Heading to Fes, Morocco? Maybe you’re already in Fes and looking for some of the best places to eat in the Fes Medina. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of some seriously tasty and top-rated restaurants in Fes.
Whether you’re looking for casual eats, fine dining restaurants, or rooftops in Fes, there’s a restaurant in Fes for you.
Fes is home to amazing things to do. One of which is enjoying a break for your sightseeing to enjoy a scrumptious Moroccan meal. From Tajines to couscous to flakey pastilles, the traditional Moroccan cuisines in Fes are among the best in the country.
Depending on where you stay in Fes, your Riad or Dar may have an on-site restaurant and bar. Places like Riad Fes Maya, Riad Laaroussa, and Riad Fes offer on-site restaurants and pretty delicious ones at that.
However, if you want to explore the Fes Medina’s, the list of below restaurants is a great place to start!
Best Restaurants in Fes
1. Restaurant Dar Hatim
Located in the maze of the Fes medina, you’ll find this family home turned restaurant. Open for over a decade, Restaurant Dar Hatim serves up local Moroccan fares to perfection.
From elaborately tiled walls and floors to beautiful Moroccan rugs, this former home brings you all those good Moroccan vibes as soon as you enter.
Upon arrival, you feel welcomed by the impeccable service. The owners, Fouad and his wife Karima welcome you with big smiles and warm greetings.
As soon as you sit down, you are brought a welcome drink of mint tea. The menu has a handful of dishes and then a special or two. Karima takes pride in her establishment and even more pride in her dishes.
From veggie couscous to turkey skewers, you’ll find a short menu of tasty Moroccan food to choose from, all created from family recipes. In our opinion, you honestly can’t go wrong. The food is amazing.
However, get the special Lamb Tajine and the Pastilla if you want to be blown away. Your taste buds will forever thank you.
Price: $$ – $$$ | Hours: 12PM – 10:30PM daily
2. Ruined Garden
Run by the kind family of Riad Idrissy, Ruined Garden is a perfect getaway from the hustle of the Fes Medina, especially on a nice, sunny day.
Relax in the picturesque ruin-garden setting as you enjoy a fantastic lunch or dinner. Open from 1PM to 9PM daily, Ruined Garden, while known for its food, is also famous for the old turtles walking around the garden courtyard.
Yup, turtles! So, watch where you step 🙂
Ruined Garden will make you feel like you’re in a garden oasis. You’ll be surrounded by an abundance of potted plants and birds as you enjoy meals like smoked aubergine and cheese, chicken bastille, lamb tagine, traditional Moroccan salads, and vegetarian options!
Given the restaurant’s popularity, making reservations is highly encouraged.
Price: $$ | Hours: 1PM – 9PM daily
3. Le Tarbouche
A small, artfully decorated restaurant that serves amazing food at reasonable prices, that’s Le Tarbouche.
From the fruit teas and tangy lemonade flavors, like Hibiscus lemonade & Rosemary lemonade, to roasted chicken, potato wedges, and yummy Moroccan salads, Le Tarbouche will be one of the best meals you’ll have in Fes.
The café is small, so as expected of a restaurant serving tasty food like chicken pastilla, crispy beef, and Tabbouleh salad, it can get busy quickly.
The cafe has a few tables indoors, along with a few outside. The tables are inside a nearby large window, so no matter where you sit (indoors or outdoors), you’ll have exceptional views of the bustling Medina street the restaurant sits on.
Price: $ | Hours: 11AM – 10PM daily
4. Café Restaurant Al Oud
From its wooden doors, window frames, woven chairs, and tables to its calming green and blue walls, Café Restaurant Al Oud is easily one of the best restaurants in Fes.
Offerings of lamb tajine, Harira soup, pastilla au lait, and beet salad are just some of the flavorful and tasty dishes that await you.
From good portions (which are needed after a day of walking the medina!) and reasonable prices, Café Restaurant Al Oud has something for the meat-lovers as well as vegan and vegetarian offerings like vegetable couscous and ginger, lemon juice.
Café Restaurant Al Oud is a wonderful café right along one of the main alleyways of the Fes Medina, making it great for people-watching.
While it’s a small restaurant in Fes, with only around 10-ish tables, for what it lacks in size, it makes up with its cozy ambiance, nice owners, and delicious food.
