The Best Marrakech Restaurants
Aug 11 , 2011
As Marrakech grew on the North African trade route, so did the influence of her visitors. Marrakech restaurants reflect the multi-cultural blend of European, middle-eastern, and local fare with a wide selection and variety of cuisine prepared from ingredients from the lush oasis that is Marrakech.
Bô & Zin
Bô & Zin features a gourmet selection of French, Thai, and Moroccan dishes on their menu. This Marrakech restaurant offers dishes such as vegetable and tune spring rolls, monkfish tagine, prawns in pistachio oil, and a famous molten chocolate cake with bitter cream and pistachio icing.
Bô & Zin not only offers some of Marrakech’s finest food, but also offers entertainment. Live, background music is performed by local musicians through dinner time, while the party heats up later in the night as the restaurant becomes one of Marrakech’s trendiest nightclubs.
Le Table de Mona
Le Table de Mona specializes in vegetarian, middle-eastern food tucked away on a quiet side street. Patrons enjoy dishes such as baba ghanoush, falafel, hummus, and mouhallabieh while sitting inside the brightly colored restaurant listening to world music, or outside on the café sidewalk tables watching the world go by.
Al Fassia is a Marrakech restaurant that offers a full authentic Moroccan menu served by an all-female staff that prepares food according to old family recipes. Some of the specialty dishes are so involved that they require an entire day of preparation. The restaurant should satisfy your need for the real, gourmet, Moroccan deal. Due to the popularity, Al Fassia has expanded to two locations as well as opened a hotel property. Be sure to stop in, even if only for a slice of Moroccan dessert.
Café du Livre
Café du Livre offers a hodgepodge menu filled with cheeseburgers, French fries, Entrecote, Tapas, baked Camembert, soups, and salads. The café offers thousands of books to sift through, many of them in English. The Café du Livre is a haven for book lovers, who are welcomed to curl up with a book near the fireplace, journalists who are welcomed to newspapers, and writers who can take advantage of the café’s Wi-Fi to work. The café is one of the most treasured Marrakech restaurants.
The Earth Cafe
Located in a refurbished Riad (a walled home with an inner courtyard), the Earth Café offers 100% vegan vegetarian fare. The chefs at the this Marrakech restaurant create different menu masterpieces daily, dependent on the availability of fresh produce brought in from the family farm and other local growers that use sustainable farming methods. The Earth Café has a young and vibrant colorful atmosphere with sofa seating.
Chez Ali serves a traditional Moroccan dinner that includes roasted lamb, couscous, and chickpeas alongside fresh tropical fruits. The Marrakech restaurant serves more than mere dinner, it serves up an entire evening’s worth of Moroccan fantasy entertainment. Chez Ali is the North African equivalent of the medieval dinner show found in the states, complete with displays of equestrians riddled with weaponry, exotic dancing girls, costumed musicians, a parade, and a finale with fireworks.
If you want to get a better sense of the menu at these restaurants, brush up some classic Moroccan food and cuisine.