Voilà: 7 excellent restaurants in Marrakech, for everyone with wishes.
Still don’t know to eat while you are visiting Marrakech and looking for a good restaurant? Don’t panic. If you like good food, you can indulge yourself in Marrakech and come back with some extra kilos added to your hips.
You will literally stumble over restaurants, tents, stalls where it smells like tagines full of bubbling fun. Wherever you go: the hospitality will be warm and the atmosphere exuberant.
But that immediately brings up the main question: where exactly do you strike down? A wrong choice is easily made in the eating jungle that is called Marrakech. Luckily there is Explore Africa, at your service and to the rescue.
Restaurants in Marrakech
7 Excellent restaurants in Marrakech for those who still have no idea where to look. Bookmark it! (Dining out, but no place to sleep yet? We’ve thought of that too.)
Roti d’Or Marrakech
Roti d’Or is allowed to bite the bullet, because…:
(a) for once it is not a polished hipster restaurant secretly run by Western people who saw a goldmine in Marrakech,
b) it serves fantastic falafel, burgers, wraps and other comfort food (and that’s what we came for),
c) it’s always busy and cozy (check the Facebook page and you’ll understand why)
(d) you don’t pay too much.
Restaurant Roti d’Or, Marrakech, facebook.com/Roti-Dor-283691641839295
If you’d like to try if the Lebanese cuisine is as tasty as the Moroccan (really), join us at restaurant Naranj. Where you can order the whole menu without going bankrupt and keep licking your fingers.
Restaurant Naranj, Marrakech, naranj.ma
If you’re looking for a place somewhat higher up, you’ll have a beautiful view of the city. Enter the rooftop bars of which Marrakech has plenty. Play silent witness to the hustle and bustle down the street as you sink into a pile of soft cushions. Or dream away with the magical view that every rooftop bar naturally has. Nomad is a rooftop restaurant and therefore has the best of both worlds. You’ll find it in the heart of the medina. Be careful, because walking past Nomad (ten times) is easy. The harira is to write home about, but basically, everything on the menu is finger-lickin’ good.
Restaurant Nomad, Marrakech, nomadmarrakech.com
Dar Cherifa Marrakech
If you want to dress up a bit, the restaurant Dar Cherifa is the place to be. From a comfortable chair, you can enjoy delicious Moroccan dishes made from artfully decorated plates against a pricey backdrop – read: a stylishly renovated 15th-century riad (the oldest in town). Dar Cherifa is also the first literary café and cultural center of the medina. In addition to delicious food, it also hosts exhibitions, music evenings, book presentations and much more.
Restaurant Dar Cherifa, Marrakech, marrakech-riads.com/restaurant-dar-cherifa
Are you in Marrakech and all of a sudden you’re in the mood for – let’s name something randomly – Australian cuisine? That particular hunger can be satisfied at restaurant +61, where the menu reflects Australia’s cultural diversity and combines the lively flavors of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and South Asia. Everything is homemade and the ingredients come from local farmers. No unnecessary fuss, not even when it comes to the interior. And that’s perhaps more than welcome, in Marrakech, where everything is enthusiastically surrounded by bells and whistles.
Restaurant +61, Marrakech, plus61.com
La Mamounia Marrakech
Those who are not afraid of excess and have enough travel money are more than welcome at La Mamounia. It’s not cheap, but it’s something special for sure. The best hotel in the world, according to the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Winston Churchill agreed with those words by saying, “The loveliest spot in the whole world.” And what’s good enough for Winston is good enough for us. Plenty of choices too, because La Mamounia has four restaurants: one for the Moroccan appetite, one for Italian food, one for lovers of French cuisine and one for those who prefer to eat and drink next to or near a swimming pool. Bismillah.
Hotel La Mamounia, Marrakech, mamounia.com
La Famille Marrakech
A wonderfully quiet and cozy restaurant with a beautiful light interior, that would be La Famille, where you can enjoy a fantastic lunch. Take a seat in the garden, shake off the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy a fresh organic lunch without fuss. Just a moment of silence. Good to know: La Famille is open Monday through Saturday from 12:00 to 4:30.
Restaurant La Famille, Marrakech, instagram.com/la_famille_marrakech