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Mechoui Alley

north end of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Moroccan, Halal
north end of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

This little street behind The central square, serves the best lump in the area. In the attached photo i have the address in Arabic, because i had some hard time to find it when asking locals. Choose the piece of meat that you like and...More

2  Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Wander off the Djemaa el-Fna and down this little alleyway and you'll find sight and smells that may (or not) delight the senses. There are lots of little stalls selling "mechoui" (slow roasted lamb) or "tangia" (slow cooked lamb in a clay pot). We settled...More

Thank thatchickandguy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This alley is just behind the square and the advice we got that the best time to go was lunch time which we did. This is basic authentic eating at its best. First up was the mechoui lamb. This is cooked whole in a fire...More

2  Thank Casa62
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's nice to come here to get some lovely mechoui lamb. It is a bit random, and full of people, and the different places to eat are all similarly a bit grubby. Definitely eat with your hands and the bread and don't ask for cutlery

1  Thank paul b
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you are a meat eater and don't mind eating with your hands, this is the place to come to. We shared 1/2 kg of the most succulent tender lamb, served with a bread and a cumin salt. Finger licking good! Locals eat here and...More

Thank Smurf59
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What an authentic experience! I loved it! We ate with our fingers communally for the first time. It was lovely -- you know you've arrived when a stranger invites you to sit and dine with them. Interesting and fun -- not for the faint of...More

Thank Stephanie148
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you are worried about trying street food, avoid this place. The meat is sitting on the counter and there is not much hygiene or refrigeration. If you are a bit more adventurous, then go for it. We ate there for lunch pretty much every...More

5  Thank Carole C
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This is something you definitely have to try The meat is delicious and like I've never tasted before The meat is so hot ( temperature) it is completely safe to eat Not the easiest place to find, but worth finding it

Thank guftar
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Just incredible. We found it the day we were leaving, still in time for lunch. We wanted to taste something really special in Morocco, and we got to the perfect place. No cutlery, of course. The price was good: there were five of us and...More

Thank Pedro A
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I had read about Mechoui lamb at the time of booking our trip to Marrakesh (and since seen it featured in a programme by a TV chef), as a lover of lamb I knew I had to try it. Mechoui alley itself is a short...More

Thank Hollow101
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25 February 2016|
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Response from An C | Reviewed this property |
I never had breakfast there but i think you are correct, they open for lunch and close after dinner. Anyway, if you visit Marrakech, Mechoui Alley is a must!!! Enjoy :-)
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Seating, Takeout
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  • Address: north end of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
Top Choice in Lonely Planet for the medina in MarrakechThere are several restaurants that serve slices/pieces of roasted lamb. I went at lunchtime and ordered 1/4 kilo plus bread, olives and a bottle of water for a total of 50 Dh. All the mechoui places have the meat and cooking out in front; I chose the one with the blue tile interior where I sat and ate my meal. Nothing fancy but really delicious! All the other diners were locals which is a good sign in my opinion.
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