Hooray! We’re finally celebrating our first taste of Spice Road Table!
We’ve been eating our little hearts out at Epcot’s newest tapas restaurant and we can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Our review will be broken into a few parts, since there’s SO much to share!
Spice Road Table will be soft opening on Saturday for the public (a grand opening has not yet been scheduled), and we want to hear what you think! The tapas-only restaurant features small plates (which means you can order a LOT!) as well as specialty drinks, a full bar, wines, beers, and more.
There’s even some chef-crafted ice cream (we got to try all five flavors!!) — scroll down to see our review and some fun pics!
But first, let’s take a look around…
Here you’ll see pictures of the new Juice Bar, the outdoor seating at the restaurant, and even the indoor decor! It’s gorgeous!! We can’t wait for you to check it out!
Spice Road Table, Epcot’s newest restaurant taking up residence on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon in the Morocco Pavilion, will surely be a destination for many Disney food lovers like me!
The space combines 60 indoor seats and 120 outdoor seats, so guests will be comfortable no matter the weather. Now, let’s take a peek INSIDE the restaurant!
As you can see, the space inside is small, but well appointed. There is a view of the water from every single table through the giant wall of windows looking onto World Showcase Lagoon.
Yep — this will absolutely be a hot ticket for the fireworks!
Decor elements include bright colors, plenty of Moroccan additions, and some truly gorgeous lamps and lanterns.
But, of course, the main draw is the view!! I’m looking forward to sitting at this table soon!
The atmosphere was meant to give the feel of being in Mediterranean waters, so the focus both outdoors and indoors is on the water surrounding the restaurant.
The full bar features some great specialty drinks…and, of course, custom design!
But if outdoors is your choice (which it might just be on a gorgeous day like today), here are a few fun views of the outdoor terrace seating area!
All tables, chairs, light fixtures, and other decor for the restaurant were custom made in Morocco and shipped to Florida for the construction!
These fun lanterns will make a gorgeous glow in the evening before the fireworks.
And even the overhead lighting is custom made and stunning!
Of course, Cast Members from Morocco are decked out in fancy new costumes for the restaurant’s debut! (So jealous! I want one of those costumes.)
Once you head back outside, you’ll see that Spice Road isn’t just a restaurant. There’s a whole retail section as well, and even a built-in juice bar!
Disney fans will remember the shops in the Morocco pavilion near the water — these are essentially back in a new way. And, yep — you can still get your Henna tattoos.
The juice bar replaces the old snack kiosk which used to stand opposite the Lagoon in the Morocco pavilion.
The small plates variety at Spice Road Table means you get to try a lot of the offerings all at once! 🙂 Stay tuned to DFB this weekend for more deliciousness from inside the restaurant, but you can take a peek at the Small Plates menu and start choosing now which goodies you’ll be trying on your first visit… .
But while we wait for that review, let’s sample some of the goodies from the juice bar outside!
This is more than just juice, mind you — you’ll be able to indulge in chef-made ice cream, pastries, drinks, and more!
First up: that new chef-crafted ice cream! We got to sample five different flavors today: Toasted Almond and Rosewater, Chocolate and Cinnamon, Green Tea, Pistachio and Orange Blossom Water, Strawberry and Red Bean. And we were the first people EVER to try it!!! Yay us!
The ice cream is served in a cone or a cup, and you get two scoops for $4.99.
This first batch is a combo of Chocolate and Cinnamon (on the left), and Almond with Rosewater (on the right). SO fancy, right??
We loved the chocolate and cinnamon flavor. The cinnamon was not overwhelming, but was still enough to make it distinct and a little (teeny!) bit spicy.
Another couple of flavors to share! Red is Strawberry and Red Bean, Green is Pistachio and Orange Blossom Water. Delish.
And here is the Green Tea and Pistachio…in a cone!
Now, on to the pastries and drinks! These are absolutely beautiful — and Erin got to try them all!
First on the list: this stunning little Orange Cake. A simple name, but some yummy complex flavors! This one is dense, with an orange curd filling (YUM!!!).
The Raspberry Cake was light and refreshing with an airy texture and a “jammy” top! The raspberry flavor was very fresh and real — not fake like you’d find in a slushie.
And this classic Almond Cake was up next. It was dense and very moist — almost like a dry cheesecake! It had a floral almond flavor that took Erin a while to get used to, but she eventually ended up really liking it!
Of course, she had make sure the Oasis Slushies were still worth ordering for ya!
The Sultan’s Colada was “SO Good. SO Strong!” according to Erin. 🙂 The rum and juice and ice were almost in layers, so each hits you at a different time.
And our old favorite, the Moroccorita, continues to have a nice, limey margarita flavor — fruity, but not too icy or cold.
Also available at the juice bar are imported beers…
…and domestic ones, by the bottle.
If alcohol isn’t your thing, grab a cappuccino…
…and, of course, soft drinks!
Spice Road Table, soft opening on Saturday for the public (the grand opening is not yet scheduled) will absolutely be a must-do restaurant for guests looking to expand their palates with authentic Moroccan cuisine in a gorgeous, waterside atmosphere.
Remember, there are no Advance Dining Reservations for Spice Road, since it’s a walk-up only, small plates location (like Tutto Gusto in Italy). And you won’t be able to use your Disney Dining Plan here. The jury is still out on whether or not Tables in Wonderland will be accepted (we’re hoping so!).
We’ll be back veeeeery soon with a full review of the menu inside! I can’t wait to share even more about this stunning new destination restaurant in Epcot!
Are you excited about trying Spice Road Table? Let us know in the comments below!