Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has no shortage of great places to dine at!
And while we’ve enjoyed several meals at Gran Destino Tower and Three Bridges, today we’re checking out the new menu at Rix Sports Bar & Grill!
Rix Sports Bar & Grill is centrally-located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort El Centro building directly across from the El Mercado de Coronado food court, formerly known as the Pepper Market.
In fact, El Centro got a major facelift a few years ago, back when Rix Sports Bar and Grill went by the simpler name, Rix Lounge!
This upscale eatery has replaced its loungy furniture with tables and chairs. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of TVs to watch some of your favorite sports while you enjoy classic bar bites and beverages!
They have recently been making a few changes to the menu, so let’s check it out. It looks like the Crispy Calamari, Sticky Ginger Ribs, and Corn Chowder have all gone away. In their place, there are some new offerings including Thai Shrimp, Fried Mozzarella, Lettuce Wraps, Caesar Salad, and Tomato Bisque soup! Luckily, it appears the WATCHOS have stayed untouched — these are waffle fries served with nacho-style toppings!
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if the Lemon Pepper Chicken was your favorite entrée to order at Rix, it’s no longer on the menu.
There IS, however a new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Burger, and Florida Grouper Sandwich, along with a new Black & Bleu Burger (featuring bleu cheese crumbles!) as well as a vegetarian-friendly Beyond Burger! Rix has also rolled out a new Soup and Half Sandwich combo for folks who want the best of both worlds!
Our ears perked up though when we heard our server say the words Rix Rueben! It’s the signature sandwich of the updated Rix menu, and we suddenly knew EXACTLY what we’d be enjoying for lunch!
The new Rix Rueben costs $17.50 and it might be one of the tastiest sandwiches we’ve ever tried at Rix! We gotta warn ya though, our meat was pretty fatty, but the gristle was easy enough to remove if you’re not a fan.
The sauerkraut, dressing and rye bread were also super yummy! Plus, there was a PILE of cheesy goodness on this thing! We wish you could have seen the cheese-PULL! It was THAT cinematic!
The waffle fries were really tasty and well seasoned as well — and SUPER crispy — verging on too crunchy. And in all, we walked away from Rix Sports Bar and Grill today feeling VERY satisfied!
Check out the updated menu offerings at Rix Sports Bar and Grill next time you happen to be over at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
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