32 Best Restaurants in Tangier and the Mediterranean, Morocco

Café Clock Chefchaouen

$ Fodor's choice

The hugely popular Café Clock company has arrived in a cool blue riad in Chefchaouen. It comes with the same relaxed vibe as its counterparts in Fez and Marrakesh, as well as menu favorites like camel burger and a wide variety of fish dishes. It's much more than just your standard café, and offers fascinating cultural programs featuring Riffian artists and musicians.

Casa Garcia

$ Fodor's choice

Locals and visitors alike flock to this marine-theme, Spanish-style seafood restaurant for no-nonsense fresh fish, paella, and seafood. The terrace is a nice place to linger over a bottle of Moroccan wine. On weekends, large families join tables banquet-style, so book ahead, especially on Sunday.

51, rue Moulay Hassan Ben El Mehdi, Asilah, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • fantastic seafood tagines
  • extensive drinks menu
  • buzzing on weekends, so make reservations

Club Nautique

$ Fodor's choice

Fresh, simply grilled fish and other seafood reign supreme here, along with several resort-style bars placed strategically around the two terraces and captain's cabin–style interior. There is a large selection of Moroccan wines on offer, with Guerrouane being a good bet. The house salads are well prepared and can be made to suit the size of your party. The views of the bay and local fishing boats from the outdoor tables are stunning, and in the evening you can buy your fish straight off the boat and have it cooked to your liking.

Port d'Al Hoceima, Al Hoceima, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • fish dishes straight off the boat
  • gorgeous outdoor seating with views of the bay
  • impressive wine list

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Dar Al Maghrebia

$ Fodor's choice

For authentic Moroccan cuisine at great-value prices, look no further than this small, family-run restaurant. Dine in the cozy salon or at one of the pavement tables, and choose from an array of brochettes, tagines, pastillas, and briouates (stuffed pastries).

El Morocco Club

$$$ | Kasbah Fodor's choice

In 1931, an American architect renovated a kasbah mansion and turned it into El Morocco Club. Today it's three venues in one: a sophisticated restaurant serving a fusion of Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine, a pretty café terrace, and a seductively lit piano bar. The restaurant menu features fare such as foie gras, seafood couscous, and lemon meringue pie. The café terrace, located under a century-old fig tree, offers more affordable salads and sandwiches and is an excellent choice for a leisurely lunch.

Pl. du Tabor, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, 90000, Morocco
Known For
  • elegant setting
  • restaurant reservations essential
  • laid-back lunches at the café terrace
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

La Perle d'Asilah

$$$ Fodor's choice

At Asilah's finest restaurant, the sophisticated menu is largely French, with a dash of Asian and Moroccan. A chalkboard highlights the daily specials—perhaps John Dory, crab, or roasted poussin (young chicken); there are great-value two- and three-course prix-fixe menus, too. Pair it with an excellent Moroccan wine or cocktail, and don't miss rounding off a meal with an irresistible dessert. Dine on the terrace in balmy weather; inside it's decorated in warm tones, with dark-wood furniture and white linen tablecloths.

Restaurant Blanco Riad

$$ Fodor's choice

Set within a jasmine-scented courtyard, this is one of the prettiest dining spots in the city. The food is equally as good as the setting, thanks to a menu of modern Moroccan cuisine featuring dishes such as orange, carrot, and saffron salad, and seafood cannelloni. Prices are reasonable, too.

Saveurs de Poisson

$$$ | Ville Nouvelle Fodor's choice

At this iconic, cash-only restaurant, the menu and the price are fixed, so just sit down and prepare to enjoy four courses, designed to be shared by the table. The main event is always the catch of the day—perhaps St. Pierre, dorado, or sole. The dessert might be strawberries (in season) with almonds, smothered in local honey. You'll be served special fruit juice, infused with flowers, cloves, and other secret ingredients, and a souvenir earthenware dish is usually part of the price.

2, Escalier Waller, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • reservations are essential
  • no-frills setting but full of atmosphere
  • fruit juice from a secret recipe
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Fri.

Café à l'Anglaise

$$ | Medina

The decor of this cute café-restaurant reflects Tangier’s mix of cultures. The chef only makes a handful of main dishes a day depending on market finds—perhaps briouates (small pastries stuffed with meat or cheese) or kebabs—and when they're gone, they're gone. Be sure to wash your meal down with a seasonal fresh juice. You can dine anywhere across the three floors, from the cozy ground floor to the relaxed roof terrace.

37, rue de la Kasbah, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • unique artichoke tagine
  • vegetarian and vegan-friendly options
  • lovely roof terrace

Café Centrale

$ | Medina

Front-row seating can be had at the pavement tables of this café smack bang in the middle of the Petit Socco. It's a good place to catch your breath with a coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice and a crepe as you watch an intriguing cast of characters wander past.

