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Music in Tabarka

Tabarka International Jazz Festival & Festival des Variétés

Tabarka is famous far and wide for its first-rate, early July jazz festival. It’s followed in late July and early August by the Festival des Variétés, which includes an eclectic mix of world music, from latino to ra…
Cafe in Tabarka

Café Andalous

This old-time, teetotal cafe is worth a visit just to see the wall tiles (made long ago in Tunis by Jewish artisans), the wood-and-copper figurines of Ottoman Turks strung along the ceiling, and the chandeliers, whi…
Beach in Tabarka

Montazah Beach

This beach begins at the marina and stretches eastward around the bay, past the big hotels of the Zone Touristique. The further from the marina you go the cleaner it gets. Local kids also like to jump off the dyke a…
Seafood in Tabarka

Restaurant Le Festival

This popular restaurant on the edge of the marina serves good seafood, including paella and fish couscous (which must be ordered in advance). The menu has comic English translations. The scraggy cats on the terrace …
Tunisian in Tabarka


This cheap-and-cheerful place has a good set menu featuring staples such as grilled lamb cutlets, prawns and calamari; there are some outside tables and jolly management.
Seafood in Tabarka

Restaurant Khemir

Simple and reliable fish dinners come with wine or beer; what you miss out on in marina views, you make up for in terms of attitude-free service.