Hotel Continental in Tangier, Morocco - photo by Elisa.rolle under CC-BY-SA-4.0
Hotel Continental in Tangier, Morocco - photo by Elisa.rolle under CC-BY-SA-4.0

TANGIER: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Tangier, Morocco for his show, Parts Unknown Season 1 Episode 5 (originally aired May 12, 2013). These dishes are worth trying as you go trough your Morocco 14 days itinerary.

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DRINK – British Tea

WHAT IS IT?

A distinctive characteristic of preparing British tea involves having one teabag per person and another for the pot. Milk and/or sugar is then added, if preferred.

WHERE IS IT?

Café Tingis
Rue Almohades
Tangier, Morocco

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TANGIER NOTES

Café Tingis is located in the historic Petit Socco or Souk Dakhli within the Medina area of Tangier.         

DISH – Tagine

WHAT IS IT?

Tagine (also Tajine) is a traditional Moroccan stew of vegetables and meat or fish.

WHERE IS IT?

Saveur de Poisson
2 Escalier Waller
Tangier, Morocco

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TANGIER NOTES

At Saveur de Poisson, Anthony Bourdain had a Tagine of baby shark, calamari and monk fish with fresh mountain spinach. He also had grilled whole turbot and baby shark kebabs. To start his meal, he was served fresh olives, walnuts and bread. He had a “pulpy puree of figs, raisins, strawberries”, herbs and spices for his beverage (supposedly, making him more “manly”). His dessert came in the form of strawberries, pine nuts and honey.

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DRINK – Moroccan Mint Tea

WHAT IS IT?

Moroccan mint, a medium-sized perennial, gives the Moroccan mint tea its distinctive pungent flavor and aroma.

WHERE IS IT?

Café Baba
Rue Zaitouni
Tangier, Morocco

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TANGIER NOTES

As Anthony Bourdain described Café Baba in Parts Unknown Tangier: it “has attracted foreign dignitaries, rock stars, aristocrats and artists since it opened in 1943”. Across the street, Anthony Bourdain had an omelet from a hole-in-the-wall street food vendor.

DISH – Jben

WHAT IS IT?

The iconic jben or Moroccan goat cheese is often wrapped in palm leaves and is a favorite among the Berbers.

WHERE IS IT?

Grand Socco
Place du 9 Avril 1947
Tangier, Morocco

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TANGIER NOTES

To go along with the fresh goat cheese he procured, Anthony also bought some flatbread to complete his breakfast on-the-go.

DISH – Moroccan Tomato Salad

WHAT IS IT?

This Moroccan salad is prepared simply through brushing sliced tomatoes with local olive oil, and adding garlic and coriander into it.

WHERE IS IT?

Restaurant Andalus
Tangier, Morocco

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TANGIER NOTES

In a previous episode of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain mentioned he is not much of a fan of salads, At Andalus, he seemed relieved and delighted to also have beef liver kebabs grilled over charcoal, swordfish and orange roughy in his meal.

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