29 July 2019

Moroccan gastronomy, one of the best cuisines in the world

Morocco is attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors and often appears at the top of the rankings of the best holiday destinations for its hospitality, landscapes and culture. For several years now, Moroccan cuisine has been another facet of the Kingdom that has continued to gain in acclaim and rewards. Indeed, Moroccan gastronomy is at the top of the rankings of the world’s best cuisines. Moroccan cuisine seduces with its spices, flavours and multiple influences (Arabic, Andalusian, Berber, etc.). It is renowned for both its street-food with the famous stands on Place Jemaâ-El-Fna in the evening, as well as its starred gourmet cuisine with renowned chefs.

Moroccan cuisine, a precious heritage

The richness of Moroccan cuisine stems from the respect for certain ancestral know-how that has been passed down by families for generations. This domain is generally reserved for women. But it is opening up to men. Indeed, Moroccan cuisine is not frozen in time. It is alive and evolving over time while preserving the skills and techniques learned from its ancestors. Everyone adds their own personal touch to a dish and thus contributes to the influence of Moroccan gastronomy.


The success of Moroccan cuisine, now recognised as one of the best in the world, lies in its ability to combine flavours, aromas and spices. A Moroccan dish is an invitation for all the senses, enticing our sense of smell, sight and taste.

Today many Moroccan, as well as foreign, chefs celebrate Moroccan gastronomy and give it the prestige it deserves. It is no longer just home-cooking but also gourmet fare that enhances the produce and awakens the taste buds of food lovers and epicureans.

Many restaurants offer a modern yet gourmet vision of Moroccan cuisine, as evidenced by the best Moroccan restaurant in Marrakech: the Great Moroccan Table of the Royal Mansour. Here, Chef Yannick Alléno pays tribute to traditional and ancestral Moroccan cuisine by adding a touch of modernity in a sumptuous setting. This restaurant has also made the prestigious selection of “The 2019 List”, which lists the 1,000 best restaurants in the world.