How to Dine in a Moroccan Restaurant

People eating Morocco restaurantMoroccan restaurants are, as you would expect, just like any restaurant elsewhere in the world. Each one offers a chance to relax, watch the world go by, and eat something delicious—sometimes even decadent. While restaurants in Morocco run the gamut from hole-in-the-wall family establishments to world-class, 5-star dining, the vast majority of restaurants are, actually, almost mirror copies. This is to say, nearly every restaurant you’ll come upon will serve the same dishes as the one next door.

For travelers, this is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, knowing what to expect before you sit down can take away the uncertainty inherent in ordering foreign fare; you already know what to avoid, since you made sure not to order it yesterday. You probably already have a favorite in mind. On the other hand, if you spend a good amount of time in the country, the food on offer may become tedious. The blend of flavors and wide variety of fresh produce, though, are likely going to keep this latter situation at bay, and you’ll be free to focus on sampling the full range of foods Morocco has on offer. (more…)