Recommended Restaurants in Tangier
There are three real categories of restaurants in Tangier: Delicious and Pricey, Pretty Good, and “I-hope-they-wash-their-hands-here” street food.
- La Fuga: Trendy European ice cream and coffee shop. The ice cream is just incredible, and the massive portions will give you a sugar high to last for hours! They also have good lunches (paninis, sandwiches, crepes, etc.) Located in Iberia off Rue Sidi Bouabid.
- Venezia Ice: Another trendy ice cream joint, offering some of the best ices on the continent. This one is really popular in the summer. Also in Iberia near the large Mohammed V mosque.
- Tom Yam: A Thai restaurant with elegant atmosphere. Larger groups can book the sunken table and eat in traditional Thai style. Offers a lunch special for around 100 DH per person. Located off the main Boulevard Mohammed 5th near the main post office.
- Relais de Paris: Located next to the Hotel Dawliz, it is very popular with travelers.
- Riad Tanja: Like many of the riads in town, you can eat a gourmet Moroccan meal at this chic Hotel.
- Kandinsky’s: Located on the far end of Rue D’Espagne (Mohammed 6th) next to Tangier’s only bowling alley. They serve a variety of foods, among them decent Italian dishes.
- McDonald’s: This one is a safe bet, especially if you are worried about getting sick. Their menu is mostly the same, with the exception of the McTagine, (which I don’t at all recommend). Two locations in Tangier: one off Rue de Holland near Grand Socco; the other larger location is on the beach near the Tangier Ville train station
- Pizza Hut is another foreign chain operating here. It’s not far from the port off Mohammed 6th.
- Mix Max: This shwarma joint makes arguably the best shwarma in Tangier. If you don’t know what a shwarma is, then you need to go there and find out!
- Doner King: If you enjoy Shwarma’s Turkish Cousin Döner , then check out Doner King near Place des Nations.
- Rapido Pizza: Tangier’s best local pizza place. They offer a kind of pizza sandwich called the ” Chicken Dwitch” and it’s outstanding. Their pizza is great too. Located on Rue Fes.
- Casa Nona: Show up here on Fridays after 12:00 to eat fresh Moroccan Couscous. It’s located where Rue Fes and Rue Holland meet.
“I hope they wash their hands”:
- Ray Charly: This cheap hole-in-the-wall burger joint is in the Petit Soco. Locals love this place.
- Sandwich Alia: 10 Dirhams will get you a delicious sandwich with all the fixings.
- Pizza Dali: A cheap local pizza place on Rue Mexique.
- Street vendors: People walk around town selling food from food carts. As a foreigner most of this stuff will not be good for you, but the peanuts and sunflower seeds are generally a safe bet. We also really enjoy the spiced chickpeas (called ‘hummus’ by the locals).