Jour et Nuit is a restaurant on the beach in Agadir, located close to Bijaouane Square. In fact there are two restaurants of the same name, one on either side of the square. The Jour et Nuit has a first floor dining room, offering good sea views. We went during Ramadan, and it was a bit strange, as Moroccans come to the cafe to socialise, talk, sit and read the paper, but they don't eat or drink. At night it fills up, and people stay eating and playing cards until 4 o'clock in the morning, when the daily fast begins again. The restaurant has good prices, you can try grilled fish for 6 euros, with bread and salad.
Jardino is an Italian restaurant which is on the Agadir beachfront. It's a nice place where you can appreciate the sunset at the end of the day. They have a large terrace and an indoor room. You can eat a variety of salads, pizzas and pastas, I recommend you try some of the options with fish or seafood as we are by the sea, and the cooking is very good. Prices are a bit high for Morocco, you can have dinner for 15 euros per person, while the more "normal" restaurants are about 4 euros, but Agadir is one of the most expensive cities in the country.
The Nil Bleu restaurant stands out from the others on Agadir's beach for its strange Egyptian décor. And it serves Egyptian and Moroccan cuisine. Other than that, it was recently renovated, and all rhw seafront restaurants have very similar menus. There are several fish soups and lobster, which are good, then cold and warm shrimp and fish starters. The restaurant serves grilled lobster, shrimp, and various seafood dishes at reasonable prices. There is also crab, and when in season, some oysters. I recommended the sole and the fish with saffron. The views of the ocean are beautiful in the late afternoon.
O gourmet bakery is in the very luxurious marina in Agadir. It's at the end of the beach and easily accessible. Recommended if you're a little sick of Moroccan desserts and want a change. I like them, but I find them very sweet and occasionally miss my fruit cake and my croissant. In O Gourmet there is a terrace overlooking the sea and you can order fresh juices such as orange, melon and watermelon, plus other fruits depending on the season. It is sunny during the day but in the evening it is very nice. They make pastries for special events and you can order them to take home in a box. The prices are a bit higher than the local bakeries, but its 1st rate.
Le Dome is a large beachfront complex that hosts a tea room, bakery, a restaurant, a nightclub, and rentable party rooms. The restaurant is cozy, has a terrace and an indoor room from which you can watch very beautiful sunsets. It's a little more luxurious than other restaurants with white tablecloths and fine china, but it isn't too expensive. The bakery is open for the day, and you can sample some of their delicacies in the restaurant, or sit in the tea room for a snack. To end the evening you can go to the club with an oriental atmosphere, serving drinks but also some small snacks. Some nights there are shows with dinner included.
Ibtissam is a neighborhood restaurant in the area of Talborjt Nouveau. It's in a nice pedestrian plaza, with a good sized balcony. It is full of tourists at lunchtime, with the locals coming later for tea and something to eat. The full menu costs 45 dirhams, or 4 euros, and includes a starter (a salad or soup) and a second course (Moroccan tagine with fish, lamb or chicken). There's also ground beef tagine with eggs that is also good. For dessert they offer fruit salad and local pastries. There are some European-style dishes if you're sick of Moroccan food, like spaghetti, burgers, and sandwiches. But these dishes always disappoint me - they're never as good as I'd like!
The Tour de Paris is a restaurant located in the residential center of Agadir, just a 10 minute walk from the beach. The locals come to eat there, because it isn't as touristy as a seafront restaurant. The restaurant is open daily from 8 am until midnight, and even later during the month of Ramadan. The menu starts at 4 euros, and there are Moroccan, Italian and French dishes. In the morning, they serve an excellent breakfast with fresh orange juice, breads and rolls, and mint tea. To eat more traditional Moroccan foods, I would recommend that you go somewhere else because the cuisine has been adapted for the tourists. But the atmosphere in the morning or the late afternoon is nice. At noon they serve pizzas.
The Festival du Poisson restaurant is near the beach of Agadir, close to the tourist information office. Actually, it was built under the information office itself. Architectural, it is nothing special, like most of the buildings in Agadir, but it has a beautiful garden and is a cooler during heat waves. The Festival du Poisson serves, as the name implies, all kinds of fish, since Agadir is the biggest sardine fishing port in the world. A fried entree for two, with a Moroccan salad with cumin is a local dish. Then you can move onto grilled fish, but also something more oriental, like a fish tagine or couscous. Account for 15 euros per person, without wine. The service is friendly.
Les Blancs is a beach restaurant that you'll find at the end of the beach in Agadir, close to the marina and the luxury stores. It's modern and nicely-decorated. You can park your car, and there's a part facing the sea where you can enjoy beautiful views over a cocktail. Their Facebook page announces a programme of summer events. In Agadir, there are plenty of tourists, but also wealthy Moroccans come down from Marrakesh or Casablanca to spend the weekend. This is a party hotspot. The food they serve is a fusion of Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine. It's expensive, but very good, and the dishes are prepared with the best products.
