Take a Peek Inside Casa de Coco – Restaurante de Familia at Disneyland Paris

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Park Paris, International Parks

See this colorful Coco inspired restaurant come to life for Guests at Disneyland Park Paris.

On July 29, 2023, Disneyland Paris Park opened the doors of its very first Coco themed restaurant: Casa de Coco – Restaurante de Familia. This dining spot, which was formerly known as Fuente del Oro in the park’s Frontierland, celebrates the characters and culture of Disney and Pixar’s Coco. Filled with touches that pay tribute to the film and designed to immerse Guests right in its most magical moments, this new restaurant is a must-visit!

Take a look inside below.

See Miguel’s Culture Come to Life Inside Casa de Coco

Miguel and his family are really the heart of Casa de Coco – Restaurante de Familia inside Disneyland Paris Park. Together, the Disneyland Paris and Pixar Animation Studios teams worked to create touches throughout the space that showcase Miguel’s heritage. In fact, you’ll see these touches from the moment you step inside the the restaurant. On the terrace, you’ll be greeted by Miguel himself, in the form of a life-size bronze statue that wears a traditional mariachi charro.

Further inside, you’ll want to make sure to look up. Overhead, vibrantly-hued papel picados hang from the ceiling. Papel picados are a Mexican tradition, and in Coco they’re used to display moments from the Rivera family’s past. Nearly 200 papel picados were specially created by Imagineers just for the restaurant.

Speaking of the Rivera family’s history, you’ll also notice the family itself is at the forefront of the decor. On one side of the restaurant, la Sala de Familia, you’ll see portraits of members of the Rivera family placed front and center. The trade of the family, shoemaking, is also highlighted via traditional woven fabrics, shoemaker’s tools, and shoeboxes that show the family brand.

Keep an eye out for alebrijes, too! As spirit guides to the Land of the Dead, alebrijes are a Mexican art form that Pixar artists and Imagineers used to bring culture and story to life. Inside the restaurant, a huge (and colorful!) alebrije that looks like Dante stretches the length of the counter.

Music is Everywhere Inside

Any fan of Coco knows that music is just as important a character as the members of the Rivera family. And when you visit Casa de Coco, you’ll see that motif continue throughout the restaurant. At various spots inside, you’ll see items like Héctor’s guitar, notes from the pages of Héctor’s diary, and even a whole room dedicated to music – la Sala de Musica. 

As you peruse the menu and all of the theming throughout the restaurant, you’ll also hear the iconic tunes from Coco playing in the background. Listen closely, as some of the music is traditional Mexican songs – and, of course, you’ll likely hear “Remember Me” play during your visit!

Speaking of the menu, you can take a look at the delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine being served at Casa de Coco below!

 

 

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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