Tangierine Cafe

by josh on November 30, 2012

11/15/13 Update: Menu updated.

Location: Tangierine Cafe is located in Morocco across from the belly dancer.  Note that it isn’t “Tangerine” like the fruit, but “Tangierine” like the country Tangier.

Food Type: Moroccan meats and vegetarian items.

Dining Plan: One quick service credit and some items count as snacks.

Menu:





Unique Items: Everything.

Advantages:

  • A lot of bang for your quick service credit with $14 and $15 entrees.
  • Some of the highest quality, most unique quick service food at the theme parks.
  • “Interesting” without being “weird.”
  • While more expensive than most other meals, portions are larger.
  • Usually plenty of seating, though most tables are outdoors.

Disadvantages:

  • It might just be bad luck, but service has always been indifferent at best.
  • Expensive.
  • May not appeal to everyone.

Value: Above average.  While expensive, the food is very good and portions are large.

Reputation: High.  Tangierine Cafe is a favorite of many looking for food that’s a little different.

Food Choices:

Chicken and Lamb Shawarma Platter:

Excellent, as usual.  It’s a nice choice if you’re looking to share because of the quantity of food and the fact that you can easily attack it with a couple of forks.  Sometimes splitting those Pork Sandwiches isn’t pretty.  While the price is a couple dollars more than most of the other options, I’ve always felt that it was worth the extra coin.  And on the Disney Dining Plan it’s closer to a no-brainer.  The meat is shaved off of vertical roasters and then placed delicately on your plastic plate.  Topped with a tzatziki (think cucumber) sauce, all of the meats are excellent.  The lamb is my favorite, but the chicken offers a bit of variety.  The bread is fresh and pairs nicely with the hummus.  I could do without the tabbouleh, but it certainly isn’t terrible.  There’s only a couple of bites anyway.

Mediterranean Sliders:


I enjoyed the sliders.  The chicken was uncharacteristically dry, to the point where it was difficult to swallow.  But everything else was just as it should be.  Rather than overpowering the flavors of the meat/felafel, the onions provided a nice crunch.  The tahini sauce referenced is (obviously) made with tahini, which is a sesame seed paste.  I’m not sure what it would taste like without it, but the sauce didn’t seem to add much flavor to the dish.  The tabbouleh and lentil salad are also nice cold accompaniments to the sandwiches.  If pressed, I would probably order the Chicken and Lamb Shawarma Platter over the Sliders.  It seemed to be more food, but this was a nice way to sample the menu’s major items too.

Seating

Try to time a meal when Mo’ Rockin and the Belly Dancer are performing on the promenade.



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Jo December 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

We always eat here before the fireworks. Unique and good food. The kids love dancing along with the belly dancer when she is on. Loads of food on those shwarma platters.

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Lee March 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Do they no longer serve the meatball platter with rice? It’s my daughter’s favorite lunch!

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