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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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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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
Very romantic, 1001 night experience

Dar Zellik offers very good traditional food. There is no a la carte dishes but a choice of three different menus at different price levels. The service is very friendly and attentive. Absolute must is an aperitif on the rooftop terrace, which is covered by a large tent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TorontoPmh
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dar Zellik offers very good traditional food. There is no a la carte dishes but a choice of three different menus at different price levels. The service is very friendly and attentive. Absolute must is an aperitif on the rooftop terrace, which is covered by a large tent.

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Thank TorontoPmh
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour , Un grand merci pour tous vos commentaires et remarques, que je ne manquerai pas de partager avec mon... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at Dar Zellij are absolutely exquisite! My Girlfriend and I had been planning a trip to Morocco for years and the beauty and atmosphere of this place gives the true experience of the country.

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Thank BohemianBoy2016
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour , Merci pour votre aimable commentaire,nous sommes heureux que vous avez tout aimer. nous serons toujours à votre services... More 

Ahorn, Germany
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, very good food, very attentive waiters, best service. The interior was a dream a wonderful evening

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Thank rudolf4
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Je vous remercie pour le temps consacré d'écrire un commentaire sur notre restaurant Dar Zellij, Cela nous enchante que... More 

Kent
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! We discovered the restaurant by accident and stumbled off the dusty street into a tranquil haven! The furnishings are a treat, from the tented sofa area at the top, all decked out in sumptuous red and gold, to the rose petals strewn on the starched white table cloths in the restaurant downstairs. Great live music (very... More 

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Thank Rosie R
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour , Merci pour votre aimable commentaire,nous sommes heureux que vous avez tout aimer. nous serons toujours à votre services... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here last night (25Jan) was recommend by our hotel, but was very poor and way overpriced in my opinion. It's a nice enough setting with a lovely lounge upstairs for a pre meal drink, but the set Moroccan menu is bland and expensive. Plus the dreadful ' authentic' violin player gets extremely tedious, in fact it's bloody awful. I've... More 

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Thank TheGeordieNomad
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Tout d’abord nous tenons à vous remercier de nous avoir honoré de votre présence. Dar Zellij est un restaurant... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there to celebrate New Year's Eve and it was very good. The place is beautiful and well decorated, the menu held delicious dining options and the wine was great. Had live music very lively and enjoyable. It was a great choice.

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Thank Claudia S
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour , Tout d'abord je tiens à vous remercier pour l'aimable commentaire,ensuite nous sommes très heureux que vous avez tout... More 

County Donegal, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Marrakech since it was close to our riad. We chose the set meal "menu degustation" to share between two of us. It included a variety of moroccan salads, a mixture of little Moroccan type spring rolls, shin of beef tagine (which was amazing), t'faya couscous, a fruit dessert, a selection of... More 

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Thank sineadcun
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Je tiens à vous remercier d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire un commentaire sur votre soirée à Dar Zellij, je... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Marrakesh, we try to discover as many restaurants as possible and repeat our favorites. Dar Zellij is a must and at the end of the stay is always at the top of the list. It happened once again and clearly this last time. Excellent cuisine, perfect service, beautiful harmonious and quiet atmosphere. An overall great dinner... More 

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Thank Matekopio
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour , Merci d'avoir pris de temps pour écrire votre aimable commentaire. Nous serons toujours à votre disposition lors d'une... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

While the food is decent and ambiance and setting is beautiful, the pricing is simply outrageous. The most I have ever paid for in Morocco, and was frustrated not being able to pick individual dishes. A fine dining experience but way too overpriced.

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Thank Yassir E
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Tout d’abord nous tenons à vous remercier de nous avoir honoré de votre présence. Dar Zellij est un restaurant... More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place came highly recommended by our hotel, which had been great up and until this suggestion. The space was beautiful and very dramatic, with soft music and a quiet atmosphere all making a great first impression. But, when the waiter came up to the table and just stood there without saying hello and just expecting we would say or... More 

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Thank tjmeehan
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Zellij, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Tout d’abord nous tenons à vous remercier d’avoir choisi le restaurant Dar Zellij et d’avoir agrémenté notre maison de... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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?