Dinner at Cafe Mogador, New York

Cafe Mogador NYC

A few weeks ago I met a couple of friends for dinner at Cafe Mogador, a Moroccan restaurant in the East Village. It’s dark but lively, a very popular spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. They have another outpost in Williamsburg that I’ve driven past.

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We began with cocktails; I had a black cherry margarita (tequila, triple sec, black cherry purée & fresh lime juice) with a salted rim. It was very good but at $11, I didn’t order a second.

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Instead of an entrée, I ordered two appetizers. The first was a mixed patter that included hummus, tabouli, salad and I believe zaalouk, which is a dip / spread made with eggplant, tomatoes and garlic. It was served with pita bread. Even though the plate was rather large, I ate every tasty bit of food on it!

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My second appetizer (which I probably wouldn’t have even ordered if I’d known how filling the first one would be) was chicken skewers with three sauces for dipping. One was like tzatziki and another was very herbaceous. This was a good appetizer as well but wouldn’t stand on its own as a full meal, so in the end I was still glad to have the mixed plate. This meal wasn’t shockingly good, probably in part because I’m used to amazing food from around the world in my neighborhood, Astoria, but it was still good. I would go back for brunch one weekend.

Cafe Mogador

Open: Sunday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Location: 101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009 Phone: (212) 677-2226

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