Top 10 Secret Restaurants In Disney World, Florida

secret restaurants in disney world

When people talk about Disney World, somehow the words ‘magical’ and ‘secret’ act as a synonym to the place. And, why wouldn’t it be? With herds of people exploring every inch of the property, whatever is supposed to be a ‘secret’ won’t remain to be for much longer. When people visit Disney, they devour in all the eateries that the park offers. But that said, there are two kinds of people who come to Disney; those who regularly visit Disney and go to the same restaurants that they truly love and then there are people who opt to go to every restaurant possible. And, it may come as a surprise to the former party when they realize that Disney provides many spots in dining that offer their own special menu in a not-so-famous location. Here are just a few of the best, secret restaurants in Disney World, Florida.

1. Bongo’s Cuban Café Express

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This one, Bongo’s Cuban Café Express, is for the people who are always on the move, for those who can’t sit around waiting for the food to be brought to the table. Head up straight to the quick service window to the left of the main entrance and enjoy scrumptious eateries as Bongo’s Cuban Café offers some of the best Cuban sandwiches, entrees, salads, and flatbreads, but, the actual showstopper of this magical place is their snack menu straight out of Cuba. Prices starting from just USD 2, you can get finger-licking beef, pork, ham croquettes, and other delightful meals. No need to head to Cuba when it is just a few feet away. 

Bongo’s Cuban Café Express

Address: 1498 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA

Website: Bongo’s Cuban Café Express

Opening hours: 11am-11pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

2. The Wave… of American Flavors

Entrance to The Wave...of American Flavors
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Didn’t eat a proper breakfast? Don’t feel like spending too many dollars? Then this is the place to be! The Wave… of American Flavor at Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort offers world-class cuisine, made in America! Sourced from local ingredients, this restaurant is home to some of the most prominent dishes like juicy bison burger and pancakes made of sweet potato. But the highlight of this place is that you get tasty breakfast buffets at a reasonable price. With times and people changing drastically, prices are subject to change. And a family of four can devour the breakfast buffet for a mere USD 100 or less. 

The Wave… of American Flavors

Address: 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: The Wave… of American Flavors

Opening hours: 7:30–11am, 11:30am–2pm, 5–9:30pm every day

Average price for two people: USD11-30

3. Pineapple Lanai

Dole whip float at Disneyland
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Cravings never end. So, why not enjoy some of the finest Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort? They serve one of the best soft serves in Disneyland. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one! 

Pineapple Lanai

Address: 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: Pineapple Lanai

Opening hours: 10am-10pm every day

Average price for two people: Under USD 10

4. Tangierine Café

Lamb Shawarma
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This little charm is one of the most unknown cafes, but still, it is loved by a lot of people. Tangierine Café falls under the radar of Epcot’s Morocco pavilion and they serve one of the tastiest lamb chicken shawarma and their Moroccan kefta that will leave you in splits and make you a fan of Moroccan food forever.

Tangierine Café

Address: 1510 North Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: Tangierine Café

Opening hours: 11am-11pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

5. Grand Floridian Café

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Located on the right side of the Magic Kingdom monorail line, you can find this restaurant just off the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and it is definitely a must-visit dining place! Great food, a simple menu, and a reasonable price. That’s what the Grand Floridian Café stands for. Getting a reservation at this restaurant isn’t as tricky or difficult as some other restaurants because it isn’t as busy as the rest.

Grand Floridian Café

Address: 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32836, USA

Website: Grand Floridian Café

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm only on Saturdays

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

6. Teppan Edo

Dinner at Teppan Edo at Epcot (Japan Pavilion)
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Just like any other regular Japanese Steakhouse restaurants, Teppan Edo provides seats for up to 10 people with grills built into them. Every chef assigned to a table is very interactive as they prepare delicious eateries in front of you. Located at the Japan Pavilion of Epcot in the World Showcase Section, this restaurant provides undoubtedly fresh and delicious food with a really cool experience to top it off!

Teppan Edo

Address: 780 Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: Teppan Edo

Opening hours: 12pm-9pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 31-60

7. Whispering Canyon Café

Whispering Canyon Cafe
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Fancy a breakfast platter, anyone? Located near the Magic Kingdom Park, The Whispering Canyon Cafe is a fan favorite for their breakfast platter. The delicious eateries come steaming hot and fresh, and a quantity that can feed all your family members. If that’s not enough to fulfill your belly wishes, then sit right back and ask your server to fill in your plates with more food from anything on the platter including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, ever-famous and delicious Mickey Mouse waffles, buttermilk biscuits, and more. If skillet platter is something that doesn’t suit your taste palette then the restaurant also offers an à la carte menu for you to order from.

Whispering Canyon Café

Address: 901 Timberline Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: Whispering Canyon Café

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 11:30 am, 11:45 am - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

8. La Hacienda de San Angel

Empanada de Manzana - La Hacienda de San Angel, Epcot
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Sitting right off the water’s edge, La Hacienda de San Angel is in the Epcot’s Mexico pavilion. Known for providing the best dining experience, they offer a fireworks show as they dim the lights and play soulful music while also satisfying every taste bud possible.

La Hacienda de San Angel

Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: La Hacienda de San Angel

Opening hours: 4pm-9pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

9. Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Pinocchio Village Haus
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People with kids or no kids, this place is as magical as it sounds. Pinocchio’s Village Haus is a quick-service restaurant primarily known for the kid-friendly menu inspired by Italian delicacies. The restaurant might not be one of your regular dinner spots but there’s a room called Monstro, where there are tables that overlook “It’s a small world” boat loading area. If you are lucky enough to get one of the dining area tables, then you can witness your kids having fun, bidding adieu to the riders, while eating some delicious food.

Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Address: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, USA

Website: Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Opening hours: 11am-7pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

10. San Angel Inn Restaurante

Vista exterior hacienda San Angel Inn
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If you follow the same path to Pinocchio’s Village Haus, you will stumble upon the San Angel Inn Restaurante in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion. This restaurant is known for its themes that add a fun view while dining, and some tables also overlook the view of the Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros Ride. If this was just not enough, they also have a menu full of Mexican favorites that will leave you wanting for more. You can take the ride either before or after you gobble up on some Mexican delicacies.  

San Angel Inn Restaurante

Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA

Website: San Angel Inn Restaurante

Opening hours: 11:30am-9pm every day

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

Where would you go to next?

With some best hidden restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort providing world-class eateries, which one grabbed your eyeballs and which one are you planning to check-off from the list?

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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