Tangierine Cafe reopening at EPCOT as part of Food and Wine Festival

Jun 09, 2021 in "Tangierine Cafe"

Tangierine Cafe refurbishment - June 8 2021
Posted: Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:11am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Morocco Pavilion'sTangierine Cafe will be reopening this summer as part of the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.

Beginning July 15, Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina will serve traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita. This year's festival will see a handful of locations offering indoor Global Marketplace kiosks, including at the American Adventure and the Canada pavilion. With the event beginning in July, Disney appears to be conscious of afternoon storms impacting operations of outdoor kiosks and is looking to offer indoor venues where possible.

The quick service restaurant is currently under refurbishment with concrete work taking place in-front of the main entrance.

At the side of the building alongside the World Showcase promenade, signage is covered.

The original Tangierine Cafe closed in October 2020 as the pavilion's third party operator struggled in the wake of the COVID shutdown. Disney has since taken over operations of the Morocco Pavilion and is making a series of improvements.

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Dr.GrantSeekerSep 04, 2023

I really enjoyed Spice Road Table. I haven’t been since Disney took over the pavilion, but from what I can see the menu looks really watered down now. There was a great selection of Moroccan food and we always enjoyed it.

aladdin2007Sep 04, 2023

I thought that for years, but because it was managed by a third party I guess that's one of the reasons why they never did, like a heroes meal with Aladdin and others. They certainly could do this now, but so far no signs of Disney wanting to operate it. such a shame.

Animaniac93-98Sep 04, 2023

I still think that could happen, if not with Aladdin, than other characters with a pre-plated family service menu. That feels like something Disney would do.

christine7257Sep 04, 2023

I thought for sure they'd put an Aladdin-themed character meal in there.

OvertheHorizonSep 04, 2023

I loved going to Restaurant Marrakesh (pre Covid), and every time I was there it seemed busy.

Animaniac93-98Sep 04, 2023

Probaby why the main restaurant is still closed, which to my knowledge was never one of the more popular WS locations. And since that closed, two (three?!) more restaurants have been added to the park. It's disappointing its still closed, but again I'm not surprised.

Sir_CliffSep 04, 2023

The general under-appreciation of the Morocco Pavilion has always seemed such a shame. It is one of, if not the, nicest pavilion in terms of architecture and theming, and Moroccan food is great! On the latter point, though, they seem to have had trouble even filling the lagoon-side restaurant. Hopefully they can find a way to revive it that brings people in.

christine7257Sep 03, 2023

Perhaps a lot of rule followers, like me. But it doesn't seem to track area codes or zip codes. I read the guidelines the same way you do (FL residents only) but per Disney Food Blog it's "for anyone".

jaklgreenSep 03, 2023

I am not sure that it was a case of people not knowing, but that the majority of visitors do not live in Florida so they were not able to access the lounge.

christine7257Sep 03, 2023

Great to have a spot to get out of the heat. Not many people knew about it last year. But I guess that doesn't bode so well for a replacement restaurant any time soon.

DCBakerSep 03, 2023

The Florida Blue Medicare Lounge has returned to Restaurant Marrakesh during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The lounge is open daily from 12pm to 6pm through November 18, 2023. More details and the form to fill out to receive the lounge pass can be found at the link below. https://www.floridablue.com/magic

HauntedMansionFLAJul 10, 2023

Restaurant Marakesh was utilized as The Florida Blue Lounge last year. Sounded like the kitchen was in real bad shape

castlecake2.0Jul 09, 2023

Currently being used as a sangria kiosk

tcool123Jul 09, 2023

While not redevelopment there is some new Christmas Tree merch for Morocco!