REVIEW: Spice Road Table Delights the Senses

by | Jan 26, 2022 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW Food

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Check out our full Spice Road Table review. Here, in EPCOT, you can dine by the water and savor the taste of Morocco.

One of the happiest things I’ve learned recently is that Spice Road Table in EPCOT’s World Showcase no longer accepts reservations (except for Harmonious Dining Packages).

One of my favorite outdoor dining locations in EPCOT—and, perhaps, the whole of the Walt Disney World Resort—once required reservations, and oftentimes, a spur-of-the-moment trip to EPCOT meant I couldn’t get a seat.

That’s all changed now, although I expect I’ll still face a bit of a wait for this popular eatery.

If you’ve never eaten at Spice Road Table, you should definitely give it a try on your next Disney World vacation. Here are five great reasons to try the food at Spice Road Table.

5 Fantastic Reasons to Eat at Spice Road Table

Entrance sign for Spice Road Table at EPCOT

Photo by Esther Vallins

For our review of Spice Road Table, I’m sharing the top five reasons you can’t miss a meal here on your next stroll through World Showcase:

1. Dip your toe (or your tongue) into a new cuisine

If you’ve never tried Moroccan food and aren’t sure you’ll love it, Spice Road Table lets you sample many dishes because they serve small plates.

It’s easy to get several to share, or simply try one that appeals to you. The waitstaff there understands many diners may not be familiar with some of these dishes, and they’re unfailingly patient in explaining the food to the uninitiated.

2. You can eat there spontaneously

Outside patio to Spice Road Table at the Morocco pavilion at EPCOT

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

As I mentioned, Spice Road Table no longer takes reservations, which means they don’t get booked crazy-far in advance.

For those of us with Annual Passes who don’t always plan a trip to Disney, this is great news, as we often have to choose Quick-Service restaurants because we don’t have Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs).

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However, with Restaurant Marrakesh closed at the time of publication, the wait might be a bit longer than usual, because guests craving Moroccan food will queue for a table here to get their fix.

You may have to wait, but the wait—I assure you—will be worth it.

3. They have an amazing by-the-glass wine selection

Hibiscus Mimosa from Spice Road Table's Fireworks Package

Hibiscus Mimosa. Photo by Esther Vallins

Sip your way through Morocco, Spain, Santorini, and Peloponese. Expect mostly reds on the wine list at Spice Road Table, although they do have some lovely Cava, too.

I’m partial to the incredibly moderately priced Bonassia Cabernet Sauvignon from Morocco

Not a wine drinker? Try their Moroccan beer or mixed drinks, like their refreshing hibiscus mimosa.

4. Dine Harmoniously

A view of the Harmonious fireworks from the Spice Road Table seating area

Photo by Esther Vallins

If you’re looking for relaxed outdoor dining but want to catch Harmonious, Spice Road Table’s your spot. It’s on the World Showcase Lagoon, so you have a front-row seat to the newest nighttime entertainment at EPCOT.

You’ll technically need a reservation for this, though, so you’ll need to plan in advance—way in advance.

That said, only a handful of tables at Spice Road are reserved for Harmonious. And while the dining package does come with its own menu, you can still eat there as a regular diner and try to catch the show. There are much better viewing points for Harmonious, however.

5. Have I mentioned the food?

Naan Spreads from Spice Road Table's Fireworks Package

Photo by Esther Vallins

Spice Road Table can cater to every appetite. I can’t get enough of the Grilled Lamb Kefta, but other perennial favorites include the Spice Road Table Sampler, which includes Lamb Kefta, Spiced Chicken, Tiropitakia (a phyllo filled with cheese and served with a cucumber-tomato relish), dolmas, and their dessert platter, which lets you taste different types of Moroccan pastries.  

Review: Spice Road Table

Interior of Spice Road Table at the Morocco pavilion at EPCOT

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

From the food to the drinks to the fireworks view to the ease of getting a table, what’s not to love about Spice Road Table? Definitely stop here on your next trip around the world.

One last reminder: Spice Road Table serves small plates, so if you want a full meal, you may need to order two or three plates to get your fill. Don’t worry, though—you have plenty of options from which to choose.

And who knows, you may just find your new favorite EPCOT restaurant!


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Written by Cathy Salustri

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Cathy Salustri's formative years revolved around Walt Disney World, whether it was having an OG annual pass (four months out of the year only!), wearing acid-washed denim to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, or working as a tour guide at the now-defunct Inside the Magic attraction at the then-Disney-MGM Studios. She loves all of Florida, too—her Florida travel narrative, "Backroads of Paradise", earned her an interview in the New York Times, and she freelances for other Florida publications. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, listen to her Florida Spectacular podcast, and sign up for her monthly Florida newsletter.
Cathy Salustri

Written by Cathy Salustri

Cathy Salustri's formative years revolved around Walt Disney World, whether it was having an OG annual pass (four months out of the year only!), wearing acid-washed denim to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, or working as a tour guide at the now-defunct Inside the Magic attraction at the then-Disney-MGM Studios. She loves all of Florida, too—her Florida travel narrative, "Backroads of Paradise", earned her an interview in the New York Times, and she freelances for other Florida publications. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, listen to her Florida Spectacular podcast, and sign up for her monthly Florida newsletter.