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El Morocco

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2203 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1850
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
El Morocco, like a tent

ok,, a place like Caravan,, tent for ceiling, Lamb ok,,i went with a friend,, and his wife, my portion was $45 ,

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gene G
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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this place off a GroupOn.. trying to discover a Moroccan restaurant for my go-to cravings. Most is what I expected, but this venue is HUGE.. if you have had a previous Moroccan restaurant experience and it has been fairly intimate and personal, this is not that kind of experience. There are live belly dancers, but instead of just... More 

Thank KokoPowder
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok,, a place like Caravan,, tent for ceiling, Lamb ok,,i went with a friend,, and his wife, my portion was $45 ,

Thank Gene G
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Randall B
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Zdfhj
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Earth B
Bay Area California
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Denzo1
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Tessitori
Antioch, CA
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Samantha_Marie
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank Viera T
san francisco, ca
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank skiparoundtheblock

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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
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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?