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Restaurant with tasty tajines, friendly staff and decent prices. The only thing that results in my 4/5 rating is the fact that the restaurant moved and we did not know how to find it. Luckily, a local helped us find the place.
Date of visit: September 2021
Said B, Propriétaire at Restaurant Beldi Bab Ssour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
We are really so sorry to hear that, but we just fix the right location.thanks
The food was excellent. I was suprised how tasty the food was given that Chefchaouen is not known, among locals, for having great food options.
We went there during a week day, we were the only customers and the staff were so welcoming and we...were treated with care. I can't recommand enough eating their entrees : you can ask them to give you a little bit of every thing and the portions are consistent. We were almost full on eating the entree alone.
We ordered also tajines and they were good as well.More
I stayed in Chefchaouen a full week and ate here 3 times, which should say enough right there, as I usually prefer variety. Found this place on accident my first night, and even though I wasn't that hungry I found the food delicious with plenty...of vegetarian options, which is a nice bonus in Morocco. When I asked my hotel proprietor to recommend his fave Moroccan restaurant, he brought me here as well, saying even locals come here for a nice meal out of the house. I ate several vegetarian tagines, tried lentils, chickpeas, an eggplant dish, and of course the variety of dips that they serve with the bread. Watch out, the dip that they say is spicy is VERY spicy! The price is so reasonable that you can eat a huge, healthy meal here for about $5 US. I treated my friend to a feast on my last night in Chefchaouen, including lots of food and fresh juices, for about $11. I wish I could eat here every week now that I'm back home! It recently moved from the heart of the medina to a little closer to the new city but it's worth searching for, because the food was probably the best I had during my month in Morocco!More
They brought us bread to start. We had Courgettes Vertes for 15 dh, about $1.50 USD. This was some kind of zucchini puree that I would rate a 3. Then we had a meet dish with prunes (we didn't eat the prunes), not sure what...it was called for 40 dh, about $4. We had a Coke Zero and a large bottle of water. Cost was 97dh with a 20dh tip included. Total of about $10.More
We ate here after a lovely morning walk around Chefchaouen.
Our guide said they had moved, so we walked to the old location and a nice young man led us to the newly renovated restaurant.
I ordered sardines in a lovely tomato based sauce, served...in a sizzling clay dish, along with the bissara soup (fava bean), which was mild in flavor. Wonderful fresh bread, too. The special included fresh chanterelle mushrooms, but we can pick those at home, do didn’t order that dish.
There is a first-floor dining room but we were seated one floor up which had an open (exposed) wall, so fresh air drifted thoughout the room. There is also a rooftop deck but it was too hot to eat up there.
Staff was friendly and efficient in serving our group of ten. They don’t rush you, so it’s great for a leisurely lunch.More
Our Riad, Casa Sabila, as well as fellow travelers we met,recommended this place. It has recently moved and we were advised that someone would be at the original location to walk us to the new location. Unfortunately, the young teen who was guiding us went...way too fast and we lost him in foot traffic. I convinced my friend to go back to the old location and try again. It was well worth it. We sat on the terrace under a full moon and had the best pastilla I've ever had. Also the white beans in a tomato based sauce, served in a sizzling clay saucer, were so delicious. Don't expect plush surroundings or super attentive servers but you can expect delicious Moroccan food at great prices. Dinner for two (way too much food, had to take some to go) was $13.00 including tip. Possibly the best meal in 2 1/2 weeks of travel throughout the country.More
This restaurant was recommended by our driver as the place where he likes to eat, especially goat tagine & bissara (fava bean soup). The soup was very tasty: simple, hearty, somewhat like split pea soup. We had just eaten goat at another restaurant, so opted...for the beef & veggie tagine. Again, very tasty &, I bet, traditional. All was very, very inexpensive, even by Moroccan standards. I gave the Beldi Bab Ssour four, not five, stars because I found the food a bit dull, but my partner (& our driver) disagreed! The location has recently moved; go to the old location, & a waiting young man will guide you to the new place, about a 7 minute walk. The new setting includes a comfortable, attractive and clean dining room, plus a roof deck. Staff are very nice and efficient. A very pleasant eating experience.More
Ate there every day of my 3 night Chefchauan stay.
Food was authentic, service was great and the location is good.
They have three separate dinning floors: a roof top (either cold or hot, depending on the time of day and year), the level below...the roof top (OK, but also exposed to the elements outside) and the level below that, which is the nicest (where the cashier is). This dining room has nice furniture and decor. It also has a much more comfortable feel.
The ONLY bad point is that they don't want to let individual reservations use it, even it there are 2 or 3 people. They ONLY want to keep it for Japanese tour groups.
On two occasions I went to eat there and asked if I could sit of this level and was told no there was a large (Japanese) tour group coming.
However, by the time I finished and went down to pay, the group still had not arrived...
This is the ONLY reason I didn't give them 5 stars.
I hope they change this policy...
I'd love to go back.More