Tangier is a city rich in history, due to the fact that it has always had major potential because of its location, so the Spaniards, British, Americans, and French have all left their mark on Tangier.
There is one thing that has remained untouched by all the influences, and that is the traditional Moroccan teahouses that have drawn massive celebrities, like The Rolling Stones and Barbara Hutton. These spots are still very popular among both tourists and locals, so here are the 10 top teahouses in Tangier.
This amazing teahouse in Tangier has some of the most delicious dishes and tea in town. It has a nice and cozy terrace right on Rue de Kasbah where you can enjoy a glass of fresh mint tea and contemplate as locals walk by.
It is also a place where many artists gather, so you will be meeting lots of new cool people if you are in for a chat. They do amazing tagines and detox juice as well.
This is a rather popular spot among both tourists and locals. At Salon Bleu, you are guaranteed one of the best teahouse experiences with a mesmerizing view over Tangier.
The furniture is traditional yet chic, and their tea is absolutely delicious. You can even opt for a couple of snacks along with the tea and their homemade bread.
Hamadi is the definition of tradition teahouse, with a red and yellow living room decorated in the most authentic Moroccan décor.
This restaurant/teahouse is truly a place to visit in Tangier to get an excellent experience and even try their delicious Moroccan dishes made by the local chef. All the plates go with a glass of tea that is generously sweetened and is therefore absolutely delicious.
Cafe El Hafa
El Hafa is one of the most magical cafés in Tangier. You can taste the most delicious tea while looking right across the Mediterranean over to Europe. It first opened in the early 20th century, and ever since, has been a must-see in the historical city.
The tea is served in a large glass with leaves of mint and a lot of sugar; it is definitely the most authentic experience you can get.
This stunning traditional Moroccan house has a restaurant/teahouse, and it is the perfect spot to enjoy a good Moroccan dinner accompanied by sweet and fresh mint tea.
The décor is very authentic, is in a relaxed atmosphere, and friendly waiters will take note of any specific requirements you may have. It is definitely a great place to spend a couple of hours with your friends over a warm glass of tea.
Le Grand Café Mella
Mella is located right on the beach with a stunning view over the blue sea of the Mediterranean. It is, of course, better during summertime, so you can enjoy the sun and watch families have fun in the sand.
It is rather modern and more on the sophisticated side than a typical Moroccan living room, but it is a great place to try out due to the view and delicious tea they serve.
This teahouse is located in the heart of the medina and it could possibly be the most famous teahouse in Tangier!
The history of this teahouse goes back to the early 20th century, when The Rolling Stones went there to drink tea and smoke some hash. It is still famous for that and many people still go there for the same reason.
The furniture has not been changed and everything stays true to when it first opened; it is even a museum for some.
This is also a restaurant/teahouse that is very traditional and decorated in the most Moroccan way, with sofas, red rugs, and lots of pillows!
It is located in the medina and serves delicious fish and seafood. For Moroccans, tea doesn’t go well with seafood but they have other great dishes to go with your fresh mint tea.
Café Cap Spartel
This café/teahouse is special due to its location. It is located right where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet, a sight you cannot see anywhere else in the world. Head there over sunset for the most beautiful view, and although it does get a little bit crowded, it is definitely worth it.
The tea is absolutely delicious and they also have many Moroccan dishes and snacks you can try.
Le Nabab is a restaurant/teahouse that is extremely traditional, with a Moroccan band playing traditional music every other night, a typical Moroccan living room, and delicious dishes.
It is located right in the medina in an old house, which makes the whole experience even more magical and the atmosphere is relaxed and very festive.
The most popular dishes at Le Nabab are the meat tagine, the pastilla, and, of course, the sweet mint tea.