Aux 4 Vents Agadir is a restaurant close to the marina in the most exclusive area of the city. It looks like you're in Morocco when you dine in this neighborhood, rather than Costa Brava or any tourist coast of the Mediterranean. They have a menu in several languages and all the waiters speak French, more often than in Spanish, that is. The food is not known for its excellent presentation, but they are give in reasonable portions and at reasonable prices. Furthermore, you are two minutes away from the beach and the bars and clubs in case you want to go out after. The menu includes Italian dishes and they also make good seafood pasta and lasagne. There are soups, salads, and the food is actually quite healthy and everything is pretty tasty, too.
The Di Napoli Restaurant is an Italian restaurant located next to the Maritimo promenade of Agadir. The beach is 500 metres away, making it a good option when you want dinner. Di Napoli makes good pizzas and has a great selection of Italian dishes, but they only use Moroccan products, so things don't taste the same (after all, Moroccan pasta isn't exactly as famous as Italian pasta!). Other than that, the service is nice, and they have a large terrace and a small inner room. If you want anything other than Italian food, like fish or seafood, you're better off going elsewhere.
Le Flore is a beach-front restaurant in Agadir serving Moroccan dishes, fish, seafood and Italian cuisine. A little bit of everything generally is not a good sign, and I feared that they wouldn't serve anything good, but it was a good dinner. I tried a broiled fish and an entree of grilled sardines because Agadir is a fishing port. Next came a very large couscous. Actually, two people could easily share an entree and a second. There is also fish couscous and fish tagine. If you like seafood, you can order lobster and shells depending on the season. Dinner for two costs around 30 euros, with a bottle of wine.
Le Vendome is one of the many restaurants on the beach of Agadir. You're right in front of the sea, and it's a nice place with sheltered areas. It's one of the few places that serve alcohol, beer costs 15dh for a small glass, or 30 for a large, during the day. At night the prices go up, to 30 and 40 respectively. The lunch menu costs 7 euros, and includes a salad, grilled fish or a chicken tagine, plus a dessert of crème brûlée. The food is not the best but in the vicinity of the beach you won't find much more for this price. The menu of 9 euros is a bit better with better fish, and a dish of the day.
The restaurant Scampi is located on Boulevard Hassan II and is a very popular fish restaurant. Moroccans usually hold their business lunches there, while tourists enjoy the fish from this fishing port, one of the largest in the country. For starters they offer a great selection of snacks, small fish and squid, with sardines being the most typical. Then you choose your fish entree for a fixed price, however, the finest fish are paid for by weight. The place has an interior room with a small patio. It may be difficult to get parking in front, but there is a service for that. Dinner normally costs about 20 euros per person with a bottle of wine.
The Cote d'Or restaurant is on the beach of Agadir, in front of the entrance to the valley of the birds. I didn't have a very good experience here: the waiter was grumpy, and took offence when we tried to sit where we wanted, in the shade (it was 40 degrees!). His colleague, who clearly had no interest in working, came to take our order. It took almost 20 minutes to bring us a couple of juices and ice cream, which had melted by then - but they refused to change it when we complained. All this for a very expensive price, more typical of Europe than of Morocco. Nice views of the sunset, but a place to avoid.
Ice Vahiné is a tea room that also offers a large variety of homemade ice cream. It's right next to the beach in a cool little garden with wooden tables and large shady trees. They serve some food, but no alcohol, as is the case with most of Agadir's family-oriented restaurants. The ice cream is good, but I recommend that you ask for exactly what you want, instead of having a drink prepared. In general, they add a ton of cream and sugar, making it nearly impossible to eat, unless you have a serious sweet tooth!
The restaurant is in the gardens of the same name, in the centre of Agadir. It is named after the Portuguese town of Olhao, which has been twinned with Agadir since the 1960's. The garden is a beautiful place, and the restaurant is a wonderful choice for a meal, because there's plenty shade. You can eat outside under the big trees, without worrying about the sun. There's a play area for children. Prices are a little higher than in the centre, but not as high as the restaurants by the beach. You can eat a full meal for 12 euros. The place is open at night only on special occasions.
Mimi the Sardine is an institution in Agadir, and all the townspeople eat there. It's a small restaurant, which has a terrace in the evening when the sun goes down, and there are some umbrellas too. If you are not served by any of the waiters, definitely the owner, Mimi, will come by, ve named this place over 40 years ago. She´s a character. The dishes are reasonably priced and have good portions. For some dishes that take time, they accept orders in advance. Indeed, one way to see which restaurant is good in Agadir is to see the proportion of Moroccans ve are eating there. If there are only tourists, it is most likely a normal place like others, but this is always packed and with natives.