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Best Restaurants Marrakech

 

From charming cafes to elegant Moroccan fare, Travel Exploration guarantees the best experience when choosing from our list of restaurants. The places recommended by Travel Exploration’s Director, Alecia J. Cohen has been frequented by her and thousands of our guests. Travel Exploration’s list of the Best Restaurants in Marrakech offers cuisine in varied price ranges indicated by the $ sign from reasonably priced to expensive. 

BEST RESTAURANTS MARRAKECH

LE MARRAKCHI
A majestic Moroccan restaurant that overlooks Djemaa El Fna Square is the best place to eat if you want a full view of the Djemma. Le Marrakechi has reasonably priced Moroccan cuisine for the large portions they provide and boasts and atmosphere that is filled with charm. The service is spectacular as is the bellydancing show that is gratis to all those who come.

City: Marrakech
Address:
 52, rue des Banques, just off Djemâa El Fna, Marrakesh
Phone: +212- 524-44-33-77
Price Range: $$$

DAR EL YACOUT
This is the place to go for Palace style dining. Ignore the fact it is a tourist haunt and enjoy a full evening starting with drinks on the roof, appetizers served around one of the many grand fireplaces, before you descend to one of the glass walled dining rooms over- looking the pool courtyard. You'll be seated along a banquette with a 5' diameter table which will be piled with an astounding amount of food while being entertained by traditional Moroccan music. This place is all about the architectural wow factor.
City: Marrakech
Address: 79 rue Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Arset Ihiri
Phone: +212-524-380-29-29
Price Range: $$$$

LE TOBSIL
This restaurant whose name means “plate” in Arabic serves some of the best food in the medina. In typical Marrakech fashion, the food at Le Tobsil just keeps on coming, course after course after course. But far from being a test of endurance, the experience is more like unwrapping presents at Christmas: You can't wait to see what's next. Aperitifs are followed by a swarm of vegetarian meze dishes, a flaky pastilla, a tajine, and a couscous dish. Finally, fruit is served accompanied by pastries and tea or coffee. The setting is equally rich: a gorgeous old house deep in the Medina where guests are seated on two levels around a courtyard and entertained by Gnawa musicians.
City: Marrakech
Address: 22 Derb Moulay Abdallah Ben Hessaien
Phone: +212 24 44 40 52
Price Range: $$$$

LE FONDUK
Tucked away in a hidden backstreet of the medina’s less touristy northern district is one of our favourite restaurants in Marrakech. With an air of mystery, cloaked Moroccan men guide you down a narrow, winding and dusty alley and inside a secret door, where a stylish sanctuary will be revealed as you step inside this modern reinterpretation of an ancient travelers inn. Set within a dramatic multi-level dining space with soaring high ceilings, enjoy a quiet aperitif in their cozy lounge bar, savour the prime people-watching balcony views from the first floor tables overlooking a giant wrought-iron candelabra, or retreat to the rooftop terrace for romantic alfresco dining. After dinner, sink into one of the plush purple-hued lounges for a cocktail or a glass of local Moroccan wine. The split Franco-Moroccan menu is accomplished, where we prefer the Moroccan menu with a delicious selection of spicy soups, tagines, couscous and delicious baked pastillas.
City: Marrakech
Address: 55 Soukd Hal Fassi 
Phone: +212-524-378-190
Price Range: $$$

LE TANJA
Le Tanja is a stylish brassarie in the old medina and has excellent tajines, couscous and fish dishes. The serene, elegant rooftop terrace with beautiful rose-filled fountain is a great place to relax at sunset with views over the ancient alleyways.

City: Marrakech
Address: 14 Derb J'did Hay Essalam
Phone: +212-24-383-836
Price Range: $$

LE MAISON ARABE
Originally a restaurant dating back to the 1940s, and now a hotel, this is still a quiet, grown-up spot for lunch or dinner: excellent stock-drenched couscous, tender tagines, fresh juices and fantastic coffee. Get a table in the courtyard or in the little ante-room for lunch and in the Moroccan restaurant for dinner. Dinner is accompanied by Arab-Andalusian music player on the lute and the guitar. Le Maison Arabe also boasts another restaurant called 
Saveurs d'Ailleurs which offers world cuisine in an intimate environment, with walls covered in ‘Havana' colored leather panels, which evoke the 1930's and colonial African feel. One can savour exotic dishes, as well as delicious Asian-influenced tapas here.

