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“Hyperbole well deserved!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pepe Nero

Pepe Nero
Ranked #13 of 769 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $29
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: PEPE NERO Restaurant Marrakech : A place of flavours on motion where the senses are constantly coddled Khalid and his team represent the same soul of a single ingredient: Excellence. This where I devote myself body and soul to my passion: cooking We strive to always be precise in our gestures, attentive to the oven, skilled with knives, a sharpened sense of smell, an eye to the market, intransigent with the quality of ingredients and demanding in the kitchen.The battle I fight every day with my team is the oldest in the world:That between the hand and fire.We created the sort of restaurant we would like to find ourselves..Pepe Nero was born to engage and satisfy our passion : Taste, without any constraints or formalisms, with simplicity.But not only. We believe that there has been a generational change in customers who are rather apprehensive of locations that are over formal.With this new role we want to clear away taboos and bring haute cuisine into step with the times.
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hyperbole well deserved!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had dinner two nights during our stay in Marrakech: Both nights we were completely satisfied: The restaurant is wonderful, the service attentive and friendly and the food, we tried dishes from both menus the Italian and the Moroccan, all really excellent. Good wines list, Moroccan and Italian, and fair prices considering the level of the restaurant, so the
hyperbole is well deserved.

Visited June 2013
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“Stunning setting for ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Think some people might be getting carried away with the stunning setting. This riad is beautiful, like a 1001 Nights. Take that away and the food is good, relatively imaginative cusine. The pasta sauces are nothing mind boggling for a European palate (bolognese, four cheese, basil and tomato) - wines here are the same as at other high end riads but double the price (the Ferme Rouge here is 300 dhm, at Riad Farnatchi it is 150 dhm). Staff super efficient throughout until we asked for the bill at which stagw we waited almost 35 minutes. The doormab to guide you to djmaa el fna is not there out of some random act of kindness by the restaurant. He directly asked us for a tip before he started walking even though this is one of the better signposted restaurants in town and we told him we could find our way. All in all go for the view and the decor, the food is a detail amd there's better out there.

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“Tucked away courtyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This restaurant is tucked away down an alley - we were given excellent directions (arrived by taxi) and a member of the team was waiting ready by the roadside to greet us and bring us to the restaurant.

We were welcomed to our table in the courtyard, next to the rose-filled fountain, with a glass of prosecco.

There are two menus to choose from - one Italian, one Moroccan. The tuna carpaccio starter was particularly good - as was the chicken tagine.

Service was attentive, discreet, and responsive.

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“just as described”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ended up going here off the cuff for partners birthday after reading about it on trip advisor. It took a while to find but we were soon escorted to the restaurant by a suited doorman. We didn't have a booking but they were able to accommodate us without any fuss and being a Friday night we were surprised. We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco whilst looking at the menu. The waiters were very polite and there were 2 allocated to our area which was made up of 4 tables. The food was lovely (we went Italian) it was well presented and tasted as good as it looked. We never had an empty glass as the waiters constantly topped up the wine and water glasses. However I think the nicest part of the meal was the location. You couldn't imagine the beauty and serenity of the place from outside especially after making your way through the hustle and bustle of the souks. After our meal we were escorted back to the main square which was what we requested but we do know that other couples were ordered taxis to collect them from the restaurant. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Marrakech. The only thing I would disagree with on trip advisor is the average price, we had a 3 course Italian meal, bottle of wine at £20 and coffee and the total bill came in at £90 but we are not griping at the price as we have paid more for substantially lower quality food and surroundings in the uk.

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Instow, United Kingdom
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“Good, but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Really lovely welcome with a complementary glass of prosecco. A slightly bland moroccan soup and a poor salad were partially redeemed by delicious slow cooked lamb. But this could have been so much better with the addition of something green to counter the richness of he meat. Good price and fabulous wine, so a mixed result.

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