Cairo, Egypt: Best In Local Cuisine

By Travel Noire


When it comes to food options, you won’t find a shortage in Cairo. In this ancient city, you can find everything from coffee and steak to 5-star dining on the banks of the Nile. No matter what type of food you’re looking for, you’ll find it somewhere in the city. Here are the best places to dine in Cairo.

Tabla Luna

Tabla Luna is considered to be one of the best Latin American restaurants in the city. Here you can find both contemporary and classic Latin American dishes from places such as Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru. If you are in the mood for something different, you’ll love the food at Tabla Luna. All their dishes are made with traditional ingredients for an authentic flavor.

Andrea Mariouteya

Andrea Mariouteya brings the charm of Spain to Cairo. The classic Spanish hacienda architecture and décor create an exotic atmosphere. The food and atmosphere of this restaurant offer visitors a once in a lifetime meal with dishes such as chicken marinades, as well as salad and traditional Egyptian bread.

Le Pacha

Le Pacha is one of the finest restaurants in the Cairo area. This landmark eatery is located in a large, 1901 paddlewheel boat and offers several restaurants to choose from. The cafes you’ll find here include French Le Steak, Johnny’s Pub, along with L’Asiatique, which specializes in authentic Asian cuisine. For Egyptian food, there is Le Tarbouche-Akl Zaman and the Italian Piccolo Mondo. There are so many types of fare to choose from, you’re sure to find something you like.

Mahfouz Café

If you are ready for an authentic North African experience, you’ll want to consider the Mahfouz Café. This gem of an eatery is named after the Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Naguib offers patrons traditional Arab décor and delicious food in a traditional Egyptian atmosphere.

The Vegan Kitchen

The Vegan Kitchen is one of the top places to eat in Cairo. This café is owned and operated by an Egyptian couple who specialize in Vegan dishes from all over the world. You can order anything from a Vegan pizza to ice cream and handcrafted desserts.

Tutti Matti

After all the different dishes you try while in Cairo it might be time to indulge in some traditional Italian food. Enjoy your meal inside or on the terrace. This restaurant features great Italian coffee, along with a lunch buffet, While you eat, enjoy some enchanting, traditional music.


When you choose Taboula you can dine in a warm, traditional Arab atmosphere while enjoying traditional dishes from all over the Middle East, such as Lebanese Salad and Egyptian mezzas. While you dine, enjoy traditional Arab music for a truly exotic experience.

Quay Lounge

Although located in the heart of Cairo, the Quay Lounge offers you a relaxing place to enjoy a meal, including traditional Egyptian cuisine or Italian favorites. You can choose to dine on the terrace or inside at a table, you can also choose to eat on comfortable couches for a different kind of experience.


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