Seems like whenever you want to get Moroccan food in this town, someone’s torso is in your way. That is to say, it’s hard to get bastilla without belly dancers.

The atmosphere may be cheesy at Dar Maghreb, complete with dancer, but the food is as authentic as it gets in LA and quite good, says hrhboo, who lived in Morocco for two years and says her Moroccan friends here love the place. The bastilla is excellent.

Chameau does a modern version of the traditional pastry, with duck instead of the usual hen/squab/pigeon. Although a little sweeter and heartier than the standard, it’s rich and excellent, says ElJeffe, who also enjoyed the whitefish in tomato fennel sauce, lamb shank that was fall-off-the-bone tender, and lemon potato tagine—the perfect side.

Dar Maghreb [Hollywood]
7651 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Chameau [Hollywood]
339 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles

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