Welcome to Marrakech
Allow us to introduce you to Marrakech, a long time Las Vegas destination restaurant that has offered diners a taste of Morocco since 1979. Richly colored tapestries and lustrous brassware line the walls of this traditional Moroccan Tent setting. Teak inlaid tables sit throughout the room encircled by low couches for traditional but comfortable seating.
Dine on delicious Moroccan food served in the unique Moroccan manner enhanced by beautiful belly dancers, that perform nightly.
Our service begins with washing each diner's hands with lightly scented rose water. It successfully sets the stage for the extravagant six-course meal offered by Marrakech.
Silverware is available upon request, but customers are encouraged to eat with their fingers in the traditional Moroccan way.
Enjoy our famous six course feast that begins with tender Moroccan style shrimp scampi (acknowledged by many locals as the best in Las Vegas) followed by Harrira Soup, consisting of lentil, lemon, and spices. Next is our Marrakech sampler, with hummus & Eggplant dips with Moroccan olives, beets and cucumbers. Then it's on to the delicious marinated beef Kebobs. Our main entrée is the royal Couscous and chicken platter, with chicken & vegetables.
Finally, to cap it off for dessert is B'Stilla, our version of the Moroccan favorite served with hot mint tea.
6 course dinner price- $40 per person
*A vegetarian alternative for course substitutions is always available. Simply mention this to your server.
The staff appreciates your patronage and will do our utmost to make your visit with us memorable and comfortable.
I had so much fun, but make sure and come hungry! The decor is enchanting and reminded a lot of Morocco. The food is Americanized Moroccan food, but very good. I especially loved the shrimp scampi and the bread. The belly dancers were awesome and got my husband up to dance with them and we all had a good laugh. Make sure you make reservations, several people walked in and had to be turned away. Well worth the price for the fixed menu.
"Great place, one of our favorites"
Anyone who gives this place a bad review or complains about the service are ridiculous. First off, this is a five course meal and a party of 22 is huge for this place. It is very intimate, and it is more of a dinner and a show, if you are looking for fast service there are plenty of buffets on the strip. The waiter first washes your hands in rose water, they bring the bread with a dipping sauce, followed by a shrimp appetizer, and lamb skewers, the main course is cornish hen, and dessert is an apple dish yum! This is all for around $35 with reasonable wine $$, how can you complain. I ate recently at the Spice Market buffet and paid around $56 for lunch and the food was just ok, half the items I passed over after one bite. This is a great place for couples, my wife and I try to go atleast 2-3 times a year, and it is always a great time. I have eaten at the best of the best, and for the money this is one of the best values in Las Vegas, give it a try and see for yourself.
"Girls Night Out - Incredible experience!"
I have on many occasions wanted to write this much deserving review on Marrakech. First I would like to say it was an honor to eat at this restaurant! I was a little sceptacle to pick this restaurant at first not knowing what to expect and knowing the ten ladies I had invited to join me were very particular. Walking into the place felt as if you were truly in a different country and it had such a wonderful atmosphere. Each and every course was absolutely scrumptous - different from any restaurant that I have ever been to. The service was exceptional, the one owner was actually our server - how much more hands on can you get! The dancers were truly beautiful to watch as they encouraged us to dance, and dance we did! From the Jersey Girls to all of you that read this review, we have all been to many restaurants but his place is truly an experience and this will definitely be on my stop list when I come into Las Vegas again! To Sharief, and family, you were an absolute unexpected delight!!
"Our Annual Christmas - New Years Place"
Morroco may not bring to mind Christmas, but between Christmas and New Years, our family of eight celebrates with the staff at the Marrakech. It is a fabulous atmosphere that our little kids love, in large part due to the owner and staff loving to see the kids enjoy a unique meal. The belly dancers liven up the place and always give our daughters a chance to shake it. In short, the Marrakech should be on anyone's "must list" for Las Vegas.
"While on a trip to Las Vegas with a group of friends, we were tired of the same old buffets at the big hotels and wanted to try something different. We saw an ad for Marrakech in the local paper and decided to give it a try. Boy, were we suprised. I felt like I was entering a set in one of the James Bond movies. We were greeted at the front door and made to feel like we were guest in the middle of the desert and were going to be entered in what appeared to be a large tent filled with all kinds of oriental furnishings . It only got better from there. We had drinks of our choice and were entertained with two beautiful dancers before having our meal. It was much more exotic than the name "Belly Dancers" implies. These women could have been on America's Best Entertainers. We sat on cushions on the floor and had a delicious meal with great service. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in Vegas."
"Marrakech is the type of place that I always bring my out of town friends. Fantastic atmosphere and excellent food."
"We were a varied group of 40 or so supporters of the Arts (mostly stuffy business owners, bankers and spouses) on our annual Vegas trip. A newbie to our group had been to the Marrakech 20 years earlier and made an open invitation to all, 'saying the more the merrier'... insisting we would have fun. 18 decided to take her up on her offer and the other 22 wish they had. We had a wonderful meal... the entertainment was excellent and what a delight to be treated as an honored guest with the rituals of middle eastern table fellowship. We will go back. We highly recommend The Marrakech to anyone who wants an unique first class dining experience."
"Marrakech is one of the best restaurants in Vegas. When you walk in it's like you're walking into an Arabian tent. The food is also some of the best I've ever had. Everyone is served the same 6-course meal, shrimp scampi, soup and bread, humus and vegetables, beef kabobs, couscous and cournish hen and a pastry dessert, it's more food than you can really eat. I always take my family here when they come to visit, besides the fact that there are real bellydancers that dance for the customers."
