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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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Hours:
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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 41
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  • 17
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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
Most recent review
Overprice

We ended up there pretty much randomly sent by another restaurant that was fully booked. The place is very nice and the stuff quite friendly on service. Food was really good but I'd say overprice since it's basically impossible paying less then 700 Dirham (ca 70€) excluding any beverage and for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Andrea M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We ended up there pretty much randomly sent by another restaurant that was fully booked. The place is very nice and the stuff quite friendly on service. Food was really good but I'd say overprice since it's basically impossible paying less then 700 Dirham (ca 70€) excluding any beverage and for this price I'd have expected more. Mainly tourists but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant on the last night of our 4 in Marrakesh. It was fabulous. You enter the front door off a nondescript alley and are in a peaceful haven in a riad type building. We had drinks on the terrace in an arab style tent lit with candles, all very atmospheric. Our set menu dinner was their cheapest... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked this Restaurant on the advice of our Riad and had a very interesting and authentic experience. We were met by a waiter from the restaurant to lead us through the medina streets which was much appreciated as it was our first 24hrs in Marrakech. We opted for a drink on the terrace which was beautifully decorated in Moroccan... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

dear guest, thank you for nice comment. It is a great pleasure to read the satisfaction of our clients. and really we are so happy to know that you will keep a great time at Dar zellij. Thank you. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What a super restaurant - we were escorted from our riad to Dar Zellij and greeted with a red rose - aperitifs were served on the roof terrace in a gorgeous colourful tent and our 3 course meal was delicious - romantic lighting with rose petals and candles where the fountain would be, a lute player while we were eating... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. and we are delighted that you had a good time at the restaurant dar zellij. we hope to see you as soon as possible! Best Regards More 

New Harmony, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The lamb tagine melted in my mouth. Service and ambience on par with the food. Interiors and live music very old world. A mere 50 paces from our B & B.

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

dear NinaDale, We are delighted that you had a good time at the restaurant dar zellij. Thank you for prices over time, and we hope to see you as soon as possible! Best Regards More 

Milan, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Got there following the suggestion of riad staff. They guided us from the riad to the restaurant entrance which main room is the central patio. Live berber music accompanied the evening. Generous portions for each menu type and a good service. Also the local rose wine was very good. Price was fair but overall above what you might expect from... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

dear customer I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your comment at tripadvisor. I’m glad to see that you were satisfied with food and our service,... I’m waiting the pleasure to welcome you back in our restaurant . More 

Finistère, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

one week at Marrakech wow what a great place to be in it was ended bay the excellent time at the restaurant great stuff nice food really enjoy it with my friends was really romantiq we loved it morrocan food is special and great want to say thx to the the stuff again and see u next year ;;;;

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dear customer , We are delighted that you had a good time at the restaurant dar zellij. Thank you for prices over time, and we hope to see you as soon as possible! Best Regards More 

Asker, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Marvellous dinner in this rare oasis in the middle of every day life surroundings. Hard to find, bit worth the effort. Beatiful restaurant with outstanding service and food/wine to remember. Try it!

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so glad you had a wonderful dinner with us. We look forward to being of service when you return! Kindest regards, More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

spectacular oasis. wonderful food. wonderful staff. being escorted to and from the location was like being in some old spy film. a fabulous find. thanks a million.

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

dear customer thank you for nice comment. It is a great pleasure to read the satisfaction of our clients. and really we are so happy to know that you will keep a great time at Dar zellij. Thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were recommended this place by a taxi driver on the first night. Initially uncomfortable walking through the Medina avenues guided by a red hat. We were soon at ease and pleasantly surprised with the romantic surroundings. We arrived early by Marrakesh timings (restaurant typically don't open until 7-8) so were seated in the rooftop marquee for drinks. The set... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

dear customer Thank you so much for your fabulous review . we are all very happy that you enjoyed yourselves in our restaurant dar zellij. we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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