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“Beautiful setting”
Review of Cafe Arabe

Cafe Arabe
Ranked #64 of 919 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Toward the end of our trip, we had many wonderful tagines, but we were ready for something different. we had read in previous Trip Advisor reviews, that when you are tired of tagines, go to the Cafe Arabe. They do have tagines & other Morrocan fair, but they have very good italian food as well.
The Cafe Arabe is a lovely multi level restaurant. The downstairs section is warm & cozy. we opted for the terrace, on the roof. It was cold, so they had the clear plastic sides down, but you still could see the city lights. Our italian dishes were delicious & hit the spot, after having so many tagiines. It was a nice change.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We popped in late morning and had a nice coffee and soft drinks on the terrace - nice service and thought it would be good to come back for dinner that evening.
We booked to sit downstairs in the open air section as it looked good.
We arrived early and decided to go back upstairs for cocktails - they let us use a table that was booked for food later and the service was as good as the morning.
Down at the restaurant things got worse. The staff seem disinterested despite it being less than half full - they don't want to explain the menu, and seemed happier chatting at the bar. The food was ok nothing special and certainly the worst we have had so far.
Go for a drink - but eat elsewhere would be our recommendation.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

It's lovely decor and roof terrace is magical, great cocktails and food... Waiter was bait moody though..!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

After a few days in Marrakech looking for somewhere to enjoy a drink, we found this place. It was just what we were looking for, calm relaxing great atmosphere and the drinks were cheaper than some gritty places we'd found round jemaa el fna! Definitely going back before we leave.

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Thank longychops
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We were recommended to go to Cafe Arabe, nearby to our riad. I'm afraid it was not our "cup of tea".
The staff seemed surly and uninterested. It was in our opinion overpriced.
We needed a quick lunch as we had an appointment to get to. We explained this to the waiter, he nodded but still we waited more than 1/2hr for a bow of soup!!! Each time a waiter walked past we tried to get their attention but we were totally ignored. Our soup arrived when we made it obvious that we were about to leave. I asked for the bill as soon as our soup was served. It still had not been brought over to us when we had finished. There was our waiter leaning against the bar, chatting. Not good.
I think if you like to think you are someone "special" and have all day to sit back and relax over lunch with a bottomless wallet, then you will enjoy Cafe Arabe and will perhaps be treated a lot better than we were. Definitely not for us though. Sorry to give such a low rating but this our honest opinion.

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