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Dar Cherifa

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8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant place to have a romantic dinner away from the hussle and mayhem of the Medina. From the moment we entered the house we were greeted by a magical Moroccan atmosphere and a wonderful candle lit dinner. The roof top is a great place to take in stunning views of the entire Medina. This 500 year old... More 

Thank Ciaran T
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a typical Moroccan dinner, a bit difficult to find our way in the médina ... but be courageous you will never regret👌

Thank Franck C
Caracas, Venezuela
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in the oldest building in Marrakech, and it is absolutely stunning. Come for a delicious dinner, but stay for dessert upstairs!

Thank aheil
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dar Cherifa is a really beautiful Riad that has an amazing attention to detail and authentic style. The food was excellent and the service was warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Dar Cherifa to anyone. There is also a beautiful terrace upstairs worth seeing.

Thank Eado T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is an unmissable experience. After being led down a darkened alley to the restaurant door, I wasn't entirely sure what I was letting myself in for. All fears were removed, however, when I saw the incredible room we would be eating in, set in an open air courtyard with a clear view of the sky above. Thankfully, the... More 

Thank Matt J
Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have only one regret with Dar Cherifa and that is that we didnt save this for our last night in Marrakech. I doubt I'll ever have the privilege of eating in such a beautiful building again. The service was impeccable, the food was divine and the bill was a pleasant surprise. I'd keep this for a special evening to... More 

1 Thank VickiHigham
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My gf and I had lunch at Dar Cherifa. The building is enchanting, a bit hard to find though among the small streets of the old town, food and service great.

1 Thank Nunzio P
Orange county, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I globally travel 6-8 times per year as a professional. Thus, my opinions are based on a 30 year history of global travel. Further, I am a former third chef in a French restaurant with an extensive knowledge of cultural differences in regards to cuisine and service. The restaurant is beautiful. However, the restaurant temperature was unbearable at 91 F... More 

Thank Ronald S
MarrakechRiads, Directeur général at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Dear Ronald, Thank you for your comments and as a professional and with long experience in catering, your comments were invaluable to us. We regret that your opinion about your visit to our restaurant is very negative. First we apologize for not having done the necessary to decrease the temperature in the restaurant, we admit that this is a mistake... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Poorly signed and whne you wall along at night you may easily be concerned whether tis actually leads to a restaurant. Knock on the door and be warmly welcomed to a beautiful oasis in the mid-medina. The food is quite good and the service high. But it is the surroundings that are outstanding. Don't miss this place.

1 Thank Kimsbror
El Mansura, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got my lunch there in this place it was amazing, very good food tasty, clean place, good crew, different type of foods

1 Thank Mezokhalafawi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $17
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: 212524426463
Situated in the very heart of the souks, this building is a hidden secret, only found by the discerning and curious visitor, where history is recorded in the delicate tracery of the stucco and skilfully carved wood. In the year 2000 , Marrakech Riads, a leading player in the restoration of the riads of Marrakech, brought Dar Cherifa back to life, and simultaneously unveiled a hidden treasure of the medina, the refined decor of this building recalling that of the Medersa Ben Youssef, jewel of the Saadian era (16th century) and one of the finest monuments of Marrakech. Renovated with the greatest care and attention to detail, with the participation of renowned craftsmen so as to maintain its authenticity and splendour, Dar Cherifa welcomes all visitors eager to meet new and interesting people. It is a real cultural venue, hosting regular exhibitions, workshops, concerts and events. This inimitable space draws one into a meditative state of mind and heart. Everyone fortunate enough to visit this building says that they breathe an atmosphere of peace and serenity the minute they cross the threshold. The mention of Moroccan culture immediately implies Moroccan cuisine, and what more beguiling setting than this pure and refined interior for sampling a cuisine abounding in cultural exchange; a subtle blend of sweet and sour, the inheritance of Berber, Jewish and Arab-Andalucian influences. Enjoy!

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