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Top Choice Moroccan in Rabat

Le Petit Beur – Dar Tajine

A modest little place renowned for its excellent Moroccan food, from succulent tajines and heavenly couscous to one of the best pastillas in town, and it’s licensed. It’s quieter at lunchtime but livens up at night …
Top Choice French in Rabat

Ty Potes

A pleasant and welcoming lunch spot and tea house, serving an amazing range of sweet and savoury crêpes, salads and sandwiches. It’s popular with well-heeled locals. The atmosphere is more European, with a deeply pl…
Seafood in Rabat

Borj Eddar

Just outside the kasbah down at the beach, this restaurant overlooking the sea has a menu of excellent fresh fish and seafood dishes. The next door Restaurant de la Plage has a similar menu and the same views, if th…
Cafe in Rabat

Cafetéria du 7ème Art

Set in the shady grounds of a cinema, this popular outdoor cafe attracts a mixed clientele of students and professionals. It’s a relaxed place serving snacks such as pizza and panini.
Cafe in Rabat

Galapagos Café

Slick cafe-terrace with dark-wood panelling, contemporary furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s popular with young professionals for its ice cream, pizzas, panini and people-watching.
Ice Cream in Rabat

La Dolce Vita

Delicious homemade Italian gelato comes in a dozen flavours. It’s next to the Mamma Italia restaurant.
Italian in Rabat

Mamma Italia

It looks pretty dark from the outside, but this traditionally styled bistro serves some of the best Italian food in town. Close-packed tables with plenty of candles add to the atmosphere. Some of the pasta portions …
French in Rabat

Le Grand Comptoir

Sleek, stylish and oozing the charms of a 1930s Parisienne brasserie, this suave restaurant and lounge bar woos customers with its chic surroundings and classic French menu. Candelabras, giant palms and contemporary…
Moroccan in Rabat

Le Ziryab

This chic Moroccan restaurant is in a magnificent building just off Rue des Consuls. The blend of old-world character and stylish contemporary design is reflected in the excellent menu of interesting variations on t…
French in Rabat


The menu and attitude at this upmarket, old-style restaurant in Agdal are very French but the dark woods and rough plaster are more reminiscent of Bavaria than Bordeaux. Steak, fish and game specialities dominate th…