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Dar Cherifa

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8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
212524426463
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is just beautiful! It was our last night in Marrakesh and so glad to have chosen this wonderful riad for dinner. The waiters gave recommendations and inside the riad is stunning. Very romantic and serene and the rooftop was just fantastic. A true gem in marrakesh. The food was very tasty and flavoursome!

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Tea Tree Gully, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a dark and narrow walk into this magnificent old building, which is a beautiful setting for dinner, but once you're through the nerves of whether or not you'll find your way out again, the serenity of the building, the attentive and knowledgeable waiter, and the beautifully served and delicious food will reward your daring! The roof terrace is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is amazing. Feels like being in a movie while dining. Not really easy to find, but if you book your table a guy will come to collect you on the road and guide you through the little road that leads to the restaurant. Beautiful atmosphere and great food for a very good price. Also I would suggest to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As other reviewers mentioned, Dar Cherifa is not easy to find. However, it is worth the effort. Beautiful surroundings, excellent attentive service, unhurried atmosphere, good food. We had pre-dinner drinks on the roof, and told to come down when we were ready to eat - restaurant table is yours for the evening, no rushing required. Food is mostly traditional, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

這間餐廳雖然有點難找,但十分值得!食物水準和服務態度一流! Highly recommend you all to spend your time here with your friends and family!

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Thank Winky C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dar Cherifa is very difficult to find, but well worth the effort. Look out for signs on walls and on arches and do ask locals to direct you if you can't find it. Ask to sit on the roof terrace - usually you are not allowed to eat up there - but we were lucky enough to do so! The... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can relax with good music, friendly service and tasty food in Dar Cherifa. This ancient and well restored riad in the heart of medina (Marrakesh) is only 10 mins walking from the main square. You will be welcomed by friendly staff and you can pick up a book or enjoy the exhibition of local artists. Don't forget to climb... More 

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Soltau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at this beautiful restaurant! The service was outstanding and the quality of the food was excellent! It very hidden in between small streets however it's definitly worth the walk. Please go visit and support such a lovely local business!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff where very welcoming and helpful. Finding this place is worth the effort. The Riad has been beautifully restored. Went for lunch and enjoyed eating in the light filled open air space at ground level. Remember to also go upstairs to the terrace to take in the views as well. It would be great at night and much cooler... More 

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San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place via TripAdvisor and we liked it a lot. It's the oldest building in Marrakech. The food was great and the service was ok. We had no reservations, but they provided a table for us. It seems that there was only 1 waiter and a few runners. After the main course we were forgotten. We ordered desert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $17
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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