City: Marrakech
Address: 1 Derb Assehbe, Bab Doukkala
Phone: +212-524-387-010
Price Range: $$$$

DAR MARJANA
Dar Marjana is a restaurant that is located in a former place on the outskirts of the old medina. It serves top quality Moroccan cuisine that ranges from pigeon and chicken pastilla to couscous and other fine dishes with wine recommendations to compliment each dish. A brief show of magic and belly dancing is part of the end of the meal along with fantastic desert offerings. Reservations are compulsory.

City: Marrakech
Address: 15 Derb Sidi Ali Atair

Phone: +212-544-385-110
Price Range: $$$$

AL FASSIA
Once you pass the traditionally dressed doormen, this place is all-female and is run like a family kitchen. Set up by the well-known Chab family 20 years ago, this popular restaurant is now successfully managed by Myra Chab as a cooperative. A variety of Moroccan dishes are available, including specialties that require a day's notice such as the dalaa mbakhra(steamed lamb shoulder) and chaâra medfouna (steamed vermicelli garnished with pigeon). The tagines and couscous here go against the grain in both ingredients and size. Chicken with caramelized pumpkin and lamb with eggplant are just two of the 13 tagine choices, and you're served a portion that you might actually be able to finish. The desserts are delicious, so leave space for some seffa couscous in butter, sugar, milk, and cinnamon.

City: Marrakech
Address: Aguedal & Gueliz
Phone Aguedal: +212-524-381-138
Phone Gueliz: + 212-524-434-060

CAFE ARABE
This stylish cafe/lounge bar/restaurant has been carving its own niche within the medina. The Italian owners have come up with a menu (in English) of both Italian and Moroccan classics that includes ricotta and spinach cannelloni and couscous aux sept légumes (seven vegetables). Those looking for coffee and cake can choose from a delectable selection of homemade tarts and cakes; from a meringue and cream pavlova with strawberries to a pear and chocolate cake. The staff is young and friendly, and the background lounge music fits the bill perfectly. An open courtyard with citrus trees provides shade for the lunch crowd; in the evening fairy lights create romance.

City: Marrakech
Address: 184 rue Mouassine
Phone: +212- 524-429-728
Price Range: $$

LE COMTOIR DARNA
A hot sport for pre- or after dinner drinks- and dinner. It has both an upper level and lower level Soho style bar and a simply arresting belly dancing show, compliments of the owners. It is a favorite stop for Marrakech Film Festival luminaries and has extremely delicious cuisine that mélanges French- Moroccan style.

City: Marrakech
Address: Avenue Echouhada
(Hivernage/ Gueliz)
Phone: +212-524-383-836
Price Range:
 $$$

LE GRANDE CAFE LA POSTE
This Parisian-style bistro is popular with Marrakchi businessmen and European expats, and is a handy stop-off if you're shopping in Guéliz. Have a citron pressé, or a café au lait, and muse over how much the old outskirts of Marrakech have changed since the café's 1920s sorting-office heyday. La Poste was an old colonial hotel located in the heart of the Ville Nouvelle and the owners of this brasserie have kept it’s colonial style decor and atmosphere with comfortable rust colored leather couches, table seating inside and outdoors surrounded by greenery and charming colonial lamps that sit beside each table. Mediterranean chef Cyril Lignac and Moroccan Sana Gamas create a seamless blend of cuisines in signature dishes; roast chicken with wild Berber thyme and olives, and a stellar salad wtih local goat cheese and citrus-herb vinaigrette that are must eats.

City: Marrakech
Address: Corner of Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik, Guéliz
Phone: +212-524-433-038
Price Range: $$$

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