Palais des Merinides: The best pastilla ever!
In the heart of old Medina, in a historical palace of the 12th century easy to reach,, is located this quiet restaurant where , at a reasonable price, you can taste moroccan traditional cuisine cooked with art. You will feel like a sultan in the large riad well furnished. The ambiance is traditional, the food is simply fantastic.The price is not just popular, but 25 euros for such an experience is worth the price.
Favorite Dish: I have eaten the best pastilla in my moroccan experience. It is a traditional dish that looks like a sweet crispy pie filled with chicken, dates, peanuts,cinnamon,sultana and many other ingredients.
- Luxury Travel
Restaurant Bouanania: Recommended......
When I first arrived at the entrance to Fes el Bali Medina, after walking two kilometres from the train station, I had become slightly disorientated but the observant waiter of this restaurant noticed my dilemma and came to my assistance, in recognition of his help I decided to patronise his restaurant daily on my four day stopover.
The restaurant has several floors for dining (and lots of steep narrow stairs) but the best one is the roof terrace which commands a superb view of the surrounding Medina and beyond.
The waiter was a cunning old rascal (a common Fassi trait) and blatantly asked me if I could leave him a tip under the ashtray as he found climbing all the stairs to the roof exhausting, not well paid, big family to feed etc etc......There was something about his plausible guile which appealed to me, and considering he had helped me when I was disorientated on first arrival, I agreed to his request and each evening after dinner I slipped a ten dirham coin under the ashtray.
The food was very good and not expensive, the kitchen is on street level so the preparation can easily be inspected.
Favorite Dish: No particular favourite, all the food was very good.
- Budget Travel
- Food and Dining
- Historical Travel
La Menara: Shabby chique
Favorite Dish: In a spot you wouldn't just stumble into. After a stroll to R'Cif, it's just round the corner. Run by a local Moroccan family in a non touristy quarter.
Pre book so they are open. Always cook on the spot only.
Menu only DH140 (€14) for full starters, main and desert.
- Food and Dining
- Budget Travel
Cafe Clock: Meeting point - funky to just hang out
Too pricey for the food you get but good quality and a nice treat.
Known for it's camel burger, but I prefered the lamb burger. Expensive at DH90,-
Great terrasse to hang out on. WiFi
Dreadlocked staff. Draws the traveller crowd.
Favorite Dish: Lamb burger
- Women's Travel
Many places around the city: SPECIALLY FOR GOURMETS
Every inch a capital, Fez is also the capital of gastronomy. It is the birthplace of the legendary and succulent pastilla: a flaky pastry as light as rice paper stuffed with a subtle blend of minced pigeon, sugar, almonds and spices. And then, if you happen to meet a nougat vendor as you stroll through the streets, don't try to resist the temptation !
many options: very simple...
Excellent. Fez has some of
Morocco's finest restaurants,
but you should not let simple,
popular restaurants and food
they often have the very, very best
there is of tasty,
if unsophisticated, food