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“Lovely venue and good food but let down by service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pepe Nero

Pepe Nero
17, derb Cherkaoui, | Rue Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-89067
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Ranked #8 of 533 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: PEPE NERO Restaurant Marrakech : A place of flavours on motion where the senses are constantly coddled Khalid and his team represent the same soul of a single ingredient: Excellence. This where I devote myself body and soul to my passion: cooking We strive to always be precise in our gestures, attentive to the oven, skilled with knives, a sharpened sense of smell, an eye to the market, intransigent with the quality of ingredients and demanding in the kitchen.The battle I fight every day with my team is the oldest in the world:That between the hand and fire.We created the sort of restaurant we would like to find ourselves..Pepe Nero was born to engage and satisfy our passion : Taste, without any constraints or formalisms, with simplicity.But not only. We believe that there has been a generational change in customers who are rather apprehensive of locations that are over formal.With this new role we want to clear away taboos and bring haute cuisine into step with the times.
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“Lovely venue and good food but let down by service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Food was great but poor service. We had to ask for a wine menu and never did get the opportunity to order any, so ended up on sparkling water. Might have just been a busy evening but didn't get the chance to order all the food we wanted either. Another table ended up going into the kitchen to get the bill. Clearly good food and such a lovely venue, but service needs to improve on busy evenings.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“wonderful food, wonderful ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The food was delicious, more expensive than the cheap eats in the Jamaa Fna, but well worth it, and by eating frugally on other days, we could choose freely at PepeNero, a shared starter, no pasta, then full meat/fish dishes and desserts, the chocolate pudding was particularly good. And easy to find, with notices posted at key points from the Jamaa Fna square guided us, though we did do a reconnaissance during the day to make sure.

Visited December 2012
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“A change to the usual - but in a good way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was our second visit to Marrakech but our first to Pepe Nero.

We visited Pepe Nero on the 28th December 2012, our 16th wedding anniversary. it was our 7th night in Marrakech. Most of the other nights were spent doing the 'traditional' activities including frequenting the terrace restaurants around the Medina.

Even though we enjoyed the many tanjine inspired experiences of the Medina, we found Pepe Nero to be a welcomed break form the usual.

The only negative was that we were met at the alley way leading to the restaurant by two young guys that were 'acting' helpful by 'tagging' along the 50 metres only then to 'ask' for some recompense for accompanying us a few yards. When we gave them a 'small' token for their service they got a bit pushy and asked for more. If this happens to you just be firm and say no and they will depart. I must admit that i was a little more than firm.

However, once you get to the restaurant you will find that it will be more than worth it. The decor is great and your dining experience willbe fantastic.

We were given a free glass of Prosecco when we arrived and also a free amuse-bouche of seasoned duck upon a bed of seasoned mashed potatoes. The menu was continental European tinged with Morrocan additions. I had the king prawns and sea bass and both were to die for.

All in all a fantastic dining experience and at a reasonal cost as we spent just over £100 for 2 adults and 2 young adults that included a three course meal and a few drinks - including a few gin and tonics - it was our wedding anniversary, after all!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Go for excellent food, location, service and heated stylish dining rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had dinner there on the 23rd of December. The complementary welcome glass of Prosecco was greatly appreciated, so was the impeccable service; Pepe Nero's kitchen provides some of the finest food in Morocco, all with a great touch of creativity and all at a very reasonable cost.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Christmas dinner at home was never like this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was our first family Chrsitams abroad . we were 7 adults . Ppepe Nero was perfect , wonderful service ina winderful setting . The food was very good rather than outstanding . But as an overall dining experince we loved it .
It is well signposted from the Cafe de France on the main square . Don't allow yourself to be guided it is not needed for the 10 min gentle stroll throught he Medina . Alternatively a taxi will drop you within 75m of the front door but you do need the directions in French which the restaurant will provde .
For us it was a very memeorable Christmas lunch with not a Brussel sprout in sight .

Visited December 2012
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