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Restaurant Al Bahja

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Rue Bani Marine | between the Bank al Maghrib and the post office on the south side of Jemaa el Fna, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-40343
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit here based on TripAdvisor reviews. It is clean, friendly, great quality food and AIR CONDITIONED! The chills dip with bread and olives were a great appetiser and the lamb chops, kebabs and tagine a were so tasty. Overall the best meal we had during our stay and the cheapest at the same time. It's not hard... More 

Thank Stephenwasere
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through TripAdvisor and it proved to be a good choice for lunch. The restaurant had more locals than tourists which we took to be a good sign this close to the main square. We had a set meal with the obligatory bread/olive/dips followed by salad for starters. For our main course we both had poulet citron... More 

Thank Rhosco13
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of the top recommendations for cheap authentic food close to the Jemme al Fenaa. The food was really good, especially the chicken tagine. We tried kebabs, chicken tagine, meat tagine and various couscous and all of it was tasty and fresh. They have a fridge full of fresh meat outside so you know what you are... More 

Thank Sonami2009
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had an early dinner here with our three young kids - plenty of room, food comes pretty quick and wAs delicious - it's no frills cheap good food, we had tagine and cous cous and Moroccan salad - all food got eaten even though there was loads of it!

Thank leapingimpala
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a basic, very authentic, and extremely affordable restaurant popular with locals. It is for people who want a feel for a real Moroccan restaurant as opposed to one frequented just by tourists. Service is friendly and food very tasty. Almost everything we ate there (and we ordered a nice mixture) was very good- bread was a bit stale,... More 

Thank Chloe C
Swindon, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

You must try their lamb tagine and their sweetened yogurt served with some Moroccan tea . Chicken skewers also nice and so was chicken on Cous cous . This is a no frills cafe style restaurant- it's not there to over charge tourists and serves honest fresh and delicious food . Portion sizes are massive - If you as a... More 

Thank drramanjett
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very good portion sizes. Though ordered chips which didn't arrive which they still insisted on charging us for. Gave up arguing but not going back.

Thank Daniel B
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went there after seeing all the reviews and it definitely delivered. Mix of tourists and locals. We had the olives, sausages, kefte tangine, 1,5l of water and 0,5l of Pepsi and some bread and paid 78 Dirham. This is half price from the lunch on the square. Food was delicious and service was very friendly.

Thank Daniela B
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Went there at the evening, was not too busy yet, stuff extremely friendly, food was served quickly and very delicious. Sister was at a lunch time, sayed was full of locals, nice restaurant!

Thank ramune-pa
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had already read up about this place on TripAdvisor and it was all we hoped it would be . All the locals eat here and the staff are so friendly . Not a huge menu or fancy tourist place but you feel like your properly eating what the locals eat. Very clean and the food was cooked fresh. The... More 

Thank Sarah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Bani Marine | between the Bank al Maghrib and the post office on the south side of Jemaa el Fna, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-40343

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?