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Dar Zellij

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Moroccan, Mediterranean
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Great food and setting.

This is a great place to 18 especially as part of a group. The quality of the food is very high but relatively it is quite expensive. However if you share one of the set menu you will be very pleasantly surprised. It is a fabulous setting so it is worth spending the whole evening at the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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London , UK
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

In the heart of the old Medina, this Moroccan restaurant is undoubtedly very beautiful, with a magnificent saloon. Good service and nice Andalusian music... Unfortunately the level of the cuisine is very ordinary and certainly do not justify the price we paid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a fantastic set menu, great food and top notch service. The atmosphere was brilliant with romantic appertifs on the roof terrace and dinner by lantern and candle light in the courtyard. Peaceful live Moroccan music, rose petals and incredibly attentive staff. This was the most expensive place we ate (around £50 for 2 people 5 courses and drinks)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's expensive, this is a tourist trap and not one for the traveller on a day budget. The set menu is around 450dirham per person. The food is ok, but you pay a lot for what you can get in any decent Moroccan restaurant. It's nice that they spoon out your tagine for you but you are paying an extra... More 

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Cher client, nous tenons tout d’abord à vous remercier de nous avoir honoré de votre présence au Restaurant Dar Zellij.... More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a lovely, traditional riad off the beaten path in Marrakech that serves wonderful food and has excellent service. The inner courtyard is my favorite place to dine (orange trees, a serene pool, a view to the stars) but the Grand Salon is quite alluring as well. We hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner and welcome cocktail party here and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place to 18 especially as part of a group. The quality of the food is very high but relatively it is quite expensive. However if you share one of the set menu you will be very pleasantly surprised. It is a fabulous setting so it is worth spending the whole evening at the restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The house is beautiful and sitting up on the roof for pre-dinner drinks, as the sun was setting, was unforgettable. The food, however, was extremely expensive for Morocco and was not exceptional. The service was slow and atmosphere stuffy. We were seated for dinner in a room with maybe 6 other couples and were all served at the same time.... More 

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Chère Madame, Tout d’abord nous tenons à vous remercier d’avoir choisi notre restaurant Gastronomique Dar Zellij. Nous avons lu votre... More 

New York City, New York, USA
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182 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Get to Dar Zellij early and have a drink on their beautiful rooftop. When you are ready for dinner, go to the candle lit garden/dining room where all tables face the musician. All meals a pre-fix here (and expensive for local standards) and come with a large array of Moroccan salads. Overall, the food was really good (you will be... More 

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Bonjour, Je vous remercie pour votre commentaire sur la beauté du cadre de Dar Zellij, qui est vraiment une perle... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Yes, your riad probably gets kickbacks for sending you here. However, if you can set that aside, the restaurant is very good and we don't regret going there at all. The evening began on the roof terrace with drinks--the cocktails were delicious and the ambiance romantic. Then we moved down to the first floor, beautifully and traditionally decorated, with a... More 

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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 

Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very touristy place. Marvellous terrace at sunset. Food is average and highly priced if you consider that you can only select a menu. Not the best place in town

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, very surprising as the restaurant opens out into a beautiful space once the open the door. We had great service, the wine was nice too!

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Additional Information about Dar Zellij

Address: No1 Kaa Sour, Sidi Ben Slimane | Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
Phone Number: 00212524382627
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
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
Average Prices: USD 36 - 67
Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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?