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Dar Cherifa

8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-26463
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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8 derb Cherfa Lakbir, Moussine | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The historic Cherifa is very hard to find, down winding alleyways twisting, turning paths, but well worth the effort. We climbed soooooo many stairs to the roof; also worth it. Lunch on the roof is wonderful ... try the ginger juice! Traditional Moroccan with the...More

Thank AnonOfCourse
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Dar cherifa is possibly the most beautiful place I have ever eaten. Steeped in history - with beautiful details all around The food is amazing too. Especially the seafood pastilla Go! I didn't get a chance to go during the day. But the rooftop terrace...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We arrived last night at 18.00 not having booked. A chap opened the door waved us in and then it was up to us to a member of waiting staff and if we could eat. Allowing for this poor English even though I did speak...More

1  Thank hughobyrne
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very great place and suggestive athmosphere for this restaurant in the heart of marrakesh. The place is great, service is good. The mix of flavours proposed for the dishes gives a great experience of the morrocan cusine... Raccomended...

Thank lup824
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely stunning place to have dinner! The courtyard is beautiful, and had a cover and a heater which meant it was much warmer than most riads. We didn't make a reservation but were very lucky that a table became available quite quickly, so...More

Thank Jigglegin
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was our favorite restaurant in Marrakech. There is no alcohol on the menu, so we decided to go there for lunch. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The ambiance and decor was beautiful, and very relaxing. We drank delicious tea, and had vegetable tagine...More

Thank Supersomasf
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We found this gem with google maps - you have to ring the doorbell to enter. We arrived at 7pm and were the first people there, but it started to fill up later on. The building is spectacular - walk up to the roof terrace...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is not an easy place to find. Along the Western side of the Mouassine Mosque there is an alleyway between two buildings. There is a banner across the entrance of the alley naming some of the Riads down there, including Dar Cherifa. Follow the...More

Thank tigergambit
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is a gem! Great atmosphere and amazing food. We went for a dinner one night and absolutely loved it! Though the restaurant is hard to find, but once you find it you will fall in love with it! Just some tips: When you...More

Thank rahrich
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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..

Thank Eoin H
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Roberto H
2 January 2017|
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Response from Margot F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we just had dinner there and did not use their wifi.
30 December 2016|
Response from MarrakechRiads | Property representative |
Please note that we do not serve alcohol at Dar Cherifa regards
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Sasha M
21 December 2016|
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Response from MarrakechRiads | Property representative |
Yes, we open every day for dinner except Wednesday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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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