Where to Eat in Mahdia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 24, 2017 Leida Jutras

Founded in the early 10th century as the capital of Fatimid-ruled Tunisia, Mahdia is today a quiet port town and provincial center of about 40,000 people, known for its fishing, silk weaving and olive industries. One of Tunisia's most picturesque cities, Mahdia lies between Sousse and Sfax and has many historic attractions, including the ruins of an ancient Punic city (pre-dating Mahdia), the Fatimid port, the first Fatimid mosque (built in the 10th century), and a 16th-century Ottoman fort.
Things to do in Mahdia

1. Restaurant Neptune

Boulevard du 14 Janvier, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$196 +216 20 411 000
Excellent
22%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 79 reviews

Restaurant Neptune

Neptune est un restaurant gastronomique de specialite fruits de mer et poisson, situe sur la route de la Corniche a Mahdia. Le chef vous propose au gre des saisons une cuisine raffinee et creative a partir des produits de la mer .En ete, la terrasse vous permettra de profiter du son des vagues, tout en degustant des mets raffines comme la Langouste grille ou thermidor facon Neptune, Gratin au fruit de Mer, Creme caramel sans oublier la specialite de la maison : Couscous au Poisson

Reviewed By nina e - Berlin, Germany

Great restaurant, food & wine. Very clean, perfect location between the medina & zone Touristique. Watch the waves splash against the shore from the open fronted 2nd floor & relax in the sea breeze. Run by 'Papa' a very friendly, attentive & sweet old guy & his family. Good for women traveling alone.

2. restaurant le Quai

Avenue Farhat Hached-Face Au Port, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia Mediterranean, Tunisian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
16%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

restaurant le Quai

Reviewed By REOlsen - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We were in Mahdia in December, definitely off-season. The El Nido is said to be the best restaurant in town. We had a couple of beers there, then left and went next door to the Quai. The panel TV was showing football, and the locals were smoking and enjoying their coffees. The food was serviceable, heavy on pan-fried dourade and Tunisian salad, but not up to American, much less European, standards. Service was reasonably attentive. For better value and home cooking, try the Meoz.

3. Le Lido

Mahdia, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 73 681 339
Excellent
30%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 99 reviews

Le Lido

Reviewed By Mmasmoudi - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Used to be one of the favorite stop when it comes to eat out.Unfortunately i've been there recently and the quality of the food and service has dropped dramatically. First we had to identify the fish in our own since the waiter was clueless and to top it all was not fresh. anyway; we ordered 2 brik with tuna then a steak and Seafood spaghettis. well we only received 1 brik mine i am still waiting for it as for the main course the steak you had to have a shark's jaw to chew it and my Spaghetti was simply terrible.made of frown seafood and too much sauce. we paid 50 DT which for Mahdia and Tunisia in general way too much.... i left really sad as it used to be the best in town and the restaurant belongs to a friend of mine made it even worse.

4. El Asfour

Route de la Corniche, B.P 217 | c/o Iberostar Hotel, Mahdia 5111, Tunisia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, French, Seafood, European, Tunisian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$126 +216 58 329 026
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

El Asfour

Reviewed By nsm80 - Peterborough

We ate here as part of our hotel deal. The restaurant is clean, nicely decorated and intimate. The waiters are brilliant and the food although not haute cuisine is very good with large portions. Worth a visit.

5. Gourmandise

Gourmandise - Mahdia Adresse : Hotel Royal El Mansour - Avenue Taher Sfar, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia +216 73 696 900
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Gourmandise

Reviewed By Valéria Š - Prague, Czech Republic

Nice evening in this restaurant, good food and friendly servise, thanks...:-)))I can recommend...Next time i visite also this restaurant...

6. Cafe Sidi Salem La Grotte

Borj Erras, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, Tunisian Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Excellent
34%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Cafe Sidi Salem La Grotte

Reviewed By Tunisian_sailor - Tunis

A café where you can have breakfast, or a drink pieds dans l'eau (feet in water), also you can have a swim while having you coffee on your table...wonderful view of the Mahdia City, central place (near the big Castle, the phare, etc). Absoluetely to see..

7. Cafe El Medina

Lebled EL 3ARBI, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia Breakfast, Lunch +216 50 577 482
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Cafe El Medina

Reviewed By JohnSFleet_Hants_UK - Tetbury, United Kingdom

lovely tranquil spot amidst the hub bub of the medina. you can rest a while under the tree canopy in the square and leisurely enjoy a mint tea and dish of almonds or explore the interior of the former governor's house. a real joy.

8. Gusto Del Mar

Avenue Habib Bourguiba Mahdia, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia HK$16 - HK$110 +216 22 878 608
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gusto Del Mar

Reviewed By ramazzottii - Monastir Governorate, Tunisia

Une première visite j'ai beaucoup aimé la lasagne fruit de mer malgré une dose de sel en plus
La pizza était bonne surtout une pâte légère
Vu cette visite j'ai refait la visite en famille ... Cette fois ... Désagréablement surpris ... Lasagne pas bien cuite pas bien garnit
Deux brochette à peine mangeable à l'exception des frites..
Pour ne pas dire plus adoré lors de la première visite ... Mécontent lors de la deuxième et surtout une soirée gâché

9. Da Paolo

Avenue 14 Janvier | Le Corniche de Mahdia, 5100, Tunisia Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$39 +216 55 967 408
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Da Paolo

Reviewed By Abeer A

Kind staff but the food is average needs some extra salt . however, it is delicious compared to others. It is worth a trial ??

10. Iglo

Mahdia, Tunisia Italian +216 98 908 106
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Iglo

Reviewed By Habib S

Lorsque l'on parle de respect de la tradition , le monde de la glace artisanale tourne son regard vers une marque italienne qui renferme en elle-meme toute la force de la qualité et de passion : IGLO GELATI Une garantie d'originalité, de saveurs , de pureté caractérisant une vraie glace artisanale made in Italie . Cette marque glorieuse dans le monde de la glace artisanale , a vu le jour dans les vieilles rues de Verone , capitale des amoureux , ce qui a fait que l'histoire de ce produit soit un moment où la passion pour la glace artisanale soit un amour qui ne cesse jamais de battre. IGLO GELATI , Une passion qui se renouvelle ...

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