Rabat restaurants

Top Choice Moroccan in Rabat

Le Petit Beur

Known for its friendly waiters and fresh Moroccan food, this small restaurant offers an array of daily specials, tajines, brochettes (kebabs), briouates (stuffed pastries) and pastillas (savoury-sweet pies). The set…
French in Rabat

Ty Potes

Head to the leafy street behind the St Pierre Cathedral and Institut Française to find this popular expat haunt. The menu features sweet and savoury crêpes and galettes (savoury pancakes), salads and tartines (open-…
Moroccan in Rabat

Tajine Wa Tanjia

Down-to-earth Moroccan dishes are the speciality at this friendly restaurant near the Rabat Ville train station. The menu is dominated by brochettes (kebabs), tajine and tanjia (slow-cooked stew) prepared according …
French in Rabat

Le Bistro du Pietri

We usually shy away from dining at restaurants in business hotels, but this eatery in the Le Piétri Urban Hotel is an exception to our self-imposed rule. The predominantly French food is well prepared and tasty. The…
French in Rabat


This swish place near Bab Ruach occupies a handsome art deco villa and is one of the only restaurants in town serving modern French cuisine. The menu changes daily according to what is fresh at the market, with seaf…
French in Rabat


The menu at this old-fashioned eatery is classic French with occasional forays over the border into Spanish territory, and the result is popular with locals and tourists alike. Steak and seafood dishes dominate (veg…
Cafe in Rabat

La Comédie

Friendly and efficient staff serve excellent coffees and good pastries and gateaux at this popular cafe. Claim a table under the large trees and watch the passing parade on Ave Mohammed V.
Moroccan in Rabat

La Koutoubia

It opened way back in 1955, and this Moroccan restaurant, with attached bar, has managed to retain its clients and traditional decor over the decades. All the classic Moroccan dishes are available – tajines, brochet…
Moroccan in Rabat

Restaurant de la Libération

Cheap, cheerful and marginally more classy than the string of other eateries along this road (it has plastic menus and tablecloths), this basic restaurant does a steady line in traditional favourites. Friday is cous…
Italian in Rabat

La Mamma

This bistro serves some of the best Italian food in town, so the fact that the dining area is dark and slightly smelly is overlooked by regulars. Some of the pasta portions can be on the small side, but the wood-fir…