The best inexpensive restaurants in the Medina of Marrakech


1- The stands at Place Jemaa el Fna

In the evening, Jemaa el Fna square becomes a gigantic open-air restaurant in Marrakech. Dozens of restaurants offer typical dishes in the heart of the Medina: couscous, tagine, grilled meats, barbecue, etc. Each stand is the same: apart from a few titles, they all have the same menu! We advise you to go wherever you want, letting yourself be convinced by a tout or an insistent waiter. Don’t worry, the approach is always done with kindness and respect, they are teasing and full of humor. In the stands, the food is not cheaper than elsewhere, nor better, but we love the friendly atmosphere of these restaurants in the Medina of Marrakech. Did you know that nearly 12,000 meals are served in the stands every day? And yes, these unpretentious restaurants are a must during your stay in the Medina of Marrakech.

2- The Café des Épices on Place Jemaa el Fna

You will not be able to miss this superb red building on Place Jemaa el Fna, it houses the Café des Épices restaurant in the Medina of Marrakech: the sign is written in French and Arabic in white paint, readable by several hundred of meters. The Franco-Moroccan team serves simple but quality cuisine, with dishes that you can eat on the go before heading back into the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Homemade sandwiches, snacks, fresh salads, etc… Don’t hesitate to sit at one of the tables on the rooftop of the Café des Épices, from up there, a panoramic view of the entire place awaits you!

3- The Kui-Zin restaurant near the souks

Located a stone's throw from the souks, the Kui-Zin restaurant in the Medina of Marrakech welcomes you in an atmosphere so calm that it contrasts with the excitement of the souks. A well-deserved break before heading back to the souks, or for a guided tour of the Medina! The room is quite pretty, and upstairs, the roof terrace is arranged on 2 levels. The cuisine is tasty, with an attractive lunch menu. We invite you to taste the saffron chicken, or the beef tagine with artichokes, a real treat! The team also offers cooking workshops followed by a tasting (by reservation).

4- The Kasbah Table in the Medina

Located in a quiet part of the Medina, the restaurant La Table de le Kasbah had to appear in our list of the best restaurants in the historic center of Marrakech. A very classic cuisine, but which takes up all the essentials of Moroccan cuisine brilliantly: tanjia, mourouzia, tagines, etc... Those who are not crazy about North African gastronomy will be delighted to discover some hamburgers on the menu. The restaurant room is located upstairs, but we advise you to continue climbing the stairs to reach the terrace! Green and well placed, it offers a magnificent view of the Moulay Yazid Mosque.