- Cuisine: Moroccan
- Meal Style: A la Carte
- Meal Seatings: Lunch & Dinner
- Character Dining: No
- Location: Morocco Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase
- Disney Dining Plan Credits: 1 Table Service Credit
- Tables in Wonderland: Yes
- Reservations: Recommended
- Price Range: $$
Located in the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase at Disney’s Epcot you will find Restaurant Marrakesh. Disney has created this pavilion to make you feel like you are no longer in Florida, but in the North African country of Morocco.
The whole building resembles an ancient North African castle. The atmosphere of the Restaurant Marrakesh is very different from any other within Disney World. The Restaurant Marrakesh waiters are dressed in Moroccan tunics with waistcoats and bright red Turkish caps; there are even belly dancers to entertain you during your meal. The air is filled with the melodious beats of the drums to which the sensuous moves of the belly dancers are set.
Restaurant Marrakesh is more suited to the idea of a long, romantic evening with a partner than a quick meal. The walls are adorned with figures and engravings representative of Middle Eastern art. The floor is adorned with fine Persian
carpets again bearing examples of Middle Eastern art. Overall, the place has a very Middle Eastern feel to it.
Restaurant Marrakesh Menu
The Restaurant Marrakesh offers general North African cuisine consisting of an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. For starters, at dinner, one could try the goat cheese with crispy bread that has been the traditional breakfast for Moroccans. The cheese is served with olives and a concoction of red pepper sauce and vinegar and the whole dish has a sour flavor that stimulates the taste buds. This is an appetizer in the true sense of the term.
One other Restaurant Marrakesh starter worth sampling before moving on to the main entrees is the Harira soup. You have the option of a wide range of dishes to choose from when looking at the entrees. The dish with which Moroccan cuisine is chiefly identified is couscous (in fact, couscous in popular throughout the extended Middle East). You can try either the chicken couscous or there is a vegetable option to choose from. The Couscous served at Restaurant Marrakesh is excellent.
The Restaurant Marrakesh Shish Kebabs are made of beef and grilled to perfection. They are seasoned with herbs which give it a very fine flavor. The dish is a little heavy and is served with rice. For those who prefer chicken, there are grilled chicken kebabs that are worth trying. There is also a lamb roast that one could consider which is prepared in the traditional Moroccan manner.
The Restaurant Marrakesh desserts are limited and aren’t too bad. But with all the things to choose from for the main course, one would find it hard to order dessert. For drinks, there are a few cocktails to choose from but it is doubtful if they are unique to Moroccan culture or indeed if they have anything to do with Morocco at all. But they go well with the dishes.
To conclude, the general atmosphere of the Restaurant Marrakesh is excellent and conducive to the appreciation of the various Moroccan meat and vegetable dishes that are offered here. When we dined at Restaurant Marrakesh we found the food to be good and the live music to be great. Your children will like when they get to go dance in the middle, just make sure you keep your camera ready for it. Restaurant Marrakesh is a nice change of pace from the normal burgers and fries and lets you try something a little different. I would defiantly recommend the Shish Kebabs and I would say get it with the couscous.