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“Enjoyed it so much we went twice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kechmara

Kechmara
Ranked #104 of 788 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: American, European, Bar, International
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it so much we went twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Having booked a 9 day holiday in Marrakech and getting a little tired of traditional cuisine, we found Kechmara in a guide book and searched it out (not as simple as it sounds in Marrakech) but it was easy enough to find and we sat on the roof terrace and had lunch. Service was quick and the food was excellent, it was refereshing to have a very varied, yet simple menu to pick from.
As a result, a few nights later after a day trip out of the city, we wanted something tasty and quick to eat and decided Kechmara was a good bet again, this time we had dinner and a few glasses of wine, again service was very good, and the food was also excellent- my husband had the burger both times, whilst I went for the duck salad and the chicken skewers.
Overall, a cool, relaxed place with a nice feel, quick service and excellent food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool and calming atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I read the mixed reviews on this place and didn't know what to expect. It's a little tricky to find but once we got there (thanks to my fiancées greats sense of direction!) I began to think what on earth were people moaning about! This place's decor is awesome, with an amazing sixties feel and some really cool jazz music playing in the background, we were right at home. We decided to have tapas from the menu, which was beautiful. As we are 1 vegan and 1 veggie, the were enough options for us to share. The mushrooms with lemon and herbs are incredible! The staff are young, very polite and friendly and are willing to help any way they can, even if your French is as awful as ours! They all speak good English. The food is very well priced, 280 Dhs for all our tapas and a pint and 1/2 of beer! They also gave us good directions when we left as we asked where the nearest sheesha cafe was to finish off our evening. We loved every minute of it, and would recommend it to all cool people!! :-)

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Marrakech, Morocco
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Used to be one of my favorites...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

When I first moved to Marrakech, Kechmarra was one of my favorites places, but over the years it has gone drastically down hill. The menu has changed numerous times, and each time the prices go up.

On my last visit I had the worst dinning experience I've ever had. I ordered a burger, and my partner ordered a Croque Monsieur. When I cut in to my burger I found that it was only seared on the outside and completely raw inside! I do not mean under cooked...I mean RAW. My partner's Croque was soggy and cold, as only 1 of the 3 pieces of bread had been toasted. When we spoke to the waiter he sort of shrugged and walked away. I had to call him back again and ask him to take my burger to the kitchen to be cooked! We were offered no apologies for this mishap. A HUGE disappointment!

If you want to check out Kechmara, the smart choice is a seat on the upstairs terrace and a round of drinks.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Florence
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“Great little hip place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for a few late night drinks and love the atmosphere, jazz and blues music playing, candles and chill staff. The drinks weren't strong at all , something of trend since I got to Morocco but the flavors were good, the lychee cocktail was my favorite. Weather permitting, the terrace looks like a good time and the food smelled great.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hip Marrakech”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

A hip bar/restaurant in the new town with a great Asian twist to its menu. Real fires, and 70s plastic chic furniture; huge screens with an occasional and, thankfully discreet, DJ playing some 90's tunes. The service is friendly and efficient and had no qualms in tweaking the menu for the halal. My partner had the chicken burger with fries all with a taste of the Orient while I had chicken satay and rice. The wine is good, but slightly expensive. We finished with an old school banana split.
We found this late on in our holiday or else I guess we would have gone there again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard M
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