The vast Place Mahmoud Harbi (Place Rimbaud), which was being renovated at the time of writing, is dominated by the minaret of the...
Les Caisses Market
The focal point of the European Quarter is Place du 27 Juin 1977 (Place Ménélik). With its whitewashed houses and Moorish arcades, this...
Has a dizzying array of fruity concoctions (over 45 varieties). Also serves tea, coffee and pastries.
Mukbasa - 7 Freres
This popular joint in the African Quarter is famous for one thing and one thing only: poisson yemenite (oven-baked fish). It's served...
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Moukbasa National information
There are a few good ventures specialising in poisson yemenite (oven-baked fish) around town but this one was the most popular at the time of writing, although it’s not right in the thick of things. There are no menus; just choose your glistening beastie (usually sea bream, grouper or barracuda) in the fridge and it’s barbecued a la Yemeni : the whole thing is sliced in half, smacked against the walls of a fire pit and baked to a black crisp – you’re welcome to have a look and take pictures. It’s sprinkled with hot pepper and served with a chapati (flatbread) and a belt-bustingly good mokbasa (purée of honey and either dates or banana). Truly finger-licking.