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!
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!