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“Great atmosphere at a price” 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 #47 of 529 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $60 - $134
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.
Hove, UK
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“Great atmosphere at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Recommended to us, it was an enjoyable evening with good food, great atmosphere, attentive service, but it is not cheap. Upon arrival, we were seated outside, which wasn't particularly appealing, so we asked to be moved inside. That's where the action was. We had the amazing 7 salad starter, which comes on a tall narrow cake stand plus a few more dishes. Hint: 2-3 people can share one of these. The menu is much like most Moroccan resaurants': tangibles and couscous. I had the Royal Couscous, which was huge and tasty. Try a Moroccan wine, like Domaine de Sahari. The belly dancing show was fantastic. Two women dance with a tray of candelabras on their heads, and the others do the standard belly jiggling. Do tip! They may even dance on your table. Dinner of three courses, a cocktail, bottle of wine for three: £200 - so, yes, London prices! Still worth going to.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Entertainment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Booked to come here but on arrival they could not find our booking . Was seated near front of restaurant at the back and there was 6 of us. Felt we were overlooked as had to ask to order some drinks. Having waited a while , drinks finally turned up except 2 . Ordered food and again had to wait a long time . Beef tagine was plentiful . Belly dancers came on at 10.40 and by this time we had only just finished our main course . It was a very warm evening . On the whole an average meal with good entertainment . I personally preferred Le Fondouk to eat but as I had been their twice already was recommended this restaurant .

Visited May 2013
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“Great food and service, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Entertainment was very good, the food was very nice and well presented. The service was great, your glass was never empty. The restaurant itself is very nicely decorated. Both a romantic feel as well as just a good time. Drinks menu has everything and more.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fun, great drinks, wonderful belly dancers but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I must say, if you're coming to Comptoir Darna, come on a Friday or a Saturday night, book your table for 830/9pm and make sure you stay long enough to enjoy the fantastic belly-dancing show which takes place at 1030pm ish. Otherwise there really is no point in coming here to be honest.

Come with the intention of spending some money, it is not a venue for spendthrifts, mainly because the wine list is so very good (for Morocco) but you have to pay for it and the cocktails are also super but expensive. The food really surprised me with it's quality and innovation but again, it is at the overpriced end of the spectrum and it is that value for money that stops it being a 5 star venue but, for a great night out in Marrakech to let your hair down, you'll struggle to find better.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best Marrakech restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Le Comptoire is a brilliant restaurant with a moroccan twist. Though it serves moroccan food and international dishes the quality is superb. They also do excellent cocktails and the ambiance is delightful.

I would recommend it, though it is a world class restaurant and therefore you will pay for it. If you want excellent service try and avoid saturday night.

  • Visited March 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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