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Top Choice Moroccan in Asilah

Restaurant Dar Al Maghrebia

Deserving kudos for its bargain prices, tasty dishes and atmospheric surrounds, this small restaurant off Pl Mohammed V offers a selection of tajines, pastillas, brochettes, briouats and couscous dishes; all arrive …
Area in Asilah

Medina

Asilah’s largely residential medina is surrounded by sturdy stone fortifications built by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Within the walls are tranquil narrow streets lined by white houses with blue or green dec…
Moroccan in Asilah

Ali Baba

Extremely popular with local residents and workers, this impeccably clean place serves fresh and tasty harira (lentil soup), tajines, shawarma (meat sliced off a spit and stuffed in a pocket of pita-type bread), piz…
French in Asilah

La Perle d'Asilah

Generally accepted as Asilah's most impressive eating option, La Perle's menu leans heavily on the Gallic, with a handful of Spanish and Asian options thrown into the mix. Surrounds are classy, and the set two- and …
Cafe in Asilah

La Symphonie II des Douceurs

A good place for a coffee or mint tea, with street-side tables overlooking Bab Al Kasaba. The waiters don't mind if you linger over your drinks, which is fortunate as there's plenty of people-watching potential.
Historic Building in Asilah

Palais de Raissouli

This palace was built in 1909 by Er Raissouli the pirate and stands as a testament to the sumptuous life he led at the height of his power. Beautifully restored, it is usually only open during the Asilah Festival. T…
Spanish in Asilah

Casa García

Spanish-style fish dishes are the speciality at this friendly restaurant a couple of streets back from the beach. The food is acceptable rather than inspired (the chef has an extremely heavy hand with garlic), but t…
Cultural in Asilah

Asilah Festival

The Centre de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales is the main focus for this annual festival, when artists, musicians, performers and spectators descend upon the town. Events include workshops, public art demonstra…
Gallery in Asilah

Centre de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales

Located in a handsome house just inside the main entrance to the medina, this exhibition space hosts revolving exhibitions of international painting and sculpture in its gallery, and acts as the hub of the annual As…
Market in Asilah

Central Market

Asilah's small central market is a good place to source fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and spices. The restaurants in its front arcade serve excellent fresh fish at bargain prices.