As a frequent visitor to Ravello, a modern, yet swanky Italian eatery on the ground level of the Four Seasons Orlando, I’ve always heard amazing things about Capa.
From it’s unrivaled views of Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks to their impressive tapas and steak menu, Capa has always been on my list of restaurants that I really needed to try. But, unfortunately, I couldn’t pry myself away from the delicious grip of Ravello.
It wasn’t until I read that Capa was awarded a coveted Michelin star in the summer of 2022 that I decided to bite the bullet and finally dine at this highly-rated restaurant.
Capa Four Seasons Review
So with that being said, here’s a review of a recent dinner I experienced with my family at the Four Seasons in Walt Disney World Resort.
What is Capa?
Capa is a Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant that features a diverse range of Florida seafood, expertly grilled cuts, and incredible, Spanish-influenced small plates and tapas.
Capa is located on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
They are open daily from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
How much does dinner at Capa cost?
Dinner at Capa ranges from $5 to $19 for tapas, $45 to $138 for steaks and entrees, and around $14 for sides.
This average pricing doesn’t include anything off its award-winning wine offerings, cocktail menu, or their dessert menu.
Any Capa Four Seasons discounts?
Unfortunately, Capa doesn’t offer any discounts nor do they participate during Orlando restaurant week.
Making a Reservation at Capa
Making a reservation at Capa Four Seasons is an old-school affair meaning that you have to call in order to book it.
Their reservation line is: +1 (407) 313 7777
Thankfully, when I called, they had plenty of reservations available a week out in advanced to my desired dinner date.
Note: The website still has a button on the restaurant’s website that tells you to book online reservation via OpenTable but it redirects you to a dead webpage.
The beauty of dining at the Four Seasons Orlando is that valet parking is complimentary if you’re dining at any of their two restaurants.
So once you arrive, just tell the valet that you’re dining at Capa and make you way through the hotel to the hotel bank and take it straight up to the 17th floor.
Check-in is fairly simple as the desk is right to your left once you get off the elevator.
Since our reservation was right at opening (5:00 pm), we were seated with a mere 5 second wait.
The dining room was beautiful with floor to ceiling windows throughout that overlooked the entirety of Disney World property.
Normally, I’m not a fan of black walls but this restaurant was an execution especially since all focus went to the views, open kitchen, and massive red sculpture that encompassed the entirety of the ceiling.
On a side note, I absolute love open kitchens and this was no exception.
We were seated in a quite secluded section of the restaurant that offered the closest views to Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon.
Unfortunately, since we dined at 5:00 pm, we couldn’t experience the fireworks from our table.
But you can kind of see Magic Kingdom in the distance.
After my recent discovery of Santiago’s Bodega in Orlando, I’ve fallen deeply in love with tapas, so I had extremely high expectations for Capa.
To start, we go the croquetas which are ham croquettes with caramelized onions…
…followed by pulpo, which had a weird seasoning that I really disliked.
We then got the pan rustico which is a house made olive bread. In all honestly, it wasn’t anything special and I was more surprised that is was $6 as most bread tends to be complimentary.
Then came the two highlights of the night from the tapas offerings – cerdo and patatas bravas.
The Cerdo was beer brine pork belly with apple butter, and pistachio jazz. It sounds weird but it was tender and delicious. Literally, everything paired perfectly in every bite.
And lastly was the patatas brave which were fried potatoes topped with chipotle aioli and paprika tomato sauce. They were crunchy and well-seasoned with a slight kick of spice. We all loved these so much that we had to put in a second order.
Then came the best part of the meal, the steaks.
My wife and I both got the NY Strip which is a 12 oz prime steak served with a black garlic puree.
These were seasoned nicely and cooked to perfection. I was genuinely surprised at how great this steak was. Even to the point the point that it gives Shula’s Steakhouse a run for its money.
My parents shared a 32 oz, bone-in porterhouse that came pre-sliced with two sauces, Capa Steak Sauce, and Salsa Verde. The salsa verde was an absolutely game-changer and I honestly can’t imagine eating steak again without it. It’s such a simple sauce, but it complimented the steaks so well.
The sides/vegetable offerings wasn’t that extensive but we did order the broccolini and patatas.
The patatas, which is essentially mashed potatoes with brown butter, was so dang good. I don’t think I’ve ever had mashed potatoes that silky smooth before in my life. Plus, pair that silkiness with brown butter and you got a match made in heaven.
Dessert caught me off guard the most.
Generally, from personal experience, most fine dining restaurants seems to view dessert as an afterthought. There’s always a flourless chocolate cake or mousse concoction, and there is always a creme brûlée. And typically, they’re nothing to write home about.
But man, I must say that I fell in love with their dessert menu, especially those house-made churros.
All four of us got four different desserts so that we could experience it all, and I must say, all four are definitely recommended.
First up were the Churros de Madrid with a chocolate and dulcey dipping sauce. These were warm, soft, fluffy, with a slight crunch in every bite. By far the best churro on Disney World property. (But Disneyland is still superior, of course). 10/10
Next was the Paste de Almendras y Aceite de Oliva, which is essentially an olive oil cake with lemon creme, paired with a mixed berries sorbet.
It was dense, moist, and not too sweet, and paired perfectly with the sorbet. 9/10
Then came the Crema Catalana which was their interpretation of creme brûlée. It was surprisingly very good, even with its heavy navel oranges influence. 7.5/10
Lastly was the Fuego which is basically a chocolate lava cake filled with caramel and paired with banana ice cream.
Usually, all molten chocolate lava cakes taste the same no matter what restaurant you go to, but this completely different than anything I’ve experienced thanks to the caramel center and the banana ice cream. 8.5/10
Overall, the service was good. Nothing spectacular or over the top. Maybe I was expecting a little bit more than what we received after it’s recent Michelin-star awarding, but it was honestly forgettable (but not in a bad way, if that makes sense?)
Our server and his team were nice, attentive and quick with our drink refills, so that is always a great touch.
But all in all, I don’t believe this Michelin star was for any exceptional service, as the delectable food definitely steals the show here.
Capa at the Four Seasons Orlando definitely lives up to the hype thanks to their delicious steaks, impressive tapas offerings, and their surprisingly delicious desserts.
Would I go back? Definitely.
I highly recommend that you try Capa at least once if you’re in the mood for steak but don’t want to eat at STK, Yachtsman, or Shula’s.
You honestly can’t go wrong with dinner at Capa Four Seasons.
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