Dinner with a Local Family in Fes

Overview

Morocco sits at the geographical and cultural crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. So it's no wonder Moroccan gastronomy is one of the greatest in the world, thanks to this mix of cultures, flavors, and nations! While in Morocco, you'll find many restaurants serving beloved dishes and recipes. But the best food is found in family homes, complete with secrets and techniques passed down by generations.

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a culture is with food. So go the extra step and join a local family for dinner in the Fes Medina, an incredibly unique experience that not many visitors do. You'll learn about authentic gastronomy, recipes, and ingredients from the direct source as you chat and mingle with a joyful Moroccan family.

This experience is an excellent way to understand the Moroccan culture first-hand, and the family's hospitality and generosity will, without a doubt, touch you. Discover the secrets behind several famed recipes, understand the local culture, and explore the unique etiquette of visiting a family in Morocco. Then polish it all off with a delicious meal and conversation!

Read more about unique and interesting culinary experiences in Morocco.

Traveler reviews

Overall Rating (10 reviews)
4.7 out of 5
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4.7
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4.9
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4.8
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Bernadette P.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Dec 31, 2022

I highly recommend having dinner with a local family. The food was incredible and the family was very kind. A lot of food is served so keep that in mind when planning your meals that day. read more

I highly recommend having dinner with a local family. The food was incredible and the family was very kind. A lot of food is served so keep that in mind when planning your meals that day.

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Janet
Janet H.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Getting a chance to meet and spend time with local families is one of the special parts of the trip. We had understood that there might be a chance to help with cooking, which wasn't the case for our particular dinner. We really appreciated that the teenage son was friendly and willing to speak to us (not sure our own kids would have been as accommodating when they were teenagers). The food was delicious. read more

Getting a chance to meet and spend time with local families is one of the special parts of the trip. We had understood that there might be a chance to help with cooking, which wasn't the case for our particular dinner. We really appreciated that the teenage son was friendly and willing to speak to us (not sure our own kids would have been as accommodating when they were teenagers). The food was delicious.

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Tyler
Tyler P.
Foster City, CA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022
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The dinner with a local family was an excellent experience for our family. The food was delicious, the family was very welcoming and the son spoke very good English to chat with our kids! The host mother / cook even did Henna for us after dinner to add to our experience. read more

The dinner with a local family was an excellent experience for our family. The food was delicious, the family was very welcoming and the son spoke very good English to chat with our kids! The host mother / cook even did Henna for us after dinner to add to our experience.

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Pastilla was delicious
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Keith M.
Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Very special experience with Said and his lovely family. We felt at home and enjoyed our best meal of the entire trip. The family was very open and welcoming, funny and playful to make us feel at home. read more

Very special experience with Said and his lovely family. We felt at home and enjoyed our best meal of the entire trip. The family was very open and welcoming, funny and playful to make us feel at home.

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Jennifer
Jennifer O.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

The dinner was delicious! Unfortunately, the wife was so tired that we felt like we were an inconvenience. read more

The dinner was delicious! Unfortunately, the wife was so tired that we felt like we were an inconvenience.

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Aarti
Aarti G.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

We loved the food, it was amazing! read more

We loved the food, it was amazing!

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Girish S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

The host family was so sweet, treating us as if we were part of their family. They made so much food, that I wish we had the stomach to fit everything! The Moroccan clothing with music and dance was a lot of fun! read more

The host family was so sweet, treating us as if we were part of their family. They made so much food, that I wish we had the stomach to fit everything! The Moroccan clothing with music and dance was a lot of fun!

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Nadia
Nadia H.
Frederick, MD | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Said and his family were wonderful. My mother and I felt at home when we visited. They are extremely friendly and hospitable. The food was also very delicious! Highly recommend! read more

Said and his family were wonderful. My mother and I felt at home when we visited. They are extremely friendly and hospitable. The food was also very delicious! Highly recommend!

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