Terrasse Sidi Abdallah el Hajjam
Terrasse Sidi Abdallah el Hajjam is a nice café at the top of the Khiber side of town in Moulay Idriss. Below the café is a popular lookout point to which the local guides offer to take any visitors to the town. If you can find the terrace - see my Things To Do tips for detailed instructions - you can relax for a while at the café, which has an even better lookout point from it’s rooftop terrace. The guy running the place is very friendly and while drinks are a little more expensive than at any other café in town, it’s worth paying the difference for the views.
Restaurants on the Main Square
We arrived in Moulay Idriss at lunchtime so our first priority was to find somewhere nice to eat. We walked up to the main square and passed a few nameless eateries, from which we heard “Hello, bonjour” as we passed. These all looked and smelled great so we chose the busiest one, ironically, the only one where they had ignored us as we walked by.
Never mind the meat hanging up outside and the questionable hygiene standards. We were starving and it looked good. We were ignored for the first few minutes as they were busy. It seemed to be a family run place and was extremely popular with locals which is always a good sign. There was no menu so we had to order what we saw. I ordered lamb, bread, olives and water for both of us.
And wow! It was delicious. We could see the lamb kebabs been made in front of us and we were brought a plate of these, along with Berber bread and a plate of olives from the restaurant next door. No cutlery of course, but who needs that? The food was excellent and it was the first time I had eaten at one of these nameless restaurants in most Moroccan towns, and it wouldn’t be the last. The bill came to 60 Dh for everything.
King Juba II: Diyar Hotel
I really like the Diyar hotel and I will highly recommend it. People were very nice but I have to be honest, The food was not good. The resturant is located on the 3 rd floor and the view is very good.
The Setting is elegant and smart but the food was not good. a chicken Tageen will cost you 50 dh. to be very specific The vegetable was burning hot but the chicken was very cold. May be they are just starting!! and they'll improve in the future. Give em a chance and let’s hear someone else's review.
Can't read Arabic: Local food Kebab
Along the way from the main square to the Mausoleum, you will pass by many local restaurants with smoky kebab. I had lunch here as you can see from the pic for DH50.