Marrakech Journals

Long Weekend in Marrakech

A June 2004 trip to Marrakech by NikiM

Chez Ali Photo, Marrakech, Morocco More Photos
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Chez Ali

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Chez Ali Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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Chez Ali is described as a Berber Fantasia: "magical, grandiose, and spellbinding." While Marrakech town is filled with the heady aromas of freshly ground spices, the sounds of snake charmers, and 1,001 cafes, restaurants, and riads to satisfy your every gastronomic need – why Chez Ali was even built, let alone popular, is beyond me. Saying that, it’s a must see. About five miles outside Marrakech you join another 50 coaches and minibuses at the ramparts of a replica fort at 9pm. You enter into the main quadrant between two lines of authentic Berber horsemen, straddled across their steeds, leaning menacing rifles on their thighs. An eclectic mixture of local musicians an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 2, 2004

Chez Ali
Route de Casablanca
Marrakesh, Morocco
(212) 4430-7730

Restaurant Diaffa

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Restaurant Diaffa Photo, Marrakech, Morocco
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The trois forchettes (three fork) Restaurant Diaffa - pronounced Chaffa - is a sensual experience that mingles luxurious surroundings with excellent foods, fine wines, unsurpassable service and entertainment. The restaurant is situated within the central medina in a former Riad dating from the 16th century. The riad's courtyard has been covered and restored to luxurious Moroccan standards -- complete with central fountain: This is the main restaurant. The 1st floor balcony overlooking the courtyard is opened during busier periods. The terrace is a must during the summer, giving a panoramic view over the me...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 2, 2004

Restaurant Diaffa
1 Rue Jbel Lakhdar
Marrakesh, Morocco
(212) 4438-6898