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Dar Essalam

170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-43520
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tagine” (78 reviews)
“salads” (17 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate twice at this wonderful restaurant, the second visit being a birthday celebration. There is limited menu, but the food we ate was delicious on both occassions and the cheapest dinners we had in an eight day stay in Marrakesh. Some have called this...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here after a full day tour in Marrakech booked through our hotel (Thomson) Hidden gem in the city, food was lovely and staff very friendly, the venue from the outside looks a bit questionable to say the least at the moment but the...More

Thank Charli W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you fancy being surrounded by under-dressed, overweight and cheap tourist groups, go for it. Such an awe-inspiring, breath taking piece of work in terms of setting. The hand chiseled and most ornate rooms I have seen, alas, the rest was anything but pleasing to...More

Thank caroka
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has very good reviews...but frankly is a bit of a tacky tourist trap. Never seen such small tajines and dishes. The space could be nice, but needs sprucing up. If you want a real moroccan restaurant, go to one on the Hivernage or...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Located on a street that leads to Jema el Fna square, beautiful dinning hall, attentive staff, live performances which had ups and downs (highlight was a player who combined traditional Moroccan instrument with contemporary melodies - especially country/western sounds), dinner was delicious, we opted for...More

Thank fabulous4rome
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The lady of our riad has advised us to go here. This restaurant has a brilliant service, a very good menu. Music is played and the ambiance is great.

Thank JWF V
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the middle of the souks you would not have seen it if it wasn't for the tour guide knowing where he was going. We went on a trip from Agaidr to Marrakesh we stopped here for our evening...More

Thank 1990ab
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We believe that our interior decoration is our gratest asset, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank you once again for...More

Reviewed May 20, 2017

Truly exhibits Marrakech architecture. It is a beautiful restaurant with exquisite interiors. We planned for a dinner here that requires prior reservation. The food was well cooked, good quantity and served in traditional Moroccan dinnerware. The highlight of the night was the traditional folk music...More

Thank Sheeba S
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We believe that our interior decoration is our gratest asset, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank you once again for...More

Reviewed May 19, 2017

First you have to find this restaurant. As you walk in the 'souks' you could easily pass the entrance. Once inside you will be amazed at the size and the beauty. There are several dining areas but the main one has a stage and a...More

Thank tony b
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We believe that our interior decoration is our gratest asset, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank you once again for...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant and it was fab! The food was great, the entertainment was fun and the staff were helpful and attentive. The restaurant does get very busy and tends to cater to tourists mainly but we both thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank holidaygirl096
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back...More

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As I mentioned in my review I visited the restaurant on a organised group trip. I would believe the entertainment is regular, and that she would come out and dance have a break and then come back out again. That's how I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $48
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-43520
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Description
N full heart of the medina where merges tradition and modernity, an authentic restaurant has several years of perfectly preserved history. DAR ESSALAM is the first moroccan restaurant in Marrakech since 1952, it's here that the Hitchcock's movie "the man knew too much " was filmed. Come and taste our refined moroccan cuisine.
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