Traditional Moroccan Food to Try in Marrakech


Moroccan cuisine is a fusion of Berber, Arabic, Andalusian, and Mediterranean influences, making it unique and flavorful. If you find yourself wandering the enchanting streets of Marrakech, here are some traditional Moroccan dishes that you absolutely must try. In fact, Moroccan food might become your new favorite!


One of the most iconic dishes in Moroccan cuisine, tagine is a slow-cooked stew. It typically features a combination of tender meat, vegetables, and a variety of spices like saffron, cumin, and turmeric. The dish is often sweetened with dried fruits such as apricots or prunes, for a delightful balance of flavors. 


Regarded as the national dish of Morocco, couscous is made from tiny steamed balls of semolina flour and is usually served with a stew spooned over it. In Marrakech, couscous is traditionally served on Fridays and is often topped with vegetables and meat. 


Pastilla is a unique pie combining sweet and savory flavors. It’s made by filling a thin pastry with a mixture of pigeon or chicken, almonds, and eggs, spiced with saffron, cinnamon, and fresh coriander. The pie is then dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon. The result is a crunchy, rich, and utterly delicious dish that defies categorization.


Alisa G
Alisa G
Alisa loves exploring new places and learning languages. She enjoys trying new food wherever she goes and then incorporating the flavors into her cooking at home. When she's not traveling, you might catch her soaking up the sun, reading a fashion magazine or book in her backyard.
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