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Restaurant Nacional

A Oujda institution where 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. Couscous is available on…
Bar in Oujda

Hôtel Atlas Orient

With several drinking options, the Atlas hotel is the best place for a night out in Oujda. By the reception is a classy bar with red velvet chairs and matching chandeliers. West of the entrance, Actor’s lounge serve…
Cafe in Oujda

Café Pâtisserie Colombo

This vintage cafe has been a popular option on Oujda's main strip since the 1940s. Classy waiters in bow ties and brown suit jackets serve delicious pastries, excellent coffee, affordable breakfasts and stacked sund…
Cultural in Oujda

Sidi Yahia Moussem

Patron saint of the city and venerated by Moroccans, Sidi Yahia is also thought to be John the Baptist or perhaps a Castilian rabbi. Thousands of pilgrims flock to the celebrations 6km south of Oujda, which include …
Cafe in Oujda

L'Excellence

One of the best patisseries in town, L'Excellence specializes in local sweets; try a makrout (date-stuffed sweet), griwech (fried strips of dough in honey), kaâk (bagel-shaped sweet) or briwate (triangular puff past…
Medina in Oujda

Medina

Oujda's medina is a great slice of tradition and modernity. It isn't large and appeals to local tastes, so don't expect to wade through touts selling carpets, lanterns and cushions. Most shops sell Moroccan clothing…
Music in Oujda

International Gharnati Festival

Gharnati is Algerian music from Andalusia (the name is derived from Granada). The traditional music, played with an ensemble that includes violins and ouds, has been celebrated with an annual festival in Oujda for o…
Music in Oujda

Oujda International Raï Festival

Oujda is the Moroccan capital for raï, a music genre developed in Algeria in the 1920s as a form of protest folk. Since 2006, Oujda has organized an eight-day annual festival for raï featuring both classic rendition…
Health Food in Oujda

CuiZine

Wall-to-wall wooden crates, trendy CuiZine has a hefty menu of pizzas, loaded potatoes and Moroccan staples. It also has 'fitness' foods like jam-packed smoothies and 'hyper protein' meals that list the nutritional …
Seafood in Oujda

La Belle d'Orient

An excellent choice if you're in the mood for fish fresh from the coast. Sardines are grilled on the barbecue outside, there's a fish tajine and a platter of poisson friture (various fried fish). Pizzas are also ava…