Petit Socco, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • good mint tea
  • Tangier institution
  • credit cards not accepted

Café Hafa

$ | Ville Nouvelle

West of the Kasbah, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar and set up on seven levels plunging toward the sea, this laid-back cliff café opened in 1921 and soon became the favorite sunset-watching haunt of locals and bohemian visitors. Waiters impressively deliver 16 steaming cups of sweet tea at a time, along with bowls of bissara (traditional pea soup). 

Café Restaurant Sofia


Popular with both locals and visitors, the town’s first female-owned restaurant has a menu that showcases traditional dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Dine alfresco under an awning; don’t miss the shrimp tagine or the fluffy seven-vegetable couscous. You may have to go more than once.

Pl. Outa el Hammam, Escalier Roumani, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • family owned and run
  • outdoor seating
  • credit cards not accepted
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Café Restaurant Cap Spartel


In a prime spot next to the Cap Spartel Lighthouse, this popular restaurant has a sweeping terrace to take in the views. Its wide-ranging menu includes paninis and sweet and savory crepes, as well as salads and fresh fish. Try to time your visit for the stunning sunset.

Casa Aladdin


It's all about the bird's-eye views over the main square from the three-story riad's terraces here, as the food can be hit or miss. Tagines are the best bet, or stick to a mint tea and pastries.

17, rue Targui, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • views over the main square
  • popular with groups
  • classic tagines
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No credit cards

Chez Abdou


Open for lunch and dinner, this laid-back restaurant is difficult to find but well worth the search. Abdou himself, a rare and well-loved Tangier personality, serves up some of the freshest fish, simplest salads, and most perfect paella in the area. You can choose to sit indoors or at a table in the sandy maze of colorful and leafy outdoor spaces that lead out to a fine sandy beach sprinkled with tiny shells and beach umbrellas for hire. The best dishes here are the simply prepared fresh seafood plates. Take the first right about 30 feet after the rotary that puts you on Route de Rabat (N1) and at the near end of the Diplomatic Forest. If you see the Club de Tir, you've gone too far.

Foret Diplomatique Km 17, Rte. de Larache, Cap Spartel, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • fresh fish and seafood
  • beach views
  • friendly owner
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No credit cards

El Korsan

$$$ | Medina

Located within the Minzah Hotel, El Korsan serves traditional Moroccan cuisine in sumptuous style. Specialties include succulent mechoui (roasted lamb or mutton) and slow-cooked tagines, often served to a soundtrack of Andalusian music. The service is attentive, and the decor is classic Moroccan opulence.

85, rue de la Liberté, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • authentic Moroccan cuisine
  • opulent setting
  • belly-dancing performances
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch, Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

Eric Kayser

$$ | Ville Nouvelle

The sleek café-restaurant of renowned French pastry chef Eric Kayser serves up an array of French goodies such as baguettes, melt-in-your-mouth croissants, pain au chocolat, mille-feuille, and choux buns. Marvel at the elaborate displays, then grab a decadent cake and a coffee, relax, and people-watch.

Corner of Rue des Amoureux and Rue Casablanca, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, 90000, Morocco
Known For
  • delicious cakes and pastries
  • contemporary setting
  • excellent people-watching

Gran Café de Paris

$ | Ville Nouvelle

This fabled café has been gracing a corner of the buzzy Place de France since 1927, and its brown leather seats, wood paneling, and mirrors galore will make you feel like you're back in the 1950s with William Burroughs (he wrote here) or in The Bourne Ultimatum (a scene was filmed here). The terrace is the perfect place to watch the world go by over an orange juice or café au lait.

Pl. de France, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
No phone
Known For
  • delicious croissants
  • good coffee
  • credit cards not accepted

Grand Café Lixus


Since 1920 this Larache landmark has occupied a prime spot on the main square. Inside, it's all Art Deco splendor with towering columns, gilded chandeliers, and a grand piano; or you can grab a terrace table, perfect for people-watching over a breakfast of French or Moroccan pastries and perhaps a pizza in the evening.


$ | Medina

Decorated in over-the-top Moroccan style, with banquettes covered with rich brocade and plump cushions, Hammadi (named after the affable owner) is never dull. Try traditional dishes such as the house pastilla (a meat pie), chicken tagine, or kefta (beef patties), along with a cup of freshly brewed mint tea. The place is definitely touristy, but it also has a certain local charm. There's always a live band playing traditional Andalusian music, and if you go for dinner, you can avoid the tour groups.

