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Dar Zellij

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No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane | Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
00212524382627
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Up in the Sidi Ben Slimane quarter, this small, intimate, relaxed Moroccan...
Up in the Sidi Ben Slimane quarter, this small, intimate, relaxed Moroccan restaurant is set in a 17th-century riad. Set menus consist of salads, briouats, pigeon or fish pastilla, chicken, lamb or vegetable tagine, then desserts and mint tea with traditional sweets. It’s also open for Moroccan brunch from 10.30am–3pm
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 45
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Atmospheric

Very atmospheric and beautiful restaurant. By far the best thing for me was being guided through the narrow dimly lit alleyways to the unmarked door. Loved it. Food not as good as it promised but a good meal none the less.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Nottingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from our Riad and we were not dissapointed. From the initial welcome to our leaving we were afforded top quality service, even escorted back to our Riad so we did not get lost. The food was brilliant and the atmosphere and ambience amazing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went here for a wedding and it was the perfect setting. The venue is stunning and the food was really tasty

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london
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric and beautiful restaurant. By far the best thing for me was being guided through the narrow dimly lit alleyways to the unmarked door. Loved it. Food not as good as it promised but a good meal none the less.

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Bonjour cher client, Tout d'abord nous vous remercions pour votre aimable commentaire ,ensuite nous sommes très heureux que vous avez... More 

NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Nice classic Moroccan food, excellent service. The belly dance was thrown in for good measure. Lovely courtyard. Would certainly recommend it.

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Bonjour, Nous somme vraiment très heureux que vous avez tout aimer au Restaurant Dar Zellij, cadre, ambiance, terrasse, , service... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful riad and very nice ambience. The food is very good, traditional Moroccan food, very attentive staff and nice to have alacarte alternative to all set menues. We have been here 6-7 times over the years and it is a very solid kitchen and always a good experience

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Cher client, Je tiens à vous remercier pour votre amabilité de laisser un commentaire sur votre soirée dans notre restaurant... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My daughter and her partner booked this venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. The staff were very helpful in the preparation stage and responsive to the many emails to and fro. The wedding ceremony was held in the courtyard in the centre of the Riad. Whilst the courtyard was transformed for the reception, we had drinks on the glorious... More 

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Bonjour , Merci pour votre aimable commentaire ,nous sommes heureux que votre cérémonie est très bien passer , et que... More 

Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We had been to a restaurant the night before and had used a taxi driver who took and collected us. We asked him on our return whether he knew of any good restaurants for the following night. He said yes and we arranged to meet him the next night. We didn't have a clue where we were going. He dropped... More 

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Surrey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant was suggested for us by the manager of our riad, who booked the table and organised the taxi etc. When we got out of the taxi, I had expected the restaurant to be right there, but instead we were expected to follow a wordless local (who turned out to be a guide employed by the restaurant, although no-one... More 

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Bonjour cher client, Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaire, votre visite était un plaisir pour nous. Nous sommes désolés que... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sumptuous interior, attentive staff, packed largely with Americans. Food flavorful but slightly overcooked. Overall, tasty but overpriced, and certainly not an authentic Moroccan dining experience.

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Bonjour, Tout d’abord, nous tenons sincèrement à vous remercier d’avoir choisi notre Restaurant Dar Zellij et également pour votre avis... More 

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening, but felt that the food was quite average. The restaurant itself is beautiful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane | Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: 00212524382627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 67
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Up in the Sidi Ben Slimane quarter, this small, intimate, relaxed Moroccan restaurant is set in a 17th-century riad. Set menus consist of salads, briouats, pigeon or fish pastilla, chicken, lamb or vegetable tagine, then desserts and mint tea with traditional sweets. It’s also open for Moroccan brunch from 10.30am–3pm
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?