There’s a great choice of cafes and patisseries, where you can start the day with coffee and pastries or recover from the rigours of the beach. Some restaurants in Agadir are licensed, and the city's beachfront promenade is packed with touristy restaurants serving everything from burgers to Indian and Spanish cuisine.

Marina

The upmarket marina at the northern end of the seafront promenade has a concentration of midrange and top-end restaurants and cafes, where you can dine in style on international food.

Souq al-Had

Leave the seafront to shop with the locals at the Souq al-Had, which slaps a big, messy dollop of Moroccan atmosphere onto concrete Agadir. Stalls sell everything from jellabas (a popular flowing garment) to fish, and include some good handicrafts, leatherwork and lanterns. Among the lines of fresh fruit and veg from the Souss Valley, look out for Berber apothecaries selling herbal incense, lipstick and potions that have all sorts of effects on the bowels.

Top Eating Spots

Passage Aït Souss Opposite the museum on this pedestrianised walkway, cafes serve everything from Moroccan dishes to pizza.

Souq al-Had At lunchtime, tajines bubble away outside the many cheap cafes.

Nouveau Talborjt In the morning, snack stands on Ave du 29 Février are popular for Moroccan pancakes and mint tea; for lunch or dinner, budget cafes and restaurants have seats on Pl Lahcen Tamri.

Port At the entrance to the port, off Ave Mohammed V, you can pick up an ultra-fresh, no-nonsense fish meal from around Dh70. Check costs before ordering; the various catches differ greatly in price (seafood such as crab is about Dh300 per 1kg). The stalls close in the early evening during the winter.