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Dar Cherifa

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8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-26463
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10:00 - 23:00
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Wed 10:00 - 19:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate there last week..on rooftop..sun was warm n felt great ...just ate mains..lamb n chicken..and it was delicious..great drinks too..ginger..n other orange n cucumber I think..price was good..the building is as fantastic as the food..staff very good..

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Thank Eoin H
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, I liked it really much. The position is central, the people positive, it is a great place to go.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've had dinner in this wonderful riad, which has an impressive patio with rose water in the middle. The staff was very friendly and the food tasty. Like many riad's in Marrakesh, it's a little bit hard to find but it's definitely worth it! Once you're in, you will see the beautiful inside. I recommend this romantic place to everyone... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right out of the way, but well worth searching out. Shared starters and Kefta tajine and the creme brûlée with my partner. More than enough and very delicious. Drinks menu has no alcohol but juices are stunning. View from the rooftop is exceptional. Great choice for a romantic dinner in the oldest building in the medina!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not so easy to find out this spot, but once you are in, you will find a relaxed place in the middle of the crowd and business of souqs. The food is amazing - cous cous is excellent and the service fast and polite. Before leaving, a visit to the building is a must. Definitely one of the... More 

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Leeds England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended in our guide book. We were fairly confident in the Souks when we visited so were able to find easily enough (it is signed from main "drag"). Need to knock on door to enter, but warmly greeted. Lovely quiet Riad, good choice of food, lovely surroundings, great service. Once you have been around the Souks for a while this... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For sure is worth a visit, very good food, good service plus you will seat down in the oldest house (Riad) of Marrakesh 100% sure you will have a good time! Don't miss the creme brule on the end!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little tricky to find at the end of winding back alleys and we had to ring a bell at a door with only a small sign... but inside it looked great, staff was very friendly and the food was good and decently priced.

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Krefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came due to TripAdvisor reviews and were totally stunned by the location. Food was great and service nice and attentive. Great first evening in Marrakech

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Thank Siegfriedson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delicious meal at Dar Cherifa! Highly recommend you speak with them in advance to arrange for someone to guide you to and from to restaurant to avoid any problems locating! Lamb tagine was by far the best I had with 9 days in Morocco, also the best creme brûlée of the trip! Beautiful location, also take a look at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-26463
Description
Situated in the very heart of the souks, this building is a hidden secret, only found by the discerning and curious visitor, where history is recorded in the delicate tracery of the stucco and skilfully carved wood. In the year 2000 , Marrakech Riads, a leading player in the restoration of the riads of Marrakech, brought Dar Cherifa back to life, and simultaneously unveiled a hidden treasure of the medina, the refined decor of this building recalling that of the Medersa Ben Youssef, jewel of the Saadian era (16th century) and one of the finest monuments of Marrakech. Renovated with the greatest care and attention to detail, with the participation of renowned craftsmen so as to maintain its authenticity and splendour, Dar Cherifa welcomes all visitors eager to meet new and interesting people. It is a real cultural venue, hosting regular exhibitions, workshops, concerts and events. This inimitable space draws one into a meditative state of mind and heart. Everyone fortunate enough to visit this building says that they breathe an atmosphere of peace and serenity the minute they cross the threshold. The mention of Moroccan culture immediately implies Moroccan cuisine, and what more beguiling setting than this pure and refined interior for sampling a cuisine abounding in cultural exchange; a subtle blend of sweet and sour, the inheritance of Berber, Jewish and Arab-Andalucian influences. Enjoy!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?