prepare the dip with vegan aioli and top it with Follow Your Heart parmesan cheese.
They don’t have anything on the adult menu that is vegan for dessert. There is something on the kids menu and you better believe we ordered it.
Feast your eyes on the Chocolate Avocado Pudding ($3.00) with raspberries. This was the perfect serving size and was literally maybe five bites.
This is similar to a component on the Toledo Restaurant dessert menu in Gran Destino Tower.
We really enjoyed our experience at Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago. Keep in mind that dining here is al fresco.
Our server, Veronica was very attentive and I was relieved that a chef took the time to come out from the back of the house to explain the vegan options and modifications.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a GO!