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“Average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Dar Essalam

Dar Essalam
Ranked #73 of 860 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$44
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: N full heart of the medina where merges tradition and modernity, an authentic restaurant has several years of perfectly preserved history. DAR ESSALAM is the first moroccan restaurant in Marrakech since 1952, it's here that the Hitchcock's movie "the man knew too much " was filmed. Come and taste our refined moroccan cuisine.
London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

It's traditional which is what we wanted, but we weren't impressed and left a bit untouched by the experience. It was all ok. Food fine. Entertainment and music a bit so-so bordering on repetitive and dodgy!

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful celebration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I booked a table to celebrate my partner's bday and we enjoyed it the whole experience.
We were allocated a great table, the menu had a great selection of local food, 3 courses for 250DM. All very well presented, spaced out so we could enjoy both entertainment.
The restaurant decor is also very nice and authentic.
Highly recommended!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Great atmosphere, OK food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

It is touristic - but in the best sense of the word. If you are looking for a fun dinner with atmosphere - ornate, old school grand building, with traditional entertainment (belly dancing, acrobatics, traditional music) that is fun and doesn't distract if you want to carry on conversation as well - well then you have found it. The food was forgettable, aside from the roast lamb (order 1 day before, for 2 people) which was absolutely delicious and enough for 3 or 4 hungry people. The desserts are not very good - the rice pudding was drenched in orange blossom water and the crepes are of the bad breakfast variety they serve everywhere in Morocco. Cost about 30 euro each with wine, which we thought was a good value.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

It's a very nice resturant. The food is fantastic, although it'd had helped if they had told us that what we were ordering was way too much for us.
We also got too late for the spectacle, but they were still playing some music.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Minor dance show and average food in a nice setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We asked our riad manager where to go to see belly dancing and he recommended this place. Its been around since 1952, so they are pretty well established. Its a massive place, with several large dining rooms, each capable of seating 10-12 tables of 4-6 people. Very nicely done up too. The prices are on the high side, but then it includes the show as well. There was live music played for a while and then there were two belly dancing acts, one with a candle-lit tray balanced on the dancer's head. Quite impressive. Food was of average taste.

  • Visited April 2014
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