Since 2009, Saffron Café in downtown Indianapolis has been catering to guests who crave traditional Moroccan/Mediterranean cuisine. With a sunset pictorial featuring shadowed characters and camels on its northside exterior, plus brilliant red coloring opposite, Saffron Café is easy to spot along Fort Wayne Avenue, though nearby parking can be hard to come by. Serving lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends, the restaurant’s interior sticks close to its theme, thanks to chandeliers, table settings and mirrors obtained directly from Morocco. The menu features various stews, kebabs, gyros and pasta along with chicken, beef and seafood delicacies. Few can resist trying deserts that include tiramisu and baklava.
The chefs at Marrakech Moroccan Cafe and Grill actually hail from Morocco, so they are credible authorities when it comes to the food of their native country. Here, they recreate the dishes they grew up loving, including everything from marinated and skewered lamb to tajine, a stew of meats, veggies, and spices slow-cooked in a special pot. Bowls of harira soup deliver Morocco’s quintessential flavors in the form of tomatoes and lentils mixed with ginger, pepper, cinnamon, and other spices. Each day, a portion of the restaurant's grape leaves, marinated olives, and kebabs are set aside for customers to take home and hang above their mantle.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at El Morocco Restaurant in Indianapolis.
El Morocco Restaurant honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
At El Morocco Restaurant, you can safely park just around the corner.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on El Morocco Restaurant's moderately priced fare.