My recent lunch plate was lovely: tender, slow simmered beef meatballs cooked down with peppers and onions into a tomato-rich tagine spiced with a bewitching combination of Moroccan spices. Alaoui spoons this over saffron rice and serves it with some hummus and a small salad. The heat of her homemade harissa and the cooling touch of her garlicy cream sauce are welcome additions. All of this will only run you $6, so don’t skip out on a cup of atay, a refreshing mint iced tea and a bite of baklawa for dessert.
Marrakech Express. 479-B Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. 770-568-0548, marrakechexpressrestaurant.com.