Located alongside the ocean, El Jadida
is a popular holiday destination for Moroccans during the summer months. Visit the harbour and watch as fishermen haul their catches to shore, and then call into one of the town’s many terrific seafood restaurants for fresh and tasty dishes made using locally caught ingredients.
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_port_de_p%C3%AAche_d%27El_Jadida.jpg" rel="noopener" target="_blank">El Jadida port | © Erwan de Kerhister / Wikimedia Commons</a>
Situated, as the name suggests, at El Jadida’s port, Le Port sells a wide assortment of seafood, fresh from the fishing boats. Unlike many local dining establishments Le Port serves alcoholic beverages too. The bar area is fairly popular with locals and diners can enjoy great views over the port.
Restaurant, Seafood, Sushi, $$$
<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maki_Sushi_Lunch_on_green_leaf_plate.jpg" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Selection of sushi | © Janet Hudson / Flickr</a>
Lovers of seafood and Japanese cuisine
will be delighted to find Ebi Sushi. One of the area’s most popular sushi restaurants, patrons can tuck into a variety of sushi, sashimi, rolls, salads, and more. The Asian fusion dishes
incorporate elements from Thai and Vietnamese cuisine too. Diners have a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.
Snack el Bahri
Located close to the old Portuguese City and within easy reach of many of El Jadida’s main attractions
, Snack el Bahri is popular with both locals and tourists alike. A cheap and cheerful place with fast service, the menu includes an assortment of fish and seafood as well as Western-style quick eats like pizzas and fries.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bensonkua/16314205622" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Example of a Moroccan seafood platter | © Benson Kua / Flickr</a>
Tchikito is a terrific lunch option for people trying to maintain a modest budget when travelling around Morocco. The mixed fish platter has a variety of seafood items, changing daily depending on the catch, and is served with bread and sauces for dipping. The restaurant’s interior has detailed calligraphy on the walls along with ornate tile work.
Sel de Mer
Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Sel de Mer is one of the restaurants within the large and high-class Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort. The blue decor is reminiscent of the ocean and the open-concept kitchen lets diners watch in fascination as their meals are being prepared. Grilled and barbequed fish are among the tasty options, and there’s a great assortment of deserts to finish on a sweet note.
Restaurant, Seafood, European, North American, $$$
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gjofili/3868230791/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Plate of prawns | © guilherme jofili / Flickr</a>
While Morini doesn’t only sell seafood, its wide choice of bounties from the ocean makes it a good choice for groups of friends or family members with diverse tastes. Monkfish, prawns, seafood salad, fish and chips, salmon, and an assortment of grilled fish are a few of the seafood items on the menu. Other options include steak, chicken, burgers, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. It’s located close to Sidi Bou Afi beach and lighthouse.
Restaurant, Seafood, Moroccan, French, $$$
One of the fanciest restaurants in El Jadida, Le Prive has a small menu that includes several seafood dishes. Enjoy a salmon and avocado mousse to start, followed by a mixed seafood platter or a seafood risotto. Alternatively, traditional Moroccan meals
like tagine and couscous
are available, along with duck, chicken cannelloni, goose burger, and veal.
Snack Al Akhawayne
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/12149979166/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seafood pizza | © Jeremy Keith / Flickr</a>
A typical local snack eatery, Snack Al Akhawayne has grilled, steamed, battered, and fried seafood available. Pizzas can also be found on the menu. Prices are reasonable and the portions are satisfying.
Hotel Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Located outside of the heart of town and within the grounds of a four-star hotel, Zerad Restaurant has several dining areas, each offering nice views. Prices are higher than in many places in town, though seafood dishes are as you will find in many places: platters of fried fish, calamari, prawns, grilled fish, etc. The menu also includes pizzas, salad, chicken, and steak.
Restaurant, Seafood, Moroccan, $$$
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/alper/12189336716/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Oysters on ice | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr</a>
Located near Sidi Bouzid, Requin Bleu is a great place for people who appreciate beautiful ocean views. Indoor and outdoor seating areas are available. You’ll find oysters, mussels, crab, prawn, salmon, calamari, dorade, and many other types of fish available. The fish tagine is a good way to satisfy seafood cravings while enjoying traditional Moroccan cooking.
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Bellevue is situated close to El Jadida’s main beach, one of the town’s main museums
, and Mohammed V Park. Guests can soak up splendid ocean vistas while enjoying a wide selection of seafood choices.