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2203 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1850
925-671-0132
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Going to this restaurant is an experience. You feel like you walked into another world. The service is amazing. There are belly dancers that do nightly shows. The food is excellent and you get to eat with your hands while sitting on pillows. One of my favorite places to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Over the years I have visited this restaurant three times. I think it was better in the past, though it is still fun to eat here. They claim that you can purchase a la carte but provide only a complete meal menu. Truthfully, it's the best way to eat their food so you get many different tastes. The chicken and... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Going to this restaurant is an experience. You feel like you walked into another world. The service is amazing. There are belly dancers that do nightly shows. The food is excellent and you get to eat with your hands while sitting on pillows. One of my favorite places to go.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it is very rare that I am compelled to write a review for a restaurant, but I had such a great experience here that I feel I need to share. firstly, the atmosphere is warm, exotic, and relaxing. an open room with low tables, cushioned benches and the feeling like you've just entered a big yurt somewhere in the Middle... More 

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Bay Area California
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were regulars at El Morocco in Concord. It moved to Taylor Blvd in Pleasant Hill and we lost touch for years. I am excited to report that the food is even better, great and authentic ambience, and true Middle Eastern food that is great for American tastes. Same hospitable owner, fun belly dancing, and fit for romance or families.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

far from being a great or perfect restaurant but it does make for an enjoyable atmosphere due to the belly dances and the seating arrangements. I have ordered different dishes every time and the food is consistantly good, not excellent. If you are craving something different that your regular cuisine, give them a try as you will not be disappointed.

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Antioch, CA
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Be sure to get a coupon from restaurant.com. The complete dinners are $29.95 per person - our party of 4 used a $50 coupon. Tip on the full price. We also tipped the dancer. This is our go-to place for entertaining guests. The atmosphere is exotic, and utensils are provided on request. My only suggestion is that salad plate should... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you are looking for something special, more then just a food on the plate...this is the place. Exotic music, belly dance, hand/washing, fabulous food. I loved it! You feel like you are on vacation in Morocco for few hours, not in a place in Pleasant Hill. Great experience, food, service. Well managed!

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san francisco, ca
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This fine restaurant has been a favorite of mine, my family and friends ever since moving to California almost 30 years ago. I can expect to be swept away again and again on an exotic Mediterranean experience with the same beautiful ambiance, the same fine foods, servers in traditional dress and even Belly dancers to amuse and delight. The restaurant... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

this place was awesome i went their 4 my birthday. i have to say that seeing the bellydancers were superb. my dad and sister got up and danced.

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Concord, CA
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I've been going here since they were in their old Concord location. Always great food and service. The exotic surroundings and bellydancers really take you to a different place. Dinner here is like a 2 hour vacation. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2203 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1850
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasant Hill
  • Phone Number: 925-671-0132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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