A couple of BIG names came to Kissimmee recently to share some BIG news.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan visited Margaritaville Resort Orlando earlier this month, to announce the opening of their newest restaurant.

The announcement came during a special media event on the grounds, right in front of the future location of Estefan Kitchen — at the resort area’s Sunset Walk entertainment plaza. 

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

“Estefan Kitchen at Sunset Walk will be our fifth full service restaurant that will reflect the casual elegance of our Miami Design District location but with a style and soul of its own,” said Gloria Estefan. “Our menu, cocktails, music and vibe will offer a re-imagined taste of our culture to Central Florida and all of its national and international visitors. We are truly excited to open our doors this fall.”

“After being in the marketplace for over 22 years, and having provided employment for thousands of people, Orlando is like an extension of our family and we are honored to partner with Art (Falcone) and his development team to debut Estefan Kitchen Orlando here at the gorgeous Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort. Not only will we offer authentic Cuban food at its finest, we’ll have the hottest nightclub in Orlando with state of the art sound and video technology,” Emilio Estefan added.

Though Gloria and Emilio Estefan have owned several restaurants (including Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs) and hotels outside of their career in music, the restaurant, nightclub and entertainment venue to come to Sunset Walk will be the first Estefan Kitchen location outside of Miami. 

The announcement to the media was made shortly after a Conga-inspired flash mob of dancers and musicians — sharing just a taste of what guests can expect at Estefan Kitchen. 

More information about Estefan Kitchen — including the location’s opening date (fall 2019) — will be announced at a later time.

In the meantime, check out some of Margaritacille Resort Orlando’s Sunset Walk businesses, including Bahama Buck’s, Studio Movie Grill, Bento Asian Kitchen & Sushi, Rock & Brews, IT’SUGAR and more.  

“Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Orlando has been a dream and a concept for so long, it’s truly satisfying to see it develop a heartbeat all its own,” said Art Falcone, co-founder and managing principal of Encore Capital Management. 

For more information about what’s now open and coming soon to Sunset Walk, visit sunsetwalk.com