Moroccan Restaurants in Washington, D. C.

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Under the gentle light of curvaceous sconces, Tangier Restaurant and Bar's guests can indulge their taste buds with an assortment of Moroccan-inspired tapas and entrees from the menu. In addition to plating fresh pita bread and traditional Moroccan–style lamb sausage, the cooks also stir chickpeas, onions, and raisins into steaming orders of couscous or glaze chicken with a homemade harissa sauce made from hot peppers. To accompany meals, belly dancers occasionally perform in the dining room, traveling between diners' tables with the controlled, fluid grace of an Olympian swimming in a lap pool of maple syrup.

2305 18th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

A feast of couscous and tagines awaits you at Marrakesh Restaurant. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Marrakesh Restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Long guest list? Not a problem at Marrakesh Restaurant, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.

Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Catering services are also available.

For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (Green, Yellow) and Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow).

Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.

617 New York Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Taste of Morocco’s vibrant character spans from the flavorful cuisine that tops the dining room's linen-covered tables to the belly dancers who swivel and sashay around guests seated in turquoise chairs. In the kitchen of the cozy neighborhood eatery, chefs dress morsels of chicken, lamb, and veggies in tagines and couscous dishes. Multicourse feasts are also available, conveniently portioned for two. The belly dancers add extra spice to the dining experience on weekends, displaying feats of abdominal coordination while diners' stomachs contentedly perform the digestion fox trot.

3211 Washington Boulevard
Arlington,
VA
US

Your tongue won't be the only sensory organ experiencing Morocco, though. The restaurant's walls are decorated with murals of the Moroccan landscape and dotted with pottery and artwork, and Moroccan music wafts through the air like hookah smoke. After sinking like a sultan into Taste of Morocco's lush maroon-and-gold pillows and chairs, warm up the palate with some mint tea before diving into Taste of Morocco's most popular treat: bastilla, a thin pastry of phyllo dough stuffed with a variety of ingredients. The chicken bastilla is marinated and stuffed with almonds, parsley, and onions, all topped with confectioner's sugar and cinnamon. The vegetarian bastilla, on the other hand, mixes stewed vegetables with parsley, cilantro, onions, almonds, and Moroccan spices. A small bastilla for two is $15.99, while a large bastilla for eight is $49.99.

8661 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Mouthwatering scents from traditional tagines trickle through the horseshoe arches of this Moroccan eatery, offering olfactory hints at dishes served up à la carte and family style. Make a bold beginning with a bastilla appetizer, a bastion of Moroccan fare filling thin phyllo dough with chicken or vegetables ($14.99, $24.99 for medium). Next, sink teeth into entrees of vegetarian and meaty varieties, such as the lamb tagine with raisins and almonds in a sweet sauce ($15.99) or vegetable-studded couscous ($12.99). Families, friends, or barbershop quartets can feed on Fez's family-style feasts, which include soup or salad, a bastilla, a tagine or couscous, dessert, and Moroccan mint tea (starting at $46.99). The bistro's bar is open late on weekends to accommodate nocturnal noshers.

7810 Lee Highway
Falls Church,
VA
US

Marrakesh Palace brings all the flavors of a Fez marketplace together in a delicious range of Moroccan dishes. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Marrakesh Palace's menu does not offer low-fat options. Marrakesh Palace also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Marrakesh Palace, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Marrakesh Palace complimentary wifi. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Marrakesh Palace has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.

Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Marrakesh Palace cater for you. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.

Parking is available in the lot next door, as is valet. If the lot is full, street parking is also an option. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; Dupont Circle Metro (Red) is a nearby stop.

Your tab at Marrakesh Palace will usually run to about $30 per guest. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Marrakesh Palace dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.

2147 P St NW
Washington,
DC
US