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Dar Essalam

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170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-43520
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12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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wiltshire
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant and it was fab! The food was great, the entertainment was fun and the staff were helpful and attentive. The restaurant does get very busy and tends to cater to tourists mainly but we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and had a wonderful evening !

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Poway, California
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147 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant seems to cater to tour groups, and on the week-day night we were there it was packed. But the food was excellent and the entertainment was festive--including musicians, a performer with a candle-lit headdress, and a belly dancer.

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Thank RandSand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Man who know too much". If this title ring in your bell, then this place is suitable for you. It is a great Moroccan vibe restaurant (Middle-Eastern styled?), which provides wide range of Moroccan signature dishes. There'll be a reduction in their price if you come for lunch, although some menu may not be available to be ordered (can only... More 

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Thank Nuvi G
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Nuvi G, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards Sincerely yours mohamed el karnighi owner manager More 

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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular restaurant among tourists( packed with tour operator guests) and locals! Located in the Medina and below ground level , is an old restaurant featuring fixed menus with good live music and dance performances . Locals often join in singing with the musicians ! Available are fixed menus of local delicacies . Worth visiting !

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Thank Yohannan J
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards Sincerely yours mohamed el karnighi owner manager More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Marrakesh with a thomson's day trip from Agadir. This restaurant was our chosen eating place for our evening meal before the 3 hours bus ride home. The expectations of the restaurant was very high with the 'Hitchcock' connections, however it turned out to be a mystery of Hitchcock proportions... where was the chef that evening? Where did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having a stroll along the Medina markets and street looking for a place to have our dinner. We come across this lovely door entrance with a very friendly man in front of the doorway welcoming us into the restaurant. It was Dar Essalam. We got first class service the moment we entered the restaurant by our allocated waiter.... More 

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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We believe that our interior decoration is our gratest asset, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank you once again for your comments and for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Place where you must go during you trip to Marrakesh. Expensive but worth to go. Very nice music and entertainment at evenings. Open only few hours daily.

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Thank Jaedytka
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards Sincerely yours mohamed el karnighi owner manager More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Good food and a great atmosphere. Enjoyed the entertainment and would definitely return next time we are here.

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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards Sincerely yours mohamed el karnighi owner manager More 

Melbourne
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place was amazing, it is a bit touristy but we enjoyed! I tend to go to more local places when I travel but this is a great exposure to the culture of Marrakesh. The dinner was nice and it is always nice to have a good show, we enjoyed the dancers and the music. The room was beautiful...the level... More 

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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Steffany, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Dar essalam and acknowledge so many positive elements, your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank your for spreading the word on here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards Sincerely yours mohamed el karnighi owner manager More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This place was fantastic. Beautiful, traditional building and room with wonderful architecture! More expensive that cafes and the markets obviously but worth the price for me. Serves alcohol and does a great set menu with sooo much food. Each plate was as delicious as the last. Make sure you book as it gets busy here especially because of the live... More 

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Thank et761
dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Warm greetings froms Marrakech, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We believe that our interior decoration is our gratest asset, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant your kind comments are highly appreciated Thank you once again for your comments and for your support and we look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-43520
Description
N full heart of the medina where merges tradition and modernity, an authentic restaurant has several years of perfectly preserved history. DAR ESSALAM is the first moroccan restaurant in Marrakech since 1952, it's here that the Hitchcock's movie "the man knew too much " was filmed. Come and taste our refined moroccan cuisine.

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