Morocco doesn’t have the same reputation of over the top Ramadan iftar (ftour) buffets as Dubai however more and more restaurants and hotels are offering iftars. If you’re planning to travel to Marrakech during Ramadan and have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. At the end of the fasting day the meal is called the iftar (or ftour). There are traditional Moroccan foods eaten in homes. It’s often very difficult for visitors to experience what an iftar is all about. So, I decided to collect as many of the iftar meals being advertised in Marrakech so that they’re easy to find and join!
I haven’t personally eaten at all of these places (though have at many) so please don’t consider this my endorsement – I simply wanted to offer a single place to find them. You’ll find a variety of price ranges and offers. When possible I’ve also left a little description.
Ramadan Iftars in Marrakech
Under 200 Dirham
Le Colisee Restaurant – small family-owned restaurant near L’Colisee movie theatre. Serves traditional Moroccan Ramadan fare (no pricing info likely under 100dh per person)
Le Comptoir de Charlotte – A small French inspired cafe in Gueliz near Victor Huge school has daily ftour specials. (No pricing info available)
Cafe Clock – The cross-cultural cafe housed in the Kasbah neighborhood. They will offer a daily iftar buffet for 60 dh per person.
The Amal Women’s Training Center and Restaurant– If you want the closest thing to an iftar at home, make sure to visit Amal in Gueliz. Last year they offered a once a week iftar – this year they’ll do it nightly. Unlimited buffet for 100dh.
L’Atelier Cuisine – This is one of my favorite little cafes with vegetarian and gluten-free offers. It’s in the Harti neighborhood with a beautiful, free park across the street perfect for a sunset walk. They’re offering an iftar meal every night – closed Sundays – during Ramadan for 170dh pp. (NOTE: we did try this iftar and it was great – plenty of food!)
NewsCafe – In Gueliz located near the train station, NewsCafe has a simple Moroccan iftar nightly. 29dh per person.
Fudruckers – Not at all traditional. On the route to Casablanca near Marjane. Their offer is traditional Moroccan dishes to break the fast and then burgers and more afterwards. 99dh (can take away)
Les Matires du Pain – Is a lovely bakery in Sidi Ghanem, on the edge of Marrakech. They’re offering a – 50 d each
Green is Better – On the road to Casablanca they offer healthy alternatives like salads (no pricing inf0)
Le Bistrot Romain – This restaurant in Gueliz will have an iftar for 89dh per person.
AYASO Concept Store – Our go to spot in Gueliz for gluten-free goods. 90% of the foods on offer are organic and there is a variety of homemade baked goods, eggs, soup, and fruit and vegetable juices. 80dh per person
Cassanova – An Italian restaurant in Gueliz well known for it’s pizzas, they’ll be offering an iftar this Ramandan as well. No menu information yet. 100 dh per person.
Over 200 Dirham
La Table du Marche – A great cafe in a few locations around Marrakech. The restaurant in Hivernage and near Carre Eden will have iftar option. (apx 290dh)
La Cantine Parisienne – In Hivernage this French bistro is lovely place for lunch and dinner. They have an iftar nightly with traditional Moroccan foods, salads, and desserts. 235 dh per person.
Domaine Royal Palm – Is on the outskirts of Marrakech and will have an iftar buffet open to residents and non residents. 300+ dh per person.
Le Grand Cafe de La Poste – For a Moroccan/French inspired iftar in a gorgeous colonial building head here. In Gueliz across from Zara. 340 dh per person.
Royal Mansour – Join the staff at La Table for an iftar with live music. Sweet and savory offerings and their amazing pastry library are on offer. 450dh per person.
La Mamounia – Enjoy traditional Moroccan fare at one of the most iconic Marrakech hotels. Nightly for 400dh pp
Sofitel Marrakech – At the Restaurant L’orangerie a buffet will be offered nightly for 360dh per person
Four Seasons Marrakech – Join the staff from the Four Seasons nightly in their Solano restaurant for an iftar buffet of traditional Moroccan foods. 390 dh per person
Mandarin Oriental – One of my favorite hotels and restaurants Mes’Lalla at the Mandarin Oriental offers a sunset buffet daily during Ramadan. 450dh per person
Radisson Blu Marrakech – This brand new hotel just opened in Gueliz on top of the Carre Eden shopping center. They’ll offer an iftar at their restaurant Lila for 340dh per person
Le Selman – Luxury hotel Le Selman will hold a ftour buffet nightly on their terrace with sweet and savory traditional Moroccan dishes. 390dh per person
The Pearl– In Hivernage, The Pearl will be open for iftar nightly at Restaurant Jouhara and have live music to accompany the buffet. 320dh per person
Palais Mehdi – Will be open for Ramadan buffets each night. 280dh per person
If you’d rather get more hands on Dar Les Cigognes is offering Ramadan themed cooking courses in the afternoons all month long. You’ll not only get to eat Ramadan treats but learn how to make them as well.
Know of other iftars happening? Leave me a comment so I can update the list!
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