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Cafe Arabe

Italian   0.12 miles from Palais Donab 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A sophisticated bar and restaurant in the heart of the Medina and very handy for the souks. As well as excellent Moroccan and European cooking, not to mention snappy service, there’s a... — Rough Guide

This three-story restaurant in the heart of the medina is a happening place by day and by night, serving both Moroccan and Italian food. Homemade pastas are on offer at this Italian-owned... — Fodor's

Luca from Milan runs this Med-style cafe with midday snacks served in the serene courtyard in the heart of the Medina. — Frommer's

With an Italian/Moroccan menu that includes lasagne, tagine and briouates (stuffed pastries), this is one of the best places for lunch in the medina. — Insight Guides

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Villa Flore

International   0.13 miles from Palais Donab 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dine in this art deco black-and-white riad on couscous sweetened by cinnamon and quince or meltingly tender confit lamb, presented with flair by stylish waiters. The food can be a bit... — Lonely Planet

This unsung riad boasts an effortlessly chic ambience and a passion for market fresh produce. Whether you choose the tranquil patio or the classy salon, the spider crab bisque or the... — Frommer's

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Dar Marjana

Middle Eastern   0.14 miles from Palais Donab 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you can only visit one of Marrakesh's traditional riad restaurants, make it this one. — Fodor's

This restaurant is housed in a beautiful early nineteenth- century palace. Look for the sign above the entrance to a passageway diagonally across the street from the corner of the Dar el... — Rough Guide

Couscous is available at every tourist restaurant you can imagine, but the best is served up to locals on a Friday, the traditional day for the dish. — Afar Magazine

Housed in a former palace within Marrakech’s amazingly lively medina, and richly decorated with drapes and lanterns, the Dar Marjana will offer a memorable dining experience. It serves... — DK Eyewitness

Lanterns light the passage to this venerable riad, where aperitifs are served in the cypress-fringed patio. Traditionally attired waiters then usher diners across to the salon for dish... — Frommer's

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La Terrasse des Epices

International   0.16 miles from Palais Donab 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hidden on a rooftop deep within the northern quarter of the souks, this all-day restaurant is a popular spot for expats, tourists, and trendy locals. — Fodor's

Hidden away in the souks, this is one of my favorite roof terraces for mint tea at sundown. Charcoal-hued walls, wicker lanterns, and Moroccan bhous (alcoves) with scatter cushions set... — Frommer's

Follow the basket bubble-lamps to lunch on top of the souqs in a mudbrick bhou (booth) off Rue Dar el-Bacha. — Lonely Planet

This terrace restaurant, above the souks, is run by the same people as Café des Épices. It’s well designed, with separate bays for each table giving diners their own space and a bit of... — Rough Guide

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Dar Moha

Middle Eastern   0.16 miles from Palais Donab 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dar Moha is the perfect sartorial choice for the visiting gourmand.  Previously owned by fashion designer Pierre Balmain, this nineteenth-century riad has a chic garden and serves lunch... — Travel + Leisure

Located in a beautiful riad building in the heart of the medina, the Dar Moha offers an elegant and lavishly decorated environment. It is open at lunchtime as well as in the evening,... — DK Eyewitness

This isn't the most stylish riad, but it has an established reputation for its fixed menu of nouvelle cuisine marocaine. — Fodor's

This restored riad has been offering one of the city's most distinguished dining experiences for more than 10 years. — Frommer's

Mohamed Fedal is Morocco’s foremost celebrity chef, giving tastebuds a tweak with updated Moroccan classics. — Lonely Planet

Henna cafe

Cafés   0.16 miles from Palais Donab 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tea, coffee, salad, henna tattoo, Darija class…they're all on the menu at this funky cafe, where a local nquasha (henna artist) draws intricate designs on hands and feet and you can munch... — Lonely Planet

As well as tea and coffee, this café offers salads and snacks that are slightly different from the Marrakesh norm (falafel and tahina, for example, at 40dh), and there’s a quiet little... — Rough Guide

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Dar Cherifa

  0.17 miles from Palais Donab 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

“A beautiful riad that must be 500 years old, Dar Cherifa is owned by Marrakech Riads, an organization that renovates riads properly. I have had shows in its gallery. The riad also hosts... — Afar Magazine

