My husband and I love to watch travel and food shows that highlight restaurants from cities that are near us. A few weeks ago, we were watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. He was in San Antonio, Texas, at a local restaurant called 'Moroccan Bites'; not sure if it was a dive or a diner. After we watched the episode I looked up at my husband and said, 'We HAVE to go there!'.
Moroccan Bites is not a restaurant I would have ever gone to without first having seen it featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I am that type of eater that knows what kind of food I like and is not easily willing to try a new type of food, but when I saw this restaurant featured, my taste buds told me that I had to get past my fear and give it a try. I was glad that I did.
The first thing that I noticed when I walked into Moroccan Bites was the beautiful decorations and the wall art. In addition, the restaurant was not large but very quaint and cozy. At the time we were the only guests in the restaurant so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to walk around and take pictures of the beautiful decor. I noticed that two rooms were blocked off, fancied up and reserved. I wish I had gotten my husband to ask who those two rooms were for.
After watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives I had pretty much decided that I wanted lamb, but I was not sure what the dish was called or which dish to choose.
After I talked to the waitress I decided that I wanted to order the Lamb Tagin with Vegetables along with a side of rice. The waitress explained to me that it was a type of stew.
When my Lamb Tagine was served my first thought was how pretty it was. This dish had color and you could tell that the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The lamb was almost perfect, it had a few chewy pieces and seemed a bit greasy, but it was good. In addition, the vegetables which included potatoes, peas, and corn were cooked to perfection. They were so fresh and tender. I also ordered a side of rice and almost ate the entire bowl. The side dish was enough for 2 or more people, but I ate most of it.
My husband always seems to order the best dish. On this day he ordered the Lamb Kebab with a side of french fries. He was going to order steamed vegetables as his side dish but we had our 2 year old with us so he got the fries for her which she enjoyed. He said that his lamb was cooked to perfection! After his dish was served, the waitress offered him some hot sauce and he said it was too hot for me. I wish I had tried his lamb before he spiced it up.
This was my first experience to eat Moroccan Food and I must say that it was good. The food was fresh and the ambiance was fantastic. I think I already know what I will be ordering the next time we visit Moroccan Bites in San Antonio, Texas.