We’re taking a trip out of the parks and into the surrounding Disney property, at Downtown Disney! Yet again, we have reached out to some of our favorite fellow Disneyland experts to get their opinions. For this edition we asked them about their favorite Downtown Disney restaurant, and here are the answers:
My favorite restaurant in the Downtown Disney District is Ralph Brenann’s Jazz Kitchen because of the tasty, Cajun and Creole-inspired dishes and decadent desserts… double chocolate bread pudding, anyone? The kids menu offers hearty and healthy three-course meals with foods my son loves, plus each option is served with Oreo cookies for dessert – a definite kid-pleaser. The atmosphere is colorful and energetic, with live music offered many nights. – Courtney
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My top restaurant pick in Downtown Disney is Tortilla Jo’s. I love Mexican food and their fresh tortilla chips and salsa and their crispy beef tacos. Their tacos come with either shredded beef or chicken as well as lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo in a corn tortilla. They also go perfectly with a well-deserved Jo’s Super Gold Margarita after running around the parks on a hot day. (Gluten free) Beth blogs over at myadventuresindisneyland.blogspot.com.
We don’t often eat outside of Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure but when we do the restaurant we most prefer is Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria. I am not very adventurous when it comes to trying new flavors, but really enjoy the pepperoni. Mostly, I love the ambiance, especially in the evening. The outdoor patio is lit with twinkle lights and is an excellent place to people watch. I highly recommend calling ahead or making reservations online as the wait time for Naples can be quite long. For those who don’t want to wait in line or prefer to take a slice or even a whole pizza back to their hotel room Napolini is located right next door and is a quick service version of Naples. – Kendra
My favorite place to grab a bite in Downtown Disney is Starbucks. We love their breakfast sandwiches and protein pack and I am a huge Starbucks coffee fan. (Ok, it’s more like FANTATIC.) We often grab breakfast there when we are staying on property or grab a coffee to keep us awake on the drive back to L.A. – Lisa
The Earl of Sandwich is one of my favorite places to eat in Downtown Disney. It is affordable, delicious, and I love being able to sit outside and eat while listening to the live music at the Downtown Disney stage. Mr. Daps is the publisher of DAPS Magic, Geeks’ Corner and much, much more. Check him out by clicking here.
If you consider Earl of Sandwich a restaurant, that’s my top pick. I can never pass up a Holiday Turkey Sandwich. But if you’re looking for table service I’d say Catal. Heather is a Disneyland food expert for The Disney Food Blog.
What is your favorite restaurant to wine and dine at in Downtown Disney? What do you think of our picks? Please leave us a comment below and let us know!