Where to Eat
The restaurant scene in Tangier is small but excellent. El Morocco
Club ( 212-539/948139; elmoroccoclub.ma) in the Kasbah offers creative takes on Moroccan classics, from chermoula-spiced stuffed sardines and seafood couscous to grilled squid with a puree of fava beans and lemon foam. Another standout is the fresh seafood at L’Océan ( 212-539/338137; oceanplagetanger.com) on Sidi Kacem Beach. Start with the signature tapenade before moving on to the tarte fine of marinated anchovies and then a generous serving of lobster tagliatelle or creamy seafood risotto.
Casa d’Italia ( 212539/936-348) has been a Tangier institution for decades. Set in a former sultan’s palace, the trattoria offers authentic fresh pasta, bresaola, and, at night, wood-fired pizzas. But the pick for classic Moroccan cuisine in sumptuous surrounds is the restaurant at Hotel Nord Pinus ( 212-661/228-140; nord-pinus-tanger .com); order one of the sublime savory-sweet tagines.