Everyone knows about the famous food stalls in the main square, however this Marrakech eating institution is less well known by tourists.
Every morning whole lambs are roasted in underground ovens for several hours and served by weight for lunch. The meat is delicious and you must try it at some point!
A kilo costs 150dh - you can select how much and which part of the lamb you want. Usually just served with bread, salt and cumin - but some stalls may offer olives etc. Tangia (a stew cooked in earthenware pots) is also available.
Be warned that the stalls are very basic but that is part of the experience, your meat is just served in plastic trays and you are expected to eat with your hands.
At some you can actually see the underground ovens where the meat is cooked, whereas others are just for eating and a couple have roof terraces with a view.
To find Mechoui Alley (aka Meshwi Alley) enter the souks to left of Terraces de L'Alhambra and it is just a minute walk off the main square.
If you want to try mechoui lamb in a proper restaurant environment then head to Chez Lamine in Gueliz.
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