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What to Eat in Marrakech

One of North Africa's most unique cuisines is Moroccan, and one of the best places to sample it is in Marrakech. Known for their unconventional flavor combinations and subtle spices (think: cinnamon, saffron, cumin and turmeric), Moroccan dishes are featured on many restaurant and cooking class menus throughout Marrakech. Must-try delicacies include tagines (stews baked in traditional clay, cone-shaped pots that go by the same name), couscous (a fine wheat pasta commonly served with a protein and vegetables) and salads made with ingredients like carrots and dates. Traveler-approved restaurants that specialize in authentic Moroccan fare include Corner Cafe, Dar Chef and Libzar.

No visit to Marrakech would be complete without savoring the city's world-renowned street fare. Areas like Jemaa El Fna are packed with food stalls selling an array of tasty items. Traditional options include b'stilla (a layered pastry made with pigeon, almonds, eggs and various spices), harira (a tomato-, chickpea- and lentil-based soup generally served during Ramadan) and snails simmered in a citrusy, herb-filled broth. Another delicacy prepared by some street vendors is steamed sheep's head, which is sold by the half or whole head. For less adventurous travelers, Marrakech also offers kabobs (grilled, skewered meats), makouda (deep-fried potato balls) and chebakia (fried sesame cookies molded into flower shapes).

To cool off after a long day in the sun, Moroccans love to sip orange juice, which is made with oranges grown in Marrakech's alleys and courtyards. Additionally, locals enjoy serving mint tea to guests or drinking it while catching up with friends. This flavorful tea combines gunpowder tea (a kind of Chinese green tea), sugar and fresh spearmint leaves, and is poured from high above the glass to create a crown (or froth). Both beverages are available at food stalls and restaurants throughout the city.

Find the Best Restaurants in Marrakech

  • #1
    Le Medina Privilege Restaurant
    #1 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $$ | Moroccan
    Rue la Kasbah N51 Sahrij Gnaoua Sahrij Gnaoua, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #2
    Barometre Marrakech
    #2 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    $ - $$ | French, International, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
    Rue Moulay Ali Gueliz Résidence Al houda, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #3
    Manzil la Tortue
    #3 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 181 reviewsTripAdvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, French, International, Mediterranean, European
    Km12, Douar Gzoula Route de Ouarzazate - Marrakech, Marrakech 40002 Morocco
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  • #4
    Le Trou au Mur
    #4 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International, Middle Eastern
    39 Derb El Farnatchi Marrakech Medina, Marrakech Morocco
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  • #5
    Le 68 Bar A Vin
    #5 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 322 reviewsTripAdvisor (322)
    $ - $$ | French, Bar, European, Wine Bar
    68, Rue de la Liberte Derriere Carre Eden Gueliz - Voiturier Sur Place, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #6
    L'envers
    #6 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 152 reviewsTripAdvisor (152)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, European, Wine Bar, Pub
    29 Rue Ibn Aicha, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #7
    Riad Jemaa ElFna Restaurant
    #7 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International
    Boulevard des banques rue Zaari N 42 Kennaria, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #8
    Corner Cafe
    #8 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1266 reviewsTripAdvisor (1266)
    $ | Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    18 Bis Kenaria dabachi, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #9
    La Cantine Des gazelles
    #9 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2221 reviewsTripAdvisor (2221)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    6 Dabachi Kennaria, Marrakech 40040 Morocco
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  • #10
    La Table de La Kasbah
    #10 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 178 reviewsTripAdvisor (178)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International
    Derb Hajra, Bab Agnaou, Kasbah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #11
    Amal
    #11 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1864 reviewsTripAdvisor (1864)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
    Rue Allal Ben Ahmed et Rue Ibn Sina Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #12
    Naranj
    #12 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2121 reviewsTripAdvisor (2121)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern
    84 Rue Riad Zitoun Jdid Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #13
    Cafe babouche medina
    #13 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $ | Moroccan, Cafe, International
    rues de banques N37 marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40030 Morocco
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  • #14
    La Table Du Riad at 72 Riad Living
    #14 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    72 Arset Awzel, Bab Doukkala Taxi stop: Dar el Bacha, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #15
    Libzar
    #15 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1243 reviewsTripAdvisor (1243)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan
    28, Rue Moulay Ali Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #16
    Dar Anika Kitchen
    #16 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 676 reviewsTripAdvisor (676)
    $ - $$ | African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
    113, Rue Riad Zaitoun Kdim Bab Mellah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #17
    Bazaar Cafe
    #17 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3208 reviewsTripAdvisor (3208)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    Rue Sidi El Yamani 24 Derb Rokni 14, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #18
    Dar Zellij
    #18 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2439 reviewsTripAdvisor (2439)
    $$ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #19
    Fine Mama?
    #19 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Street Food, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
    89 Passage Prince Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #20
    Patisserie Gato
    #20 of 1,151 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Cafe
    Rue iben toumert,residence les belles loges,Gueliz a Coté de L'ecole du Sud, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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