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Restaurants not to be missed in the Marrakech area

Written on : 24 November 2022
By : Marie Chavanon
Restaurants not to be missed in the Marrakech area

The best rooftops, bars and restaurants for lunch in the Medina



Located in the heart of the souks, a few steps from the Place des Epices, it offers one of the most beautiful views of the Medina from its rooftop, with the majestic Atlas Mountains forming a spectacular backdrop. This restaurant was created by Parisians Omar and Simo, and their cuisine consists of Moroccan dishes reinterpreted with fresh ingredients. Don't leave without trying their gluten-free almond cake and the Marhba Mocktail.

Address: 78 Bis Derb Nkhel Rahba Kdima, Marrakech 40030
Telephone: (+212) 05 24 44 36 62 / (+212) 06 73 82 31 85

La Famille

If you are shopping among the artisans in the souk, this restaurant is the perfect place to stop off for a delicious lunch in the shade of the lemon trees. A tasty vegetarian menu that varies daily according to what's on offer at the market, as well as a modern interpretation on barbecue kebabs, ensure there's something for everyone. After lunch, we recommend you visit their shop with its selection of jewellery and decorative wood, brass or wicker accessories. Why not treat yourself to their cookbook so that you can make their recipes when you get home?

Address: 42 Riad Zitoun Jdid, Médina de Marrakech
Telephone: +212 (0)5 24 38 52 95

Bacha Coffee

The sophisticated Bacha Coffee specialises in 100% Arabica coffees and offers customers a unique opportunity to tour the world in a cup by exploring the harvests of the most renowned coffee producing countries. This restaurant will not leave you disappointed. Located in an exceptional setting of the old Dar el Bacha palace, here you can taste more than 200 varieties of roasted coffee accompanied by gourmet pastries, such as the almond/orange blossom croissant or the raspberry/fresh mint puff.

Address: 79 Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Marrakech 40000
Telephone: +212 5243-82929


Terrasse des épices

Established in 2007 and located in the heart of the Medina, La Terrasse des Epices has quickly become one of the city's most popular spots among visitors. This open-air rooftop restaurant offers a peaceful and relaxing setting for lunch during the day and a panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains and the nearby Koutoubia minaret. It is also possible to come after dark and enjoy a timeless dinner under the stars of Marrakech. A diverse Moroccan/international menu with the most famous Moroccan specialities and Mediterranean cuisine.   

Address: 15, Souk Cherifia, Sidi Abdelaziz, Marrakech Médina
Telephone: +212 5 24 37 59 04
Reservation recommended

Restaurants not to be missed in the Marrakech area

The top venues for traditional Moroccan food


Dar Yacout 

This luxurious and trendy hotel offers an excellent combination of modernity, comfort and the traditional. Watch the sun set over the Koutoubia, while drinking fruit juices, mint teas, cocktails and savouring delicious food. In the evening, the restaurant really comes alive. To access the rooftop, use the entrance to the boutique on Rue Fatima Zahra before heading upstairs. As for the cuisine, each dish is prepared with fruit and vegetables freshly harvested from local farms and markets, combined with vibrant herbs, exotic spices and fragrant aromatics. 

Address: Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hezzian, Bab El Kasour, Médina, Marrakech
Telephone: +212 524 44 1220    


La Maison Arabe

Renowned for its intimacy as well as the quality and refinement of its cuisine, Al Fassia has a long-standing reputation for its traditional dishes. Serving people some of the best Moroccan dishes a la carte in the city and also offering a wide selection of Moroccan wines, Al Fassia is a must-visit. Run by women, it offers classic Guéliz cuisine with an affordable menu including tasty tagines, tender saffron rice kebabs, couscous topped with caramelised onions and many other delicious dishes. 
Address: 55 Bd Mohamed Zerktouni, Marrakech 40000
Telephone: +212 524 43 79 73

Reservation recommended    


Riad el Feen 

Discover the essence of Moroccan hospitality at the legendary La Maison Arabe, a luxurious riad-hotel located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. A haven of peace, this oasis celebrates a storied past, providing one of Marrakech's finest dining experiences since 1946. Visit its restaurant, which offers a mix of French, Moroccan and Asian dishes and overlooks a candlelit pool area. Seafood takes centre stage, with dishes such as lobster ravioli and pan-fried scallops with caramelised endives among the best things on the menu. 
Address: 1, Derb Assehbé, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech Médina 
Telephone: +212 524 38 70 10
Reservation recommended 


Al Fassia Guéliz

Yacout is a Marrakech landmark, which was established some 30 years ago in the Medina. It features an enchanting decor, as well as private lounges and breathtaking panoramic views from the roof terrace that looks out over the Medina and to the Koutoubia Mosque. It is customary to first go up to the terrace for an aperitif, allowing you to take in the views. Afterwards, head downstairs and take a seat in one of Dar Yacout's many areas to appreciate the authentic architecture of this unusual riad, with its amazing arcades, pools and carved ceilings. This restaurant offers traditional Moroccan gourmet cuisine, with a menu that incorporates an astonishing array of flavours, and a service that meets the very highest standards.
Address: Dar Yacout 79, Derb Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Bab Doukkala - Marrakech
Telephone: +212 (0)5 24 38 29 29 / +212 (0)5 24 38 29 00
Reservation recommended 

