Another Downtown Disney restaurant prepares to close

January 10, 2024, 8:56 PM · It's almost time to say goodbye to another Downtown Disney restaurant.

Patina Restaurant Group announced today that March 31 will be the final day for its Tortilla Jo's restaurant in the Disneyland Resort's shopping and dining district. While the table-service restaurant will close at the end of March, the adjacent Taqueria by Tortilla Jo's counter-service restaurant will remain open until April 13.

Later this year, Patina Restaurant Group will open a new Downtown Disney restaurant focused on Mexican cuisine, with the debut of Paseo, from Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytán.

Paseo is going into the former Catal space in the heart of the Downtown Disney district, however. There's no official word yet confirming what will be replacing Tortilla Jo's.

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Replies (4)

January 10, 2024 at 9:09 PM

I want to say the new Earl of Sandwich will replace it?

January 10, 2024 at 9:53 PM

It’s the Earl’s destiny to eventually occupy every building in Downtown Disney.

January 11, 2024 at 3:42 PM

So the last semi-affordable place in Downtown Disney will be replaced by something that costs twice and much and is half as good? That's the Disney way, baby!

Also par for the course to shut down everything at once. My family has gone to Disneyland in March for the last 10 years, but this year we're skipping it. No Mansion, no Splash Mountain, friggen lightning lane on Pirates, they are bumping the not-magic morning half-hour back to a single park (meaning all hotel guests will be battling each other for a measly 30 minutes on a handful of attractions), while hotel prices are higher than ever (Disney's crappiest hotel is now up by $100 a night) and downtown Disney is a ghost town.

It's almost like a dare, like someone in Disney has a bet that they can heap more and more insults on customers while demanding they pay even more. Just breeds bad blood.

January 12, 2024 at 5:07 PM

Haha, that's definitely right, Robert!

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