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Marrakech’s luring cuisine
For food lovers, Marrakech is just the place to be. Its exotic spices and tempting aromas are here to give your taste buds a shake. Marrakech is known for rich cuisines but when encountered with the question ‘where to eat in Marrakech’, one must know how to find their way through its variety of cuisine. Some of the best places to eat in Marrakech are:-
Latitude 31, is located on the busy Rue El Gza. However, despite its location at a busy part of Marrakech, its shaded courtyard is peacefully serene and quiet. The place serves Medi-Moroccan fusion cuisine with sumptuous offerings of cream cheese pastries or briouat with strawberry puree and chicken tagine with thyme honey and caramelized apples. They say when it comes to food, presentation becomes all the more important. Latitude 31 is one step ahead to take care of that with its colorful garnishes using zesty herbs and exquisite fresh flowers. The only sound you will hear in Latitude 31 is the sound of its in-house DJ spinning to its mellow soundtrack.
Gastro MK, on the Bab Laksour. Medina is perfect to have a cuisine of Euro-Moroccan cuisine. The place has earned an accolade of Medina’s finest restaurants. Their five-course tasting menu serves delightful dishes such as seabass with chermoula salsa, cauliflower couscous with raisins and capers. You will realize the place’s importance once you reach here. With only twenty tables fitting in its small setting which makes it important to make an advance reservation. Another amazing thing about the place is its owner with an English background. You can have an English tea in the afternoon with honey nut biscuits, cucumber sandwiches, and home baked scones.
Pepe Nero, located in beautiful surroundings of a jewel-like riad, on the Douar Graoua, Medina, offers both Moroccan and European cuisines. The setting is perfect for lovers looking for a quiet and romantic place. Diners can pick their own spot either beneath the orange trees in the mosaic-clad squares with marble fountains or snuggle in the salons furnished with thick Moroccan rugs. The place with its decoration in fine art and beautiful ceilings of cedar wood is not-to-be-missed when in Marrakech. Their must-try are pigeon Bastilla, a layered pastry and ravioli with John Dory tagine.
Al Fassia in Gueliz has one of the leading culinary scenes in Marrakech. Many people stop here for its nine-dish mezze which is a small feast itself. But that is not all. Gourmet hunters visit the place also for its lamb shoulder with almonds and pumpkin and lamb tagine. Another thing that sets it apart from other major diners in the area i.e. apart from its richly-colored dining area, cushioned banquettes, and heavy white cloth adorning the dining tables, is the fact that it is an all-female run setting, where the chaab sisters bring culinary refinement to many of its traditional dishes.
The exotic flavors of Marrakech can be experienced at high-end exclusive restaurants, the low-key cafes, and the food stalls in souks. However, where to eat in Marrakech can be tricky and a matter of potluck. While these places can give you a real taste of Marrakech, some other places like Le Fonduk, set in the heart of souks with both inside and rooftop seating and offering a la carte food and Tobsil, made for a romantic meal in a small and cozy setting also offer nearly the best dine-out experiences.