"A dining experience!"
Even though I ate here back in 2003, which was the last time I was in Vegas, the dining experience still remains in memory. It's for good reason that it does. It had to have been one of the very best dining experiences I have ever had! Although I am a proper cook and have tried many places and foods as well, this was top shelf! While it's not 100% Moroccan, it really doesn't matter. It's close enough at 90%! Everything was fabulous!
From the second one walks in you are transported to a different place and time with the décor including the seating, (Moroccan style low chairs and pillows with low tables all under a tent with Moroccan lamps about). To really add to the atmosphere they had music playing that was to die for! The minute I sat down I felt like I had come home and I'm not of the region!
Marrakech Photo Albums
Marrakech is Las Vegas' one and only Moroccan restaurant, founded in 1979 by Master Moroccan Chef Mustafa Alioua. In our 30 years, Marrakech has become a true Las Vegas Landmark having served Las Vegas Legends such as Frank Sinatra, Steve Wynn, & Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton!
Current owner Tariq Ali has not lost sight of Mustafa's vision which was based on personalized customer service as well as creating the most authentic, tourist friendly, Moroccan experience possible. Tariq can be found working the dining room every night. He personally oversees all aspects of our nightly service, start to finish.
"A civilization rich in types and models unchanged for centuries, ... ideas and customs, moral and physical aspects of mankind that are eternal simply because they have never changed ... But that it has survived until our own times, that we can see it, we can touch it, we can mix with its people, is a miracle that never ceaseth to astonish."
Andre Cevrillon, Marrakech dans le palmes, Paris, 1920
Marrakech is a city in the grip of a delirious imagination. A feverish dreamscape of honeycombed alleys and minarets quivering in the moonlight and haunted by the restless creatures of a visionary carnival that has lasted for a thousand years and shows no sign of stopping now. Marrakech is one of the worlds enchanted places where time becomes suspended and, through its open door, you catch a glimpse of the past so rich and so remote and yet so palpable. You can sense the atavism propelling every trick and turn in the Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech's pulsating main square and one of the worlds great theatres.
The Djemaa is a spectacular pageant of singers, tumblers, sorcerers, herbalists, raconteurs, impostors, preachers and snake charmers, all competing for your eye. There is nowhere else in Africa which so effortlessly involves you, blows aside travel cynicism and keeps you returning. If you get tired, observe the spectacle from one of the overlooking rooftop cafes.
Morocco is located in the NorthWest Corner of Africa. Its northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains. Morocco's population is about 33 million as of July 2006.
Morocco brims over with contrast, colour and mystery and all you can do is simply catch your breath in wonder. It has a timeless quality that no longer exists in the modern world, a sense that the past with all its glory and savagery still lives on, threading in and out of the present, informing with its every word and gesture. On arrival you are plunged into a culture, a religion and a lifestyle utterly unlike anything that you have ever experienced before; a mystery tour of a land of endless surprises, enchantment and enduring fascination.
The first reaction of most visitors to the flood of new impressions is to draw a long, deep breath and sigh; the odours of mint and blossom mingling with the acrid smell of the tanners' yard, the unearthly wail of the Muezzin and muleteers "balek! balek!", the subtle intricacies of an art that had reached its apogee and a daily rhythm that seems barely to have changed since the coming of islam.
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Enjoy Belly Dancers who encourage customer participation. If you are not inclined to do so, just sit back, relax and enjoy the various (and sometimes comedic) techniques employed by your fellow diners. Everything is geared for entertaining and good fun.
Aradia has performed at Marrakech for nearly 20 years, as well as through out the United States, Egypt and Switzerland. She has danced at many of the top hotels and clubs in Las Vegas, and is a sought after instructor and choreographer. Her professionalism and friendly personality make her one of the most requested dancers in Las Vegas.
Aradia's love for Middle Eastern dance began at the age of 7 when she witnessed her first performance. The passion and beauty of the dance sent her running home to her family asking to be enrolled in "Belly Dance" classes. Over 20 years later, Aradia is still as passionate about this art as ever.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, belly dancing is in her blood. Beginning at the age of 6, Cigdem began learning Turkish folkloric dance. 2 years later, she was performing at relatives' weddings and holiday festivals.
At the age of 16, Cigdem became a very sought after dancer and began performing all over Turkey at many famous clubs and restaurants. Upon her arrival to the U.S. (Las Vegas) 10 years ago, Cigdem was immediately hired at Marr
akech, and has performed here regularly ever since!
Her feel for belly dance comes naturally, and her raw talent is something that cannot be taught.
Having only been in the U.S. for less than 2 years, hailing from Bogota, Colombia, Andrea is a newcomer that has already made a splash here at Marrakech.
Under the tutelage of Aradia, Andrea (stage name Dahab) has significantly sharpened her skills and has become one the new "fresh faces", that has infused a spark of youthful energy to our lineup of Beautiful dancers!
Born and raised right here in "Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada", this is a homegrown beauty that receives kudos regularly from our middle eastern clientele, who know a thing or two about belly dance, and are usually stiff critics!
This is a reflection of her traditional style of dance, which she learned under the instruction of Angela Palmeiri, a former Marrakech dancer and a long time Las Vegas teacher.
We say, there's just "something about Marisa"!