A few years ago, while lost in the Fez medina, we stumbled across a small family restaurant cooking tagines on coal in the alley in front of their restaurant.
We had a good feeling about it and decided to have lunch there. We ordered a couple of tagines and a small salad.
Other patrons were all local, and the staff unceremoniously dropped their bread directly on the table for them. For us non-Moroccans, they put our bread on a plate.
So many Fez dives are tiny, and lack bathrooms or any place for you (or the people making the food) to wash hands.
This place, however, has a nice sink with powdered soap right there in the dining room.
The food was delicious and cheap. We enjoyed it and left.
Then today, while not lost but passing through a remote corner of the medina, we encountered the restaurant again, and decided on the spot to have lunch. And it's just as delicious as we remember.
So I'm now elevating this restaurant to my favorite in Fez. It's cheap and basic, but the fact is that their food is super delicious.
I don't know the name of the restaurant, however, because their sign is in Arabic and they don't show up on Google Maps.
But we know how to get there now, and I'm sure we'll be back. Maybe we’ll even take our Morocco Experience Gastronomads there.