Morocco Traveler’s Recommendations of the Best Places to Dine in Tangier.
Located in the former residence of Moulay Hafid (Palace of Italian institutions) this charming Italian restaurant with 1950‘s decor is located on the Mershan in the heart of Tangier. Known for the best pizza in town, a decent wine list and top notch service Casa d’Italia offers a wide range of dishes. You can choose between a variety of fish dishes, grilled meats and pasta made in every style. Their seafood salad is an excellent choice. Frequented by locals this restaurant is the perfect choice for lunch dinner, romantic evenings out or with a family.
Address: Palais des institutions Italiennes, Palais Moulay Hafid- Mershan
LE RELEAIS DE PARIS
In love with Morocco, Remi and Philip abandoned their Marbella property in Spain, 2 forks in the Michelin to open Le Relais de Paris, a beautiful hotel, which has quickly become one fo the largest tables in Tangier. With a beautifiul terrace that overlooks the Bay and Strait, this gem offers the best French Brasserie cuisine in Tangier. Their meat dishes are served with a secret house sauce made with 5 ingredients and 18 carefully measured herbs. Remi is a Cordon Bleu chef and offers delicious specialty dishes such as red tuna steak spiced or dusck foie gras with figs.
Address: Complexe Dawliz
Café Hafa is a located in Tangier along a cliff top that overlooks the Bay of Tangier. Cafe Hafa opened in 1921 and has retained its 1920‘s style of decor and ambiance over the years. It has been the highlight of numerous writers and singers inspiration when visiting Morocco. Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – all frequented this charming Cafe with sea views which is known for its own special Tangier brew of Moroccan mint tea.
An international menu, long on Italian and with a slant towards fish, tables at San Remo boast bright cloths facing the street. This tiny restaurant located on a corner in shopping district of Tangier has Moroccan background music and a mix of clientele- expats, local business men- that give this lively spot a great cultural crossroads feel.
Address: 15 Rue Ahmed Chaouki
Le Mirage is a bridge between sky and sea on the coast of Tangier. This luxury hotel and gourmet restaurant is located next to the Caves of Hercules. The combination of its breathtaking views and food to match make it a must place to dine. The traditional menu at the chic Le Mirage is nothing less then classic French with a touch of Tangier. Foie Gras, prawns and chips with smoked trout and Roasted Duck with apples are just a couple of tasteful dishes on it’s menu.
Address: Hotel Club Le Mirage- BP 2198
Serving French and international cuisine, Restaurant O’Savour has a warm, romantic and friendly atmosphere. The decor is modern and design in shades of pink, purple and with cedar wood. The menu is rich and varied, it offers bold dishes all gourmands and gourmets will appreciate like crispy prawn salad with mango, beef fillet with fleur de sel and the famous chocolate fondue for two people, lovers. Prices are high. Reservations are required especially for dinner.
Address: 15, Rue Boubana, QuartierCalifornie
Phone: +212-5 39 33 63 26
Close to the Grande Mosque and the local craft center – off a quiet street you will find La Fabrique. Separated by a mezzanine loft and atmosphere friendly this Tangier restaurants offers quality French cuisine simmered with love. A new address not to be missed.
Address: Residence Salima 1-7, rue d’Angleterre
ANNA & PAULO
Anna and Paolo made this place a privileged place for those who appreciate the combination of family atmosphere and a menu that shares the flavors of Italy. Savor a fine selection of salads (including smoked duck or warm goat cheese), crispy pizzas baked in a wood fire, cooked meat at the lowest and fresh pasta. A favored dish is the black tagliatelle with prawns or vegetable lasagna. The desserts are not to be missed, tiramisu and cream accompanied by Sicilian Italian coffee.
Address: 77, Avenue du Prince Heritier