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Moroccan Breeze

9404 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 730-4698
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A few weeks ago, I finally made the time to attend an Orlando Foodie Forum meetup, with a group of people I met from my friend and fellow food blogger Ricky Ly and his Facebook group of the same name, and I was so glad I did.

Moroccan Breeze is quite simply real authentic Moroccan food, and possibly some of the best you can find in Central Florida, the prices and portions here are great. What's even even better, the owners are genuinely down to earth and so grateful for each and every guest, you will feel like family during your visit.

To get to Moroccan Breeze, you have to enter through the front doors of Apna Bazaar, which in and of itself is a worthwhile foodie destination with one of largest selections of international foods and fresh halal meats. So don't worry if you can't find it from the outside.

The menu here is pretty simple and upfront with a selection of Couscous dishes, Tagines, (Moroccan tagine dishes are slow cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit, spices, nuts, and dried fruits are also used) soups and salads, side items like Beef Briwat, sandwiches and a nice little bakery selection of fresh baked cookies and other Moroccan sweets.

Inside is not fancy at all, it's more like a food hall or a cafeteria feel, and there is also another Indian restaurant that occupies the space to the right, but I can assure you the food is five star quality. 

The Beef Briwat at Moroccan Breeze is simply amazing... this is a savory pastry filled with Moroccan Kefta (ground beef) deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar. Savory, deep fried and a touch of sweet, this is simply phenomenal and I could seriously eat about a dozen of these.

This is the Merguez Sandwich, Merguez is a sausage made with uncooked lamb, beef, or a mixture stuffed into a lamb intestine casing and then cooked. It is heavily spiced with cumin and chili pepper or harissa for great flavors and a touch of heat. 

Lamb couscous comes in a generous portion, it can easily be shared. This dish is full of flavor with veggies, chickpeas, sweet raisins, and a good amount of lamb with aged butter served over a bed of freshly made couscous. You can get lamb, chicken or beef couscous at Moroccan Breeze, but if you want something extra special, get the Royal Couscous with beef, lamb and chicken for all of your meat coma dreams.

Sure, all of the couscous dishes, the tagine the merguez sausage and probably everything here at Moroccan Breeze is really damn good, but they also make a good Shawarma packed full of chicken and beef with excellent flavors.

The selection of baked goods and sweets here is pretty decent as well. Chef Habiba graciously gave us all a free sample of a variety of cookies, and all were really good. We especially enjoyed the Ghoriba Bahla Moroccan Shortbread and the Semolina and Almond cookies that were not overly sweet but quite tasty. 

Mint Tea is always a good after meal drink, as it is said to help digestion. Chef Habiba also gave us this on the house as well. This was offered with sugar to add, but I found it was not necessary as I really enjoyed the fresh minty and smooth flavor of the tea.

This a simple place, that is quite honestly unheralded and somewhat unknown, but the quality of food here is as good as it gets for Moroccan food, and Chef Habiba and the staff here are wonderful people. 

For authentic Moroccan food with great flavors, great service and a simple non hurried low key dining spot… Moroccan Breeze is your place. Stop in and say hello to Chef Habiba.

If you are looking for new food spots, unknown places, or are new to the area and want to get plugged in to one of the best foodie communities in Orlando on Facebook, check out the Orlando Foodie Forum presented by Tasty Chomps! by clicking here

There is usually a foodie Friday where members of the group get together and check out some cool food spots in the area… whether they are the new hip spots in town, or off of the beaten path.

Moroccan Breeze is closed on Monday, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. They are open until 9:00 pm on Sunday.

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