Check Out the Restaurant and Lounges of Disney World’s New Gran Destino Tower

Today, we had the opportunity to be among the first to see inside Coronado Springs Resort’s new Gran Destino Tower. We’ve explored the Tower’s standard hotel rooms and suites. We’ve also given you a peek at nearly everything the Tower has to offer. 

Gran Destino Tower

But now it’s time to take a look at the Tower’s three dining locations: the Barcelona Lounge, the Dahlia Lounge, and Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood.

Barcelona Lounge

On the lower level of the Gran Destino Tower lobby, you will find the gorgeous Barcelona Lounge.

Gran Destino Barcelona Lounge

 

Gran Destino Tower Barcelona Lounge

 

Gran Destino Tower Barcelona Lounge

 

The lounge offers Spanish coffee and classic coffee options in the morning.

Gran Destino Barcelona Lounge

 

Barcelona Lounge Coffee Menu

There is also a self-serve coffee area with milk, cream, and sugar.

Gran Destino Tower Barcelona Lounge Coffee

The self-serve coffee is made by Joffrey’s.

Gran Destino Tower Barcelona Lounge Coffee

 

For the remainder of the day, you will find wines, beers, ciders, and signature cocktails available in the lounge.

Gran Destino Tower Barcelona Lounge

 

The bar area has a really colorful stained glass backsplash. Can you spot the hidden Mickey? Hint! It looks like a standard Mickey ear hat and can be found right above the counter in the tan-colored portion of the stained glass.

Barcelona Lounge Hidden Mickey

 

The surrounding area reflects the rest of the new tower in terms of aesthetic. You can check out our full first look at the Gran Destino Tower post here!

Gran Destino Tower

And get this! At night, the area is uplit with various hues of mood lighting.

Barcelona Lounge in the evening

Click here to check out the Barcelona Lounge breakfast menu!

Click here to check out the evening menu for the Barcelona Lounge.

Dahlia Lounge

The Dahlia Lounge is located on the 16th floor of the Gran DestinoTower.

Gran Destino Tower – Dahlia Lounge

It has 50 seats inside and 30 seats outside.

Dahlia Lounge

A virtual queue can be activated if the lounge gets too crowded in order to keep the area intimate.

Dahlia Lounge features photos of Salvador Dali with members of the Disney team

“Gin Tonic” is the signature drink of the Tower, as gin is a very popular drink in Spain. (Note that it’s not a gin AND tonic!)

Gran Destino Tower Signature Drink

The location has a wine-in-motion system that pours 5-oz. servings. This allows the lounge to serve small pours of the wine without ruining the bottle.

Dahlia Lounge

The location is named for a character in the Disney short, Destino, which serves as a source of inspiration throughout this new Tower. In this animated short, Dahlia and Chronos (whose name graces the Tower’s Club Level) fall in love. The light fixtures are designed to look like dandelion wisps and the black lines were made to look like Dahlia’s hair.

Dahlia Lounge

The bell shapes are also drawn from the short film.

Dahlia Lounge

The bar has charging stations and hooks perfect for holding bags.

Dahlia Lounge

Now, let’s take a little peek at the menu!

Dahlia Lounge

There are shareable tapas small plates and other plated food options.

Dahlia Lounge Menu

The wine list is 80 percent Spanish and 20 percent Californian. There is also Spanish beer on draft.

Dahlia Lounge

Click here to see the full Dahlia Lounge menu!

Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood

Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood is the Tower’s table service restaurant, located on the rooftop.

Gran Destino Tower – Toledo

The location features Spanish cuisine and more than 100 wines.

Toledo Menus
Toledo Menu

There is a tapas kitchen in the back of the restaurant.

Toledo

The food is very fresh, delicious, and high-quality. Be on the lookout as we will be doing a more detailed review of what we ate here soon!

Toldeo Menu
Toledo Tapas Menu

Click here to see the full menu for Toledo!

Toledo is only one Disney Dining Plan credit, which was quite a surprise to us after experiencing the restaurant for the first time.

The food is not the only incredible thing at this location. The atmosphere is really outstanding as well.

Toledo

There are tons of bright colors and a ceiling filled with stained glass.

Toledo

The tile floor is very light and the room feels very open and airy.

Toledo

Though there is a nice view, you sadly cannot go outside when dining at Toledo.

Toledo

The location has two private dining rooms. And these room offer group dining menus.

Toledo Private Dining Room

Stay tuned! Tomorrow we will be diving a bit deeper into these locations to share our dining experiences — the food, the atmosphere, and more!

Disclaimer: AllEars.net was an invited media guest at the grand opening of the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs. This did not affect our opinions, however. Our opinions are our own.

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