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News release - Issued by Make It York

Los Moros York’s number 1 on Trip Advisor

It may not be the biggest eatery in York, but nevertheless a kiosk in Shambles Food Court has been voted number 1 on Trip Advisor for places to eat in the city.

Los Moros who specialise in North African influenced street food have beaten all other 694 listed foodies in York to the post, with 93% rating it as excellent. Run by Tarik Abdeladim, originally from Algiers, Moorish cuisine played a big role in his upbringing and is the culinary inspiration for the Los Moros name; Spanish for ‘Moorish people’.

Los Moros was one of the first traders to open up in the Shambles Food Court, located within the Shambles Market, which now in its third year, is growing from strength to strength. Tarik said “I’ve seen a lot happen in the Food Court since its opening. The floods hit us really hard in the first winter, I saw many kiosks around me close down and sometimes I would be the only one open, but I always had this feeling in my heart that this was a good space with real potential.”

Los Moros menu incorporates a mix of North African and Levantine fusions. The Persian chicken wrap is one of the most popular dishes on offer, but Tarik claims it is the Merguez sausages that are his real pride and joy. He gets up at 5am every morning to prepare them from scratch.

Chris Price, Head of City Centre and Markets, Make It York, said, “Since we set up the outdoor Food Court within the Shambles Market, our aim has been to create a lovely outside space where locals and visitors can meet, eat and greet. We’re thrilled that Tarik’s hard work has paid off and delighted to see so many people using the space. We really appreciate all the support York people are giving to our independent local producers.”

The news of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor come to the delight of not only Los Moros but for everyone in the Food Court. Tarik said, “It really is remarkable, we initially used Trip Advisor as a tool to get found, but we never expected to get to number 1. I enjoy doing what I love, the most rewarding thing is hearing people’s great reviews and seeing them coming back to Los Moros. It’s be a long journey, but we’ve got through the tough times and it’s finally starting to pay off. It’s amazing to see the food court’s bustling transformation, I would say it’s a real success story.” Tarik says above all hearing of the enjoyment from his customers is his biggest achievement.


For further information please contact:

Kay Hyde – Head of Communications – Make It York
Direct Line: 01904 554451
Mobile: 07506 048852

About Make It York

Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally - as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business. The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.

Visit York is a part of Make It York and is the leisure tourism brand.

Under the brand Visit York, Make It York’s aim is to market York as a must-see world-class destination to the leisure visitor and ensure investment to develop the quality of tourism in York.


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