One of my favorite quick-service restaurants in Epcot is Tangierine Cafe in Morocco. So, when I heard that there were some new menu options, it was my first stop on a recent trip.
New!! Saffron Rotisserie Chicken with Yellow Rice (17.99)
This is a large serving of a half-chicken. It was very moist and the meat was falling off the bone. If you are concerned about the spices, don't be. The flavor was very mild, almost too mild. Even adding the extra sauce on top of the chicken didn't give it much flavor. I would have enjoyed having more developed spice flavor. The rice was also bland. It was good for "plain" chicken and rice but not for what I expected as Moroccan chicken and rice. The price tag was also a bit on the high end for quick-service dining.
New!! Meatball Platter with Yellow Rice (12.99)
Again, the meatballs and rice are good for meatballs and rice. However, I expected Moroccan spices. A closer look at the menu had the meatballs listed as Mediterranean. What that means is standard Italian meatballs in marinara sauce. After all my years eating at this restaurant, that was not what I expected. Additionally, the yellow rice was a very odd pairing for marinara sauce. The good thing about this is that if someone in your family is not interested in trying the flavors of Moroccan food, they can have traditional meatballs there. I do think that it should list marinara sauce on the menu to describe it more clearly. The entree is just...out of place.
Additional Menu Items
If you would like to dine at Tangierine Cafe, I highly recommend trying a Schawarma Platter. It has a nice selection of different dips and salads along with chicken and/or lamb. The flavors are always fresh and delicious (and not too weird if you are concerned). I think I will still keep it as my favorite item here.
*This restaurant is handicap accessible but the ordering line and some seating areas can be tight. Ask a Cast Member if you are in need of assistance.
*Disney Dining Plan quick-service credits are accepted here.
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