Mazagan, web site, 2901 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, right next to the Drafthouse Cinema, 703-566-4173 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | TripAdvisor | zabihah | NoVA Mag | Ylp]
Genuinely good Moroccan food, consistent across all fronts. I’ve tried about fifteen of the dishes here, and not a single miss, so in that sense I don’t have many particular recommendations. Maybe the shrimp in spicy garlic sauce. More a trendy place than a mom and pop, but somehow it avoids the feel of being pretentious or unpleasant. It’s simply a very nice restaurant to sit and dine in. There is nothing here which is strikingly original, but everything here is well above average and this is definitely a place to have in the regular repertoire.