If you can only visit one of Marrakesh's traditional riad restaurants, make it this one. Cocktails featuring mahia—fig liqueur—are served on low-slung tables around a delightful courtyard. Then you move to salons (ask for the larger minzah) to recline on brocade divans and enjoy wave after wave of classic Moroccan cuisine. The couscous is impossibly fluffy, and if the lamb tagine came off the bone any easier it would be floating. To round this off, a troupe of lively Gnaoua musicians brings you to your senses before a belly dancer brings you to your feet. The fixed price includes an aperitif, wine with the meal, and an after-dinner drink.
15, Derb Sidi Tair, Bab Doukkala, opposite Dar el Basha, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco