Real halal Moroccan cooking—stuffed savory pastry, kebabs, dry-and-spicy beef Merguez sausage, tagine, piles of couscous, and mint tea—all freshly made and quite good. This isn’t very common in these parts, but the straight-ahead protein-and-flavor infusion is welcome. Service can be aloof but the flavors aren’t; the strip mall location is spacious but downright kooky—its covered patio is beside a grand staircase festooned with full-size Roman-style figure sculptures—which adds to the uniqueness. Ask for sauce if you want it; they figure you’re a meat lover and don’t automatically include it. During Ramadan, the kitchen omits couscous and pastry and focuses on the meats and salads. If your kid’s a picky eater, there are always nuggets and burgers.
11951 International Dr., Orlando, Florida
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Hours Daily noon–9pm Phone 407/778-4343 Prices Main courses $9–$16 Cuisine Type Moroccan Web site Merguez Restaurant
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.