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Update! Spice Road Table Opening Soon In Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion!

Waaaaay back in 2012, DFB broke the exclusive news story that a new restaurant would be opening in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion!

As we confirmed in April, Spice Road Table is opening soon! This restaurant joins Tangierine Café (Moroccan sandwiches and specialty pastries) and Restaurant Marrakesh (savory dishes, Moroccan music, and belly dancers). The restaurants all showcase Morocco’s authentic charm.

Mediterranean outdoor cafes served as inspiration for the restaurant’s themeing. Spice Road Table’s exterior is whitewashed with icy blue accents reminiscent of the famous “Blue City” of Chefchaouen in the North African country’s Rif Mountains. Look for an outdoor terrace seating 120 guests and room for 60 indoors with incredible views of the World Showcase lagoon. I can’t wait to see IllumiNations from here! Inside, guests will find cozy booths, Moroccan light fixtures, intricate tiles, tapestries, and art. Some features will represent Morocco’s indigenous Berber tribes.

Along the front of the building, a Moroccan “souk” will offer wares from colorful marketplaces. Before your meal, get a henna tattoo from an artist specializing in temporary body art. There will be traditional and modern designs to choose from!

Spice Road Table

Menu highlights include Moroccan small plates and specialty drinks boasting regional flavors from the Mediterranean. Dishes will include: zesty harissa chicken drumettes; a Mediterranean omelet with sausage, potatoes and caramelized onion; mussels with preserved lemons and tomato sauce baked in an earthenware tagine pot; Moroccan merguez sausage with a fresh tomato salad; and garlicky jumbo shrimp in a spicy chile pepper sauce.

We’ve heard that you may be able to purchase the ingredients for your dish in a nearby gift shop!

We currently don’t have an opening date, or information about whether this restaurant will take Tables in Wonderland or the Disney Dining Plan. We’ll get the info to you as soon as we have it!

What dish would you order at Spice Road Table? Let us know in the comments below!

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9 Comments

  1. Jenn @ Fairest Run of All says:

    I’ll be in WDW in two weeks – who knows? Maybe it’ll surprise everyone and open then!

  2. Glenn says:

    Thanks Kim. 3 weeks until I’m there. *fingers crossed*

  3. Sam says:

    I’d like to see Kefta stuffed rolls. Shawarma wraps with a yougurt sauce (rather like a Gyro). and some type of cooling salad. Maybe something with couscous, cucumber, parsley and lemon juice, a lemony rice made with preserved lemon rinds and wild or brown rice with nuts or dates as an option. Stuffed grape leaves–I know they’re mostly considered Lebanese but I think their is a Moroccan version as well, and a Pomegranate juice based drink.

    BTW: Can you even get a Gyro at WDW? Oh, I see it’s worded as “Regional food from the Mediterranean; not just Morocco, so definitely a Gyro and stuffed grape leaves, babaganosh, hummus (and vegan sandwiches with hummus, greens, tomatos, cucumber). And spiced rice and tabbouleh.

  4. Julie says:

    We’ll be there end of January so I am hoping all the quirks will be worked out by then. Definitely looking forward to this though!

  5. Essie says:

    I’m not sure about what I’d be interested in trying, but it’s sure going to be fun to explore this exotic new area.

  6. Louis C. Iovino says:

    They have a gyro at the tangerine cafe in morocco but they call it something else…. It’s a pretty good pick for a counter service location and I think it comes with a side of their tangerine couscous which is very good. I’ll be there in April and can’t wait to try this new location. Any idea when (and if) they start accepting ADR?

  7. Juanita says:

    I really enjoyed the harissa chicken roll at the F&W festival this year, so it’d be nice if they included something like that. The drummettes you mentioned caught my eye but they sound more like wings?

  8. Roz Mayberry says:

    Merguez!We used to eat them regularly when we lived in the Vaucluse in France where there were many Moroccan French people in the wine industry there. We loved merguez. Hope the new restaurant will also serve some of the delicious wines of Morocco, especially the dry roses.

  9. catherine says:

    Oh please…let it be like Tutto Gusto…bar, small plates, no dining plan….

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