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Dar Zellij

No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane | Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
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Ranked #86 of 541 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $67
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was extremely disapppointed. The interior lacked panache and detail, the food was very average and the price was exhorbitant. I travel to Marrakech a few times a year on business and always treat myself once per trip at a nice restaurant. This was my most disappointing evening ever, I felt like they are taking advantage of innocent tourists with... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tasteful, beautiful surroundings, gentle Moroccan music playing live in the background and beautiful food. Wished my partner had been with me: super-romantic with rose petals and candlelight under the orange trees. Staff were attentive without being intrusive: perfect evening. Just beautiful: don't miss it.

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear client, It was a real pleasure to have you in our Restaurant Dar Zellij, Thank you to have chosen Dar Zellij. Thank you for your lovely lovely lovely comment. hope to see you soon. All our team will be in your service for a next visit. KHalid. Gérant. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I recently ate here with my girlfriend for her birthday when away in Marrakech. As it is extremely difficult to navigate the streets at night the restaurant sent someone to collect us from our hotel and walk us to the restaurant. On arrival at the restaurant we were invited to go to the roof for a drink before dinner, the... More

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it makes all our team glad and proud. You are always welcome in Restaurant Dar Zellij. Best regards Khalid General manager. More

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We ate here two nights ago after the riad booked for us. We were offered a choice of taking aperitifs on the terrace or at the table. We are so glad we chose the terrace. It was wonderful to sip our drinks under the stars by candle light. The waiters were attentive enough without being obvious and the food was... More

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Hello Dear lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write about us, it is much appreciated. All the best from everyone and we hope to see you again in the future. we are in your service. Thanks Khalid More

London UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The restaurant was local to our Riad and we visited on our last night in Marrakech as a 21st.birthday celebration. The restaurant ticked the boxes for atmosphere and being in an old Riad is somewhere special. We had the first option set menu and servings were plentiful. The Lamb Tagine was delicious and the meat melted in your mouth. All... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Here you can find a mixture of impressions. How different it is. The terrace is and looks poor, the view over Marrakech is very poor. The service in the whole restaurant and especially on the terrace was poor as well. On the terrace they have served cocktails and long drinks with warm (!!) water. Then the staff disappeared and never... More

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Riad that we stayed at for our stay in Marrakech. It is located in the residential part of the Medina and is a beautiful Riad building. After roof terrace drinks and nibbles we opted for the mid range menu (you can choose from 3 menu's with various options within the individual menu).... More

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to have you in our Restaurant Dar Zellij, and i was very pleased to get to know you and talk to you. Thank you to have chosen Dar Zellij. Thank you for your lovely lovely lovely comment. hope to see you soon. All our team will be in your service for a next visit. KHAIID. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The absolute best restaurant that we visited on our trip to Marrakech. It was our 40th Wedding Anniversary and the restaurant was recommended and also booked for us by Abdou the owner of our Riad, Amanza. Very romantic with red rose petals on all the tables. We were taken up to the roof terrace for drinks first which were accompanied... More

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MarrakechRiads, General Manager at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear client, First of all i would like to whish you again a happy happy Wedding Anniversary, we are really glad to had the opportunity to share this celebration whit you. We are really happy that this important event was just perfect in our Restaurant Dar Zellij, that makes all our team feel proud. Thank you so much for your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Extraordinary location, extremly kind staff, excellent food. Diserves that more people just find it ! Thank you very much for the great evening, we will be back.

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MarrakechRiads, General Manager at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear client, We are really glad that you loved our Restaurant Dar Zellij, i will sahre your comment whit all our team, we will all be happy to have you whit us again. Thank you for lovely comment. Best Khalid General Manager More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Was booked into this restaurant on reccomendation by our Riad and it was amazing. So romantic, the setting, the candle light, the food was amazing and we were picked up from our Riad and shown back at the end of the night. Amazing night - please go! :-)

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MarrakechRiads, General Manager at Dar Zellij, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it makes all our team glad and proud. You are always welcome in Restaurant Dar Zellij. Best regards Khalid General manager. More

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