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Through an unfiltered expression of his native food and culture, Chef Carlos brings a true Mexican dining experience to the Downtown Disney District — taking guests on a multisensory journey to the heart of his home country.

From fresh shrimp ceviche to savory cochinita pibil, each dish is thoughtfully and artfully crafted. Contemporary rich woods, custom leathers, lavish greenery, and native accents celebrate Mexico’s warm climate and culture.

Meet Chef Carlos Gaytán

Chef Carlos Gaytán

Chef Carlos was born in Huitzuco, Guerrero, Mexico, where he fell in love with cooking at a young age — exploring the flavors of heirloom recipes alongside his mother, Doña Teté.

Craving adventure, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, eventually becoming the first Mexican-born chef to earn a Michelin star. A 2013 contestant on BRAVO’s Top Chef and appearing as a judge on cooking shows in the US and Mexico, he’s become a widely recognized ambassador of Mexican cuisine throughout the world.

His restaurant Tzuco in Chicago has received numerous awards and acclaim, including Eater Chicago’s Best Design honor in the 2019 Eater Awards, Best Design in the Jean Banchet Awards in 2020, and semifinalist status in the prestigious Best New Restaurant category by the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2020.

Now, Chef Carlos is excited and honored to bring Paseo to Downtown Disney.

“We show people love through food, and food helps them love my homeland.”
— Chef Carlos

Pulpo Enamorado, tortillas, food and cocktails for private events

Private Events

When it comes to your celebration, Paseo has the ideal event space, inspired food and drinks, and exceptional service. Come together to create special moments full of laughter and lasting memories.

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