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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castlecake2.06 hours ago

Any chance the trees return?

aladdin200717 hours ago

Nice, but......another pavilion a shell of its former self.

DCBaker18 hours ago

The walls have shifted again, revealing what appears to be re-tiled planters. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729102_497414fd76_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729277_473e0e6cc2_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53745977899_d0987a679a_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729142_264a5d1818_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53746012759_e939525ee4_o.jpg

LittleBuford11 days ago

Thanks! This is good to know!

castlecake2.011 days ago

I think just general maintenance, almost every world showcase pavilion has been touched up over the last year.

LittleBuford14 days ago

Thank you!

DCBaker14 days ago

I'm not entirely sure, but here's the news article from @wdwmagic when the walls went up. https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/morocco/news/25mar2024-large-section-of-epcots-morocco-pavilion-goes-behind-refurbishment-walls.htm

LittleBuford14 days ago

I must have missed it, but what work were they doing?

DCBaker14 days ago

Scaffolding has come down and walls have shifted in the pavilion - photos from today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53714197284_4c6877e676_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53714289510_ed2a546b93_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53712947387_9c0673b740_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53713861701_29106e1c3e_o.jpg

nickysMar 24, 2024

The company who were running it when Covid caused the parks to shut went bust.

Chef idea Mickey`=Mar 24, 2024

The company who operated went bust? I thought it was the country backing out, but that seems not to make sense since the Morocco Pavilion is the most authentic built by them which they would be proud of to continue. If it's all to do with one of the run companies can't Morocco have another run it?

TrainsOfDisneyMar 23, 2024

Eh… that seems to be a very one-sided way of telling that haha. Ideally, Disney would see the value in having the countries represented well. Compare the shops of China and Japan to Canada for example.

Disstevefan1Mar 22, 2024

We know that before the pandemic, the Morocco pavilion was leased to outside tenants and Disney kicked them out for not paying the rent when they were forced to close because of the pandemic. I we loved their counter service. We thought it was the best counter service in EPCOT and we loved the sit down there too. Anyway, I wonder if the construction is a sign there are new tenants or got the original tenants back?

LittleBufordMar 22, 2024

You’re absolutely right. As someone who hails from the other end of the Mediterranean and grew up eating food very similar to Greek, I can confirm that Moroccan cuisine is very different, which is hardly surprising given the distance involved (there are as many miles between Greece and Morocco as there are between the UK and Russia).