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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
    Barometre Marrakech
    #1 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 526 reviewsTripAdvisor (526)
    $ - $$ | French, International, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
    Rue Moulay Ali Gueliz Résidence Al houda, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #2
    Le Medina Privilege Restaurant
    #2 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 97 reviewsTripAdvisor (97)
    $$ | Moroccan
    Rue la Kasbah N51 Sahrij Gnaoua Sahrij Gnaoua, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #3
    Corner Cafe
    #3 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1221 reviewsTripAdvisor (1221)
    $ | Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    18 Bis Kenaria dabachi, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #4
    Manzil la Tortue
    #4 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, French, International, Mediterranean, European
    Km12, Douar Gzoula Route de Ouarzazate - Marrakech, Marrakech 40002 Morocco
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  • #5
    Le Trou au Mur
    #5 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International, Middle Eastern
    39 Derb El Farnatchi Marrakech Medina, Marrakech Morocco
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  • #6
    Riad Jemaa ElFna Restaurant
    #6 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International
    Boulevard des banques rue Zaari N 42 Kennaria, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #7
    Naranj
    #7 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2055 reviewsTripAdvisor (2055)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern
    84 Rue Riad Zitoun Jdid Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #8
    Amal
    #8 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1844 reviewsTripAdvisor (1844)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
    Rue Allal Ben Ahmed et Rue Ibn Sina Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #9
    La Cantine Des gazelles
    #9 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2106 reviewsTripAdvisor (2106)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    6 Dabachi Kennaria, Marrakech 40040 Morocco
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  • #10
    Bazaar Cafe
    #10 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3051 reviewsTripAdvisor (3051)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    Rue Sidi El Yamani 24 Derb Rokni 14, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #11
    La Table Du Riad at 72 Riad Living
    #11 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 569 reviewsTripAdvisor (569)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    72 Arset Awzel, Bab Doukkala Taxi stop: Dar el Bacha, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #12
    Le 68 Bar A Vin
    #12 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $ - $$ | French, Bar, European, Wine Bar
    68, Rue de la Liberte Derriere Carre Eden Gueliz - Voiturier Sur Place, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #13
    Dar Anika Kitchen
    #13 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 655 reviewsTripAdvisor (655)
    $ - $$ | African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
    113, Rue Riad Zaitoun Kdim Bab Mellah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #14
    Libzar
    #14 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1205 reviewsTripAdvisor (1205)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan
    28, Rue Moulay Ali Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #15
    La Table de La Kasbah
    #15 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International
    Derb Hajra, Bab Agnaou, Kasbah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #16
    Dar Zellij
    #16 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2343 reviewsTripAdvisor (2343)
    $$ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #17
    L'envers
    #17 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, European, Wine Bar, Pub
    29 Rue Ibn Aicha, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #18
    Kech Burger
    #18 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 338 reviewsTripAdvisor (338)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    39 Rue Mohamed El Bakkal Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #19
    Restaurant du Red House
    #19 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 803 reviewsTripAdvisor (803)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
    Av el yarmouk, Marrakech 44000 Morocco
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  • #20
    Comptoir Darna Marrakech
    #20 of 1,136 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5798 reviewsTripAdvisor (5798)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, International
    Avenue Echouhada Hivernage, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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