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Marrakech, Morocco

Exquisite options, from sumptuous salons to simple lunch spots to 19th-century palaces.

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Al Fassia
232, Avenue Mohammed V
Marrakech Gueliz
212 24 43 40 60
Good and unpretentious food cooked by women. Order à la carte. A nice change from the huge set menus offered by other restaurants.

14 Derb J’did Hay Essalame
Mellah Medina Marrakech
212 24 40 30 30
212 24 38 42 42
Delicious food cooked by women and served in sumptuous salons. Music in the evenings.

Ryad Tamsna
23 Derb Zanka Daika,
212 24 38 52 72
Ideal lunch and shopping stop with its café, bookshop and boutique.

12 bis Rue Ibn Aicha
Gueliz, Marrakech
064 47 28 95
Fast and friendly lunch spot catering mainly to local office workers. The mixed grills are superb.


Dar Marjana
15 Derb Sidi Ali Tair ( Bab Doukkala
212 24 44 57 73
Refined cuisine in sumptuous surroundings. Moroccan music. Cedar lined gallery on the first floor looking onto the garden courtyard. Dinner only from 8:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

Dar Moha
81 rue Dar el Bacha
Marrakech Medina
212 24 38 64 00
“Nouvelle” Moroccan cuisine by chef Moha in a garden setting of the exquisitely furnished former residence of Pierre Balmain.

Le Tobsil
22 Derb Abdellah ben Hessaien
R’mila Bab Ksour
212 24 44 15 23
Intimate 50-seat restaurant run by Christine Rio, serving classic dishes by candlelight.

Palais Gharnata
5/6 Derb El Arsa
212 24 44 06 15

Lavish restaurant serving traditional Moroccan food in a 19th-century mansion in the Jewish quarter.

79, Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Marrakesh
212 24 38 29 29
212 24 38 29 00
Exquisite food in equally exquisite surroundings. From drinks on the rooftop to dinner in private dining rooms or poolside to the accompaniment of fine Andalusian and Gnawa music.


(Updated: 09/08/09 AJR)

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