The riad where we were staying in Rabat on the first night of our recent trip to Morocco, Riad Kalaa 2, served dinner themselves, but we thought might as well check out the neighbourhood and they recommended going for a bite at Riad Dinarjat (#8 of 247 Restaurants in Rabat and a Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor), less than two minutes’ walk away.
We were immediately welcomed by the friendly staff and seated at one of the tables in the ground-floor arcades. The atmosphere was delightful. Not only the beautiful building itself with the lovely furniture and decorations, but there were also two musicians with traditional instruments, a stringed instrument sounding not too different from a guitar, despite the exotic looks, and a couple of percussion instruments.
Service was rather slow and at some stage we thought we might have been forgotten, but this might have been down to the fact that it was very busy that night.
We enjoyed our seafood tagine with John Dory and our lamb tagine with artichoke hearts and the nice red local wine that was served with it. Would highly recommend a visit there, if you’re in Rabat. More on our trip to Morocco here (Marrakech), here (Atlas Mountains), and here (trip to the Sahara).