Our Recommended Restaurants in Marrakech

Upmarket traditional Moroccan:

Al Fassia
Al Fassi is run solely by women. There are 2 branches of the restaurant: the oldest one is in Gueliz and has a lovely dining room. Don’t pay more than 40 Dirhams one way if the taxi driver refuses to put the meter, which unfortunately happens most of time.
Address: 55 Boulevard Zerktouni Marrakech Gueliz
Tel:  05 24 43 40 60

The new one is in Aguedal, just outside Marrakech city centre, and has a beautiful garden for alfresco dining.
Address: 9 Bis Zone touristique de l’Aguedal km2 Route de l’Ourika
Tel: 05 24 38 11 38 or 05 24 38 38 39

La Maison Arabe
Just 10 minutes’ walk from our riad, this sumptuous hotel serves excellent authentic food, but it is not cheap.
Address: 1, Derb Assehbé Bab Doukkala
Tel: 05 24 38 70 10

Tobsil
An easy walk from the riad, close to the city gate. The restaurant has a brilliant set menu but be warned: there’s a lot of food to eat!
Address: Derb Abdellah Ben Hessein , R’Mila Bab Ksour
Tel: 05 24 44 40 52

Casual, great-value Moroccan:

La terrasse des épices
This restaurant started as a lunch place with salads and light dishes served on a sunny terrace in the middle of the souks. It has now transformed into a trendy venue with an elevated menu and a DJ to accompany you into the night. We recommend this place for a good time with delicious food and lively ambiance in the middle of the traditional medina.
Address: 15, souk Cherifia. Sidi Abdelaziz.
Tel: 05 24 37 59 04

The Foundouk
One of our very favourite restaurants in the Medina, set in an old ‘caravenserai’ with stunning décor. They offer a Moroccan and a European menu. Don’t pay more than 50 Dirhams if you travel by taxi.
Address: 55, Souk Hal Fassi Kaat Bennahïd, Médina,
Tel: 05 24 37 81 90

Nomad
This place is very good value. It’s on the ‘place des épices’ close to the Riad and you can walk there, but on the way back the souks will be closed so you’ll need to walk around them. The food is usually good; please ask us to book a table for you on the upper terrace where the view is splendid. Note, this restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol.
Address: Rahba Kedima
Tel: 05 24 38 16 09

Moroccan-Thai fusion:

Bô and Zin
The ambiance here is casual chic, and it’s the place to be seen in Marrakech. Food is good but expensive. The restaurant becomes ‘clubby’ after 23h00, with DJ sets. It is located 3.5km outside Marrakech; we recommend you ask us to book you a chauffeured car there and back.
Address: Route de l’Ourika 3,5 km
Tel: 05 24 38 80 12

French brasseries:

Le Grand Café de la Poste
A superb Colonial Deco restaurant, with prices to match. It is in Gueliz, set in the old Marrakech post office. It’s a good option for lunch, as their terrace remains relatively quiet (great for people watching). The bar on the second floor is one of the best in the new town: quiet, classy and trendy.
Address: Angle Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik à Gueliz
Tel: 05 24 43 30 38

Le Petit Cornichon
We love this restaurant, which offers delicious French food in a cosy atmosphere. It’s popular with French ex-pats.
Address: 27 Rue Moulay Ali
Tel: 05 24 42 12 5

Italian:

Catanzaro
This excellent pasta restaurant  in Gueliz is popular with Italian ex-pats- always a good sign!
Address: Rue Tariq Bnou Ziad
Tel: 05-24-43-37-31

Party restaurants:

Comptoir Darna
A restaurant on the ground floor, a nightclub on the first floor, and a candlelit patio for smoking shisha, this place is an institution in Marrakech. The décor is hip and the food is an elegant blend of global flavours, but don’t leave before 22h00; that’s when the belly dancers start…
Address: Avenue Echouhada
Tel: 05 24 43 77 02

Jad Mahal
Skip the dining (feedback is mixed) but come after dinner for cocktails and dancing. There’s a great live band every night.
Address: Rue Haroun Errachid
Tel: 05 24 43 69 84

Restaurants for lunch:

Le Jardin
Just 5 minutes from the riad, this is a lovely oasis from the heat in the middle of the souks. Drinks and light meals in a secret garden.
Address: 32, Souk Sidi Abdelaziz
Tel: 05 24 37 82 95

Dar Cherifa
Our favourite place for lunch, by far. Set in a truly stunning XVII-century building, the food is good, the ambiance quiet and friendly, and the prices decent. A 2-minute walk from the riad; please ask us to show you the way. Note, this restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol.
Address: 8 Derb Chorfa Lakbir – Mouassine
Tel: 05 24 42 64 63