You ever do a mind-reading magic trick where you guess the name of someone's favorite restaurant? Well, the NYC Foodie, Foodie Magician, does it every week. And after someone thought of Cafe Mogador, a packed Moroccan restaurant on St. Marks Place I walk by often, I was intrigued. What made this restaurant always crowded and someone's all round favorite? I needed to find out, and I did this past Sunday.
Take a seat outdoors and watch the East Village pass you by as you dine on tasty Moroccan delights, such as a Mixed Platter ($10) of tabouli, babaganoush, hummus, and salad. Fresh and refreshing, it does Moroccan right. An order of the Lamb Grill ($14), skewered lamb grilled over charcoal served with grilled vegetables and basmati rice, will bring you to Moroccan heaven too.
Not only is this food good, but it is not expensive. A great bang for your buck! So sit back, relax, and be cool in the East Village at this Moroccan haven.
101 St. Marks Pl. (bet. 1st and Ave A)
New York, NY 10009