Moroccan Restaurants in Sarasota Springs

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As you load up your camel-tongue for its expedition across Fez Authentic Moroccan Cuisine's menu of North African delicacies, start with bisteeya, a sweet, flaky phyllo pastry filled with chicken and almonds and dusted with cinnamon that just might be the only appetizer that doubles as dessert ($4.95). For a main course, adventurous appetites will never go wrong with a tagine (Moroccan stew baked in a clay pot) such as the beef shaban dotted with apricot, almond, honey, and sesame seeds ($15.95). Otherwise, sample the national dish: lamb and vegetable couscous ($16.95), which is traditionally eaten with one's right hand, and never with one's dorsal tentacle. The jumbo shrimp brouchette kebab (marinated in charmoula sauce, $13.95) combines the pleasures of eating and impaling things on sharp sticks. A postprandial mint tea (green tea with spearmint, $2.50) finishes a meal in authentic Moroccan fashion.

263 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

The combination of Marrakech’s welcoming atmosphere and a menu of distinctly flavored dishes delivers a realistic Moroccan dining experience. From the hands of chef Youssef Tassi, a Casablanca native, spring a tasty assortment of starters such as the traditional harira soup, brewed with tomatoes, garbanzo beans, lentils, onions, and eggs ($4.99), and the carrots charmola salad, served warm with blanched carrot sticks, green olives, lemon juice, and spices ($6.99). For lunch, those who could eat entire picnic baskets can opt instead for a sala sandwich with Moroccan merguez sausage, tomato sauce, and french fries or salad ($9.99). Dinner diners can sample the braised-beef couscous with garden vegetables and steamed couscous ($18.99) or the menara tagine, slow-simmered lamb shanks with dry prunes, almonds, and hard-boiled eggs, all served in a distinctively decorated tagine pot ($19.99).

2402 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa,
FL
US