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“Delicious!”
Review of Dar El Baroud

Dar El Baroud
Ranked #613 of 862 Restaurants in Marrakech
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Fellow guests at our Riad mentioned this restaurant to us and said that it was authentic and delicious. They were correct on both counts! We enjoyed the ambiance, service and guitar player and thought that the food was wonderful. I am surprised to see negative reviews...

  • Visited February 2013
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is by far the bast restaurant in Marrakech. Food to die for, service second to none and although a little more pricier than most it is well worth paying the extra. Our party of four ended the night playing the guitar with the musicians and everyone made our night really perfect!!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank DouganNewcastle
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“We were scammed and taken here by a man who said he worked at our Rhiad”
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

We were scammed. We were approached in the street by a man who said he worked in our Rhiad. A popular scam but as it was only our first day in Marrakech we didn't know about it. He said the restaurant we were looking for was dreadful and organised a taxi to take us a couple of hundred yards to this much better restaurant. Once we realised what was going on we didn't stay, it seemed very expensive and was absolutely empty.

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Tunbridge Wells, England
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“AWESOME EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Having read a few of the reviews here I feel the Dar El Baroud may be a 'Marmite' experience.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE GOOD BIT AT THE END
Like most of the reviewers here, we were recommended it by the Concierge at our hotel (Sofitel). We were told it was 'nice prices' and also picked up and dropped back free of charge, it seemed too good to miss, so we went. We, like everyone else, was shown the set menu at 450 Dirhams each (£33) which didn't seem too bad, however, do be careful,
HERE'S THE NEGATIVE BIT - as once you add a bottle of wine and a tip, the price does ramp up to a staggering 1,375 Dirhams (£101) . . . .
HERE'S THE POSITIVE BIT - Whilst it's expensive, the experience is amazing. the decor and the ambiance is amazing, the food (3 huge courses) is fantastic and you also get authentic Oud (Mandolin) music throughout your meal and two sessions of belly dancing (decent dancing too). I would suggest that this evening could be compared to booking a Moroccan evening through your agent and would have paid more than this cost and would have received rubbish food, rubbish drink and 'tourist' entertainment.
We thoroughly enjoyed it and whilst we're not wealthy and £100 is an expensive meal, we felt it was great value and the experience far outweighed the cost.
FINALLY, AND HERE'S THE GOOD BIT - YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE SET MENU - just ask for the courses you want (just a main if you want to (150 Dirhams - £11)

  • Visited September 2012
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London, UK
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“Don't bother with this place”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel, whose judgment we trusted as it was a great hotel - Palais Namaskar. The food was tasteless - a selection of nine Moroccan salads which seemed to consist of grated vegetables with sugar on them, followed by a tagine which wouldn't be out of place in the value range of a low-cost supermarket. Dessert consisted of a few stale biscuits, some fruit - well, melon - and what can only be described as poppadoms with custard on top. And the price for this gastronomic "delight"? About 80GDP. If this is authentic Moroccan cuisine, I'll stick to authentic American cuisine in the shape of McDonalds. The upside was that at least they sold alcohol, so we could drink our way through the live musician's interpretation of Moroccan classics. Oh, and the ceiling's nice.

  • Visited August 2012
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