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Discover the Flavors of Morocco at Astoria’s Newest Restaurant


Moroccan cuisine is both flavorful and complex, reflecting the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the country’s history. Now, the vibrant and colorful flavors of Morocco are available in Astoria’s newest restaurant, which offers an exciting and unforgettable culinary experience.

Located in the heart of Astoria, the restaurant is a cozy and intimate space that blends traditional Moroccan decor with modern elements. The warm and inviting atmosphere sets the stage for an evening of exploration and discovery, as diners are transported to a world of fragrant spices, tender meats, and exquisite flavors.

The menu features a wide range of authentic Moroccan dishes, from classic couscous and tagine to lesser-known specialties such as b’stilla (a savory pastry filled with spiced meat and almonds) and harira (a hearty tomato-based soup with chickpeas and lentils).

One of the standout dishes at the restaurant is the tagine, a slow-cooked stew that takes its name from the distinctive earthenware pot in which it is prepared. The tagine can be made with a variety of meats or vegetables, and is typically flavored with a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, and saffron.

Another must-try dish is the mechoui, a succulent roasted lamb that is cooked until tender and served with a side of fluffy couscous. The lamb is rubbed with a fragrant blend of herbs and spices before being slowly roasted over an open fire, resulting in a dish that is both juicy and flavorful.

For those looking for something lighter, the restaurant also offers a selection of salads and appetizers, including the popular baba ganoush (a smoky eggplant dip) and zaalouk (a roasted eggplant and tomato salad).

To complement the rich flavors of the cuisine, the restaurant offers a carefully curated selection of Moroccan wines and beers, as well as traditional mint tea and other refreshing beverages.

Overall, Astoria’s newest Moroccan restaurant invites diners to embark on a culinary journey to the heart of North Africa. From the rich and spicy flavors of the tagine to the delicate sweetness of the b’stilla, every dish is a delightful surprise that will leave you wanting more. So if you’re looking for a taste of Morocco, look no further than this exciting and vibrant new addition to Astoria’s dining scene.