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Top Places to eat lunch in Marrakech


There are so many places to stop, eat and take a pause when you’re exploring in Marrakech Medina. Here’s the pick of our favourites for lunch – from a simple bowl of lentils to a more luxe Moroccan feast.



If you’re lucky, you’ll bag a spot on the terrace underneath the ancient fig tree. But wherever you sit, Gargaa is a calm oasis after the medina bustle. They’re open 10am to 8pm for dishes including great sandwiches, shakshuka and tapas-style dishes. You’ll find Gargaa on Rue de la Koutoubia.




Break for lunch overlooking the Place des Épices at L’Mida to sample reimagined Moroccan dishes created by celebrated food writer Nargisse Benkkabou. Whether you’re eating inside or outside, the styling is gorgeous. Dishes include sea bream poke bowl, bresaola with roasted fennel and seven vegetable couscous. 

L’Mida Website



If street food & simplicity are your style then head to Fatima’s place. Perch inside her tiny neighbourhood cafe on Dar el Bacha and feast on the giant pots of traditional food she cooks fresh every day. Regular dishes include Moroccan salad, loubya beans, lentils and tagines. Sit down, watch the world go by and soak up her smiles.  




If you’re in the Kasbah area then head to Cafe Clock for lunch on their pretty terrace. Their signature dish is a camel burger but there are also regular burgers, salads, couscous and sandwiches too. They’re really involved in the local community so there’s a great vibe here with locals as well as visitors hanging out. 

Cafe Clock Website



The newest kid on the medina block is the recently renovated and relaunched gallery-come-restaurant DaDa. The space has been a melting pot of Marrakech’s coolest young art creatives for a while now. And they’ve just launched a new space that combines ‘art, music and food’. We expect it will be perfect for some people watching over lunch.


A moodboard of images showing our favourite lunch spots in the marrakech medina

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