At the lookout spot at Cap Spartel is a seafood restaurant – the only restaurant I saw. They serve seafood, salads both in light lunches and main meals. At the front of the restaurant are souvenir sellers.
I have a friend who has spent many a New Years Eve in Tangier, he tells me that most NYE events in hotels or clubs will have an inflated cover charge. He suggests "Casa Espana" they hold a typical Spanish NYE party, with no cover charge. It might be a good idea to make a reservation.
Moroccan people celebrate New Year with large cakes and mint tea in their homes.
Raihani's serves traditional Moroccan food as well as French cuisine. The food is first class; try their fish, harira and pastilla. They have a small garden out back where you can sit, eat and enjoy the balmy Moroccan evenings.
A beautiful restaurant, lovely decorated, partly in an Andaluz style, with a friendly atmosphere. They are serving, of course their speciality and traditional dishes. We got fine entrees here and the popular couscous plate shared with our new found friends from Canada. What we found very unique of this place is the kitchen. The cooking is made at the second floor while the guests are in the first floor. It is a sort of a feet-workout, i think, with its almost 20 steps.
Yes, I know that it sounds weird to go to Tangier/Morocco and visit a chinese restaurant. However, for those who don't like moroccan food or have tried it and still don't like it, here I bring this option.
The restaurant of the hotel was as the rest of the hotel a place to let you mind travel through time, we were trying to guess which of the chairs we were in, was the one where Churchill sat years ago or where Coppola had his lunch.. or … a long list the one that includes all the famous people that had sit there…
As we were half board, we could choose which meal we wanted, lunch or dinner. All really good. As most of the experiences in Morocco at the beginning is always difficult but later on we became good friends of the waiter, he was very helpful !
Standard price for a meal there is around 10 euros per person or less (for example water, soup and kebah and dessert)
The restauarnt in the campsite was actually really nice believe it or not, it was overlooking the pool and the monkeys would run about and entertain you but not annoy you. Morroccan tea is popular with locals, it contains tea leaves, lots of sugar and stuffed with local mint, really tasty and suprisingly refreshing. It wont cost you much at all. Also worth noting is the seafood in Morrocco.
This is quite large restaurant with an outside terrace with a view over the lighthouse put among palm trees. The restaurant was empty when we got there. The waiter was very nice but couldn't speak English. Luckily there was a menu in English. We had to wait quite long for our meals but... I can't complain. And the restaurant located in rather touristy place was suprisingly economic.
Favorite Dish: We had typical Moroccan meals: fish and royal (meat) couscous which were served with seasonal salads and fruits and tasted very good which made both my wife and me happy for the rest of the first - not the best - day in Morocco.
A day before the visit to Tangier we stayed at Ceuta. Urszula, my wife, read in our travel book and told me where not to stop in Tangier. Reffering to the book the worst reputation had the Petit Socco (the Little Square) in the medina where drug deals are made, human smuggling planned and prostitution performed.
That's why... I stopped in that coffee shop in the Petit Socco. Hmm... we didn't spot any of the above activities, drank a coffee and juice and gave up. Although a young guy behind me told me something more than bounjour in French but I couldn't understand it. There are only a few small, uncomfortable chairs and tables put on the narrow and busy main street but exclusively in front of just that coffee shop.
Favorite Dish: Only coffee and orange juice with ice. The best dish was... watching hundreds of locals and visitors walking in front of us and a lot of good laugh about the place of the worst reputation in Tangier :-).
Our walking tour through the Grand Socco eventually led us to the Restaurant Hammadi where we had lunch (kebabs,couscous,dessert,tea). We were simultaneously entertained by a Moroccan Quartet of musicians who eventually retired to eat an adjacent table. This must be a favorite contract venue of short-tour operators from Torremolinos, because it is described or uncertainly mentioned by other VT travellers.
Favorite Dish: All its Moroccan food was tasty.
The place is beautiful, although very touristic. Well located, just North of Petit Socco. The food is nothing special, but eatable. The quality / price ratio is kind of low, but I guess one can think it's fair to pay for the place and location. As you can see by the photos, our 8 years old son was very well treted by the musicians (ah, yes they had traditional music, but they weren't nothing intrusive).
Hammadi's is one of the most famous and well known entertaining restaurant in Tangiers.
The food is arrange according to touristic tastes and the people coming from spain
eat almost the same menu.Lamb tajine,couscous plus musicians gives you the impression that you are in exotic place ..anyway tourist are happy here
We wound our way through the narrow streets and came upon a doorway which led to stairs which brought us to RESTAURANT HAMMADI a typical Moroccan restaurant , where we were to have lunch. Lunch (which was included with the tour) consisted of soup, couscous and dessert. Drinks were extra.
While we had lunch we were entertained by a group of musicians. I really enjoyed it . Of course Hansi had to join in with the musicians and shake his booty. Then out came the belly dancer (who really did have a belly) . Everyone got a kick out of it and she was pretty good. Soon the basket went around to collect our donations.
We have one of the best NYE of our lives, the experience, the people, music, food all made it perfect!
This restaurant is one of the few that celebrate the NYE and keeps the tradition that left the Spanish people of the 12 grapes. You should book in advance and not leave it till the last minute as we did, but we were lucky to get the best seats next to the family and enjoy all the shows!
This restaurants also takes groups reservations, so maybe if you come in an organise group, you may find here, try the tajini and the pastela, they were out of this world!