Historia Del Palmas Restaurant Group

Palmas Restaurant Group has a rich history rooted in Mexican heritage and culture.

Our story began in 1693, with the building of the residence "Our Lady of Santa Ana" in Mexico City. Over the next 160 years, the property underwent several changes and additions, including being used for farming, until it was purchased and expanded by Ramon Goicoechea in 1777 and named "Hacienda de Goicoechea." This house still stands and is now the site of the San Angel Inn.

In 1906, the San Angel Land Company acquired the property and opened the San Angel Inn hotel in 1908. In 1963, the company opened the San Angel Inn Restaurante, showcasing the best of Mexican cuisine.

In the 1970s, Richard Debler Sr, who's father owned San Angel Inn Restaurante, found a Gold Mickey that the Walt Disney Company had sent his parents. Seeing an opportunity, Richard contacted Disney and proposed bringing Mexican culture and cuisine to the company's upcoming Mexico Pavilion at Walt Disney World.

Thus, San Angel Inn was born.

Today, Palmas Restaurant Group manages and serves 13 locations on Disney property, including six in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion, six at Coronado Springs, and Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. Through these locations, we are proud to bring Mexican history and culture to life and provide memorable and magical dining experiences for our guests. We are honored to be able to share our heritage and culture with the world.


San Angel Inn opens its doors as part of the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot, introducing guests to authentic Mexican cuisine and culture.

Coronado Springs Resort opens its doors and Palmas Restaurant Group expands its operations by operating at a second location on property, offering guests even more opportunities to experience authentic Mexican cuisine and culture.



La Cava Del Tequila opens its doors inside the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot, quickly becoming a beloved destination for tequila lovers to sample a variety of premium tequilas, mezcals, and signature cocktails in a cozy, intimate setting.

La Hacienda de San Angel opens its doors, providing guests with a brand new sit-down dining experience featuring unparalleled views of the nightly fireworks show. With a menu focused on traditional Mexican cuisine and an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal options, this restaurant becomes a popular spot for both locals and tourists.



Frontera Cocina opens its doors in the newly rebranded Disney Springs, bringing a fresh take on Mexican cuisine to the area in collaboration with renowned chef Rick Bayless. The restaurant features a menu of traditional Mexican dishes with modern twists and an extensive selection of margaritas and other specialty cocktails. Frontera Cocina becomes a must-visit spot for foodies and Disney guests alike.

Palmas Restaurant group, now

Discover the true essence of Mexican culture and cuisine at Palmas Restaurant Group, where we have been serving delicious and authentic dishes for over 40 years. Our family-owned restaurants have been passed down for three generations, and we have been dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Mexico. Join us and experience the magic of our culture through our food, and enjoy the unparalleled service and care of our team.

The Team

Our leadership team is composed of individuals united in their commitment to celebrating Mexican culture and advancing our mission. Together, they bring a wealth of experience and expertise to guide our company's growth and success.

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Our Locations

At all of our locations, our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable and magical dining experience that they'll never forget. Come and visit us, and experience the best of Mexican culture and cuisine.

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Are you passionate about providing exceptional customer service and creating memorable dining experiences? If so, we want you to join our team at Palmas Restaurant Group!
We offer competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth and development to our team members.

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Our International Program

The Palmas Restaurant Group International Program is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Participants have the opportunity to showcase Mexican culture at Epcot and share their heritage with visitors from around the world.
Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort!

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