Updated 3/13/19 ~ Spice Road Table always makes me smile! For our family, our first Disney acting jobs was at Spice Road Table. We got to experience this restaurant, as actors, before it even opened. For that reason, this is just one of those extra special restaurants at Disney World for the Jones Family.
Spice Road Table Restaurant
Disney brings the legendary spice trade to Morocco at Epcot. The spice trade was conducted through Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe trading popular spices and herbs like cardamom, cassia, cinnamon, ginger, and cumin. Disney brings this experience to you at the newest restaurant called Spice Road Table. You will be able to experience flavors from the Mediterranean with a variety of small plates, wines and beers.
This quaint restaurant sits on the World Showcase Lagoon in Morocco with amazing view of the lake and Epcot. You can dine indoors in a narrow dining room with booths along one wall and tables mixed throughout the rest of the room, all spotlighting the huge windows with a lake view. This dining room is very intimate. There is exquisite artwork, chandeliers, and pottery from Morocco decorating the dining room. If you are looking for a more romantic setting, request this indoors dining room at check in.
My favorite seating area is outside on the patio. The patio also sits on the World Showcase Lagoon with views of Spaceship Earth in the distance. The dark wood beams, brick floor, lanterns hanging from the ceiling and black metal enhance the Moroccan atmosphere. You can hear the water lapping you are so close to the water, above the faint Moroccan music. Across the restaurant, you can see fellow tourists making their way through Morocco but you do feel a world away.
The cheerful staff greet us almost instantly in their bright costumes. Our server, a Cast Member from Morocco, explained the costumes and how they were themed after his country. In Morocco, you purchase material from the market and take the material to a tailor to sew into an outfit. The ornate details and bright colors were Moroccan culture, all focusing on the sun.
Spice Road Table Food
Spice Road Table features small plate entrees that are meant for sharing. Our server recommended the Chef’s Special, which is A Taste of the Mediterranean with three samplers of small plates. This is our favorite entree! If you would prefer to select your own small plates to share, the Spice Road Table features ten different options.
Spice Road Table features a wide selection of Mediterranean wines from Spain, France, Morocco, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon. Our server was happy to make suggestions for wine that accompanied each small dish. Spice Road Table also features a signature beverage called the Spice Road Signature Sangria. If you prefer beer, you can enjoy assorted Mediterranean beers from Morocco, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey.
You have to save room for dessert. Our favorite is the Chocolate Pyramid with almond ice cream, Saffron and Lemon Custard, and Almond and Rosewater Cake with blood orange sauce.
Spice Road Table Video
Spice Road Table Recipe
Do you want to try a menu item from Spice Road Table at home? The chef share this recipe with us! My favorite small plate was the Fried Calamari. It was incredible! Try this one at home and taste a bit of the Mediterranean.
Fried Calamari Recipe
- Fresh calamari
- Whole milk
- Cut calamari in bite size pieces
- Soak in whole milk for 24 hours in the refrigerator
- Take flour and mix a dash of paprika, pepper, salt, and ginger
- Take calamari and roll in flour mixture
- Fry in oil until crispy
Our Review of Spice Road Table
We love the atmosphere of Spice Road Table. If the weather is cooler or the evening hours, I love sitting by the water in the patio area. You can even see IllumiNations from this restaurant, inside or on the patio. I also like the menu items are smaller for sharing. This allows you to try a lot of different tastes. The food is quite good, too. It can be a little spicy, so be sure you talk with the server if you do not want spicy entrees. You also do not want to be in a rush. This is a very “relaxing restaurant” aks…slow service. This is an experience, so book this restaurant if you have plenty of time to just escape Epcot.
You may know, but Tim and I are not a fan of Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco at Epcot. This one actually makes our worst restaurants at Disney World list. However, Spice Road Table is one of our favorites at Epcot.
So, how does our family rank this restaurant? I asked everyone to rank this restaurant from 1 being the worst to 5 being the best. Here is what we think…
Kelly (teen boy): 4
Hunter (tween girl): 4
What do you think of Spice Road Table?