If you're looking for some variety in your meals during your Orlando vacation, you could always globe-trot around Walt Disney World. There are incredible restaurants to be found throughout the parks and resorts representing dozens of different types of food from around the world. They don't call it Walt Disney WORLD for nothing! Here are the top 10 international style sit down restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom
Located at the base of Expedition Everest, where the yeti reigns, you'll find this beautiful Nepalese-style restaurant. Serving a wide variety of dishes from throughout different regions of Asia, Yak & Yeti offers something for everyone. From classic sweet-and-sour chicken and pork pot stickers to an impossibly large plate of ahi tuna nachos and more, this is one of the best stops for something different while visiting the theme parks.
Biergarten Restaurant in Epcot
Where else but Epcot could you celebrate Oktoberfest all year long! Located in the Germany Pavilion, Biergarten Restaurant is an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring authentic German food, huge mugs of beer and live entertainment. Help yourself to never-ending plates of bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel, salads and so much more. Be sure to save room for dessert, which includes Bavarian cheesecake and hand-pulled apple strudel that's made fresh daily.
Maya Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Don't overlook this Mexican-style restaurant featuring an inviting dining room filled with ancient Mayan artwork combined with modern architecture. Enjoy upscale takes on traditional Mexican dishes like Yucatan roasted pork and beef short ribs with oaxacan mole, or order some Tex-Mex favorites like sizzling fajitas and shrimp tacos. Plus, they offer expertly prepared steaks straight from the grill. Adults can partake in their famous Margarita flight before their meal.
Boma - Flavors of Africa at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure, because Boma offers vibrant flavors from over 50 African countries, (along with some American favorites for the pickier eaters in your family). Located within Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, this all-you-can eat buffet features an onstage kitchen that allows your family to watch the chefs prepare grilled seafood and an assortment of roasted meats. Pair your unique dinner with a glass of South African wine.
Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk
Bring your appetite and savor Old World classics at this casual Italian eatery, located at Disney's Boardwalk. Featuring an artisanal menu, only the finest ingredients and recipes that come from Milan to Rome, you'll find signature dishes here like Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna al Forno and the Pesce al Forno Intero, which is a whole-roasted fish. This trattoria also offers fresh-made pizzas, a wide assortment of wines and decadent desserts like Tiramisù and Gelato.
Raglan Road at Disney Springs
Modern Irish fare, drinks and entertainment come together to create the perfect Celtic experience in Disney Springs. Grab yourself a pint and order up a hearty Irish meal. Raglan Road has brought in top chefs from Dublin to create outstanding meals like a fish & chips you'll never forget, and a new take on the classic shepherd's pie. Try their unique Dalkey Duo appetizer, beer battered cocktail sausages served on upright standing forks with homemade mustard for dipping.
Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs
Step into this lively restaurant, filled with Old Havana-style decor, for flavorful Cuban cuisine and colorful cocktails. Bongos Cuban Cafe is Gloria and Emilio Estefan's award-winning restaurant, and it has been open at Disney Springs since 1997. Signature dishes include the award-winning Lechón (roasted pork), Vaca Frita (seared shredded beef), Seafood Paella and Roasted Chicken. Desserts include traditional flan and Natilla, a Cuban style vanilla custard.
Spice Road Table in Epcot
Relax by the picturesque waterfront while you savor the Mediterranean flavors of Spice Road Table, located in the Morocco Pavilion along World Showcase Lagoon. With a variety of unique small plates perfect for sharing like spicy garlic shrimp and fried calamari, and specialty entrees like coriander-crusted rack of lamb and mix grill skewers, there's a lot of exotic options to sample. For dessert try the saffron custard or assorted baklava for the complete Mediterranean experience.
Sebastian's Bistro at Caribbean Beach Resort
This brand-new eatery featuring Latin and Caribbean flavors recently opened along the Old Port Royale promenade at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Named after the plucky crab from The Little Mermaid, Sebastian’s offers classics like jerk chicken and chimichurri steak, as well as tantalizing seafood dishes like grilled fish and sauteed shrimp. Order the bread service for the table, which includes Caribbean pull-apart rolls and sauces like mango chutney and guava butter.
'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Be welcomed into the world of Polynesia at 'Ohana, decorated with tiki statues and tropical greenery. This restaurant offers Hawaiian style food and family fun, with games children can participate in during your meal like coconut races. This all-you-can-eat feast is brought right to your table and includes skewers of sweet and sour chicken, oak-grilled shrimp and beef, as well as dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, lo mein noodles and salad. Of course, your meal isn't complete without the amazing 'Ohana Bread Pudding, a guest favorite.