Restaurant Marrakesh: And Epcot Restaurant- My family has been trying to dine our way through Walt Disney World. Each time we visit we try to pick a new restaurant we haven’t tried before. This time we finally hit this restaurant tucked on the back of the Moroccan Pavilion at Epcot.
First, the restaurant itself is beautiful. The tile work is so stunning. The outside of the restaurant is just as beautiful as the inside. The atmosphere is relaxing and the music was fantastic. During the course of our meal live music started and a belly dancer entertains in the middle of the restaurant. She invites all the kids to come out and dance along with the music. My kids are a bit shy and prefer to rock out at the table.
We had an early evening reservation at around 5:15 pm. When we arrived it was pretty empty inside, but quickly filled up with most tables occupied by the end of our meal.
My youngest son has a sesame allergy, this is a common allergy believe it or not, but generally not listed on the allergy menus. If you are dining with a food allergy you can always check with the chef to review your choices and in some cases, a very knowledgeable server will be able to answer all your questions. My husband is currently on a very medically restricted diet as we figure out possible food allergies for him. So currently he can not eat ( wheat, nuts, dairy, eggs, seafood, and soy). I am only sharing this to let you know that dining at Disney is possible with multiple food allergies/limitations. Our server was absolutely amazing and knew exactly what was safe for him to eat straight away.
We started with Moroccan Merguez Sausage. It was a decent size appetizer. Since my husband can not fill up on bread before a meal we had to get him a snack!
My youngest is a typical picky eater and he ordered a hamburger. My older son ordered a beef kebab. It is basically a skewer of steak with french fries. As a mom, I wish they had some sort of veggie option. However, their meals came with a dessert we chose the fruit cup ( they had cotton candy waiting for them).
I ordered the Shrimp Chermoula Tangine it was an expensive dish at around $28 but was so full of delicious shrimp I didn’t mind. Both of my kids ate several of the shrimp off my plate and I still had more than enough to fill me up.
Mr. Drennon ordered the Grilled Beef Tenderloin Shish Kebab. It was plenty of food for him. He is a BIG eater. They had to modify one small thing in the dish but it fit his dietary needs. Again, an expensive dish but worth it for the amount of food and the fact that it fit our super restrictive dietary needs!
I did order the warm beignets and sweet cream for dessert. These cute little guys were filled with the sweet cream. I am not sure why I was not expecting that. I think I prefer my beignets without filling. These are a perfect dessert to share though. Just one piece was enough sweetness for me.
Of course, my husband and I split a carafe of sangria. It was delicious, but we were so full it was hard to finish. No worries, our server brought us some to-go cups and we took the rest of our drinks around the world showcase with us!
I recommend this as a great dining experience. It has typical kid fare as well as a menu that is different but totally approachable. The price point is more expensive but in line with most table service places. We have a table in wonderland membership which gets us 20% off most table service restaurants including alcohol!
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