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Good, Cheap Moroccan Food for Fun Christmas Eve?

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Hi all--looking for great, reasonably-priced Moroccan food for Christmas Eve dinner with friends. I'd say our budget is a max price for a main dish of $15-$20, but ideally, we'd like to keep it cheap, good, and low key. Mostly looking for recs in Manhattan but definitely willing to consider the boroughs (some of us live in Queens). Thanks for any help!

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  1. Cafe Mogador may work for you. I'm not sure if they're open on christmas eve, but they probably are. The food there is inexpensive and very good. It's always bustling and crowded but the noise level isn't normally too bad.

    I've heard good things about Nomad and Zerza, also in the east village, but I've never been to either of them personally. They may be out of your price range a little bit.

    I don't believe Mogador takes reservations though, so if you're a big group you may have to wait a little bit. The bar area is good but it gets crowded.