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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...

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Café Clock

British-owned Café 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...

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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...

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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...

Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Chez Hicham

This lovely respite from the busy plaza has warm, comfortable candlelit seating, plus views over the kasbah from several terraces. The service can err on neglectful, but Chez Hicham has tasty and affordable...

Soup in Chefchaouen

Baissara Ansar

Little more than two tables, several chairs and Ahmed's friendly smile, this tiny soup joint with no sign serves just two things: bissara (bean soup with olive oil and a dash of cumin) and mint tea (Dh4). Fresh...

Italian in Chefchaouen

Mandala

Offering a welcome break from Chefchaouen's endless tajine parade, Mandala serves up some good pizzas and pastas, plus a serviceable steak. The seating is cosy and service is good. If you're feeling lazy, you can...

Cafe in Chefchaouen

Cafe Tounsi

Set into the outside wall of the medina, this cafe has a great location overlooking the falls of Ras El Maa, with three terraces tumbling down the hill. Views are particularly nice in the late afternoon, when the...

Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Assaada

This reliable cheapie tries hard to please. Located on both sides of the alley just before Bab El Ain, it offers better than average Moroccan cuisine (the kefta tajine with spiced meatballs is tasty) and good...

Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Restaurant Tissemlal

Better known as Casa Hassan as it's part of the guesthouse of the same name, this restaurant serves the usual traditional dishes in a set menu (drinks and service extra). The food is just OK, certainly nothing to...

Desserts in Chefchaouen

Zakaria Chocolat Patisserie Belge

Zakaria moved to Chefchaouen with his young daughter for the 'easy life', stirring up hot chocolate and baking delicious pastries from his native Belgium. The shop is little more than a cubby hole, but it’s great...

Pastries in Chefchaouen

Chez Aziz

At any given moment in the day, Chez Aziz is packed with locals devouring a pastry, chowing down on a pizza or panini or gulping back a za3za3 (avocado-and-fruit smoothie concoction with fresh fruit and nuts)....

Moroccan in Chefchaouen

Lala Mesouda

A lively and cosy restaurant with fun fabrics and intimate seating – some chairs are handcrafted out of tree trunks. The food is traditional Moroccan, serving up affordable tajines and decent soups. It always...

Moroccan in Chefchaouen

La Lampe Magique

Once one of the finest places in town, La Lampe Magique, aka Casa Aladin, has dropped off a cliff, dishing out subpar and dare we say inedible Moroccan food. The only reason to visit should be for the epic...