For those who like a bit of culture with their tea and pastry, riad rental firm Marrakech Riads (see box, p.105) run an art-house literary café at their HQ. It’s a lovely... — Rough Guide

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Gastro MK at Maison MK

  0.28 miles from Palais Donab 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This place has been causing quite the stir in foodie circles since it swung open its riad doors for dinner guests. Chef Omar El Ouahssoussi blends both Moroccan and French influences to... — Lonely Planet

We have to imagine this is what it’s like to dine at a fabulous friend’s place in Marrakech: Set in a polished riad, Maison MK, an evening here starts with rosé or fresh-pressed juice on... — Condé Nast Traveler

We kicked off our Marrakesh holiday with a visit to Maison MK's Gastro MK restaurant for its five-course tasting menu. The riad's Moroccan chef cooks up a delicious, visually stunning... — Afar Magazine

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Le Marrakchi

Middle Eastern   0.28 miles from Palais Donab 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dark and seductive, Le Marrakchi is a kind of 21st-century Berber tent, with incredible wrap-around windows overlooking Jemaa el Fna. The 'greatest hits' menu stars classics such as... — Frommer's

With zellij walls, painted cedar ceilings, and white tile floors, this old palace serves up good Moroccan cuisine with modern flair. — Fodor's

High up above the square, Le Marrakchi has imperial but intimate decor and impeccable service. The food, too, is superb, and includes delicious pastilla, and several couscous and tajine... — Rough Guide

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Cafe Des Epices

Cafés   0.28 miles from Palais Donab 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Watch the magic happen as you sip freshly squeezed OJ while overlooking the Rahba Kedima potion dealers. — Lonely Planet

For almost 5 years, Youness el Ghoul and his extended family have been dispensing information and a menu that includes tasty sandwiches, salads, pastries, and spiced teas and coffees to flush-faced tourists looking for a rest stop. — Frommer's

Overlooking the busy, chaotic spice market of the Marrakesh medina, the Café des Épices offers a tranquil oasis away from the hustle below. — Afar Magazine

Café offering refuge from the hubbub and views over the Rahba Kedima from the upper floor and the roof terrace. Drinks include orange juice, mint tea, coffee in various permutations,... — Rough Guide

In the medina's "spice square," this little café has set a trend in recent years, and copycat cafés have sprung up with woven stools and low wooden tables. The original teeters over three... — Fodor's

Restaurant of La Maison Arabe

Middle Eastern   0.29 miles from Palais Donab 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Franco-Italian aristocrat Fabrizio Ruspoli has added 10 rooms to his sybaritic riad on the medina’s edge. — Travel + Leisure

Here the focus is on the food and company, get-cozy booth seating, excellent classical Andalusian musicians. — Lonely Planet

Classes are small, around 10 students, and do fill up, so call the hotel in advance to reserve a spot. — Afar Magazine

Since the 1940s, La Maison Arabe has stayed true to its promise of authentic Moroccan cuisine and polished service. Dishes such as melt-in-your-mouth pastillas, and flavorsome lamb tanjia... — Frommer's

As well as being the city’s best hotel (see p.108), La Maison Arabe is also one of its top eating places, with two restaurants, of which the Moroccan one serves up a very fine 550dh menu... — Rough Guide

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Nomad

  0.3 miles from Palais Donab 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nomad's rooftop terrace is one of the medina's buzziest eating venues. The small menu adds contemporary tweaks to North African staples such as a spice-packed Tunisian lamb briq (pie),... — Lonely Planet

In the Marrakesh medina, I highly recommend this new-ish and chic café, owned by the same group that has Café des Epices and Terrasses des Epices.  You can expect fresh Moroccan salads,... — Travel + Leisure

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Le TOBSIL

Middle Eastern   0.32 miles from Palais Donab 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Le Tobsil is considered by many to be the best restaurant in town. Seating is in a candlelit courtyard or upper gallery. — Insight Guides

In this intimate riad near Bab Ksour, 50 guests max indulge in button-popping, five-course Moroccan menus with aperitifs and wine pairings. — Lonely Planet

The reputation of this luxurious restaurant in the heart of the medina usually means that it is full to the brim with discerning diners, so making a reservation in advance is an absolute... — DK Eyewitness

