Place Djemaa el Fna: "The biggest outdoor restaurant EVER!!" Street Vendors Tip by aaaarrgh

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  Place Djema el Fna
by aaaarrgh
 
 

The Place Djema el Fna becomes a MASSIVE outdoor restaurant as evening draws in.

The name translates as "Dead Men's Square", but this was not because of the quality of the food!!

There are dozens of stalls, surrounded by tables and benches. The vendors are very imaginative and entertaining in the ways they try and encourage you to eat at THEIR tables.

But everyone seems to sell the same thing - kebabs, fish, meat, cous-cous, soft drinks, water etc. Our strategy was to try and find a stall which seemed to be popular with Morocans. But of course, as soon as we sat down, the number of Europeans grew!

The food was fine! As long as the food is freshly cooked and hot then it should be OK.

Favorite Dish: We found that the 'waiter' tried to give us every dish available, whether we asked for it or not. So we ended up trying a bit of everything. If you want to eat cheaply, I guess you will have to be firm but polite.

Don't forget the fresh orange juice stalls too. Perfect for the evening heat.

Address: Place Djema el Fna
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Centre of the city - everyone ends up there - near the Koutoubia Mosque tower.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2004
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