This small place is hugely popular, serving up everything from chapatis and shawarma to rotisserie chicken and couscous. The side salads and beans are a quick cheap meal in themselves.
A restaurant popular with tourists and locals alike with friendly service and an intimate candlelit atmosphere. The mains on the menu hold few surprises but are reliably good. Don’t forget the starters though – doig…
Make like you're in the palmeraie with the plaster palm tree decor at Le Soleil. The couscous is good here, along with the stews a la jarre (baked in a clay pot).
This recommended restaurant serves up pasta, grilled meat and couscous dishes in a brick-walled dining room complete with a working coffee pot–shaped fountain in the centre.
Set back off the street, in an arcade next to the Mosque El Ferdous, this is an ever-popular local place and great for kebabs or couscous and salad.
A handy and welcoming place to drop into for a quick sandwich, or something sweet and sticky, washed down with a fresh juice or good coffee.
One of the few Zone Touristique restaurants that have weathered the tourism downturn, Pizzeria Azzura serves quality pizzas.
This is a small, modern place done up in Italian-Tunisian decor. It's cute, and the pizzas are good.
It’s a bit of a dive but if you want to complement a standard Tunisian meal with a beer or glass of wine (and secondhand smoke), try Restaurant Semiramis, on the ground floor of Hôtel Gafsa.
One of several like-minded restaurants next to the bus station, serving quick, unpretentious servings of grilled chicken, Tunisian salads and the like.