One of the best parts of visiting or living in Barcelona is how international the city is. It’s not only home to people from all over the world, but cuisines from all over the world as well. You can find delicious dishes from just about everywhere, including Morocco, Spain’s neighbor to the south. If you’re looking for some great Moroccan food in the city or just want to try something new, here are some of the best Morrocan restaurants in Barcelona to try.
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Located in the Sants-Montjüic neighborhood near the train station, Restaurant Marrakech is one of the most popular Moroccan restaurants in the city. The warm and colorful atmosphere inside invites guests in to try some of their authentic Moroccan dishes. House specialties include the chicken or lamb tagine, couscous, Záaluk (roasted aubergines steamed with spices), and harira soup. They also offer a wide variety of teas to choose from, including the traditional Moroccan mint tea. With several fixed-price menus that include a starter, main course, and dessert for 9-11 euros, Restuarant Marrakech offers unbeatable prices for the quality of food and a pleasant atmosphere to match.
Address: Carrer de Béjar, 89, 08014 Barcelona
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La Rosa del Desierto
Just north of Diagonal in the Gràcia neighborhood, La Rosa del Desierto is a local favorite for Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine. The restaurant was opened over thirty years ago and is considered to serve some of the most authentic Arabic food you’ll find in the city. Each dish is prepared with care and dedication in order to recreate the traditional flavors of Morocco. Their delicious couscous is one of the most popular dishes on the menu along with the flavorful tagines. Prices are reasonable and customer service is top notch.
La Mamounia is centrally located in the Eixample neighbhorood. The traditional Moroccan atmosphere inside the restaurant is beautiful, full of warm colors and glowing Moroccan lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The menu includes dishes like beef or vegetable couscous, tagine with lamb and plumbs, marinated chicken, and an assortment of starters and Moroccan desserts. With friendly service, a unique atmosphere, and vegetarian options, La Mamounia is a great place for authentic Moroccan food in Barcelona.
Whether you love Moroccan food or you’ve never tried it before, these three Moroccan restaurants in Barcelona are some of the best places sample the delicious tastes of Morocco right here in Barcelona. No matter what traditional Moroccan dish you’re craving, you’re sure to find it at one of these authentic restaurants in the city center.
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