Top 3 Recommended Restaurants in Fes, Morocco

Couscous in tajine

The city of Fes in Morocco has an extraordinary ambiance. It’s a combination of rich culture, ancient history, and culinary delights. While strolling through the winding alleys of the medina, exploring the local souk, and looking for souvenirs, you should for sure take time to taste the local cuisine in the restaurants in Fes. It has been greatly influenced by the French and while picking a nice little restaurant retreat, you might enter the one that serves the most typical traditional Moroccan food.

Bustling souk in Fes
Bustling souk in Fes

If you are in search of unraveling the secrets of the local cuisine, then these 3 restaurants in Fes are worth a visit.

Couscous in tajine
Couscous in tajine

L’Amandier Palais Faraj

L’Amandier Palais Faraj is located on the top of the famous hotel. Its terrace overlooks the city offering stunning views of the old medina of Fes. The cuisine is rich in flavor with dishes representative of the Fassi tradition. Chef Fatima Belaatik will cook for you like no one else before. Upon your arrival, the maître will make you feel like you are just home. Once settled in the comfortable chairs, if you are visiting for the first time, you will be given a brief overview of the menu. One of the most recommended dishes is the Pastilla de l’ocean for starters or if you enjoy soup try the Harira. For the main course ask for a Dorade Royale a la mode de Fes or the Tajine de Kabab Maghdour. As for dessert, a nice ending will be a Mint Tea and Moroccan pastries or the Pastilla Jouhara.

Dar El Ghalia’s

Dar El Ghalia’s restaurant is a classic Moroccan dining place with charming surroundings and a calm atmosphere. True to its culinary tradition, the restaurant is very sought-after in the Andalusian quarter of Fes. The decoration is a landmark of the 18th century. The food is fantastic. From the restaurant’s terrace, you will have a splendid view over the medina and its many minarets. Chef Fatima Tazi prepares typical home-made dishes that are rich in flavors and aromas. When visiting the restaurant, a typical menu should start with a Chorba or a Pastilla with Pigeons. For the main course, the choice is hard but you will never be mistaken if you taste the M’rouzia or the M’hammer. For dessert, flatter your senses with a Baghrir with Honey or M’hancha.

Moroccan Salad
Moroccan Salad

Les Jardins de Sheherezade

The restaurant Les Jardins de Sheherezade is a 19h century gem hidden in the heart of the city. It’s been awarded one of the best restaurants in Fes. The choice can be a challenge. Sets of 14 varieties of salads, pastillas made with different meat, fish or seafood, couscous, chicken with olives or stuffed fish to the mouth-watering deserts; it’s all tempting and delicious. The place itself is incredible; the food is prepared with great attention while the surroundings will make you feel like you are dining in an amazing oasis. The restaurant’s spacious garden with palm trees and indoor pool contributes to the serene and relaxing ambiance.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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