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Jemaa el Fna

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Jemaa-el-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 697-602673
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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A different but fun experience

Jemaa el Fna and the souks are a definite must see! Prepare to be hassled by everyone you come across but it is definitely an experience. On the way out Taxi drivers will openly argue and steal each other's business. We didn't feel comfortable with this so we walked away from 2 arguing drivers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had heard so much about this square- and when I finally was there, it was kind of disappointing - like it often is if you expect a lot. During the day it is a square full of merchants and artists of all kinds - nothing you would not find elsewhere. When it gets dark, many Moroccan people and tourists... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Smells great amongst the 100 or so tents of competing eateries looking for you to try kebabs or tagine, however I found most of them overcooked. Still worth the experience though as it is really cheap.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is nice there and you have the opportunity to eat and specially drink fresh orange juice and also get to buy beautiful things but for those like me who are not a shopping type, it would be enough to be there only once.

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Ohio
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138 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I guess you have to experience it, but the street food at stall 1 is not that great. Really not much flavor. They were honest - no conning involved.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food is nasty and inedible. We ordered a salad and vegetable skewers and were charged 4 times the amount on the menu because they brought food we did not order and then charged us for it. This is a con that I've seen others complain about too. We ended up with horrible food poisoning that ruined the rest of our... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Mediocre and lukewarm food at higher prices than some decent establishments. Really did not appreciate the surly and aggressive behaviour of the servers. Would not recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I heard a lot about this place, so I was really excited to go there, but once I got there...naaaaah...Shows didn't really impressed me, but the main problem was that they try to rip you off on every single step of your way trough the square. I was rather naive first I got there so I started taking pictures. But... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great chicken tangine at stall #1 - delicious, full of flavor and well-prepared. Went after reading trip advisor reviews and did not disappoint. Also good to note: no issues with stomach problems or food poisening.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Go there at night. The place is awesome, crowded and very loud. There are several street food stands, where you can sit down and have some local dishes served to your table.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Jemaa el Fna and the souks are a definite must see! Prepare to be hassled by everyone you come across but it is definitely an experience. On the way out Taxi drivers will openly argue and steal each other's business. We didn't feel comfortable with this so we walked away from 2 arguing drivers and flagged down a passing driver.... 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, Mediterranean

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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