Where to eat in Marrakech
From no-frills cafés to handsome hideaways in the Medina, and from classical to modern Moroccan cuisine, there’s no end to the rise of the Marrakech restaurants’ scene. New Marrakech restaurant Nomad has combined its chic looks in the Rahma Kedima spice market with a menu offering fresh salads and kefta tagines with profits from the daily special going to a local charity.
Before Nomad, Moroccan entrepreneur Kamal Laftimi opened Le Jardin. Brazil-meets-Morocco in this gorgeous oasis courtyard restaurant of imperial green tiles and vibrant foliage serving up light lunches and cooling juices in the heart of the Medina.
No-frills Tiznit (no website) offers a superlative rabbit tagine right on the corner of Place Jemaa el Fna, while stalwart Al Fassia in the Ville Nouvelle, the female-run traditional restaurant remains on top of its game serving up well-prepared classic Moroccan food in elegant surrounds.
For a contemporary twist on Moroccan, head to Gastro MK for its experimental kitchen. The tasting menu is one of the best culinary experiences in town. Developed a passion for Moroccan food? Sign up for a cooking class at Maison MK, new Café Clock or Maison Arabe where a trip to the market, buying spices and juggling chopping boards and pots and pans is all part of the foodie experience.
Nomad Place Rahba Kedima, Medina. +212 524 38 16 09.
Le Jardin 32 Souk El-Jeld, Sidi Abdelaziz, near Souk Cherifia, Medina. +212 524 37 82 95.
Tiznit Souk El-Kassabine no.28, Medina. +212 524 42 72 04 or +212 668 10 04 92.
Al Fassia 55 boulevard Zerktouni, Guéliz. +212 524 43 40 60.
Gastro MK, 14 derb Sebaai, Bab Laksour, Medina. +212 524 37 61 73.
Café Clock, Derb Chtouka. +212 535 63 78 55.
Maison Arabe 1 derb Assehbe. +212 524 38 70 10.