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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
    Patisserie Gato
    #1 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 197 reviewsTripAdvisor (197)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan
    Rue Hassania, gueliz, a Deux Pas De La Clinique Chifa A Cote de L'ecole du Sud, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #2
    M Rooftop
    #2 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Italian, French, International, Mediterranean
    58 Quartier Lakssour Fhel Zefriti Marrakech, Marrakech 40030 Morocco
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  • #3
    Casa Lalla Restaurant
    #3 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    $$ | Moroccan, European, French, International
    Riad Zitoun Lakdime 16 Derb Jamaa, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #4
    Le 68 Bar A Vin
    #4 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 532 reviewsTripAdvisor (532)
    $ - $$ | French, Bar, Wine Bar
    68, Rue de la Liberte Derriere Carre Eden Gueliz - Voiturier Sur Place, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #5
    Barometre Marrakech
    #5 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 848 reviewsTripAdvisor (848)
    $ - $$ | French, International, Mediterranean, Fusion
    Rue Moulay Ali Gueliz Résidence Al houda, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #6
    Manzil la Tortue
    #6 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | French, Moroccan, European, International, Mediterranean
    Km12, Douar Gzoula Route de Ouarzazate - Marrakech, Marrakech 40002 Morocco
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  • #7
    Bazaar Cafe
    #7 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4279 reviewsTripAdvisor (4279)
    $ - $$ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    Derb Sidi El Yamani, 24B, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #8
    Terrasse de la fontaine
    #8 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 320 reviewsTripAdvisor (320)
    $$ | Moroccan, European, Middle Eastern, International
    118 Rue mouassine, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #9
    La Palette Restaurant Marrakech
    #9 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $$ | Gastropub, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Dining bars
    24 Rue Moulay Ali, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #10
    L'Mida Marrakech
    #10 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    78 bis Derb Nkhel, Rahba Kdima, Medina, Marrakech 40030 Morocco
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  • #11
    Zeitoun Gueliz
    #11 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, International
    213 Avenue Moahmed V, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #12
    Cafe Restaurant Dar L'hssira
    #12 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ | Moroccan, African, Middle Eastern
    Rue Essabtienne a Cote Hammam Essabtienne La Direction De Tannerie Ancienne Medina, Marrakech 40030 Morocco
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  • #13
    Restaurant Angsana Si Said
    #13 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | European
    Angsana Riad Si Said, N. 1-2-4 Derb Abbes El Fassi, Riad Zitoun Jdid Medina close to Si Said Museum, Marrakech 40400 Morocco
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  • #14
    Dar Zellij
    #14 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3002 reviewsTripAdvisor (3002)
    $$ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #15
    Amal
    #15 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2000 reviewsTripAdvisor (2000)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, International
    Rue Allal Ben Ahmed et Rue Ibn Sina Gueliz, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #16
    Naranj
    #16 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2551 reviewsTripAdvisor (2551)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern
    84 Rue Riad Zitoun Jdid Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #17
    La Cantine Des Gazelles
    #17 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2806 reviewsTripAdvisor (2806)
    $ | African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
    6 Dabachi Kennaria, Marrakech 40040 Morocco
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  • #18
    Jemaa ElFna Restaurant
    #18 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 403 reviewsTripAdvisor (403)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Middle Eastern, International
    Boulevard des banques rue Zaari N 42 Kennaria, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #19
    Le Medina Privilege Riad & Spa Restaurant
    #19 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 257 reviewsTripAdvisor (257)
    $$ | Moroccan
    Rue La Kasbah N51 Sahrij, Gnaoua Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • #20
    Le Trou au Mur
    #20 of 1,174 Places to Eat in Marrakech
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 491 reviewsTripAdvisor (491)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, International, European, Middle Eastern
    39 Derb El Farnatchi Marrakech Medina, Marrakech Morocco
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