Restaurant Chez Ali
Restaurant Chez Ali
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9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Since 1980, the Restaurant Chez Ali of Marrakech offers each evening to its guests a folklore show mixing traditional songs and dances, fantasia and equestrian acrobatics. In a setting worthy of the tales of the Arabian Nights, between imperial palace and tents caidale Chez Ali Marrakech offers a traditional dinner. Bewitched by the legendary Moroccan folklore, you will eat, listen and watch an entertainment restoring the ancestral Berber celebrations. This unique and captivating performance takes place in a typical arena of powder games: The fantasia. The Restaurant Chez Ali Marrakech has reconstituted in the purest tradition this practice. Riders in baroude, weapons and traditional costumes charge as at the time of the battles and demonstrations of strength. It is the mastery and knowledge of ancestral art and a passion for horses. Acrobats as for them ignite the crowds with singular feats and the nobility of their mounts.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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dharma
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Arrived at location and thought it was enchanting,the amount of staff working and folk singers . The location was beautiful lit with colours and sounds of Traditional music.
That is where it stopped .

You were set at a table then no communication whatsoever in what was happening. We asked for a bottle of water . Then gradually a soup arrived, lentils and some spices soup . Bread .
Then meat arrived - we were vegetarian so we had to refuse
We waited. While we were waiting we are bread and drank water .
Cous cous and steamed veg arrived - I’ve never tasted anything so bland in my life .
To end our meal we were given oranges and a glass of tea.
A waiter shows up and asks for 40 dirham / 4€ for our bottle of water

All disappointed we head to the Arena where the show is starting.
As both my daughter and I are animal lovers we weren’t impressed by the use of donkeys.

There was some sort of acting of a war battle where horses are riding at high speed and the Sudden stop and guns are shot in the air
Loud and horrid

They done a few horse tricks around the arena
Then a belly Dancer arrived on a platform
Then more folk singers

The show ended with all the singers , horsemen and donkeys , camels gathered on the arenas

We paid 55€ per person to see this mess and was the worst show ever
Written February 21, 2024
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thatnyctraveler
New York City, NY88 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Horrible show! Stay away from this experience. The dinner is substandard, and drinks of any kind are not included. Most often, bottled water is included, not here, not even soda. If you drink wine, they have that, and I understand people paying for wine but not water or soda. They have name brands on the menu and bring you generic. Whether you are two or eight people at a table, you get the same amount of food to share in the tagine. The one thing I give them credit for is they put the salt and cumin spice on the side, and you add as needed. Concerning the show, it’s outside to dress warm since the temperature drops depending on when you’re in Morocco. They offer camel rides or pictures of you on the camel. The show itself lacks entertainment and enthusiasm from the performers. It’s also like they don’t want to be there. The trick riding is poorly executed, but what makes it truly a bad experience is the lack of lighting in the field for you to see what they are doing. Though since they’re not doing much, you’re not missing anything. Beyond the trick riders, the belly dancer can barely be seen from her small stage. The singer only sings if people pay attention to them. It was horrible!
Written December 26, 2023
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Anhaiz
10 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Many of the beautiful areas of the garden are closed off so you aren’t able to fully walk through. This is beautiful for photos but closing off so many areas defeats the purpose. Overall the entire experience was underwhelming. I was so bored/ irritated, I didn’t even bother to look through the entire ysl museum. The only reason it wasn’t a total waste of time is because I made a friend and we got some good photos
Written December 20, 2023
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dsr314
New York City, NY4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The way the animals were treated were horrible. Avoid. Also a tourist trap and waste of money. Stay in the city instead.
Written November 20, 2023
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sarah d
Frinton-On-Sea, UK61 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Absolutely disgusting the food was awful. The soup tasted of bleach and the lamb was pure fat and bone.
The couscous was bland and the fruit mouldy, and looked like it came off of Carmen Miranda‘s head.
Staff miserable and ignored you apart from when asking for a tip.
The show an embarrassing might have been good in 1957 ?
Written November 6, 2023
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Freddie H
World2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Tourist trap, money pit. Awful. Do not waste your money. You arrive in the middle of nowhere after a 30 minute drive through an empty wasteland filled with rubble and half finished buildings.
You remain hopeful then as soon as you sit down in the tacky tents you realise you’re stuck for 3 hours. food was poor, we are vegetarian but weren’t offered any menu or any option until they delivered us the lamb and we told them.
A lot of confusion and took another 30 minutes for us to just receive a veggie replacement which was the next course anyway. Food was tasteless just steamed in a tagine bowl.
When they brought the veggie dish it was slammed down in front of us and clearly the waiters were not happy with us.
Dessert was a shrink wrapped plate of fruit, probably the best bit as it wasn’t cooked and felt safe.
Wine not good and cost 150dh.
When the show started no one really told us you just kind of wander out and watch from these concrete steps
The show was basic, a line of horsemen riding fairly fast towards the end then shooting guns suddenly. Riding back past us holding their guns sideways pointing at us wasn’t ideal (gun basics).
Then they have some other riders riding very fast and hanging off the side of the horse or riding no hands which was kind of cool.
Then the belly dancer rolled out into the middle of the area on some unlit dark stage built on top of a car. A good distance away from you so you can’t even see what she’s doing. Then some odd drummers stand in the middle of the area doing a little jig. When it finally ends at 11:15pm you thank heaven and finally go back in your taxi. We breathed a sigh of relief as the taxi pulled away and went back to Marrakech. Safe to say, we lived another day and weren’t turned in to the next show’s dinner.
Written July 7, 2023
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Reverend Reviewer
Worthing, UK293 contributions
This show should not be supported
The nightmare which keeps .. on.. going!!
Like, 3 hours later and not in a “good-I-got-my-moneys-worth-way”

