Moroccan Paris

Posted on January 11, 2010


There are a number of North Africans  that have migrated to France and this means some wonderful Moroccan restaurants have appeared.

The Mosque in the 5th is a great setting for a mint tea and pastry in the summer after a walk around the jardin des plantes, or sit inside in winter for a warming couscous or tagine and where a cheeky sparrow may come and pinch some food.

For experimental Moroccan and a great atmosphere,  go to 404 and then  cocktails next door at the Andy Walhoo. They have the same owner and are tucked away in a side street behind the Pompidou (known locally by the area name of Beauboug as Parisians hate the building itself  so much that they won’t refer to it directly!).

A more discreet but incredibly cosy Moroccan restaurant is Au P’tit Cahoua on Bvd St Marcel on the border of the 5th and 13th. They do a great value lunch menu and the food is hearty. Perfect for a winter’s day.