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Little Morocco

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24-39 Steinway St., Astoria, NY 11103 40.768502 -73.911149
at 25th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-204-8118 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Soup & Sandwich
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Hours

Daily, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria Blvd.

Prices

$4.50-$11

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Broadway to Astoria Blvd., 50th St. to 31st St.

Profile

Most visitors to this Moroccan joint are lured by its late-night hours and a notable merguez sandwich: a soft, crusty demi-baguette stuffed with dry pork sausage, lettuce, tomato, olive salad, and a smear of thickly emulsified harissa. But a surprise stunner on the short menu is the falafel sandwich—not technically a regional specialty— in which parsley-green fried globes of ground-chickpea meld with rich tahini and briny olives, all wrapped in a chewy fresh-grilled pita. If you can pause to eat in at one of the four counter stools or handful of metal tables, then it’s worth sampling one of the entrée platters: tagines of lamb shank or garlicky kefta meatballs, kidney kebabs, a stew of lamb’s stomach studded with bits of shank meat. For the adventurous palate, “fouilat” is on the menu with no description. Ask for a translation, and you’ll be told that they’re “balls”—not meatballs, but lamb’s testicles, helpfully illustrated by the manager with a gesture toward the front of his trousers. Whatever you get, wash it down with a cup of sweet tea densely packed with fresh mint.

Recommended Dishes

Merguez sandwich, $6; falafel sandwich, $4.50; kebda (liver) platter, $8; Moroccan mint tea; $1.50

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