Just enjoy the rooftop terrace and your smoothie!
Marrakech is great for a citytrip. To get a real feel for the city stay in a hotel or b&b in one of the ancient buildings like a Riad in the old city. Relax on a covered rooftop terrace when you’re shopping in the Souk and cool down with Moroccan mint tea. In the evening a must visit is the Jemaa el Fna market, famous for its food stalls.
You can find Café Arabe in the medina of Marrakech. In the cafe they serve a mix of Italian and Moroccan cuisine. Relax in one of the lounges in the courtyard or on the terrace to watch the sunset. Veggie options available. Read more »
We can definitely recommend you to have dinner at Pepe Nero with its Italian and Moroccan cuisine. The highlight is the entrance and the view from the water feature filled with roses to the mosaics and the beautifully tiled pool. On the menu you will find a selection of Moroccan salads and Harira soup. An Italian menu is also available and if you like chicken, try the chicken and saffron tajine made with free range chickens. Read more »
In the summer time it’s too hot to stay out in the sun for very long. That’s why most rooftop terraces in Marrakech are covered. That way you can still relax outside, and as an added bonus, enjoy the panoramic view of the old city. After you’ve finished your bargain hunt for tea pots, lamps or candles it’s a good idea to relax at the Souk Kafé for lunch. Order Harira for starters, followed by a selection of Moroccan salads or a veggie tajine. Read more »
The famous square Jemaa el Fna is the heart of the Medina. During the day it isn’t that busy, but there is still plenty to see of the daily hustle and bustle from one of the terraces surrounding the square. In the evening you will find the square packed with hundreds of food stalls. Without a doubt it’s a great idea to have dinner at the square at least once during your stay, and buying that meal at the food stall surrounded by the most amount of locals is always a wise choice. Read more »
Definitely the best place to watch the storks in their nests is on the rooftop terrace at Kosy Bar. And let me tell you, there are a lot of storks in Marrakech. Kosy Bar is located in the Mellah, the old jewish district of Marrakech. Read more »
Very close to our Riad in the old center of Marrakech we found vegetarian restaurant Earth Cafe. The smoothies are great and so is the food, we enjoyed an organic veggie lunch. All meals are served with salad, roasted vegetables, houmous, olive oil and homemade bread. Some of the ingredients come from the Farmolive tree plantation, owned by the same owners as Earth Cafe. Read more »
If you are looking for an authentic place to stay in Marrakech a Riad is a must. Riad Diana is located only a short walk from Jemaa el Fna square, the hart of the Marrakech Medina. I recommend booking a private taxi from the airport because you will definitely get lost if you try to find this place on your own. It’s easy to book through the Riad. Breakfast, with sweet fresh orange juice, is served on request at the patio or on the terrace. Read more »
Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food, like in the harira, tajine and couscous, the main Moroccan dishes most people are familiar with. Some of the most common herbs used are mint, parsley, saffron, coriander, and many more. If you really enjoy the Morroccan herbs and spices there isn’t a better place to buy them than at a stall or in a shop in Morocco and take them home with you. Read more »
Terrasse des épices, situated In the heart of the Medina, is a great choice for relaxation on a rooftop terrace. Try the delicious grilled veggies, and to cool down from your ‘shop till you drop’ in the Souk, there is the famous Moroccan mint tea. Read more »