Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Funky good food in a funky loud setting

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Funky good food in a funky loud setting
Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney.

Paradiso 37 offers guests some funky dining on the waterfront, in the area formerly known as Pleasure Island. We stopped by a few nights ago, and as always we were mostly happy with the experience.

On the plus side Paradiso 37 really has good food. They offer a mix of Latin cuisine designed to represent the nations of Central and South America. If you are in the mood for something a little more inspired than T-Rex Cafe, you should be quite happy with the selection here. The restaurant also has a fun atmosphere, and if the weather is cooperating it has a great outdoor space.

However, the atmosphere is also the one negative that continues to bug me about Paradiso 37. It can’t seem to make up its mind whether to be a restaurant or a bar/club. This issue really comes down to the music. It seems like each time I stop by there, they’ve got something blasting over the speakers (and the “classic 80s with Top 40 dance” music doesn’t fit the Latin theme). The funky loud music is pleasant enough if you are out for drinks with friends, but it is really a distraction if you are trying to enjoy a meal and your company’s conversation.

Despite my complaint about the sound, I still recommend going to Paradiso 37. And you should definitely order the Crazy Corn. You just might want to think about choosing another restaurant if you are looking for a calming atmosphere.

You can check out the photo highlights below, followed by some information about the restaurant and the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the post.

 

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney – photo highlights

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Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Indoor space.

Indoor space.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Outdoor space.

Outdoor space.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Central America Crazy Corn.

Central America Crazy Corn.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Mexican Dipping Trio.

Mexican Dipping Trio.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Blackened Mahi Mahi Sliders.

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sliders.

Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney: Shrimp Ceviche and Caribbean Crab & Fish Fritters.

Shrimp Ceviche and Caribbean Crab & Fish Fritters.


Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney – map & links

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Official website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/paradiso37/


Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney – photo gallery

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Allison Jones
Allison Jones

Great pictures of Paradiso 37.  The Mahi Mahi Sliders are so good!

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