2, rue de la Kasbah, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • live Andalusian music daily
  • go at dinner to avoid tour groups
  • alcohol menu available

Lala Mesouda


This great-value restaurant, with its carved-wood chairs, colorful banquettes, and bare stone walls, is one of the top choices in town for Moroccan dishes full of home-cooked flavor. House specialties include regional favorites such as bissara and hearty tagines, as well as plenty of options for vegetarians. If you're with a group, you can order lots of dishes and share them, family-style. And if you can’t find a table, head to owner Said’s second outpost, Beldi Bab Ssour.

Meson La Esquinita Iberica


For a quick snack, head to this no-nonsense tapas bar near La Plaza Nuestra Señora de Africa. Try the insalata russo (a Spanish take on the Russian Salade Olivier), a Spanish tortilla (a mix between an omelet and potato pancake), or some Serrano ham with bread.

4, Calle Jaudenes, Ceuta, Ceuta, Spain
0956-51-61–04-in Spain
Known For
  • Spanish tapas
  • popular with locals

Oceano Casa Pépé


This small, well-located restaurant sits just outside Bab al-Kasaba, the medina's main gate. The current menu is overly expansive, but the fried fish is always a good choice. There's also a selection of tapas. It's dimly lit inside, so grab a pavement table.

8, pl. Zellaka, Asilah, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • popular with groups
  • fish and seafood
  • serves alcohol

Parador de Ceuta Restaurant


This retro-look dining room serves classic Spanish dishes such as jamón ibérico (cured leg of pork), seafood paella, and grilled octopus. Dramatic lighting is provided by attractive Andalusian lanterns hanging from the high ceiling like a constellation.

15, Plaza Nuestra Señora de de África, Ceuta, Ceuta, Spain
956-51–49–40-in Ceuta
Known For
  • creative daily specials
  • romantic vibe
  • high prices for the city

Pizzeria Mandala


Take a break from tagines and head to this popular restaurant just outside the medina. Pizza and pasta are the mainstays of the menu, but they also serve meat dishes and good-size salads. Be sure to save room for the sinful chocolate fondant.

Av. Hassan II, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, 91000, Morocco
Known For
  • family-friendly option
  • delivery to area hotels
  • delicious desserts

Restaurant Beldi Bab Ssour

A great value and an always-busy restaurant, Beldi Bab Ssour is the best choice for Moroccan dishes full of home-cooked flavor. House specialties include regional favorites such as bisarra, goat tagines, and offal, as well as plenty of options for vegetarians. If you're with a group, you can order lots of dishes and share them, family-style. And if you can’t find a table, head to Said’s second outpost, Lala Mesouda on Avenue Hassan 1—it has exactly the same menu.
5, rue Elkharrazin, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • traditional and homecooked Moroccan cuisine
  • regional specialties like goat tagines
  • family-style shared dishes

Restaurant Darna

$ | Ville Nouvelle

Stop for lunch at this community center, whose name means "Our House," and you won't just enjoy a scrumptious home-style meal; you'll also be supporting local women and children in need. The traditional couscous served on Friday shouldn't be missed, especially when eaten in the sun-drenched, tiled patio. Don’t forget to check out the small on-site shop.

Rue Jules Cot, Tangier, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • daily chalkboard specials
  • delicious desserts
  • shop with handcrafted products
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner

Restaurant Nord-Pinus

$$$$ | Kasbah

Boasting an undeniably romantic ambience with intimate nooks, antique furniture, and sparkling stained-glass lights, this hotel restaurant serves traditional Moroccan dishes with a creative twist. The catch of the day is popular, along with dishes like chicken and olive tagine cooked over a wood fire. In fine weather, eat on the open-sided balcony overlooking the sea and out to Spain. It's worth having an alfresco pre- or postprandial drink on the terrace for the views alone.

Restaurant Restinga


A narrow alleyway leads off Avenue Mohammed V to a small courtyard with a large fig tree as its centerpiece; you can dine inside or out at the restaurant here. Try the platter of fried fish, which might include calamari, sole, rouget, and shrimp. Beer and wine are available.

21, av. Mohammed V, Tetouan, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • alcohol served with complimentary tapas
  • popular with locals
  • credit cards not accepted

Restaurant Riad El Reducto


The restaurant in this Spanish-run hotel is one of best options for a great homemade meal short of being invited into a Tetouani home. Fine Moroccan dishes include chicken pastilla, fish skewers, and delicious nut-based pastries, as well as Spanish croquetas (fritters). Picky eaters will find hamburgers, and you can wash your meal down with Moroccan wine or a cold beer.

38, Zanqat Zawiya, Tetouan, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco
Known For
  • beautiful Moorish-style decor
  • alcohol available
  • includes straightforward options for unadventurous diners