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“Great show and spectacle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Comptoir Darna Marrakech

Comptoir Darna Marrakech
Avenue Echouhada | Hivernage, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-37702
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Ranked #42 of 550 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $57 - $128
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Moroccan, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Comptoir Darna is the first lounge-restaurant-club in Marrakech, its musical concept has made it famous. This Restaurant & Club is a place where a colorful, cosmopolitan clientele of the famous and the not-so-famous rub shoulders in a festive atmosphere created by exotic dancers, live musicians and DJ's… A fun and trendy place offering a menu featuring both International and Moroccan dishes. The perfect blend of the Orient and the West, this is the place in Marrakech where night time means party time.
Reigate, United Kingdom
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“Great show and spectacle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The belly dancing at 2230 was very well done,lots of dancers and some with trays of candles. Our hotel booked us a table on the ground floor which is the best place to be. The upstairs area was very smokey. Food is not the best in town but made up for by a great performance.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Go for a drink and the belly dancers...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This two story nightclub and lounge has a dark sexy interior and has belly dancing shows at 10:30 and midnight. Dancers with silver trays of lit candles on their heads work the rooms and bar area while a hip crowd enjoy cocktails. Good after dinner spot.

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“Comptoir Darna Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

After a little research on TA for a entertaining restaurant, I came across Comptoir Darna. I had reserved a table for 21:30hrs for my wife and I, by email from the UK before we arrived in Marrakech based on the belly dancing entertainment. On the night (Wednesday), we got a taxi around 20:15hrs to the restaurant from our hotel (Zalagh Kasbah), which cost 50 dirhams and a 10 min drive. As soon as the taxi pulled up, the doormen opened the taxi door for us and greeted us with a very welcoming warm smile asked if the journey was ok (wasn't expecting that at all). As the doors opened the restaurant floor was busy with a traditional band playing, sitting on the stairs in front of us. We were shown up the stairs to the next level, where it was less busy and somewhat quiet, but we were assured that this would soon fill up. Rest assured, by 21:00 hrs it started to get busy and the atmosphere livened up. The restaurant was dimly lit with candles, which was nice. The meal was very average, and wasn't indicative of the surroundings. At 22:30hrs the belly dancing started, the lights dimmed even more and this was the best part of the night in our opinion. The dancers were absolutely brilliant and made the night, even though it lasted about 25-30 mins.
As we left the restaurant the doormen asked if we required a taxi. I hadn't prebooked so I asked for a taxi. They asked how much I wanted to pay for a taxi and I replied no more than 50 dirhams. Immediately, they went into the middle of the road and flagged down a passing taxi - had a quick word and ushered us into the taxi and 10 mins later we were back at our hotel and paid 50 dirhams to the taxi driver.
To summarise: Food was average. Entertainment was excellent. Doormen were well mannered and very welcoming and helpful.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Please if you go to Marrakeck, go to this restaurant, food,wine and service was excellent, the night was excellent from start to finish, entertainment in traditional belly dancing was great and there is also a late night bar after you have finished your meal, pre book as the rstaurant is usually fully booked for a day in advance, you won't be disapoointed.

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“A Must for a fun evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We hadnt reserved a table and turned up. We were advised to wait in the bar as there would be a 20 min wait. The bar area had a great atmosphere, full of people and some local entertainment with belly dancers. The 20 mins flew just like that before we were seated. My 3rd visit over 4 years and each time the food is better. This is definitely on my must do next time I visit Marrakech.

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