3. Café Mogador in The East Village and Williamsburg: Moroccan
Café Mogador’s original location in the East Village quickly became a staple in restaurant world and life of downtown New York City when it was opened in 1983. Just a few years ago in 2014, The Village Voice touted that Cafe Mogador was still an East Village anchor 31 years later. Although Café Mogador is now in two locations, and the original location has grown to twice its size, many of the original dishes on the menu remain. This includes their most signature dish Tangine– a special moroccan stew cooked in an earthenware pot.
The family of the founder, Rivka Orlin, still owns and operates both the East Village location as well as their newer location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
East Village Location: 101 Saint Marks Place New York, NY