Sfax Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Sfax

December 5, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Sfax (Arabic: صفاقس‎  Ṣfāqes; Berber languages: ⵙⵉⴼⴰⴽⵙ Sifaks) is a city in Tunisia, located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Tunis. The city, founded in AD 849 on the ruins of Taparura and Thaenae, is the capital of the Sfax Governorate (about 955,421 inhabitants in 2014), and a Mediterranean port. Sfax has a population of 330,440 (census 2014). The main economic activities of Sfax are industries (phosphate processing), agriculture (olive and olive oil, nuts), fishing (largest fishing port in Tunisia) and trade (import-export). The city is often described as Tunisia's "second city" (after the capital Tunis).
Things to do in Sfax

1. Borj Dhiafa

Rte Sokra, Sfax 3000, Tunisia French, International, Mediterranean, Tunisian HK$196 - HK$785 +216 74 677 777
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Borj Dhiafa

Reviewed By picknicker1971 - Twin Peaks, California

Judt an average TN restaurant with the standard menu offering fish, couscous and some beef dishes. Ambient rather average and service as well. You wont miss anything if you do not manage tto drop in.

2. La Sirene

Rue Hafrouz, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Reservations Seafood, Mediterranean 48 1118
Excellent
38%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
17%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

La Sirene

Reviewed By Sfaxglobetrotter - Tunis

When I liked to invite some customers to a restaurant to try fresh and very well prepared fish dishes in Sfax, I have chosen La Sirene. However, the restaurant service was horrible.
In an arrogant way, the restaurant is imposing to the customers to order minimum a starter and a main dish together, regardless if you are able to eat them or not. The restaurant people are able to refuse your order and ask you to leave if you don't order as much quantity of food as the minimum they request.
Such kind of arrogance has lead my customer to refuse having food there and we decided to leave elsewhere.
I'll never go to this restaurant. Fortunately, we can find good fish dishes elsewhere with far better service quality.

3. bagdad

63 Ave Farhat Hached | 63 Ave Farhat Hached, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Soups Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
21%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

bagdad

C'est Parmi Les Meilleurs Si Ce N'est Pas Le Meilleur A Sfax 2em Ville Tunisienne

Reviewed By AndyNashGuitar - Cambridge, United Kingdom

A very kind local lady led us to this restaurant, saying it was one of the very best in Sfax. I was very surprised therefore to find very shoddy service, and very average food. Waiter was barely polite, generally looked like he'd rather be anywhere else and took a tip despite his poor effort.
We had some lovely meals in Tunisia but unfortunately this wasn't one of them!

4. Le Corail

39 Avenue Habib-Maazoun, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Mediterranean, Tunisian, Seafood Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
31%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Le Corail

Reviewed By Kostas K - Athens, Greece

Very nice decor, waiters in bowties, very good service. Very nice mixed starters of octopus in tomato sauce, fried and grilled calamari, breaded and fried fish roe, grilled and fried prawns. Chopped and grilled seabass, rubbed in spices. Whilst I would have loved to try some Tunisian wine I favoured a lime, lemon and mint juice which was fantastic. This very good meal was finished off with a sweet mint tea.

5. Ton Ton

Rue Majida Boulila lmm | City Centre, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Dinner +216 22 175 555
Excellent
11%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
11%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 34 reviews

Ton Ton

Reviewed By Liliya T - Baku, Azerbaijan

Food was tasty and prices were cheap. My only concern was about a cleaness of the tables and annoying flies around my food.. Also there was very friendly guy (he was making shaurmas and accepting orders), who was the only English-speaking person there...

6. Restaurant Cercina

19 Rue Ibn Mejed, Sfax 3000, Tunisia +216 74 229 241
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Restaurant Cercina

Reviewed By Jpurias - Tirana, Albania

It is a hidden restaurant without any luxury. The place seems a bit like a garage, with long shared tables. They have very fresh fish. Every day new things. Very well prepared. Delicious, even if a bit overpriced. Around 30 dinars each.

7. Mechmecha

Route de Gremda, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Fast Food +216 25 179 444
Excellent
20%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Mechmecha

Reviewed By jonatagio - Montale, Italy

In centro a sfax, locale giovane con ottimo servizio, tutto informale. Ottima sia la carne che il pesce. Io ho preso un loup de mer alla griglia che ho trovato molto buono. Tutto servito con una entree con Harissa e una ottima frutta offerta. Spesa 100 dinari in 4. Lo consiglio

8. El arem

Avenue Hedi Chaker, Sfax 3000, Tunisia Mediterranean +216 74 200 100
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

El arem

Reviewed By Pierre G - Sfax, Tunisia

C'est vraiment LE lieu de rendez-vous pour les sfaxiens ! Pas mal de choix, des gâteaux européens, du salé. Pas cher.

9. Le Grill

Rue Habib Maazoun, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Le Grill

Reviewed By Abderrahmen K

Authentic taste. Nice quality and generous quantity. Small area but clean and cozy. Recommanded for everyone enjoying seafood for lunch.

10. Saffoud Abid

Ahmed Bey, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Saffoud Abid

Reviewed By Monia K - Monastir, Al Munastir, Tunisia

C'est restaurant assez original spécialisé principalement dans les grillades à base de viande de mouton.
Le décor est original, le service rapide et la grillade en forme de brochettes (Safoud) avec une grande assiette de garniture est délicieuse.

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