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Dar Moha

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Dar Moha Review

This isn't the most stylish riad, but it has an established reputation for its fixed menu of nouvelle cuisine marocaine. Delicious adaptations of traditional dishes include a tiny melt-in-the-mouth pastilla (sweet pigeon pie) filled with a vegetable purée, and strawberries wrapped in wafer-thin pastry and rolled in ground almonds. Steer clear of the poky salons; head instead for the outside tables arranged around a small pool and shaded by lush banana palms. With the accompaniment of Andalusian lutes, these are where it's at. The fixed-price lunch is less than half the cost of dinner.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 81, rue Dar el Bacha, Medina, Marrakesh
  • Phone: 0524/38–64–00
  • Website:
  • Location: Medina

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-11-2011

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    Perfect for a romantic evening...

    I note that the previous review was made in 2008 but having visited the Dar Moha only last week I had to balance up the criticism made.
    Our visit there could not have been more different - the service was excellent with very attentive, very knowledgeable staff who spoke excellent English and when presented with a French menu they took the time to explain each course in great detail.
    The dining areas at the back now has plenty of umbrellas covering the tables but this seems to be more about protecting from the heat of the sun rather than the birds (there were certainly none of the latter when we visited).
    The fodd is excellent quality, the Moroccan starter selection for example was fantastic, and the portion sizes are pretty much perfect, which is good as the evening set menu was 5 courses!
    The set menu costs 550dh at the time of writing, soft drinks and wine is extra. Although that feels like a lot of money for Marrakech it is a very nice restaurant and at £42 a head for food it is still much more reasonable than most cities I have visited.
    I would be happy to recomend the place to anyone.

    by sparkdog15, 9/14/09
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    Mind the Birds...

    This was the last restaurant on the list for what was to be a 'special evening', it was our first visit to Marrakesh, and my partners birthday, it is regrettable that the one of the other three restaurants I would have preferred didn't have availability (but maybe that wouldn't make a difference).

    OK, it's nice (in a kitch sort of way), and the pool side dinning is not exactly the most 'romantic' setting in the world - I'll come to that in a second - generally it was crouded and lacking in personality.

    We were shown to our table, so far so good, by the pool side, so far so good, candles, rose petals, crisp white crockery, stainless steel (but sort of gleaming) cuttlery, looked good.

    Sat down at the table and the first thing is (did I mention that there are trees all around the pool side - under which you sit?) the birds that occupy these trees have a tendency to (well do what birds do!), so no sooner had we sat down than OOOOpsss, plop on the table.. Got some tissues and wiped that off. Birds not contented with that effort proceeded to drop on the cutlery: gave that back to the waiter for replacement, no sooner had the replacement cutlery arrived, the birds decided the plates would be the next best option: right in the middle of a piece of white crockery. So gave that to the waiter to replace. Are you with me so far... so no sooner had the waiter replaced the plate, turned his back, and guess what? Yeap, the birds decided it was time to have a go at that plate as well.

    We couldn't change tables (although the inside seemed to be empty) so they provided us with a sun umbrella to keep the birds from targetting our plates and food.

    Other people were re-located to the slightly more sheltered tables at one end of the pool, a couple of other tables were lucky enough to also be able to get an umbrella, but apparently they only had three of these, so the other guests where either happy to have bird droppings with their meal or perhaps didn't care.

    To cap it all off, both my partner and I have serious (shall we say - stomach problems) now is that because of that evening meal? Not sure, but I certainly would not, for all the tea in China and camels in Egypt, repeat the experience.

    by MJP_AMG, 9/5/08

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