The best places to eat in cool Guéliz


The interior design of this elegant establishment is an invitation to discover the timeless style of Morocco combined with the bistro spirit of the last century. The décor features a huge, ornate staircase and art deco motifs - palm leaves, beamed ceilings, marble and checked floors - that create a roaring twenties feel. In the evening, the chic brasserie atmosphere becomes more intimate with soft lighting, white tablecloths, exotic oriental music mixed with jazz and candlelit dining. The menu, made up of delicious French bistro classics, includes the popular Niçoise salad, garnished with a perfect boquerone. In addition, the service is excellent and the wine list includes some particularly good Moroccan options, the Val d'Argan Rosé being our favourite.
Address: Angle Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik Guéliz 40000 Marrakech
Telephone:  +212 5244-33038 

Le Kilim 

Located just behind Carré Eden, Marrakech's shopping centre, in a loft-like space, is Kilim, a restaurant that is both vintage and modern with innumerable splashes of Moroccan craftsmanship. A nice place for lunch if you're in the area. The atmosphere is warm, making it a great place to enjoy international Moroccan dishes. On their menu, they offer mixed salads and Moroccan cuisine with a twist. We personally recommend you try their classic hummus and carrot hummus with olive oil, which are both absolutely delicious. 

Address: 3 Rez-de-chaussé, immeuble dani 36 located at the corner of Rue la Liberté and Rue Tarik Ben Ziad, Marrakech 40000
Telephone: +212 5244-46999


Le Grand Café de la Poste

Located in the heart of Guéliz, this contemporary restaurant offers innovative dishes with different flavours, reflecting the great cultural diversity of its owner's native Australia. The aim of +61 is to capture the spirit of the Australian lifestyle - relaxed, simple and generous. Simplicity is present in both their cuisine and their decor. Dishes are created using only fresh, seasonal produce and their open plan dining room features an uncluttered decor, crafted by local artisans. You can't leave without trying their desserts, which include the lamington sponge chocolate coconut”. 

Address: 96 Rue Mohammed el Beqal, Gueliz, Marrakech
Telephone: +212 524 20 70 20

Restaurants not to be missed in the Marrakech area

Trendy restaurants offering a unique luxury experience

Bô zin 

On the road to the Ourika valley stand the ochre walls of the Bô-zin, an attractive restaurant that invites you to spend a unique evening in an exceptional musical atmosphere. The restaurant has several separate areas offering distinct atmospheres. The interior room with its fireplace provides a sober and warm atmosphere. Then there is the pergola, cooled by fans and mists, which offers a natural extension to the room - an ideal indoor-outdoor space whatever the season. Finally, the exotic garden reveals lush pools and summer lounges for a precious moment, a mix of Zen spirit and luxury. The menu takes you on a journey around the world with a wide range of flavours such as teriyaki salmon back, couscous, steamed starters and much more. In addition, the bar offers exquisite cocktails that can be enjoyed alongside the sounds of the resident DJ. It's little wonder that Bô zin has become one of the most popular venues in the city!

Address: Route de l'Ourika 3.5 KMs Marrakesh
Telephone:  +212 (0) 524 388 012 
Reservation recommended 


Jad Mahal

Nestled in the upscale Hivernage district, near the Mamounia and Royal Mansour palaces, is the Jad Mahal Palace, built around a patio, with lush vegetation and large ponds. This lively venue, inaugurated twelve years ago, brings together restaurants, bars and shows in a magical and sophisticated setting. A true invitation to travel, its decoration combines the excellence of Moroccan craftsmanship, notably its traditional tables, with the richness of Indian culture represented by brightly coloured fabrics. The building's architecture echoes that of traditional Moroccan palaces. The chef offers three delicious types of cuisine: Moroccan, French and Thai. What's more, during your dinner, a captivating show takes place, complete with fire-eaters and belly-dancing! 
Address: Rue Haroun Errachid, Marrakech 40000
Telephone: +212 5244-36984

Reservation recommended


Ling Lin, Mandarin Oriental 

Inspired by the popular oriental concept of the izakaya - popular restaurants in Asia that offer traditional Cantonese small plates to share - at Ling, food is served to accompany drinks, rather than the other way around. With drinking, dining and dancing to the fore, Ling embraces the DNA of the Hakkasan firm to create an experience that reflects and complements the beautiful Moroccan surroundings. Located in the west wing of the hotel lobby, this restaurant flows from indoors to outdoors, with a spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens, lounge and bar. In addition, the eclectic and energetic soundtrack adds to the festive atmosphere. 

Address: Route du Golf Royal, 40 000 Marrakech
Telephone: +212 5 24 29 88 88

Reservation recommended

And if none of these take your fancy? Well, fortunately Villanovo has a range of luxury villas and elegant traditional riads available, offering the services of a private chef. So don't hesitate to take a look at our fantastic range of properties.

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