Adding to an existing plethora of restaurants at Epcot, Walt Disney World’s newest eatery officially opens today in the Morocco pavilion. It’s called Spice Road Table, serving up small plates and specialty drinks featuring regional flavors from the Mediterranean alongside scenic views of the World Showcase lagoon.
It’s a comfortable indoor/outdoor location with ample, comfortable seating with beautiful glimpses of Spaceship Earth by day and “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at night.
Spice Road Table includes 120 outdoor terrace seats and 60 inside seats, surrounded by Moroccan light fixtures, tilework, tapestries, and artwork.
The relaxing environment makes it even easier to enjoy the small plates served there. The best bang for the buck is the pair of sampler plates that offer a greatly reduced price over-ordering items individually. Individual small plates are priced at $7-12 each, a bit high for what’s served. But Each of the two samplers is just $16, including three items making it a much better deal – and a great way to try several of the delicious dishes.
The array of small plates includes 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.
The “Tangis Sampler” is easily enough food for a full lunch meal.
The included lamb slider is savory and well seasoned, cooked to perfection within a soft brioche bun and topped with cool tzatziki sauce. It’s also served with a small pungent olive salad, wonderful for those who like strong-tasting olives.
The sampler also includes the harissa chicken roll, similar to a southwest egg roll but with a Moroccan flair – slightly spicy but mostly crispy and enjoyable.
The final of three dishes in this sampler is Merguez sausage, dense and bold in flavor, packing quite a kick that sneaks up on the tongue. Fortunately, the accompanying tomato salad cools off that heat nicely.
The other trio served at Spice Road Table is the “Mogador Sampler,” featuring mussels, cod, and calamari. It’s a lot of fried items, but not as spicy.
Signature cocktails include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, with the latter not quite worth the price. The Moroccan Sunrise and Watermelon Delight both include fresh, vibrant fruit juice tastes that are good – but not worth the $6 price tag without refills given.
The restaurant also is not currently part of the Disney Dining Plan nor does it accept Tables in Wonderland discounts, leaving all dishes to be paid out-of-pocket for all visitors.
The food is definitely delicious and convenient amidst a comfortable environment, but the small portion sizes and high prices may drive away from some visitors. But those looking for some bold flavors, beautiful views, and a not-too-huge meal will easily enjoy the sampler platters.
There’s also a bar just inside the restaurant as well as a dessert location next door.
Spice Road Table is the third eatery in the Morocco pavilion, joining The Tangierine Café (quick service) and Restaurant Marrakesh (table service).
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