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Top Choice Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Auberge Dardara Restaurant

This is the best restaurant in the area, and worth the 10-minute drive from town (to Bab Taza, Dh5). The Tangerine owner uses only the freshest ingredients from the garden, bakes his own bread and makes his own oliv…
Area in Chefchaouen

Medina

Chefchaouen’s medina is one of the loveliest in Morocco. Small and uncrowded, it’s easy to explore, with enough winding paths to keep you diverted, but compact enough that you’ll never get too lost. Most of the buil…
Moroccan in Chefchaouen

La Lampe Magique

This magical favourite overlooking Plaza Uta El Hammam serves delicious Moroccan staples in a grand setting. Three bright-blue floors include a laid-back lounge, a more formal dining area and a rooftop terrace. The …
Italian in Chefchaouen

Mandala

Offering a welcome break from Chefchaouen's endless tajine parade, Mandala serves up some good pizzas and pastas, plus a serviceable steak. Surroundings are cosy and service is good. If you're feeling lazy, you can …
Arts & Crafts in Chefchaouen

Ensemble Artisanat

Chefchaouen is an excellent place to shop for woven rugs and blankets. Most of the weaving nowadays is done with wool, one of the area's biggest products. It's worth stopping at the Ensemble Artisinat, if only for t…
Landmark in Chefchaouen

Kasbah

The kasbah is a heavily restored walled fortress that now contains a lovely garden, a small ethnographic museum, and an even smaller art gallery. The ethnographic museum contains some fascinating views of old Chefch…
Mosque in Chefchaouen

Spanish Mosque

The mosque was built by the Spanish in the 1920s, but never used. It fell into disrepair, but has been newly restored (by the Spanish, again), and there are plans for it to open as a cultural centre. From the hillto…
Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Plaza Café-Restaurants

It's hard to make a choice between the dozen or so cafes on the main square. Menus are virtually identical – continental breakfasts, soups and salads, tajines and seafood – such that we wonder if they're all served …
Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Lala Mesouda

This restaurant serves dishes not found elsewhere in the town. Both the steak with Roquefort sauce and the chicken with cream and mushrooms are recommended, and fish is also available. The interior is comfortable an…
River in Chefchaouen

Oued Ras El Maa

The waterfall of Ras El Maa is just beyond the far northeastern gate of Chefchaouen medina. It’s here, where the water comes gushing out of the mountain, that local women come to do their washing. The sound of the w…