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There aren't a lot of fine-dining options in Chefchaouen, but there's normally a fair selection of standard dishes reflecting the village's combination of Moroccan, Spanish, and French influences.

Place Outa el Hammam is the heart and social hub of the medina, and at last count this elongated square had 10 restaurants and cafes lining its edge, with another couple on rue Targui sitting directly overhead. It's not so much the food that you'll come here for, which for the greater part is almost identical down to the last dessert, but the atmosphere. From very early in the morning to just before midnight, there's something, or someone, to see. Seeing that it's rude to just sit and stare, travelers find themselves choosing a particular eatery for no other reason than the tables are placed in the best people-watching position. No matter where you dine, make sure to stop off here for an after-dinner mint tea.

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