Restaurants in Marrakesh

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Many people consider Al Fassia to be Marrakesh’s very best restaurant for Moroccan food.  It’s also a tad more reasonable than some of the other... Read More

To reach this  fabulous Italian restaurant, located at the Four Seasons Hotel, you’ll get to stroll through the hotel’s beautiful grounds, replete... Read More

It’s all very stylish at this restaurant/lounge—this is Marrakesh at its most urbane.  Have dinner in the garden, and then, if you’re up for it,... Read More

Offering lots of cultural events from cooking lessons, to Arabic calligraphy, to live story-telling, Café Clock is a great place to learn about modern ... Read More

One of the newest cafes on the Marrakesh scene, Café Clock follows in the footsteps of its more established sister café of the same name in Fez. ... Read More

Drink your coffee with a view of the famed Jemma El Fnaa square. Head up to the terrace to take in all the action. Cafe de France has been around since... Read More

Ah…… Café de la Poste.  This is practically an institution in Marrakesh.  With its wicker seating, ceiling fans and wood-slat blinds, this... Read More

Right smack in the midst of the spice souk (ahem, hence the café’s name) a coffee is obligatory at the Café des Epices.  This three-story café... Read More

Situated in the heart of the former French quarter, this cozy expat hangout is equal parts café, restaurant, bar, and bookstore. Its friendly atmosphere... Read More

Café du Livre is the hangout for local expats, particularly the Anglophones.  Ownership has changed hands several times but the theme has stayed... Read More

You can’t argue with the location of this Café, right on the Jemma el-Fnaa square in the medina.  Expect good sandwiches, salads and Moroccan... Read More

Run by a French couple, this is the very best place to have fish and seafood in Marrakesh.  Start with delicious Moroccan oysters, then move on to... Read More

Dar Moha is the perfect sartorial choice for the visiting gourmand.  Previously owned by fashion designer Pierre Balmain, this nineteenth-century... Read More

Every visitor to Marrakesh has to try Dar Yacout, a medina institution. Follow winding alleyways to the restaurants courtyard, strewn with petals.... Read More

The grande dame of Marrakesh Moroccan restaurants, Dar Yacout is the restaurant so often seen in coffee table books on Marrakesh, with a great mash-up... Read More

Located in the more tranquil area of the Hivernage near the city’s larger 5 star hotels, the quieter atmosphere at this posh café and restaurant will... Read More

You could almost be in Indochina, circa 1950, sitting under slow-turning ceiling fans on a vast bamboo-shaded veranda. It is popular with French expats,... Read More

Directly on the main street of Boulevard Mohamed V, this café is right in the thick of things in the new city.  Order your straight up kawa along... Read More

Just across the street from the Palais des Congress convention center, this is a good place to have a coffee while getting a glimpse of events that... Read More

I’m a regular at this adorable café across from the Majorelle Garden in the Marrakesh new city.  They serve great salads with lots of choices,... Read More

Located in the Gueliz, this cafe has a great terrace and convivial atmosphere, along with good service and good food. It’s also the unofficial place in... Read More

This is where the local hipsters and beautiful people hang out in the Marrakesh new city, Gueliz.  With mid-century modern seating and an ever... Read More

Franco-Italian aristocrat Fabrizio Ruspoli has added 10 rooms to his sybaritic riad on the medina’s edge. The cooking school remains stellar, with... Read More

This is the Moroccan restaurant that we often send our own guests to, because it goes beyond Moroccan food (key for the super-picky eaters in the group)... Read More

The décor—gigantic spindly chandeliers; metal sconces—outshines the menu of Moroccan, French, and Thai dishes. Read More

With its atmosphere of colonial chic, this restaurant/café is the place to find well-to-do French expats.  You can often find me here on sultry... Read More

This is where I go when I want a really good steak.  But there’s plenty more on the menu, from foie gras to lobster pasta.  Le Studio is... Read More

The brainchild of Marrakshi restaurateur Nourredine Fakir, this multilevel restaurant pays homage to its location with antique menorahs and historic... Read More

Owner Christine Rio offers a prix fixe feast of Moroccan dishes, including moist pastilla (pigeon pie), lamb or chicken tagine (stew), couscous, and... Read More

This is the coziest, perhaps, of the Moroccan restaurants.  In a small but beautiful Moroccan courtyard house, you’ll dine on a sea of red carpets,... Read More

This is a great stop for lunch if you are in the Marrakesh industrial zone.  They serve elegant French nouvelle cuisine and lovely wines at very... Read More

It’s all high drama at this restaurant with its lounge-style lighting, golden-tiled columns and oversized capiz chandeliers.  But the food is... Read More

You can often find me hanging out on the front terrace of this café in a back street in Gueliz.  There are sandwiches and salads if you are in a... Read More

In the Marrakesh medina, I highly recommend this new-ish and chic café, owned by the same group that has Café des Epices and Terrasses des Epices. ... Read More

Home to the city’s oldest Moroccan cooking school, Maison Arabe is, no surprise, famous for its food. In its early days, it entertained diners like... Read More

A new addition to the Red City, Starbucks is the place to go if you need the full panoply of coffee options.  As can be expected, there is also... Read More

For a light lunch, stop at this cool new restaurant with an attractive staff on the Riad Zitoun Jdid street, a buzzing shopping strip. Read More

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