Price: $ | Hours: 9AM – 10PM daily
5. Darori Resto
Darori Resto sits within an interior courtyard that is surrounded by mosaic tiles, large wood doors, and traditional Moroccan rugs. Located in the labyrinth of the Fes Medina, Darori Resto offers a guide service to ensure its guests arrive without any hassles of getting lost.
Traditional Moroccan dishes like pigeon pastilla, chicken tajine, and traditional Moroccan salads are all perfectly cooked and seasoned. Darori Resto’s dishes are made daily with the best ingredients in the Medina.
If you are looking for an exceptional, traditional Moroccan meal with kind Moroccan hospitability sprinkled on top, look no further than Darori Resto.
Price: $$-$$$ | Hours: 6PM – 10:30PM daily
6. Made in M
Made in M is a charming little bistro with a nice bohemian-style interior and traditional Moroccan food with a modern twist.
This small family-owned restaurant serves up popular favorites like Khlii, eggplant, mozzarella, tomato batbout, and a horn gazelle pastry. Of course, these are just a few items on the menu that make this one of the top restaurants in Fes!
Made in M can be found in the center of the Medina, making it a great place to people-watch as you rest your feet from your day of walking. Relax in the cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy juices and teas before you head off into the Medina again.
On, and if you’re looking for a breakfast spot in Fes, Made in M serves a tasty breakfast for those needing it!
Price: $ | Hours: 10AM – 8:30PM, Closed on Mondays
7. Chez Rachid
Want to eat outside, right in the heart of the medina? A street food-like casual Moroccan eatery is what you can use to describe Chez Rachid.
Tables are placed right on the street of the medina streets, where you are right in the hustle and bustle of medina life. Only having a few tables (4-6), Chez Rachid is affordable and authentic for those looking for budget-friendly but tasty food.
Chez Rachid’s tables are decked out in blue tablecloths and chairs close to the Blue Gate. From its Chicken pastilla to its lamb tajine with plums, Chez Rachid is a great little spot to enjoy lunch, dinner, or a late-night bite to eat.
Price: $ | Hours: 10AM – 10PM daily
8. La Cave
If you’ve been traveling through Morocco for some time and need a flavor profile switch, La Cave is for you. And if you don’t need a break from Moroccan food, La Cave is known to cook up some very tasty Moroccan cuisines.
From tajine to couscous to pasta, spring rolls, chicken skewers, carrot juice, and pumpkin soup, La Cave is a modern café located in the Fes medina.
Cutely named La Cave as the restaurant lacks natural lighting, but it makes up for it in décor and atmosphere. Warm wooden tables, a large geisha mural, hanging lanterns, and texture white walls evoke a very inviting yet modern tone.
The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the food, like so many reviews prove, keeps locals and visitors alike coming to La Cave.
Price: $$-$$$ | Hours: 10AM – 11PM daily
Top Rooftop Restaurants in Fes
9. Café Clock
Probably one of the most popular restaurants in Fes is Café Clock, and for good reason.
Named after the old water clock occupying one of the walls of Bou Inania Madrasa, Café Clock is a former medieval home transformed into a vibrant restaurant. And that goes for all their restaurants! They have locations in Marrakesh and Chefchaouen too.
Serving all-day breakfast (yes!), like pancakes, Berber eggs, yogurt, and avocado toast to a lunch and dinner menu like couscous, grilled chicken sandwich, vegetable pastilla, falafel bowls, and MUCH more.
Oh, and let’s not forget about the deserts. Carrot cake, almond and orange cake, plus traditional Moroccan pastries.
Cafe Clock also offers cooking classes as well as other workshops and events. And at their Fes location, they offer live music on Wednesdays.
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Outside of being one of the rooftop restaurants in Fes’s, that offers great views and amazing food, Café Clock gives back to the community. For instance, for every Camel Burger sold, 10 dirhams are given to local causes and community grassroots efforts.
In addition, the staff Café Clock employees is allowed to improve their English through classes at the American Language Centre (ALIF) located in Fez and Marrakesh.
Price: $$ | Hours: 9AM – 11PM daily
10. Le Peroke Cafe Restaurant
Another top-rated rooftop restaurant in Fes is Le Peroke Cafe Restaurant. This cozy restaurant located in the heart of the bustling Fes Medina is cloaked in traditional designs of Fes.
Plus, their beautiful terrace gives their guests exceptional views of Fes and Bou Inania Madrasa.
Enjoy your mint team with lunch or dinner as you enjoy the Moroccan sunshine and views from the rooftop. Sounds pretty good, right?
