Restaurant Review: Tortilla Joe’s

After running the Disneyland 10k, the hubs and I were obviously hungry and very obviously in need of a drink.  So we headed to one of our favorite restaurants at Downtown Disney, Tortilla Joe’s.  Tortilla Joe’s is a great place to step away from the park madness for a bit and enjoy some yummy food and drinks.  We stop here often during football season to check in on the latest games (we usually sit at the bar).  The bar there is more low key than some of the other DTD restaurants and we don’t usually have a problem finding a seat.  Here’s a look at what makes Tortilla Joe’s so yummy!


There are two different sections of Tortilla Joe’s, inside and the outdoor patio.  Each has their own bar and the seating at regular tables is handled separately (so if you know you want to sit outside, head directly to the hostess at the patio).  We have actually never eaten inside the restaurant, we always sit on the patio or at the outdoor bar.

Of course, you can’t go to a Mexican restaurant without getting at least one margarita.  On our last trip I tried the Pineapple Cilantro Margarita and it was amazing.  Not something that sounds super appealing, but the combo was very refreshing and a perfect summer treat.

We also tried a new food dish on our last visit, the shrimp skewers, and they were delicious.  The corn was tasty, the shrimp was really fresh, and it made for the perfect post-run appetizer.

We also shared one of our favorite Tortilla Joe’s dishes, the chicken nachos.  I think we can all agree the key to good nachos is plenty of cheese, and these babies certainly aren’t lacking in that department.  Seriously, my mouth is watering just looking at this picture.  So yummy.

The one downside to Tortilla Joe’s is that it is on the pricey side, though in comparison to the other restaurants at Downtown Disney, it is pretty average.  The portions are big though, so you can definitely share entrees and be plenty satisfied, especially with chips and salsa as a precursor to your meal.  I recommend sitting out on the patio and enjoying a margarita when you visit, and if you do stop by Tortilla Joe’s, look for me at the bar, you might see me there!


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