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Jemaa el Fna

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Italian, Moroccan, Dessert
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Jemaa-el-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 697-602673
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Welcome to the biggest square in Africa. Magicians, acrobats, cafes, snake...
Welcome to the biggest square in Africa. Magicians, acrobats, cafes, snake charmers, henna tattoos - it is all here in one place. Love it or hate it, Place D'Jeema el Fna will not fail to awaken the senses. Amazing excursions throughout Morocco also available at Red Tours Morocco. Enjoy a coffee and watch one of the most amazing, live, realtime shows on Earth unfold.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You've got to try the experience of a Jemaa El Fna food stall.....

The star rating that I have given relates to our experience of eating on 'the square' We wanted to eat on the Jemaa El Fna...after all, this was one of the reasons we came to Marrakech...to experience the local life. Yes...it certainly is more than a little crazy. One BIG tip is to eat upwind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Jacqueline M
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Kings Lynn
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Cupertino, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of street people will offer to take you to the square - to buy from their favorite vendor. But we found it to be too touristy, as are the nearby shops. You're better off deep in the tiny Medina shops.

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Saint Georges, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You have to go in Jemaa el Fna if you're in Marrakech! Good food in the evening, good shopping in the Souk!

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You can´t go to Marrakech without a visit to Jemaa el Fna. This is the beating heart of the city. Lots of restaurants and things to see.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You can not go to Marrackech without visiting this wonder of the city! Bustling trade, monkeys wearing hats, snakes being charmed and the odd guinea pig! at night it comes alive with street good which is cheap and tasty! Would recommend the orange juice! just what you need in 46 degree heat!

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Marrakech, Morocco
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you want to feel something very different, this is the place. I was born and raised in Marrakech, i have seen this place changing so much during the past 10 years. I am a bit nostalgic of what it was, more rustic ... But still, it has something that cannot be explained with words, it is like those place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the square. The sounds, aromas, sights all fantastic. Very nice to go to Le Grand Balcon in early evening, have a drink for 20 dirham and watch the crowd below. Then, have an orange juice at one of the kiosks for 4 dirham. Delish! Check out the food stalls. We ate at #1... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Masses, masses and masses of people, eating, drinking juice, shopping, selling, just hanging out! Has to be seen to be believed, really.

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Kings Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The star rating that I have given relates to our experience of eating on 'the square' We wanted to eat on the Jemaa El Fna...after all, this was one of the reasons we came to Marrakech...to experience the local life. Yes...it certainly is more than a little crazy. One BIG tip is to eat upwind of any BBQ smoke. First... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A must see whilst visiting Marrakech. Henna tatooists, snake charmers, tat sellers and food stalls. We did not eat from the open air food stalls after observing the amount of flies landing and feasting on everything - kind of put us off although plenty of people were tucking in! Drums beating at night and call to prayer - you dont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I think stall number 1 is already highest rated eatery on TA already & rightly so. Good efficient friendly service & good food. Incidentally it is the only stall with a woman chef. We paid £10 /140DH for 5 dishes plus bread & water. The Jemaa el Fna is an amazing place & so different from day to night, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jemaa-el-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 697-602673

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Moroccan, Dessert

Description

Welcome to the biggest square in Africa. Magicians, acrobats, cafes, snake charmers, henna tattoos - it is all here in one place. Love it or hate it, Place D'Jeema el Fna will not fail to awaken the senses. Amazing excursions throughout Morocco also available at Red Tours Morocco. Enjoy a coffee and watch one of the most amazing, live, realtime shows on Earth unfold.

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