Food Type: Moroccan
Location: Hidden in the back of the Morocco Pavilion.
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service. There is a surcharge of $7 on the two Feast entrees that cost $42 – $45 out of pocket.
Cost: Lunch appetizers: $6-$17; Entrées: $15-$28; Kids: $8. Dinner appetizers: $6-$17, Entrées: $21-$45; Kids; $8.
Discounts: 20% Tables in Wonderland; 10% Annual Passholder Lunch Monday-Friday Only; 20% Disney Vacation Club.
Lunch (11:30am – 3:15pm): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/restaurant-marrakesh/menus/lunch
Dinner (3:30pm – Park Close): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/restaurant-marrakesh/menus/dinner
Setting: Themed to an ornate Moroccan Palace, stained-glass chandeliers provide the only light in this windowless restaurant. The open dining room, surrounded by intricate tile mosaics, provides many great vantage points for enjoying the belly dancing show, which typically begins at 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:10pm.
- Virtually never busy, particularly before 6pm. This is an easy walk-up if you’re not burdening yourselves with dining reservations six months in advance. It’s also easy to reserve dinner via the My Disney Experience app, Guest Relations, or in person at the restaurant on the day of.
- Staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the menu.
- Lunch is significantly less expensive than dinner for the same items. A three-course Chef’s Lunch Special, including seasoned beef rolls, chicken kebabs, and baklava is available for $19.99.
- The entertainment is a nice bonus and its short duration offers an opportunity to chat as well as enjoy a little bit of Morocco.
- This is a nice chance to try something a little “different,” although the food is still catered to “American” tastes and sensibilities. Most items are only mildly spiced.
- May be a little out there for some people. Kids’ menu entrees include a burger, chicken tenders, and pasta, but nothing more exotic for the adventurous tyke.
- Dinner entrees add $10 to the lunch prices for the same food.
- Service can be spotty. Flavors and spices have been dumbed down for the typical tourist.
- They don’t do busy well. Consider another restaurant when crowds are extremely heavy.
Tips: Go for lunch if you can swing it. Request a table with a view of the belly dancer.
Value: Above average. Few restaurants at Epcot offer a more authentic experience than Marrakesh.
Reputation: Marrakesh is not as popular as it should be because many people find the perceived exoticness of Moroccan food unappealing. This is unfortunate because Marrakesh is suited to American tastes and many of the entrées are simply marinated meats in traditional sauces. Consider giving it a try.