Water Feature in the Evening

Carthay Circle Restaurant Alfresco Dining Review


Carthay Circle Restaurant Alfresco Dining, located in the heart of Disney’s California Adventure park, offers an exquisite culinary experience that Disney enthusiasts and food lovers alike will appreciate.

With alfresco dining as its main draw, the ambiance is effortlessly elegant and enchanting, allowing guests to enjoy the delightful Southern California weather.

Flavors are inspired by Southern California cuisine for a unique dining experience.

For those planning a visit, it’s crucial to make Carthay Circle reservations in advance. Using the Disneyland mobile app, reservations can be made easily and conveniently.

There’s also an option for joining the walk-up list, but a reservation is highly recommended, especially during peak hours.

The Carthay Circle food options are nothing short of delightful. The food and drink menus offer a diverse selection of gourmet dishes that cater to various tastes and dietary needs. From delicious appetizers to decadent desserts, the Carthay Circle Restaurant’s culinary team ensures that every dish is a masterpiece.

We personally recommend the twice cooked Vietnamese lettuce wraps which are sure to please everyone.

For inquiries or to make a reservation over the phone, guests can call the Carthay Circle restaurant phone number, available on the Disneyland website.

It’s also worth noting the Carthay Circle hours of operation to plan your visit accordingly. There typically run from 10:30AM to 11:00PM each day.

Cafe Circle Disneyland offers similar dining options, but Carthay Circle California Adventure’s alfresco setting sets it apart.

The best times to visit would undoubtedly be during the off-peak seasons or weekdays. This ensures a more tranquil dining experience and shorter wait times for reservations.

Be sure to scan the mobile app for reservations consistently as cancellations happen all the time.

If you plan to join the walk up list, we recommend doing so around 10:30am. This is your best chance at getting in without a reservation. Be ready to enter the reservation soon after making it because their estimated wait times are typically way less than what they show on the app.

Guests may be seated inside, on the patio or at the bar depending on their group size. Requests are welcome but not guaranteed.

Restrooms for lounge guests can be found upstairs in the restaurant area.

Magic Key Holders do receive a discount at Carthay Circle Lounge and should be ready to present it before paying.


Overall, Carthay Circle Restaurant Alfresco Dining is a must-visit dining destination. With its exceptional food, elegant alfresco setting, and seamless reservation process, it encapsulates the magic that is synonymous with Disneyland Carthay Restaurant.

Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a family gathering, Carthay Circle at Disneyland promises a dining experience that’s as magical as the surrounding park.

Water Feature in the Evening
Carthay Circle Restaurant Alfresco Dining Review
The Final Word
It’s one of the best places in either park to offer a relaxing break from the outside madness. Cool off, enjoy some amazing cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages as well as some small plates to share. Service is phenomenal, atmosphere quiet and the perfect way to regenerate energy for your next outing.