Le Peroke Cafe Restaurant serves traditional Moroccan dishes like beef and chicken tajines, chicken pastilla, a whole vegetarian menu of offerings, and pizza.
If you’re looking for amazing service, a great rooftop terrace, and delicious bites, you must try Le Peroke Cafe Restaurant.
Price: $ | Hours: 10AM – 11PM daily
11. Mom’s Touch
A warm, welcoming ambiance awaits you at Mom’s Touch. Bohemian woven light shades are stagger about the ceiling. Wood and natural earth tones surrounded the restaurant’s interior, giving off a very cozy and relaxed feel.
And the higher you climb, the better it is as a stunning rooftop awaits you.
As for the food? Nothing but 5 stars. From the pigeon tagine to shakshuka and pastillas to eggplant cannelloni, pastries, and mint tea, visitors to Mom’s Touch can all agree on one thing: the food is amazing.
The open, vibrant ambiance and the excellent service and food at Mom’s Touch are well worth stopping for a scrumptious meal. After all, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the Blue Gate, making it on a walking tour route for those exploring the Fes medina’s top attractions.
Price: $$-$$$ | Hours: 12PM – 10:30PM daily
Fine Dining Restaurants in Fes
12. Dar Roumana Restaurant
Located within Dar Roumana is a Franco-Moroccan fusion dining experience. Featuring dishes like roast pumpkin salad, braised, and their decadent chocolate tart earned them mentions in top publications like the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler.
And for those vegetarians out there, rest assured that a vegetarian option is always included on their menu.
Reservations are highly encouraged.
Dar Roumana is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7PM to 9:30PM.
13. Restaurant L’Amandier
Restaurant L’Amandier is located within Palais Faraj, a luxury hotel in Fes.
Whether you’re looking to dine in the restaurant itself or opt for a private dining experience complete with a private tasting menu, a meal at Restaurant L’Amandier will be hard to forget.
From divine offerings like a stuffed cockerel, beef tenderloin, lamb shank, vegetable risotto, and select grilled fish, Restaurant L’Amandier not only serves fine foods but exquisite wines as well.
Those who dine at Restaurant L’Amandier can enjoy stunning views of the medina below, which can be enjoyed from the restaurant or while having a cocktail and listening to live music from The Golden Bar.
Reservations are highly encouraged.
Restaurant L’Amandier is open daily from 12:30PM to 10:30PM.
14. Eden at Palais Amani
Located within the Palais Amani Hotel, Eden is a fine dining and wine pairing experience.
Guests can dine in a lush garden courtyard amongst citrus trees or within the interior dining room. In addition, guests can enjoy the rooftop bar, where they can indulge in a cocktail or two before and after their meals.
From vegetarian tajines to lamb shoulder to a 5-course menu with wine tasting, Eden at Palais Amani is a great fine dining restaurant in Fes.
Breakfast: 7AM-10:30AM | Lunch: 12PM-3PM | Dinner: 7:30PM to 10:30PM.
Where To Drink Alcohol in Fes
If it’s your first time visiting Fes, or Morocco in general, you should understand that alcohol is not widely consumed or promoted in many Riads, Dars, and restaurants in Fes.
However, all is not lost!
We get it, after a day exploring the medina, a cold beer or stiff drink just sounds so good. You’re in luck if you’d like to end the night with cocktails, wine, or a local brew!
There are a handful of places you can find alcohol in Fes!
- Mezzanine Lounge – Grab a drink and shisha
- Le Golden Bar – For fine wine and cocktails
- Bar Lounge L’Alcazar – Located within Riad Fes, a quiet, upscale place for a drink
- Jungle Bar at Hotel Sahrai – For tapas and some Sangria
- For The Budget Conscious: Dar Borj is a cozy family-run Dar located in the medina and a few minutes walk from The Blue Gate. Enjoy some mint tea with an unbelievable rooftop terrace and watch the sunset over the medina.
- For The Luxury Inclined: From an amazing on-site spa to a wonderful bar and lounge to fabulous food and intricate decor and tile work, Riad Fes – Relais & Châteaux is a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience in the heart of the Fes medina.
- For Something In Between: Riad Fes Al Cazar Suite & Spa is a beautiful riad that is situated in the historic old town of Fes. Featuring a swimming pool and friendly staff, Riad Fes Al Cazar is a great choice for travelers looking for an amazing stay!
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