Mediterranean Coast & the Rif Mountains restaurants

Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

The menu at this elegant riad is a cut above the usual, and features some innovative Moroccan dishes, heavy on local seasonal produce and a big change from the standard tajine menu. The garden is pleasant in summer,…
Top Choice Seafood in Tangier

Populaire Saveur de Poisson

This charming seafood restaurant offers an excellent, filling set menu in rustic surroundings. The owner serves a four-course meal of fish soup followed by inventive plates of fresh catch, olives and various fresh b…
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 Tanjaoui owner uses only the freshest ingredients from the garden, bakes his own bread and makes his own olive…
Top Choice Italian in Tangier

Anna e Paolo

This is a genuine, family-run Italian bistro with Venetian owners; it feels like you've been invited for Sunday dinner. Expect a highly international crowd, lots of cross-table conversations about the events of the …
Top Choice Seafood in Melilla

La Pérgola

A waterfront terrace makes this classy spot beneath the fortress walls a very pleasant place for a meal, or just a late-afternoon drink. The speciality is barbecued seafood, and at €10 the prix-fixe menu cannot be b…
Top Choice Seafood in Al Hoceima

Club Nautique

This is the main restaurant at the port, and a good one. After 6pm you can buy your fish fresh off the boat and have them grill it for you (alternatively, order straight from the menu). The 2nd floor overlooks the w…
Top Choice Moroccan in Oujda

Restaurant Nacional

This is a Oujda institution: people queue for tables at lunchtime (there’s a big, packed salon upstairs). Salads are great, and waiters rush with plates of grilled meat, fried fish and tajines, and there's couscous …
Top Choice Spanish in Ceuta

El Refectorio

Considered by many to be Ceuta's best restaurant, El Refectorio has a good bar, and dining inside and out with magnificent sea views from the balcony. It excels at shellfish, fish and meats and has a good wine list.
Top Choice Tapas in Melilla

Casa Marta

This is a great tapas bar that brims with people of all ages both inside and out: outdoor seating is under a tent in the street. Free tapas is included with drinks; larger plates are available from the menu.
Top Choice Tapas in Ceuta

Mesón El Cortijo

A classic neighbourhood gathering place that's heavy on tapas, cerveza (beer) and friendliness. Catch up on football, gossip and practise your Español.