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Restaurants in Marrakech

Whether it's served in a street-front eatery or a glamorous roof-top bar, the Marrakech food scene is sure to delight. Expect traditional dishes like tagine and couscous, but also make room for more innovative meals. However, tread carefully around the tourist trap cafes, notably in Jemaa El Fna. Most restaurants do not serve alcohol.

The Marrakech restaurants below are grouped into three pricing categories for a three-course meal without alcohol:
Expensive (over Dh350)
Moderate (Dh150 to Dh350)
Cheap (under Dh150)

In upmarket restaurants, a service charge is usually added. Tipping is expected if no service charge is added.


L'Ô à la Bouche

Cuisine: French

Serious foodies come here for a cuisine d'auteur prepared by Hervé Paulus, a Michelin-starred chef with an absolute dedication to fresh and quality ingredients. Reservation is a must.

Address: , 4 Rue Badr, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 666 383 133

La Maison Arabe

Cuisine: Moroccan

Le Restaurant at the boutique hotel La Maison Arabe offers traditional Moroccan dishes and local specialities. The setting is stunning – expect antique palace doors, Italian lamps and a hand-painted ceiling. In the same hotel, Les Trois Saveurs offers French, Moroccan and Asian options.

Address: , 1 Derb Assehbe, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 387 010


Al Fassia

Cuisine: Moroccan

The hearty yet elegant dishes at Al Fassia have made it a local legend. The kitchen is operated by a team of all-female staff who prepares a classic Moroccan menu full of flavours. There are two Al Fassia restaurants in Marrakech – one in Guéliz and the other at Aguedal.

Address: , 55 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 437 973

Henna Cafe


Support a good cause by enjoying Berber dishes and getting henna done all in one spot. The Henna Café uses its profits to run educational programmes and assistance to local residents. Not to be confused with Henna Art Café, which is also nearby.

Address: , 93 Arset Aouzal Souikat, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 688 109 941

Le Grand Café de la Poste

Cuisine: French

With crisp tablecloths, pressed napkins and art deco adornments, this refurbished colonial post office is elegant and oozing old-world charm. Like an authentic Parisian brasserie, the chef here uses quality ingredients to create its seasonal à la carte menu. It has ample vegetarian options too.

Address: , Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 433038


Jemaa el-Fna

Cuisine: Moroccan

When dusk falls, head to the food stalls in Jemaa el-Fna and scout for a spot to eat among the crowds. While many will tell you that it's a tourist trap, it is also a 'must-do' Marrakech experience for many travellers.

Address: , Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech,

Taj'in Darna

Cuisine: Moroccan

Watch the chaos of the Jemaa el-Fna from the outdoor terrace of Taj'in Darna. Sit back and relax with traditional dishes, all accompanied by signature Moroccan mint tea.

Address: , 50 Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 661 189 482
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Riad Dar Aby

Situated just outside the Medina, Riad Dar Aby houses a number of en-suite rooms circled around a bright, tiled courtyard. The daily breakfast of Moroccan pancakes with lashings of jam provides a homely touch, while free Wi-Fi access, optional specialised tours and friendly staff complete the package.

Riad Cherihane

Notable for its vibrant rooftop garden where tortoises laze in sun, the well-priced Riad Chrihane is situated near the northern edge of the Medina, roughly a 15-minute walk from Jemaa el Fna. Though it can be tough to track down, due to its location down a quiet side alley, complimentary Moroccan tea and biscuits greet wearisome guests.

Riad L'Etoile D'Orient

Restored in 2010, this tastefully appointed riad mixes the modern with the traditional, meaning guests can upload snaps of the refined Moroccan decor using the speedy free Wi-Fi service. Just minutes from Jemaa el Fna, rooms here include flatscreen TVs and gorgeous bathrooms. There's also a rooftop terrace to enjoy.

Riad Al Massarah

This riad is the definition of Marrakech cool, with its blend of traditional lofty architecture, handsome custom-made furnishings and ultramodern bathroom fittings by Philippe Starck. Proprietors Michael and Michel are blazing the trail for responsible tourism with clever use of natural light and solar energy, contributions to local charities, and standard-setting wages for staff.

Riyad El Cadi

This elegant guesthouse is a maze of historic riads set around five courtyards and faceted with private balconies, terraces, staircases and light wells. Each of the rooms has its own décor scheme (stay in the cupola-capped Ottoman suite with Turkish tile and latticework harem balcony). It also has a pool with Jacuzzi, subterranean hammam and well-stocked wine cellar.

La Maison Arabe Marrakech

Opened in the 1940s, La Maison Arabe was a popular dining place for the rich and famous (Winston Churchill was a patron). It closed in the 1980s but reopened in 1998 as a hotel with Italian blueblood and African antiques collector Frederic Ruspoli at the helm. His collection is now the centrepiece of the hotel's luxuriously restored suites and rooms.