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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely stunning and romantic venue hidden away in the medina and the food was good. However I feel like they think that an amazing setting is enough and they've lost focus on service. It was very slow, impersonal and often items were forgotten. Half way through the music also switched into an advert for a shop - which did... More 

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Thank Hrg30
MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Dear Guests We thank you for the visit you give us, but especially for the experience you shared on TripAdvisor ! however, we would like to apologize to you because we could not live up! So your remark will allow us to better self correct ourselves . we promise you a better experience at your next visit More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent evening meal at this lovely restaurant. It's quite difficult to find but it's 100% worth the challenge! My girlfriend and I both agree it's the best tagine we've ever had.

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Thank Richard M
MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Hello, We thank you for sharing your comment following your visit at our establishment Dar Cherifa We are happy to read that you enjoyed the restaurant. We would be very happy to welcome you again on your next visit to Marrakech. More 

Tilghman, Maryland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a late lunch here after arriving in Marrakech. The tajines were pretty much standard fare, which is to say succulent and wonderful. But it's the room that you come for. Your server will tell you to walk around, so go to the upper levels for different views of this grand old palace.

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Thank marylandtravel007
MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent visit to our restaurant Dar Cherifa. We are pleased that you enjoyed this experience. We will be delighted to welcome you again on your next trip to Marrakech. More 

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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has all of the great characteristics of a typical Medina restaurant: hidden but absolutely beautiful once unveiled. The place is found through a small trek through alleyways and then in a small door that opens to a restaurant in a huge place - so nice and dim lighting and open rooftop. The food was delicious; the lamb tagine... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

hello Dear Guests we thank you for your visit , but especially for your experience here that you had shard on TripAdvisor . BY the way , it was an immense pleasure to know that we were able to bring you satisfaction on all levels. however, we would be eager to welcome you on your next visit ! More 

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

14 may ı had visit Marakesh adn had a dinner in Cherifa. There is one kind a restaurant of Marrakesh. The food are delicious but specialty the waiters are smiling and friendly people. I liked their one pesto souce. I asked about the ingrediant of the souce, and they write it for me. When ı restunr myfome in istanbul ı... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Dear guests All the TEAM of DAR CHERIFA would like to thank you for the visit you gave us, but especially for your experience here that you had shared on TripAdvisor . By the way , it was an immense pleasure to know that we were able to bring you satisfaction on all levels. However, we would be eager to... More 

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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet idyllic hideaway just off a main street. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff were very attentive. Food was delicious and topped off the visit with a mint tea on the roof terrace. Highly recommended!

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MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review
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Bonsoir chers clients L ' Equipe de DAR CHERIFA tient à vous remercier de la visite que vous nous aviez... More 

london
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends always love this one, it's a bit of a find, hidden away down (but not hard to locate!) the usual alleyways. We had a fabulous lunch on this occasion, the Cherifa salad. Ginger juice to die for. And orange cake has to be had. No alcohol.

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Thank shirley b
MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent visit to our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed this experience. We will be delighted to welcome you again on your next trip to Marrakech. More 

Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space is doubtlessly one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in Marrakech, however the food is only mediocre and when it comes to service, you have a choice of ignorant or arrogant. They take your plates away before you finish your meal, half full water bottles are taken away while you're in the bathroom and when it comes to... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Gérant at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your recent evening. We are sorry to read that we have not been able to fully satisfy you, and we apologize for that,and ensuring better for your next . We remain at your disposal if you wish to exchange with us about this experience. Yours. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Highly recommend this fabulous restaurant , everything was superb : from the FOOD of course ( as french we are very demanding ! ) to the SERVICE which was professional but friendly , and also the ARCHITECTURE ( a stunning and unique ancient building from the 16th century) to the ATMOSPHERE ( having dinner listening to a unique and... More 

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MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Dear MADAM We thank your for the visit you gave us, but especially for the experience you shared on TripAdvisor . By the way, it was an pleasure to know that we were able to bring you satisfaction on all levels. However , the team would be eager to welcome you on your next visit ! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. It's not the easiest place to find, but well worth the effort. We had the chicken pastilla, lamb and beef tajines, and some drinks. What a beautiful riad!

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MarrakechRiads, Responsable réception at Dar Cherifa, responded to this review

Dear SIR All the team of DAR CHERIFA would like to thank you for the visit you gave us , but especially for your experience here that you had shared on TripAdvisor . Bay the way, it was an immense pleasure to know that we were able to bring you satisfaction on all levels. However, the TEAM would be eager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 17
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?