Moroccan cuisine is world famous, with tajines, couscous and shakshuka immediately coming to mind. With with no shortage of restaurants in Marrakech, finding a spot for lunch can be overwhelming. With a range of cheap eats to high-end restaurants with prices to match, finding a place to eat where the quality matches the price can also be a challenge. We have selected our favourite stops in the city of Marrakech for those dining on a budget.
Jemaa el Fna
A visit to Marrakech would be incomplete without dining in Jemaa el Fna at least once. Your options include a popular stall serving mouth-watering fish and chips, while Aicha at stall #1 serves a bit of everything including tajines, mixed grill, and couscous. While the dining is outdoor, this is a great time to soak up the nighttime ambiance. Just remember not to go too early as the best food is served later in the night.
The women serving and preparing the delicious home-cooked Moroccan cuisine at the Amal Centre are part of an initiative to help women who face challenges, such as illiteracy and poverty, to support themselves and their families. The restaurant is open daily for lunch, either in the garden or the renovated villa, serving Moroccan cuisine as well as a few international dishes. Head here on Fridays for couscous when the restaurant is often at capacity and reservations are highly recommended.
Rue Allal Ben Ahmed, Marrakesh, Morocco +212 5244-46896
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