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Cafe Arabe

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Italian, Moroccan
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184, rue Mouassine | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 524 429728
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 342
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  • 103
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  • 58
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for sunset

There are 3 levels of Cafe Arabe: the first and third are outside and the second is an inside Arab lounge with pillows on the floor and drapes around the room. The third floor is perfect for sunset and you get an excellent view of the city. Since it's just outside the medina (among the souks), they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Alyssa A
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Medford Lakes, New Jersey, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After a hectic day in the medina my friend and I ate lunch on the terrace of the Cafe Arabe. We had just a light lunch of Moroccan salad and bruschetta. The Moraccan salad was excellent. The service was very attentive, but most of all I enjoyed have a little quiet time away from the medina. If the sellers in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We found this place by accident and it wasn't until we left that we found it recommend in the rough guide. Fantastic dining, great atmosphere and all round lovely place nestled amongst the souks. Have visited a couple of times during the week and would return with no hesitation.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The food was OK if you want standard italian classics. nothing to write home about and was a lot pricier than other restaurants of a far higher quality. Convenient on the first night as we got our bearings but did not return.

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I came at the end of the afternoon to have a drink and maybe eat something. - The terrace was not clean, with bird droppings on the cushions. - I waited 10 minutes before a waiter came to take my order and he was absolutely not nice. - I waited not less than 25 minutes to have a juice and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Cafe Arabe recently after being recommended to go there. We sat on the top floor a little before 8pm and watched the sun set whilst having a drink. It is a pretty cool place and a chilled atmosphere. My only issue was my fillet steak was blue. I asked for medium rare and so I... More 

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

There are 3 levels of Cafe Arabe: the first and third are outside and the second is an inside Arab lounge with pillows on the floor and drapes around the room. The third floor is perfect for sunset and you get an excellent view of the city. Since it's just outside the medina (among the souks), they can serve alcohol... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cafe Arab was a great retreat in the centre of Marrakech. Whether you wanted traditional Moroccan food or just fancied some nice pasta, the god was good. With a fab view of the city from the rooftop terrace the restaurant was great to visit at night or to cool down during the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The restaurant is located in a beautiful building in the heart of Medina. We were there for lunch and the view from the rooftop was sore. Menu was a mix of Moroccan food and some international dishes. average food. The place was too crowded for my liking with uncomfortable chairs too close to the other tables. Service slow and waitstaff... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a lunch and an evening meal on the roof top terrace and also a meal in the ground floor courtyard. On all three occasions the food was very good, as was the service. The roof top terrace was more casual with some people having drinks only, whereas the courtyard was specifically for those dining. We preferred the latter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Top floor view of Marrakesh at night is superb. Very good service and delicious Tagines. It is well worth booking a table on the terrace.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184, rue Mouassine | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 524 429728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?