Known as the cultural capital of Morocco, Fes is a bustling center of tradition. For traditional and tasty dishes like tagine, couscous, makouda and more, here’s our list of the 10 best spots for Moroccan dining in Fes.
Serving fantastic Moroccan cuisine with a twist, Dar Roumana is a cozy and intimate restaurant. It is located in a beautifully decorated riad, a large traditional house built around a central courtyard. The menu offers four appetizers, four main courses and four desserts. Although this may be a limited choice, it ensures that all dishes are both cooked exquisitely and are bursting with flavors. The simple, cascading fountain feature here provides a charming focal point for the interior, and there is a large, romantic roof terrace with beautiful panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the library too, hidden away in a corner and offering a piece of peace among the hustle and bustle of the city.
30 Derb el-Amer, Zqaq Roumane | The Medina, Fes 30110, Morocco, +212 5357-41637
For dinner with a view, Riad Andalib is the place to be; it has an ornately decorated rooftop terrace which allows for diners to experience gorgeous views and magical sunsets while dining. The mojitos are extremely popular here, as are the array of tasty Moroccan dishes on offer. A selection of these dishes includes vegetable cous cous, mixed brochettes and kofta tagines. Situated just steps from the medina, this is an ideal spot in which to enjoy an evening meal after a day of exploring the city.
Boulevard Ben Mohammed El Alaoui, Fes, Morocco, +212 5357-64563
With a roof terrace overlooking the bustling and vibrant marketplace, Chez Hakim is the perfect place for lunch or dinner while soaking in the lively ambience of Morocco. There is a large and varied menu here, with choices including chicken tagine with prunes, couscous, and popular pastillas, a kind of pastry stuffed with mincemeat and topped with sugar. All dishes are handmade by the owning family, and the mint tea here is zingy and refreshing. It is the perfect after-dinner beverage to follow a tasty Moroccan dish.