In typical Marrakesh fashion, the food at Le Tobsil just keeps on coming, course after course after course. But far from being a test of endurance, the experience is more like unwrapping presents at Christmas: You can't wait to see what's next. — concierge.com

Owner Christine Rio offers a prix fixe feast of Moroccan dishes, including moist pastilla (pigeon pie), lamb or chicken tagine (stew), couscous, and dessert. — Travel + Leisure

Al Baraka

Middle Eastern   0.36 miles from Palais Donab 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is a cool outdoor space serving tasty meals (menus 320–450dh) accompanied in the evening by a belly-dancing show. Not in the same league as some of the more palatial Medina... — Rough Guide

It's easy to fancy yourself one of Morocco's 19th-century elite in this grand, white-tile riad, once home to the pasha. Set menus for different budgets feature traditional briouates... — Fodor's

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Dar Yacout

Middle Eastern   0.37 miles from Palais Donab 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Yacout is an unforgettable experience and few go away disappointed. — concierge.com

Revamped by imaginative American architect Bill Willis, this palatial riad is pure fantasy with its soaring arches, chandeliers, and bathrooms with tadelakt (polished plaster) fireplaces.... — Frommer's

Dar Yacout, in one of the most enchanting riads in the medina, is where royalty and movie stars hang out. — Insight Guides

The palatial Yacout is in a house designed as a Thousand and One Nights restaurant. Its location deep in the medina only adds to its mystery. — Fodor's

Every visitor to Marrakesh has to try Dar Yacout, a medina institution. Follow winding alleyways to the restaurants courtyard, strewn with petals. — Travel + Leisure

Chez Lamine Hadj Mustapha

Middle Eastern   0.38 miles from Palais Donab 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Unpretentious, inexpensive restaurant (main dishes 30–70dh) which is very popular with Marrakshis for mechoui (roasts), grills, tajines, sheep’s head, brochettes and other indigenous, mainly lamb-based dishes — Rough Guide

Several stalls at Souq Ablueh offer up paper-sealed crockpots of tanjia, but Hadj Mustapha's is the most renowned to sample this famed ‘bachelor’s stew’ with basic but clean seating... — Lonely Planet

Slightly more elegant than its hole-in-the-wall branch in the souks, Chez Lamine has a reputation for the best mechoui (whole roasted lamb) in town and couscous on Friday. Its street-side... — Fodor's

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Riad Kniza Restaurant

  0.39 miles from Palais Donab 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The first night in Marrakech, we were lucky enough to get back to the riad in time to catch the sunset and the calls to prayer from the scenic vantage of the roof. After cocktails, a... — Afar Magazine

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Cafe Kessabine

  0.39 miles from Palais Donab 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Snuggled right in the far corner of Djemaa el-Fna, the Kessabine may not have the panoramic views across the plaza that other restaurants can claim, but it makes up for that with a... — Lonely Planet

You can’t argue with the location of this Café, right on the Jemma el-Fnaa square in the medina.  Expect good sandwiches, salads and Moroccan tagines and super friendly service.  Their... — Travel + Leisure

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Les Terrasses de l'Alhambra

Middle Eastern   0.4 miles from Palais Donab 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Stylish and modern with deep wine-red walls and a tent-like ceiling, this lively haunt has a heated terrace with views across Jemaa el Fna. Yet prices remain low for salads, pizzas, and... — Frommer's

A fresh and clean contemporary décor and a friendly team of waiters help make dining at Les Terrasses de l’Alhambra a truly memorable experience. The menu comprises traditional Italian... — DK Eyewitness

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Jemaa el Fna

Middle Eastern   0.41 miles from Palais Donab 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Every visitor to Marrakech should visit the food stalls in the medina at least once during their stay to enjoy the exciting experience of mingling with the locals. Small stalls open... — DK Eyewitness

Place Djemma El-Fna, the pulse of any visit to Marrakech, is a vibrant square by day with souvenir vendors, orange juice and dried fruit stalls, and myriad performers as well as a perfect... — Afar Magazine

Around sunset, donkeys descend on the Djemaa hauling gas canisters by the cartload and all the makings of 100 small restaurants. — Lonely Planet

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