My Favorite Marrakesh Addresses
Friends and readers often ask me to recommend places to eat at and visit in Marrakesh and I finally got to writing this post to share some of my favorite places. A couple have been favorites of mine from when I still lived there. Others are new favorites. I will add new places every time I visit and fall in love with a new eatery or fun spot.
Located in the old médina, it is one of the oldest restaurants with excellent Moroccan food.
Dar al Fassia
This is one one of the very first restaurants I’ve eaten at when I moved to Marrakesh in the early 90s.It has two different locations and offers wonderful traditional food in a cozy Moroccan décor.
Modern Mediterranean flavors in an elegant, upscale environment.
A franchise of Paris’s Fouquet’s featuring French refinement applied to local cuisine.
Pasta di Luigi
Located on the second floor of the train station, it offers traditional Italian dishes such as pasta and antipasti in an indoor and outdoor setting.
Great Food for a Great Price
Down-to-earth grill popular among the Marrakchis for decades and rendered famous among tourists by Le Guide du Routard. It features mixed grill platters and fresh sandwiches, salads and harira.
Laid back atmosphere, friendly service and great salads, pizza, sandwiches and grilled meats.
Vegetarian and Vegan
100% vegan menu in a gorgeously earthy environment.
Fine Moroccan cookies.
Excellent quality mille-feuilles, éclairs, gâteaux au chocolat and viennoiserie along with coffee, tea and ice cream can be found at this bakery in a street right off the city center.
Outstanding buttery croissants, petits pains au chocolat, gourmet cakes…at this new pâtisserie in Guéliz.
Franchise of the fameuse French boulangerie-pâtisserie established in 1889 featuring exquisite viennoiserie, breads and French pastries. It is also a café-restaurant.
Lovely French-inspired baked goods.
Lovely, lovely cafe in the center of town with outstanding pastries (perhaps the best éclairs and canelés in town) and original ice cream flavors. Great sandwiches for lunch too.
Acres of stunningly beautiful nature. Tagines alfresco and lots of fun activities including zip wire, archery, trekking, swimming and more.
Water park with multiple pools including children’s and heated pools, water slides, restaurants and gardens.
Playground with slides, swings, games and a café right in the center of town.
Almazar Centre Commercial
Three-level mall with shopping, dining, children’s play center and more. Carrefour is situated on the underground floor. The frist floor hosts stores including many international brands. The third floor has the food court and a large play area for children.
Where to Stay
Wen it comes to lodging in Marrakech, the possibilities are amazing. Whether you want comfort or luxury, centrally located hotels, quaint riads or picturesque bungalows in the heart of the Palmeraie, you’ll find it all.
Below are two great sites with pictures to help you make your selection: