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170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-43520
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Ranked #132 of 556 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $13 - $51
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Moroccan
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The first moroccan restaurant in Marrakech since 1952 ,here Winston Churchill , charles trenet , alfred Hitchcock apreciated refinements of true moroccan cuisine, accompanied with arabic songs and oriental dancer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

this place was soooo beautiful, why oh why couldn't you get the food right... Recommended by our Riad, we went for a special occasion and we were so impressed with the beautiful atmosphere, we even enjoyed the music and dancing. The food though was so ordinary and overpriced I can't believe we paid so much - ouch. That said they... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We arrived at 8pm, and were shown to our table. Staff were very welcoming, and the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed. The majority of guests arrived from around 8.30pm. The waiters were friendly, funny and effiecient, and the set menu options were varied. We hadn't realised, however, that the portion sizes were so substantial. The starters were a good size... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011 via mobile

We booked this restaurant at the recommendation of our hotel. The building is stunning inside and there are a number of rooms. Unfortunately it was quiet the night we went so lacking atmosphere. There were two musicians who were not great but still asked for money as we were eating. The food was ok but not great. The salad is... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

We where advised this restaurant by the Riad where we were staying. Main advantage was that it was only 500 m away. When entering we immediately felt like in the 'tourist trap'. Only tourists around. The food was OK though, but price quality not at all. (300 MAD per person for a simple menu).

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New Haven, Connecticut
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40 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We went to Dar Essalam with a tour group. The place is gorgeous, with many traditionally designed and appointed rooms. Hitchcock's "Man Who Knew Too Much" was shot there, a fact which they milk for all it's worth. The food was good quality traditional Moroccan fare. After being served an assortment of perhaps 7 or 8 vegetable appetizers, our table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Lovely place, fantastic service, stunning deco and super super tasty food! Had a great eve, it is a bit touristy but aren't we all desperate to have a good couscous! The wine is pricey, but the cheap ones are just fine. we had the set menu for 25Eur which is OK, the salad starter is not great but the couscous... More

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San Francisco, California
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

The price fix meal is about $25 a person. We bought only 3 since our 4 guest, my 12 year old daughter, never eats a full meal. They were fine with that. The portions were huge and tasty. The service was excellent. Really enjoyed the surroundings, like a Pasha's palace. The musicians played softly throughout our meal, and towards dessert... More

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west yorks
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34 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Riad Diana. It was only a couple of minutes walk from the riad. We ventured in late one night just to have a night cap and check out the place with a view to going for a meal. The restaurant features in the Hitchcock film “ The man who knew too much”... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011 via mobile

We went here on recommendation from our road and I must say the place is amazing, totally authentic and morocco should strive not to let the modern world destroy these unique places as it would be a shame. I will certainly come back to the restaurant, first because of the staff...expect tricks and jokes from all of them. We had... More

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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Dar Essalam is a 5 minute walk south of the Jemaa el Fna square. It was highly recommended by friends in town, and they were right: It was a great choice! The building is the former residence of a Marrakechi pasha. The decor and architecture are traditional Moroccan with the arches and pillars, and an enormous, intricate red dome and... More

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