Rabat, Morocco’s capital, has earned the UNESCO world heritage site status due to its ancient pre-17th-century architecture and historic streets. For a romantic dinner or a business lunch, when it comes to restaurants, Rabat’s food culture is diverse enough to suit everyone’s tastes. Here is the list of 7 best restaurants that you must consider while traveling in Rabat.
Dinarjat not only serves some of the best traditional Moroccan dishes in town, it offers one of the city’s most delightful dining experiences. Set in a fantastic 17th-century Andalucian-style home at the center of the medina, this exquisite restaurant is filled with velvet armchairs and contemporary leather divans. The couscous, tajines, and salads are prepared with the fresh ingredients, using a little oil. The melodious music of oud players will elevate your dining experience to a whole new level.
- Name: Dinarjat
- Opening hour: 4 pm – 11 pm
- Address: Dinarjat, 6 Rue Belgnaoui, Medina, Rabat, Morocco
- Phone: +212 537 72 42 39
2. Le Petit Beur
Le Petit Beur is a modest little place known for its heavenly couscous and succulent tajines. In a city with a plethora of scrumptious traditional food in grandeur historical settings, there’s a reason why Le Petit Beur remains packed every evening. Almost every Moroccan delight is served here, including perfect pastilla and boulfaf (skewered lamb).
- Name: Le Petit Beur
- Address: Le Petit Beur, 8 Rue Damas, Rabat, Morocco
- Opening hour: Mon-Sat: 11 am- 10 pm
- Phone: +212 5 37 73 13 22
- Website: http://www.lepetitbeur.ma/
3. Le Grand Comptoir
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Somewhere between a chic New York cocktail bar and an old Parisian brassiere, Le Grand Comptoir has the glamor of 1930s Parisienne brasserie. With a lounge bar, classic French menu, candelabras, and live music concerts, this restaurant in probably the best in the city.
- Name: Le Grand Comptoir
- Address: Le Grand Comptoir, 279 Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
- Opening hour: 9 am-1 am
- Phone: +212 537 20 15 14
- Website: www.legrandcomptoir.ma
4. Le Ziryab
Located in a magnificent building near Rue des Consuls, Le Ziryab serves the traditional Moroccan dishes with a modern twist. The blended flavors are reflected in the historic old character and stylish contemporary design. Traditional musicians, singers, and dancers provide entertainment. The terrace offers excellent views of both Kasbah and Medina.
- Name: Le Ziryab
- Address: Le Ziryab, Rue des Consuls, 10 Impasse Ennajar, Medina, Morocco
- Opening hour: 10 am- 10 pm
- Phone: +212 37 73 36 36
- Website: http://www.restaurantleziryab.com/
5. Le Dhow
Sitting on the river mouth beneath the magnificent Kasbah of the Udayas, Le Dhow is Rabat’s most prominent floating restaurant. It is set in a replica of an old Moroccan ship. The food is a mixture of contemporary and traditional French, focusing on racks of lamb, fillets of veal, and steak cooked to perfection. There is a comfortable coffee shop along the dining room, which offers a spectacular view from the deck.
- Name: Le Dhow
- Address: Avenue Al Marsa, Rabat, Morocco
- Opening hour: 12 am – 2 pm
- Phone: +212 5377-02302
- Website: www.ledhow.com
Cosmopolitan, which is located just outside the Medina, is one of Rabat’s finest French restaurants. Guests can choose to relax in the restored interior of the art deco villa or sit on the terrace overlooking the glorious Tazi Palace. Chef Bernard Esquirol’s expertise is French with a rustic Pyrenean touch, along with sea bream with vinegar, garlic chips, and traditional Basque piperade.
- Name: Cosmopolitan
- Address: Cosmopolitan, Avenue Ibn Toumerte, Rabat, Morocco
- Opening hour: 11 am- 12 am
- Phone: +212 5372-00028
- Website: http://restaurant-cosmopolitan.eresto.net/
7. Ty Potes
Ty Potes is a restaurant-cum-grocery store. Its provides customers with imported items from France. Ty Potes’ colorful interior and garden patio set the environment for guests to savor dishes like the mixed global tapas, crepes, and salads made with fresh ingredients.
- Name: Ty Potes
- Address: 11 Rue Ghafsa, Rabat, Morocco
- Opening hour: 10:00am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm to 11:00pm
- Phone: +212 5377-07965
- Website: http://www.typotes.com/
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