Stand #15 in the Djemaa el-Fna Square (I don't know how often the numbers change, but 15 was great the night we were there)
There are many food stands to choose from in the Square. It might be safer to ask around before actually choosing one (some are not very sanitary, but the locals usually know the spots). You sit in the open air of the square and enjoy unbelievable traditional Moroccan food. Be careful, this is definitely a spot where you can over-eat.
Favorite Dish: Cous Cous, chicken, and just about anything else they have
There are lots of restaurants all around the Djemaa el Fna and most of them are very tourist friendly. We went to a couple and the food was fine, but the place to eat in Marrakesh has to be the food stalls around Djemaa el Fna at night. Selling everything from snails to sheep's head to just plain boiled eggs...it's the food, but it's more the experience...
There's everything here. We tried one thing that was completely new to me...I still have no idea what it's called. It's a hot drink that's heavily spiced--seems to be very heavy on the cinnamon. It's accompanied by this huge bombe-like 'cake' that's kind of grainy and looks like chocalate, but it's also spicey. We were told this was very good to warm one up. The cinnamon was so hot, they were right!
Favorite Dish: The harira (bean soup) and the cookie that accompanies it...yeah, we had trouble grasping the concept that we were to eat the deep-fried, syrupy cookie with the soup, but we quickly caught on. It's a delicious combo. Harira is what the Moroccans break fast with during Ramadan.
Yacout, behind high walls in Marrakesh's ancient medina, is set in a ravishing small 17th- and 18th-century palace, its various rooms in early January glowing with crackling fires in the fireplaces, lighted by ornate filigree and colored-glass fixtures, its walls miracles of colorful tilework. Waiters in long white caftans moved silently about, and from the roof terrace one could look out over the old quarter, or back to the inner courtyard and its pool.
LOcal Moroccan food served in open air in main square, best chat line Marks and Spencer's quality at Primark prices! good cheap food served with fun and laughter.
Favorite Dish: Fried mixed Fish, Mixed Kebabs
Especially at night but even in daytime, you canbuys all kinds of sweets (with chocolate mmmm) on the Djema El Fna market.
They're very cheap but also very sticky.
this is a small outdoor cafe around the edge of jemaa el fna square. It is a great little place to sit and watch the people stream to the square.
Favorite Dish: the chicken schwarma.
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