7 restaurants to go to in Rabat

7 restaurants to go to in Rabat

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, has earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its ancient pre-17th century architecture and historic streets. Whether for a romantic dinner or a business lunch, Rabat’s gastronomic culture is varied enough to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Here is the list of the 7 best restaurants to consider during your trip to Rabat with Morocco Sahara Trips.


Dinarjat not only serves some of the best traditional Moroccan dishes in town, but offers one of the most enchanting dining experiences in the city. Housed in a fantastic 17th century Andalusian-style house in the center of the medina, this exquisite restaurant is filled with velvet armchairs and contemporary leather divans. Couscous, tajines and salads are prepared with fresh ingredients and little oil. The melodious music of the oudists will elevate your dining experience to a new level.

2.The Little Beur, 7 restaurants to go to in Rabat

Le Petit Beur is a modest eatery known for its heavenly couscous and succulent tajines. In a city with a plethora of delicious traditional food in grand historic settings, there’s a reason Le Petit Beur is packed every night. Almost all Moroccan delicacies are served here, such as the perfect pastilla and boulfaf (skewered lamb).

3.Le Grand Comptoir, 7 restaurants to go to in Rabat

Halfway between a chic New York cocktail bar and an old Parisian brasserie, Le Grand Comptoir has the glamour of the Parisian brasseries of the 1930s. With a lounge bar, a classic French menu, chandeliers and live music concerts, this restaurant is probably the best in town.

4.El Ziryab

Located in a magnificent building near Rue des Consuls, Le Ziryab serves traditional Moroccan dishes with a modern twist. The mix of flavors is reflected in the old historic character and sleek contemporary design. Traditional musicians, singers and dancers provide entertainment. The terrace offers excellent views of the Kasbah and the Medina.

5.The DhowThe Dhow

Located at the mouth of the river, under the magnificent Kasbah of the Udayas, Le Dhow is the most prominent floating restaurant in Rabat. It is installed on a replica of an old Moroccan boat. The food is a mix of contemporary and traditional French, focusing on rack of lamb, veal steaks and steaks cooked to perfection. There is a comfortable cafeteria adjacent to the dining room, which offers a spectacular view from the deck.


Cosmopolitan, located just outside the Medina, is one of the best French restaurants in Rabat. 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 offers French cuisine with a rustic Pyrenean touch, along with pickled sea bream, garlic chips and traditional Basque piperrada.

7.Ty Potes

Ty Potes is a restaurant-food store. It offers customers items imported from France. Ty Potes’ colorful interior and landscaped courtyard create the right ambiance for customers to savor dishes such as mixed global tapas, crepes and salads made with fresh ingredients.

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