Moroccan cuisine has been influenced over the years by the country’s interactions and exchanges with a number of other cultures and places over hundreds and hundreds of years.
Combining local ingredients with an array of different meat and spices, Moroccan dishes are a feast for the senses, each that draws you in with delightful smells and lip-smacking flavours.
Some of the most popular ingredients consist of a range of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables, beef, goat, mutton, lamb, chicken and seafood, and favours that consists of lemon pickle, olive oil and dried fruits.
Each dish includes unique flavourings, all of which are made with an extensive range of spices that have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years. Some of these flavourings include cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, gingers, cloves and so much more, with others (saffron, mint, olives, oranges and lemons) that are home-grown.
If you are travelling to Morocco for your next vacation and would like a few recommendations on where to find authentic and delicious Moroccan food, look no further:
Morjana – Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, El Jadida
The Morjana restaurant is located at Mazagan – a beach resort in Morocco – in El Jadida, and serves up an array of traditional cuisine that will have you ordering seconds!
You can expect a menu filled with famous tagines, seafood pastillas, couscous royal, kebabs and mouth-watering pastries, all that will allow you to explore the wonders of the Arabian region from the comfort of your table.
What’s more, to add an oriental touch to your night, there is a belly dancer and live band that will put on a show for all of the diners!
Latitude 31 – Marrakech
A refined and beautiful restaurant serving up Mediterranean-Moroccan fusion cuisine, Latitude has become a firm favourite in travellers’ books.
The restaurant’s menu brings together a number of Moroccan cuisines – from couscous dishes to Moroccan Salads – that have a modern twist that only elevates the taste.
Although not completely traditional, Latitude 31 gives diners a chance to indulge in Moroccan cuisine that has been altered for the modern day, bridging the gap between traditional Moroccan cuisine and modern Moroccan cuisine.
The Ruined Garden – Fez, Medina
Taking local street food and glamming it up, The Ruined Garden is a delightful little spot that can be enjoyed outside in the summer and around a cosy fireplace in winter.
Growing their own vegetables and smoking their own seafood, this amazing restaurant is one you do not want to miss out on during your travels.
Their menu is delightful, and includes everything from a selection of delicious tapas dishes to lunch and dinner menus that will have you licking your lips! What’s more, if you are travelling with a large group of friends, of your family, there is the option to indulge in “7-hour Lamb ‘Mechwi’” – you have to order it in advance, though – and have a feast like you have never experienced before.
Food is another way you and your fellow travellers can explore a new and exciting place, so unbutton the top button of your jeans and try a variety of deliciously authentic food options while travelling around Morocco.