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“Berber Pizza”

Restaurant Cafe NORA
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Merzouga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Berber Pizza”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

This little eatery with it's 3 course set menu for 85 MAD is a must. The Berber Pizza is to die for. Best meal so far in Morocco.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank wearnek
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“If there was a higher rating than Excellent I would give it”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a MUST. If you are in the Merzouga area you simply MUST eat here. It is literally in the middle of nowhere, but WOW what food! The owner is an amazing man who will show you his menu on a piece of animal hide, and then he will personally go into the kitchen and cook, from scratch, all that you ordered and more. Be sure to leave a full 90 minutes for your meal and come with an empty stomach. The food is stunning and the setting is extraordinary.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Troy C
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Berber Pizza.. WHAT?!?!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

I'm not going to lie.. I was tagine-ed out after a few days of eating nothing but tangines and brochettes (kabobs). Luckily, our guide took us to this amazing restaurant (named after the owner's daughter) for lunch where we got to try something local, different and DELICIOUS!

The ambience of the restaurant is the feeling of being at someone's house and functional toilets are always a plus!

We broke one of the cardinal sins for travelers: we ate a fresh salad. Our guide ordered this for our table and I started salivating because it looked so yummy; I was not disappointed (and did not have any GI problems)!

The true highlight of this restaurant is the Berber Pizza. Imagine a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza that is stuffed with tons of caramelized onions and other goodies that is also covered in crust on the top. mMm I was in heaven while eating this and it was probably the first and only time I over-ate and left feeling incredibly stuffed. It was too good to stop eating. You must try this and you must have it at Restaurant Cafe NORA!! You won't regret it!

Visited November 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Berber Pizza”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I was introduced to this restaurant on one of my first Rough Tours trips. I am now a fan and every time I am in Merzouga, I never fail to eat here - either take out or dine in. Hassan the proprietor is so nice, friendly and charming. He is also an artist! His food specialty and my favourite is the Berber Pizza - a most delicious pie with a generous, savory meat filling. Always served with a warm smile.

When in Merzouga, get out of your guesthouse and see Hassan at Nora's.

Visited September 2013
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nora's cafe is not to be missed!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nora's café is unique, and one of the highlights of our time at erg chebbi. The berber food--and yes, we had the pizza also--was one of our favorite meals while in morocco...it was superb. After the meal, Hassan, the owner, cook, and server--dressed in a beautiful blue robe and a white headwrap, sat down with us and poured us berber mint tea. he spoke beautiful English (he spoke about five languages altogether--astounding) and we had a wonderful time finding out about the desert and the people in it. We were joined by Brahim, the owner of our guest house, and another guest from Sweden...we spent about an hour there after the meal, hanging out, drinking tea, and exploring the world. A very special place to be.

Visited October 2013
Thank Dorothy C
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