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Do you want to eat at the best spot in Downtown Disney, are you looking for a fresh, casual vibe with amazing food—Uva Bar & Cafe Downtown Disney inside Disneyland Resort is it!
Uva is located in the Downtown Disney District, so you can dine there without a Disneyland ticket. As a bonus, you can even park for free (with validation at Uva Bar) in the Downtown Disney parking lot.
Keep reading to find out what to try at Uva Bar & Cafe in Downtown Disney, along with menus and drool-worthy photos.
A lot of times I am invited by the restaurants in Downtown Disney to try their food, but this my friends was all on me. My family of five dined at Uva for lunch and I have to say this is currently my favorite and top recommendation at Downtown Disney.
Uva Bar Downtown Disney Quick Info
Uva Bar & Cafe is located inside the shopping and dining district at Disneyland Resort. Downtown Disney is a popular spot for dining on arrival day, departure day or just for a day out of shopping, eating and even special date nights.
You do not need a ticket to Disneyland to enjoy strolling and eating in Downtown Disney and parking is free with validation from many locations.
- Uva Bar & Cafe is located at the center of Downtown Disney, under the yellow umbrellas
- This restaurant is entirely outdoors and is a sister site of Catal next door, but offers a different menu
- Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour, see Uva Bar & Cafe’s full menu here
- Make reservations via the Disneyland App or by calling 714-774-4442
Allow yourself plenty of time to park, go through security and of course to shop before or after your meal at Uva Bar Downtown Disney.
Uva Bar Disneyland Menu
We ate at Uva Bar for lunch and this visit was long overdue. I knew I wanted to dine outdoors and try something new, I am so glad I picked Uva to take my husband and our three kids.
Uva is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour, see Uva Bar & Cafe’s full menu here but keep reading for the delicious food we ate!
We skipped the shared plates / appetizers but I’ll tell you, it was really the carne asada fries that brought me in. One look at that on the menu and I was all in.
Our family ordered an assortment of amazing food.
My husband chose All-American Burger Certified Angus Beef, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Onion Strings, Cheddar, and BBQ Sauce served with Garlic Fries. Those garlic fries were legit and certainly reminded us of Cafe Orleans inside Disneyland Park.
I chose BBQ Ranch Salad Romaine, Diced Chicken Breast, Applewood-smoked Bacon, Cherry Tomato, Red Onion, Grilled Corn, Cheddar, and Onion Strings with House-made Ranch and spicy BBQ Sauce. It was AMAZING. I will be getting this again that’s for sure. So delicious, you need to try it.
Our teen daughter chose California Fish Tacos. Beer-battered Fish, Citrus Coleslaw, Chipotle Aïoli, Pico de Gallo, Cotija Cheese, and micro Cilantro in a soft Yellow Corn Tortilla, served with Sweet Potato Fries. Fish tacos are her staple, while her favorite is served on the pier in Ventura, she was totally satisfied with these. And we loved snacking on her sweet potato fries.
The kids chose classic kids cheeseburger and Mac and cheese. These two, a teen and tween don’t venture far and pretty much order the same wherever they are. It might be because they know they can just dig in and eat before I snap photos, but I did grab one of the Mac and cheese real quick ;).
I should probably write an article of the best burgers and Mac and cheese at Disneyland, but this top kid meals at Disneyland should do the trick.
Uva Bar Downtown Disney Drinks
It is a bar after all, and their drink list is longer than the regular menu. As a non-drinker, I always sample the mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks and Uva Bar Downtown Disney is no exception.
But if you’re looking for something a bit stronger, rest assured they have it all—cocktails, wine, beer and happy hour. See their entire drinks menu here.
We ordered Tiki Punch Guava, Pineapple, Orange Juice, Lemon, and Mint, which is a little twist on POG for those of you familiar with the Hawaiian islands staple of Pineapple Orange Guava juice.
My kids also tried Vesuvius Strawberry Purée, Pineapple, Orange, and Cherry and everyone was completely satisfied.
Complete Downtown Disney Guide
Downtown Disney is always a popular spot for dining on arrival day and departure day. Lots of people visiting Disneyland Resort also make a point to stop here for souvenir shopping at the end of their trip because it’s home to the massive World of Disney store.
If you’re looking for more places to eat, snack or indulge your sweet tooth be sure to check out my entire Downtown Disney dining guide here.
Uva Bar Downtown Disney is now my favorite dining location at Downtown Disney. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy it poolside at your favorite Disneyland Hotel or dine in at Downtown Disney’s Uva Bar & Cafe.