Café Mogador

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Cabfe Mogador

East Village
If you think “too much garlic” is a reasonable criticism, head elsewhere. And that’s fine with the rest of us, who’ll gladly take your table and unwind at this warmly lit, white-walled garden-level café, frequented by a chill international East Village crowd. Here, you’ll eat simple, filling Moroccan food with nice touches, like fresh shallots in the broth for mussels (a frequent special) and extremely tasty olive oil drizzled atop hummus and baba ghanoush; the mixed platter comes with both, as well as exceptional tabouli.
Venue name: Café Mogador
Contact:
Address: 101 St. Marks Pl
New York
10009
Cross street: between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 9am–1am; Fri, Sat 9am–2am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V

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nadya

This is a neighborhood favorite. The Moroccan menu is popular both at brunch and for late-night dining. The full bar offers a large variety of fairly priced cocktails. But the main draw here are the various tagines and couscous dishes. The ambience is lively and warm, day and night. On a balmy night, sitting outside is an ideal choice. But beware the lines at brunch and dinner—you may be waiting a little bit. Luckily, the space is big enough that your patience will be rewarded in time. The halloumi eggs are a favorite, as well as the grilled salmon. But a tasty treat is the fried okra atop the veggie couscous. You will want to eat a whole bag.