A ville nouvelle "snack bar" by name that is up there with the medina's best street food in terms of quality to cost ratio: four euros and change for a king-size platter of seafood and condiments; two and change for smaller plates.
The place is easily recognized by the traffic (it's packed) and the servers in green shirts with the Snack Al-Bahriya logo. You take a seat, which may be the biggest challenge. (After two meals, I'm still unclear whether it's "wait to be seated" or not, but in any case you pay at the register at the end.) Automatically, first come the four sides: saffron rice, roasted tomato and cumin sauce, harissa and olives. Then the bread. You place your order. Most people choose a platter with fried calamari and steamed shrimp. The extended option - Fritture Al-Bahriya - also has fried cod and a small-boned flatfish as well.The four-euro fish tajine is made with swordfish. Four hours from the sea, and everything is impeccably fresh. If there's a weak point, it is probably the shrimp - somewhat mushy.
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