best restaurants in marrakech

Mar 10th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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best restaurants in marrakech

Would love to have suggestions for dinner or lunch places not be missed...
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Mar 10th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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For traditional Moroccan cuisine in beautiful surroundings: Dar Yacout, Le Tobsil, Le Marrakechi.

Great lunch or dinner places: Ryad Tamsna and Riad Jardins de la Medina (both in the medina, but easy to find).

In the Ville Nouvelle: La Trattoria, Fassia, La Jacaranda.

Romantic: Villa des Orangers (traditional Moroccan cuisine).

Casual snacks / drinks: Kechmara (bar in the Gueliz area of the Ville Nouvelle.
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Mar 10th, 2006, 11:32 PM
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hi jen maroc! thanks for the advice....Do you have an opinion on Riad Enija or Villa des Orangers? trying to decide where I should stay
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Mar 10th, 2006, 11:43 PM
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They're both fantastic - so I dont think you could go wrong with either. I stayed at the Villa a couple years ago and really wished I could stay longer....but I've heard people say the same about Enija.
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Mar 11th, 2006, 02:51 AM
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Hi aurorauna,
I stayed at Riad Enija last month.
It was perfection... an oasis.
The rooms were beautiful, and the food was lovely.
Make sure you spend an hour or so on the rooftop at sunset. We had drinks up there and you overlook the medina. Heaven.
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Mar 11th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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Don't want to visit "touristy" places...

tell me off this list what not to see...

1.Koutoubia Mosque
2.Saadian Tombs
3.Bahia Palace
4.Menara Gardens
5.Marjorelle Gardens
6.Badii Palace
7.Medersa Ben Youssef

Go to Essaouira
I would like to in 4 days live as a moroccan...take in the sights...but not the touristy ones....
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Mar 12th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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The places you've listed are "touristed" but not necessarily "touristy" if you see what I'm saying. I think the Koutoubia is missable - and the tombs....but the palaces, gardens, and medersas are worth seeing.

I think Kasbah Toubkal is the best thing on your list that you can see/do to get a feel for life outside of the tourist centers.
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Mar 28th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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My recommendations are from a Nov. 2004 trip. I enjoyed dinner at Ryad Tamsna, and Dar Moha, which has a traditional attmosphere and menu. If you get tired of tagines, Narwama, next to the Jardines de la Koutoubia hotel, had wonderful Thai food. Lunch at La Mamounia is a good way to see this historic, but faded hotel.
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