Mediterranean Coast & the Rif Mountains restaurants

Top Choice Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Sofia

The only female-owned restaurant in Chefchaouen, Sofia (named after the owner's daughter) is a revelation in a city where restaurants have largely neglected what's on the menu. Chef Nuura's cinnamon-hinted bastilla …
Top Choice Cafe in Chefchaouen

Cafe Clock

British-owned Cafe Clock knows what travellers want. Delicious camel burgers for the adventurous, refreshing salads and juices for the health-conscious and proper Italian-style cappuccinos. A spectacular rooftop vie…
Top Choice Moroccan in Chefchaouen

El Jaleo

El Jaleo, meaning 'the mess', takes the best cooking in Chefchaouen – from Nuura of Sofia – to a wonderfully atmospheric restaurant above Oued Ras El Maa. The menu is unique, including steamed lamb, aubergine lasagn…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Tangier

El Morocco Club

King Mohammed VI was seen dining here, which is as good a recommendation as any. A very smart renovation of this elegant building along the medina wall has resulted in an upscale restaurant and atmospheric red-lit p…
Top Choice Seafood in Tangier

Populaire Saveur de Poisson

This charming seafood restaurant is well worth the hype, offering an excellent, filling, four-course meal in rustic surroundings. First comes the fish soup, followed by inventive plates of fresh catch, olives and fr…
Top Choice Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Auberge Dardara Restaurant

This is the best restaurant in the area and worth the 10-minute drive from town (Dh6). The Tanjaoui owner uses only the freshest ingredients from the garden, bakes his own bread and makes his own olive oil and goat'…
Top Choice Italian in Tangier

Anna E Paolo

This is a genuine, family-run bistro with Italian Tangier-born 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 …
Top Choice Seafood in Melilla

La Pérgola

A waterfront terrace makes this classy spot adjacent to the fortress walls a very pleasant place for a meal or just a late afternoon drink. The speciality is barbecued seafood, and at €12, the menú del día (lunch me…
Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

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

Bulls Burger House

Somehow, one of the best burgers in Morocco has popped up here. Unbelievably soft buns hug perfectly spiced patties dripping with delicious sauces, and it all comes with garlic fries and homemade lemonade on the sid…