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“Interesting choice, bit expensive ”
Review of Dar Essalam

Dar Essalam
Ranked #80 of 918 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 47
Cuisines: African, Moroccan
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Located on a street that leads to Jema el Fna square, beautiful dinning hall, attentive staff, live performances which had ups and downs (highlight was a player who combined traditional Moroccan instrument with contemporary melodies - especially country/western sounds), dinner was delicious, we opted for the menu (entree, main course, dessert, coffee/tee, 250 drh, see pics) but you have additional charges for certain main courses (for our menu we took salads and briouates, tagine with honey almonds and dry raisins (+25 drh per person is additional charge), pastilla with vegetables and cheese, rice with cold milk and cinnamon for desert -- all of it was lovely (except for some briouates)), wine (red) Medallion was lovely, price was considerably higher that throughout the Marrakech, but still I believe you should give it a try since this particular establishment has long history and provides memorable Moroccan night.

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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The lady of our riad has advised us to go here. This restaurant has a brilliant service, a very good menu. Music is played and the ambiance is great.

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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

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 dar essalam
Sincerely
mohamed el karnighi,
owner manager

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the middle of the souks you would not have seen it if it wasn't for the tour guide knowing where he was going.

We went on a trip from Agaidr to Marrakesh we stopped here for our evening meal. The food was very tasty and so much detail went into our visit.

they had a belly dancer and a Chandelier dancer also. they catered for peoples diets such as gluten free and vegetarian.

The decor which has gone into this restaurant is gorgeous and the staff are very friendly. I would give a 5*

Thank 1990ab
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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

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 dar essalam
Sincerely
mohamed el karnighi,
owner manager

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Truly exhibits Marrakech architecture. It is a beautiful restaurant with exquisite interiors. We planned for a dinner here that requires prior reservation. The food was well cooked, good quantity and served in traditional Moroccan dinnerware. The highlight of the night was the traditional folk music and belly dance as we enjoyed the amazing food.

Thank Sheeba S
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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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 dar essalam
Sincerely
mohamed el karnighi,
owner manager

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

First you have to find this restaurant. As you walk in the 'souks' you could easily pass the entrance. Once inside you will be amazed at the size and the beauty.
There are several dining areas but the main one has a stage and a band that plays all evening. On my recent visit there was 2 belly dancers,and a chandelier dancer.
I was given a table in front of the stage and really enjoyed the performances.
The tagine was cooked to perfection and we shared some typical Moroccan salads which came in 6 small dishes and were all cooked. We even got treated to fruit for the dessert by the manager.
Its my third visit and certainly will not be my last

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Thank tony b
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dar essalam r, Gérant at Dar Essalam, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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 dar essalam
Sincerely
mohamed el karnighi,
owner manager

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