Top Restaurants in Fes
Collected by Tara Stevens, AFAR Local Expert
Everyone may be familiar with couscous, and maybe even tagines, but the pastilla (also called b’stilla), the bessara soup, and the spit-roasted lamb brochettes—and, oh dear, the lavish breakfasts—may convince you to take a cooking course so you can bring the flavors of Fes home.
15 Derb Idrissy Sidi Ahmed Chaoui Medina 30110، Siaj, Fes, Morocco
Thanks to the green-thumbed loving of owner Robert Johnstone, the Ruined Garden has bloomed into a jungly paradise—a welcome retreat both for lunch in the shade on a sunny afternoon and for a bask in the glow of a roaring wood...
7 Derb el Magana, Fes, Morocco
When Mike Richardson exploded onto the fairly limited Fes dining scene in 2007, he took the medina by storm. Suddenly there was someplace where locals, tourists, and a handful of resident expats could convene. They came to view exhibitions by...
13, Akbat Sbaa, Douh Fès Médina، Fes 30000, Morocco
This formal garden is neatly contained within perfectly kept borders, but the extravagance of mature citrus trees and thick vegetation ensure it’s serenely cool even on the hottest days. To maximize your time here, book a traditional...
12 Derb El Miter، Fes 30000, Morocco
Palais Amani is one of the most romantic Fes riad dining experiences. Tinkling fountains? Check. Orange trees strung with twinkling lanterns? Check. Rose petals strewn hither and thither? Check. Start your meal with a rooftop aperitif to...
Dhar El Mehraz, 30 000، Fes 30050, Morocco
The only truly contemporary hotel in town is this splashy hilltop building in the Ville Nouvelle. If you half shut your eyes (and pretend the Carrefour supermarket isn’t there), the view from here is pretty good too, stretching all the...
N°2 Derb Sayour,، Place R'habet Zbib,، Rcif Médina,، Fes 30200, Morocco
Affordable diffa (Moroccan-banquet-style) dinners can be frustratingly elusive in this town, so sweet little Darori is a breath of fresh air if you want to go all-out traditional without blowing the budget. It occupies a cozy courtyard dining...
30 Kantarat Borrouss, Rue Talaa Kebira، Fes 30000, Morocco
You can’t miss the hot-pink facade winking at you from the shadows of a teeny, tiny square on the Talaa Kbira (about midway down the slope between Bab Boujloud and the Attarine souks). A recent project of Najat Kaanache (who also runs Nur),...
7 Zkak Rouah, Medina, Fès 30110, Morocco
The concept of a New Moroccan cuisine has only been taken seriously in the motherland over the last couple of years, and only very recently in Fes. Chef Najat Kaanache, whose résumé includes stints at trendsetting restaurants El...
30 Derb El Amer, Zkak Roumane, Fez Medina 30110, Morocco
Dar Roumana is widely celebrated as having the best restaurant in Fes, and with good reason. Its charming courtyard dining room—decorated with cream-colored upholstery and tropical plants that complement the building’s...
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