Palmas & Patina Restaurant Groups Lay Off Employees from Restaurants at Disney World

We’ve learned this morning that the Palmas Restaurant Group has laid off an undisclosed number of employees from their restaurants in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT. The company states that the layoffs came due to “extended closures and loss of business resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Palmas Restaurant Group operates San Angel Inn, La Hacienda de San Angel, La Cantina de San Angel, and La Cava del Tequila; all of which are located inside the Mexico Pavilion in the World Showcase.

According to Spectrum News, a company spokesperson stated the following in an email:

The decision was not taken lightly. The company did everything in its power to avoid a layoff scenario, including extending paid furloughs and medical coverage for as long as was economically feasible despite the mandatory closure of restaurant operations.

Additionally, two Disney Springs restaurants that are run by the Patina Restaurant Group – Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian – laid off more than 100 employees recently.