Amal Center

Moroccan in Ville Nouvelle

Image by Chris Griffiths Lonely Planet

Do good while eating delicious food – double bonus. The Amal Center supports and trains disadvantaged Moroccan women in restaurant skills, and you get to feast on their flavours. So many restaurants in Marrakesh reflect poorly on local cuisine, but here you get the real home-cooking deal. On our last visit we had the best fish tajine we've ever tasted in Morocco.

The menu changes daily, but there's always at least three options of starters, mains and dessert; on Fridays couscous is always the star of the show. Prices are locally focused, so the restaurant's clientele is a happy mix of local families, expats and in-the-know tourists. Even better, if the spicy zing of your tajine has got your tastebuds craving more, they're now running cooking classes.