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Top Choice Spanish in Dakhla

Casa Lola

This stylish eatery celebrates the region's recent Spanish heritage with hot and cold tapas – the shrimp croquettes and the calamari are both very good – while local octopus and grilled merlan (whiting) are popular …
Moroccan in Dakhla

La Maison du Thé

Trimmed with Asian design cues, this elegant lounge and bar would be more at home in cosmopolitan Casablanca. Blackboard menus highlight fragrant tagines and an excellent seafood pastilla, and the wine list with Fre…
Seafood in Dakhla

Café Restaurant Samarkand

This waterfront cafe has views of the white cliffs of Africa from its Silk Road–inspired pergolas. The menu features fish and other dishes; order in advance for couscous or fish pastilla. An upstairs pavilion is a g…
Seafood in Dakhla

Casa Luis

Spanish flavours and Atlantic seafood come together at this long-established local favourite. The inner dining room is a bit formal, so try and secure a table on the outside patio for lobster, paella and well-priced…
Arts & Crafts in Dakhla

Complexe d'Artisanat de Dakhla

This brand new building is one of most striking structures in town and hosts a variety of local artisans working with silver, textiles and other traditional crafts. There will eventually be around 20 stalls across t…
Moroccan in Dakhla

Gladys

Located on a busy shopping street lined with tailors and mobile phone shops, Gladys serves up well-priced tagines to a loyal band of locals including savvy Daklha expats and thrifty businessmen. The kitchen is helme…
Seafood in Dakhla

Café-Restaurant Bahia

A good, unlicensed fish restaurant serving catches including calamari and octopus. It's pretty smokey and blokey, but staff will serve you a furtive cold beer (concealed in a tea cup) if you ask them in your best Fr…
Juice Bar in Dakhla

Hassan Fruits

Across the pedestrian crossing from the Dakhla peninsula monument, this is popular for a slice of cake and a mixed fruit cocktail. Look for the fluorescent plastic chairs out front.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Dakhla

Ensemble Artisinal

Marrakesh medina it ain’t, but you can find last-minute gifts here, particularly Saharan jewellery.