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Dar Essalam

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170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-43520
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The decor is stunning, friendly staff and an upbeat atmosphere. The food was very good with generous portions at reasonable prices. The show with musicians and belly dancers provided great entertainment. If we go back to Marrakech, we would definately dine here again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you want to feel like a king, dine like a prince but pay like a pauper (well, maybe a merchant) then this is it - absolutely stunning decorative work from doorway to hall to every dining room (it's huge), food is good and the price is very reasonable. Don't miss it.

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Thank Ollie T
Carcassonne, France
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

We chose to go here for New Year's Eve having heard all about it. We were not disappointed. The place is beautiful with a good atmosphere. Although they were busy we got good friendly service and had a night to remember. Would go again.

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lisbon
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Loved the food, the show but most of all the staff was so incredibly funny, nice and heart warming. Plus you can watch a great show and enjoy good moroccan food at a reasonable price. Please book it in advance and make sure you are there by 8 pm before it gets too crowded so you can watch the show... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Dar Essalam was recommended by our Riad owner. We were pleasantly surprised to get a table right in front of the entertainment in this gorgeous building which is a converted palace. Each room has a different theme and different menu, the tables and seating are very comfortable and the restaurant is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed the recommended menu which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

Food was average (but by then I was sick of tangine and kebabs) and the belly dancing was average! I think people go because of the film connection.... but the film was made in 1956!

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Barnet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015

Sumptuous place to eat and enjoy the Moroccan entertainment. Excellent food and service. Nothing we didn't like about it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

Family and I all enjoyed the experience. 50th birthday party and the waiting staff were courteous and made sure we were looked after. Food was good and entertainment was excellent. We all joined in the entertainment which is all part of the fun.

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South London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2014

The vegetarian tagine was very bland and tasteless I could not eat much of it. Desert was good. Service good, entertainment excellent. The place is enormous, we had good seats in front of the stage so had great views. There were two other rooms and each room was a different style.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

over priced and no where near as good as the other restaurants. You pay to sit in a nice building, that's it. The food is over double the price of what you get next door and in all honesty not as tasty. try bakchich café down past Bahia palace, AMAZING

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $42
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
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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