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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 - 19:00
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Modena, Italy
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really difficult to find this place in the small streets of Medina, even you have a map with you. We just took a coffee and a tea, but the place it's really nice and you can relax here seating and drinking something in a wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank Karmarab
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just loved Dar Cherifa, I would like to say that the food was really good. I love healthy salads with moroccan twists. I would comeback here every time I am in Marrakech.

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Thank jose g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eating amazing authentic food in a 16TH Century beautiful riad, is something very rare to find. Dar Cherifa was a combination of delicate food and astonishing architecture. It's a MUST see if you ever visit Marrakech. The people who work here are very friendly and always helping when you need something. Totally worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

highly recommend the sweet lamb tagine . a lovely setting , very relaxing with a beautiful rooftop to eat and view the medina .

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1 Thank bowe123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Undeniably this is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've been to in terms of the interior. However the food we were served was far below average. I had some incredible tagines during my visit to Marrakech but the lamb tagine I ate here was bland and the meat was burnt and very tough. Our table began to give way... More 

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Thank George B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While you will need GPS, extra time, and luck to find Dar Cherifa, once you are through the front door you will marvel. Set in a luxurious, centuries-old riad, Dar Cherifa serves up both atmosphere and gourmet Moroccan cuisine. Call ahead to make a booking. Then sit back and enjoy. Not to be missed. Roof top terrace also offers stunning... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this building is stunning and the perfect setting for a romantic and intimate meal. the food and service are exemplary and the staff very friendly. be aware that it is off the beaten track as far as finding it, but there's a guy who walks you down a very narrow alleyway and takes you to the front door and then... More 

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1 Thank NickLakey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got chicken, vegetables and cous cous and a lamb tagine. All was pretty bland compared to some places we had eaten for half the price. The fresh juice was delicious so recommend popping in for a drink and seeing this beautiful building.

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Thank Rebecca J
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 nicest service.

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1 Thank AnonOfCourse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 would definitely be worth a visit too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, 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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