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“Good restaurant but there are better”
Review of Dar Marjana

Dar Marjana
Ranked #97 of 943 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $14
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Terrasse located in the famous house of Dar Marjana in the middle of the medina. Our chef proposed you a Moroccan modern cuisine combined with wines selections and cocktails.
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The meal here was good but not quite as great as other restaurants where we dined. It was nice to start with an aperitif in the central courtyard before moving to our dining table. The pigeon pastilla and pigeon pancake were both terrific and the dessert (a milk pastilla) was fantastic. But the mains (lamb tagine and couscous) were a bit underwhelming. We really enjoyed the musicians here.

1  Thank TheLadyinRed03
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

...stunning Riad with tinkling fountains, lush foliage, soft music, a cocktail, then into dinner at our table decorated with our names in sequins (bit cheesy, but, hey!), then very good food, but waaaay too much for us. You'd have to starve for a week to do it justice. Excellent starter of dips and salads, with the most gorgeous aubergine, smoky and creamy. Then a fabulous Pastilla of pigeon. We thought that was IT. And were rather horrified to see huge tagines arriving at other tables. They looked great but we declined, and the couscous that followed. The dessert was amazing. It arrived on a large plate, looking like the biggest pie ever seen. We were again rather taken aback as it was HUGE - enough to feed the entire restaurant, But the magic was that the waiter tapped the centre with a spoon, and it crumbled into shards of the lightest, thinnest, nutty pastry - no filling! Almond milk was spooned over the top. Amazing. V good local wines kept coming, then an eau de vie. The belly dancer was sweet, but sad for her that they restaurant was only partly full, and most other diners didn't seem to realise that a note popped into the belt for a tip is the way these girls earn their living. She was followed by local Gnaui (?sp) musicians who were v entertaining. A very jolly evening in the most stunning surroundings.

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2  Thank Suzie M
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

A great place to meet up as a party as we did to celebrate a friend's birthday. As ever with Marrakech Dar Marjana has an unassuming front door leading down a dark passage to an equally assuming front door. During opening hours the entrance is manned by a giant of an Arabian guard who respectfully escorts you down the now candlelit passage through the front door into a huge open courtyard with palms and banana trees and all manner of foliage backli by subtle lighting.
The food was excellent and served for our party in a flow of courses served to the accompaniment of gentle Arabic music. This gives way to the energy of the musicians and dancers who pave the way for the beautiful belly dancer who does not believe in solo performance as all of us, men and women, are enticed to perform one by one.
A fantastic way to spend an evening with friends.

Thank DodgerW3
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was the venue for our final evening of a group tour through the imperial cities of Morocco. As such it fully lived up to the expectations, with good food (just way too much) over 4 courses, all drinks included, and music and bellydancing entertainment at the end.

The setting in a well restored house in the Medina was very nice, and our group had a separate room available - nice for the conversations.

I can not judge the price / quality ratio, since it was part of the overall package we did.

Thank Joachim F
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I were recommended to try a meal at this Riad for our first night in Marrakech. It was highly memorable as an overall experience where the food was only but a small part. The restaurant is very easy to find and a candlelit path takes you to the main door which opens up into a beautiful terrace where you sit on couches and munch appetizers and sip wine...after this you move into a covered living room area where several groups of people can sit in a large group or several small groups. Course after course arrives, with more wine, dessert and then the belly dancing and music begins. Be sure to bring your sense of adventure and your humor as you will be led to the small dance floor one by one to experience a little Moroccan dancing. Some might find this a little too touristy, but we loved it. The owner is a lovely woman who grew up in the Riad and opened it many years ago as a restaurant. We enjoyed talking with her as well. The evening was 65 euros all included and was well worth it. it would be a terrific place for a large group.

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Thank steff0566
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