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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Touristy, but a great experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Stevie F
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a terrific meal here, not cheap but what I would expect to pay for great food anywhere else. Service is attentive without being overbearing, and we were walked from our hotel to the restaurant and back (not usually necessary in other cities but due to Marrakesh layout entirely welcome here!). Very much recommended.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very romantic, very old, very scenic, very charming. Great views from the roof terrace over a drink. Fixed menus: chose the big one and it was way too much food although very pleasant. Take the time to look closely at the building itself: it's very old, original (I think) and beautiful. Not cheap but, for a one-off, exotic evening out... More 

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Bonjour, Je vous remercie d'avoir choisis notre restaurant Dar Zellij comme destination à Marrakech. Je suis très content que votre... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

food was amazing but a lot more expensive than other places (where you can still get great food). probably paying more for the atmosphere and the music. Really nice if you want somewhere a bit quieter for a more romantic meal.

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Bonjour cher client, Toutes l’équipe de Dar Zellij vous remercie pour votre commentaire, nous espérions avoir le plaisir de vous... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our Riad recommended we go here on our first night in Marrakech. The place itself is pretty but once you are in you have no choice but to buy one of their ridiculously overpriced set menus. I had chicken tagine the chicken was dry to the bone. Lazy Moroccan salads and my boyfriends lamb tagine lacked any spices. To add... More 

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

excellent! food and service was amazing! more than you can eat in one dinner! music is also add some atmosphere to the food ritual. You should try amazing Pastia with milk and peaches for desert.

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Cher Client, Je tiens à vous remercier d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire un commentaire sur votre soirée à Dar Zellij,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We found this in desperation of hunger not realising it was a bit of a tourist location. The entrance is beautifully lit with lanterns down a short and clean pathway. You enter, and are encouraged to sit and asked if you want to eat (we still don't know it is an event) to be fair this is due to our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Was recommended for morocco experience. Nice roof terrace overlooking Marrakech. Lots of food nice staff but quite expensive. Our guide took us you would never find it .

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?