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“They have wine.” 5 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 #25 of 602 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $13 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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“They have wine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Marrakesh can be rather exhausting, especially in the Medina. This is a nice treat for the weary trekker. Extremely good service, liquor, beer, wine, English spoken, beatiful surroundings and a full menu without couscous or tagine. Actually, the very small Moroccan menu includes a few, as well as the divine pigeon pastilla, a royal dish of Morocco done here beautifully. If you came to Marrakesh and only ate here, you would be making a big mistake. However, it is a wonderful break.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A tricky one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food was excellent. We both chose from the Moroccan menu & had soup starter followed by the slow cooked lamb shoulder. Both tasted fantastic & were presented perfectly. The complimentary glass of prosecco, duck & potato appetizer, & sweet biscuits with our coffees, were all nice touches. All served by attentive waiting staff. The restaurant itself is set in a beautiful riad courtyard.
If this restaurant was in Paris or London I would be giving it a 5 rating, what makes it a tricky review for me is that I felt the restaurant lacked a Moroccan vibrancy. It seemed to be trying to create a Bogart/Casablanca atmosphere, right down to the 40's & 50's background music. There were no locals eating on the evening we were there, possibly deterred by the prices. Our meal, which also included one glass of beer & a bottle of water, came to 60 Euros.
As mentioned by previous reviewers Pepe Nero is tucked away down the back streets. That said, it is well signposted from Djemaa el-Fna once you find Rue des Banques. Although, I must admit we did feel a little intimidated walking through the narrow alleys in the dark after our meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Nice place - good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food tasted good and we enjoyed the pleasant service. A place to recommend. The prices was average and we experience value for money

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East Sussex, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved it...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Really enjoyed our experience here for our wedding anniversary. The service was great, we had a table right by the fountain in the main courtyard. The food was yummy - we ordered from the Italian menu and was really pleased with our choices. Would recommend to anybody although pre-book early and get a table by the fountain.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Having read the other reviews on Trip Advisor we felt ready for somthing a little special after one or two not so great experiences in the city. Pepe Nero didn't disappoint. A great gem hidden within an easy walk of the old square. Beautiful courtyard and restaurant - and the food equally stunning. Great service too. Loved it

  • Visited February 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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