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“Friendly staff decent food nice modern and trendy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kechmara

Kechmara
1bis & 3 rue De La Liberte | Gueliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-22532
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Ranked #132 of 604 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: International, Bar, Brasserie, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Frome, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Friendly staff decent food nice modern and trendy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Really enjoyed the vibe here friendly and efficient went back three times! Watched rugby one night and only had drinks but the staff were very welcoming

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Should rank higher, do not miss this cafe/restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Located in the Gueliz district of Marrakech, this is much more peaceful than the hussle and bustle of the Medina. Easily found on Rue De La Liberte, its open all day too. A lot of restaurants in this area close between lunch and dinner, but they're open the whole time so need to worry about getting a table.

With an obvious European influence, the staff all speak fluent English, were knowledgable, friendly, and prompt.

A simple burger (much hungered after days on the road and tagines) was cooked medium to perfection. Sit outside on the rooftop and enjoy the heat. Eating here another day, I enjoyed a steak tartare that put many I've had in the UK to shame, and my partners Monkfish would make you wonder how we can't do it that well in the UK being surrounded my the seas.

At night, the lights go down, tables become candlelit, and locals come out to drink and eat here too. Definitely one of the more stylish places for simple affordable food.

If this was in my home town, I'd go every week

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Hit or Miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I came to the restaurant with a group of friends. The setting is very nice and we ate on the terrace. It seemed everyone had a different opinion on the food though. I had the croque monsiuer and I'm positive it was microwaved! I took a bite and burnt my whole mouth! It was also soggy and in general disappointing. One friend had the curry burger and said it was okay. Other friends had salads which they really liked. Overall the ambiance was good, but the food was just okay. It is a nice place to have a break from Morocco, and I might go back and try again and order something different.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Great Western food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We came here after 6 days in Marrakech - one of our party had a lot of difficulty with local food, so this was a huge relief. The food is fantastic, and the wine's not bad - but the bill was pretty hefty. I ate 2 courses, had wine, and shared a dessert, so 285 dirhams wasn't outrageous, but was significantly more than anywhere else I ate that week. The burgers are fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Fed up of Tagine and Couscous? Come for a European dinner with ambiance...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Having spent an entire week in the heart of Jeema al fna, it was a welcome relief to visit the modern area of Gueliz and enjoy some calamare and a juicy burger with fries. Wine, cocktails and tapas made for a perfect evening with candlelights alighting the rooftop. I can strongly recommend to those of you who almost grimace at the thought of more tagine and couscous, that this menu is compiled of fresh ingredients and hearty delicious dishes. They also have a great selection of salades and gourmet starters. I would strongly recommend to others looing for a haven away from the hustle and bustle (and constant 'hustling') of the souks....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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