Fes, renowned as being the vibrant cultural capital of Morocco
, is a northeastern city boasting medieval architecture, rustic housing and an old-world atmosphere. Ornate tile work and maze-like sectors can be found throughout the area, and an array of bustling restaurants line the streets, offering delicious, authentic meals in a lively and historical setting. Dining outside here is a great opportunity to really experience the exciting frenzy characterizing Moroccan city life, and is a chance to bask in glorious African
sunsets while dining. Here’s our guide to the top outdoor restaurants in Fes.
Cafe, Restaurant, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, $$$
Nagham Cafe offers great food and a breathtaking panoramic view of the old medina of Fes. Situated just outside of Bab Boujloud Gate, Nagham Cafe serves authentic Moroccan cuisine on a charming rooftop terrace. This cozy neighborhood cafe is the perfect place to celebrate all occasions with family and friends. Nagham Cafe is definitely an unforgettable venue thanks to its delicious dishes and amazing outdoor views.
Address & telephone number: Derby Mernissi, Fes, Morocco, +212 5356-36013
Located near to Bab Boujloud, Riad Louna is a popular hotel with fantastic food. Offering two outdoor eating areas, diners can choose to sit in the beautiful gardens or on the spacious terrace. The gardens are brimming with blossoming plants and flowers and feature a majestic fountain in the center, while the terrace sports a stunning view of the old medina. Not only does the unique atmosphere make Riad Louna worth a visit, but the food itself is exquisite. The venue offers large portions of flavorful Moroccan cuisine in a one-of-a-kind location.
Address & telephone number: Ave de La Liberte, Fes, Morocco, +212 5357-41985
The Ruined Garden
Restaurant, Moroccan, $$$
The Ruined Garden
Step away from the medina and into the oasis of The Ruined Garden. Surrounded by flourishing foliage, this restaurant is the place to go for a rural and beautiful dining experience. Visitors have the option to sit outside on the terrace or eat inside a ventilated room. As the name suggests, the garden walls are ruined, a feature which adds an archaic charm to the stunning garden setting. With an extensive menu, The Ruined Garden offers a variety of different Moroccan-Western fusion dishes.
Address & telephone number: Sidi Ahmed Chaoui Siaj, Fes, Morocco, +212 649-191410
Najmat Souafine offers a fantastic outdoor dining experience in a space surrounded by lush plants and colorful flowers. The venue presents a diverse and creative menu made from only the freshest ingredients, and serves traditional Moroccan dishes as well as exotic plates, such as Thai chicken. In addition to stylish interior decor, Najmat Souafine boasts an eye-catching aquarium full of many fish. Whilst the relaxed ambiance of the outdoor terrace is great for a romantic dinner, it is also very inviting for a fun family meal.
Address & telephone number: Ziat, Douh, Fes, Morocco, +212 5356-33149
Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Halal, European, American, Moroccan, $$$
Offering great European and American food, O’square is the top spot in Fes for a good burger. The restaurant breaks away from Moroccan tradition with both their cuisine and their modern pop-art decor. A cozy and quiet space, stop here after a busy day exploring the city and you will not be disappointed. O’Square offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as free wifi. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner, this is a cash only establishment with quick service and good food.
Address & telephone number: 14, Rue Lalla Aicha, Champs de Course, Fes, Morocco, +212 5359-32821
Located in the heart of the medina, Dar Saada is a one-of-a-kind restaurant with delicious food. The decor is stunning and recalls a bygone Moroccan era, featuring intricate murals and rustic fittings. Diners can enjoy a meal inside the restaurant or are free to eat outside. Don’t miss the chicken and olive tagine here, a fresh and flavorful dish served with a delectable lemon sauce. Moroccan music is often played to accompany diners whilst they eat, a charming and authentic addition to any meal.
Address & telephone number: Souk Attarine, Fes, Morocco,+212 550 053 353
Cafe Restaurant La Noria
Cafe, Restaurant, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Cafe Restaurant La Noria
Located near to the Jardin Jnan Sbil, Cafe Restaurant La Noria is a great stop after touring the beautiful gardens. Set on a large patio with umbrellas providing shade from the scorching sun, Cafe Restaurant La Noria is perfect for a rich cup of coffee or a light bite. Top menu picks include the beef kebab, orange salad and mint tea. The venue offers an array of colorful chairs for customers, creating a cozy and homely atmosphere in which to relax in, and providing a picturesque place in which to sit under the blue sky on a warm day.
Address & telephone number: 43 Btatha, Fes, Morocco, +212 6429 – 93086
Dar Roumana offers scrumptious food in a magnificent courtyard. The menu here changes with the seasons, ensuring all food is always fresh and original. Start a meal off with drinks on the rooftop terrace while enjoying a stunning view of Fes’ ancient medina. The meals are made from products purchased from local markets daily, and are characterized by being mostly Mediterranean with a French twist; don’t miss the white peaches with parma ham, gazpacho, and quinoa with wild rice, The courtyard here offers limited seating, making it a very intimate dining experience.
Address & telephone number: 30 Derb El Amer, Zkak Roumane, Fes Medina, Morocco, +212 5357-41637