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Dar Cherifa

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8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-26463
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 23:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Good value for money in a luxurious palace. The room remind the 1001 nights, mixed with the literary coffe enviroment. Food was really good and staff very attentive. We enjoied a romantic dinner there

Thank RitaMBS
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building is impressive. The food and the entertainment were wonderful. Service was terrific from the hostess who work hard to make sure we could find a table even though we had no reservations in a busy night and the waiter who answered all our questions always with a smile. I felt bad that I was not able to leave... More 

Thank wagosto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable place if you are ok with low seating and a slightly disorganized wait staff. Start with sharing the mixed mezze. It's way too much for one person, but perfect for two. Mains are traditional. I went with the Tajira and didn't regret it, but you have to want meat and nothing but. Otherwise, go with one of the... More 

Thank 88AVANTI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful spot, tasty food and very nice personnel makes Dar Cherifa a great experience! We will definately come again!

Thank Frederik S
West Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal, we tried the Moroccan salads to start followed by the Kelfta and Vegetarian tagines. Really delicious, couldn't manage dessert. The staff are also really pleasant, friendly and attentive. Special mention to Mary on the door for her welcoming smile... I'll definitely be back!

Thank LaraMark
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We turned up without a booking on a Saturday evening but the staff were nice enough to accommodate us even though we did wait slightly longer to be served. The setting is beautiful, so romantic and calming. I had the vegetation couscous and my husband had the chicken couscous and both were exceptional. It's only a simple dish you'd think... More 

Thank TravellingOrange
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes its a little hard to find but it is worthwhile. We had our two yr old son with us who got to spend some time dancing with the waiters. The food was un believable but our only issue is they didnt bring us our drinks until after we finished eating. We did ask 4 times before we got them... More 

Thank James M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a bit tricky to find, just follow the signs. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The place is an awesome, old Riad with nice atmosphere. The food was delightful. A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. We had the lamb tajine and the couscous with candid fruits (don't remember the name) which were both... More 

Thank Stefan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Moroccan food. The restaurant is beautifully restored home with a large central court yard and several rooms around it. We sat in the, currently covered courtyard, safe from the rain. Low light, quite corners with plenty of space between tables. Music playing at the right level to be enjoyed but not over powering conversations. The staff was the best.... More 

Thank dynamitejaybird
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing location, hidden away but well worth finding. The front door in an alleyway was a leap of faith, but inside there's an amazing courtyard. The food was excellent.

Thank eclondon0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-26463
Situated in the very heart of the souks, this building is a hidden secret, only found by the discerning and curious visitor, where history is recorded in the delicate tracery of the stucco and skilfully carved wood. In the year 2000 , Marrakech Riads, a leading player in the restoration of the riads of Marrakech, brought Dar Cherifa back to life, and simultaneously unveiled a hidden treasure of the medina, the refined decor of this building recalling that of the Medersa Ben Youssef, jewel of the Saadian era (16th century) and one of the finest monuments of Marrakech. Renovated with the greatest care and attention to detail, with the participation of renowned craftsmen so as to maintain its authenticity and splendour, Dar Cherifa welcomes all visitors eager to meet new and interesting people. It is a real cultural venue, hosting regular exhibitions, workshops, concerts and events. This inimitable space draws one into a meditative state of mind and heart. Everyone fortunate enough to visit this building says that they breathe an atmosphere of peace and serenity the minute they cross the threshold. The mention of Moroccan culture immediately implies Moroccan cuisine, and what more beguiling setting than this pure and refined interior for sampling a cuisine abounding in cultural exchange; a subtle blend of sweet and sour, the inheritance of Berber, Jewish and Arab-Andalucian influences. Enjoy!

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