Food in Marrakech just keeps getting better. Not too many years ago, you were restricted to a diet of endless tagines (covered clay pots) filled with lamb and prunes. Thanks to the influx of Europeans who have bought second and third homes here, you can now dine in style at numerous trendy restaurants and feast on everything from foie gras and ravioli to marvelous Moroccan delicacies. You’ll likely want to eat breakfast in your room and lunch by the pool at your hotel, but plan ahead for dinner. Few people eat on the early side—as tourists and residents alike indulge in siestas—so reserve on the late side or be prepared to dine alone. Local specialties rely heavily on lamb, goat and couscous, which can get repetitive for lunch and dinner. I’d suggest mixing Moroccan meals with others at restaurants serving alternative international cuisine. For the better-known restaurants, it’s advisable to reserve at least a few weeks in advance through your hotel concierge.
N.B Smoking in restaurants and bars is permitted in Morocco so for those who will find a smoky atmosphere tough to take, consider the advantage of booking outdoor tables.
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