I took no time in writing this review as I’ve just witnessed a show I’m embarrassed to have gone to see. Ever. And I’m normally not quite tolerable of peoples cultures and animal welfare knowledge etc as I only make a decision when I’ve seen it first hand.

Please Don’t even waste your time or money: £90 / euros for two to attend show and dinner:
7:45 pick up from taxi driver (included in fee)
9pm dinner.
10:45 show start
11:15 finish.
12:30am by the time we got home to the hotel.

The dinner - absolutely disgusting in my opinion; the only thing I ate was a piece of bread. Which wasn’t offered but we had to ask for - unlike other tables (they have favourites - so expect to tip a LOT if you want service! ) We had to eat with a spoon because despite asking twice to r never got A fork.

The soup tasted like fairy liquid but was the most palatable thing on offer this evening:
The beef? tagine was mushy and stringy and resembled brains. Everyone picking out unknown items.
The chicken was black and bruised. Served with suede. Couscous bland like baby food: nothing had any flavour. Just steamed.

The show - almost like watching your friends best friends child at the school nativity play 6 years old, I’ve seen them better co ordinated in all honesty. A lot of waiting around for not a lot of performance: some horses running at you and them setting cannons. A man constantly whipping a donkey for the rider to to lay on it in trot.

The cheek - we ended up paying £30 for
1. A glass of wine
2. Bottle or water
3. Bottle of beer
The “gentleman” who took the money said he would return with our change but never did! (Would’ve been 22£ total)

£120 for the worst, most boring 4 hours of my life.
This place is an absolute money pit. One you can’t leave because you’re in the middle of no where and have to wait for everyone to go back to your bus to go home.
It really ruins morrocos reputation.

I got through the show but, giving MANY benefits of the doubt.

What upset me the most was my favourite horse when it “said goodbye “ (rider wanted money from the crowd) - I noticed the bruising on its ribs, bleeding and it made me feel sick. If you want to see poor horsemanship look no further.

If you’re a good person please don’t support this show.
Written May 15, 2023
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Annie
Tidworth, UK1,111 contributions
Our last night in Marrakech and what a lovely way to end our holiday. A fantastic show with lots of different aspects, horses, guns, horse riding tricks, singers, dancers, music, lights. We had a lovely time. Our waiter was great as well, he went the extra mile in making sure we were looked after. The only thing was the food, there was so much and it was the same amount of food for a table of 2 or 6…. There was far too much for us to finish and they serve wine or beer.
Written May 8, 2023
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Resort40313222392
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
good entertainment. food was ok, service was very good, staff was polite, show was good, entry exit was smooth
Written April 27, 2023
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Jessica R
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Food was ok, which was about the only positive aspect. Service was rushed and inconsistent - one waiter told us there was no drink menu while the table next to us was reading one. Another waiter didn’t give us the options for the tangines (chicken or beef) until we asked because we saw on their website there were options. Beer and wine were terrible. The show was poorly lit and had no discernible storyline. For those from the US, it was essentially a low-rent Medieval Times. Definitely don’t waste your time or money coming here.
Written April 21, 2023
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