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Marrakesh Costa Mesa
1976 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Marrakesh Restaurant offers catering for all occasions. Choose from a complete Moroccan-style dinner or buffet service
Private Party Facilities:
Let us host your next event. Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, rehearsal, wedding party.
Private Party Contact:
Ali Rabbani (949) 331-4100
Bell Dancing Nightly
Valet Parking weekends & Holidays only
A word from Marrakesh Costa Mesa
Serving Southern California since 1975 Award winning Marrakesh
Tented tables, low lights, painted clouds on the ceiling and lively belly dancers will surely delight you and your guest dining experience!
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Be prepared to dance with a belly
dancer. Very entertaining. Everyone should try this at least once. Great date night, celebration, GNO, or whatever. Also suitable for all ages. Love the ambience. great service. We lucked out - for a Saturday night - we got full attention. Make reservations!"
Dined on 8/23/2014
The décor was fun, the food was
done quite well and the service was very good. The whole experience was positive. We had a small celebration and this worked out perfectly..."
Dined on 8/20/2014
The ambiance, food and service
were all worthwhile to experience and certainly reasonable price."
Dined on 8/11/2014
My family and I wanted to try
something new and unique and this place is just that. I got the lamb tangin which was amazing, lamb was soo tender and it was flavored so amazingly, along with my meal was soup, salad, bread, bastilla and dessert !! I recommend this place to anyone who is up for trying new foods, great for a family meal and my daughter loved the food as well. The service was incredable they were very attentive and kept an eye to make sure we were done and ready for the next course, and there was also a vellu dancer that was great entertainment, my daughter loved her !!"
Dined on 8/10/2014
Marrakesh exceeded our
expectations! We went to celebrate our 14th anniversary. We were greeted and given our choice of tables in a beautiful tented room. We settled down in the cushions and immediately were offered beverages. The cocktails were unique and festively named. The fig vermouth cocktail was the best! Each course was presented in a timely way and outshone the previous. The food was divine. Did I mention the service? The rose water hand wash, the steaming hot towels and the tea service were fabulous! They even have a belly dancer on a midweek evening! Don't miss this trip to Morocco without the airfare!"
Dined on 8/6/2014
Dine leisurely. Lean back on the
cushions to eat a French Moroccan meal of multiple courses served in the Moroccan style. My wife is content with chicken and couscous as the main course. More venturesome, I usually try the rabbit or quail. Finish with baklava and mint tea"
Dined on 8/1/2014
It's been 20+ years since we've
been here! although it was the Newport Beach location. Everything was great, food was delicious, service was very good and enjoyed the added Belly Dancer! Music was very nice in the background which allowed easy conversation around the table. Highly recommend for a fun and different evening outM"
Dined on 7/28/2014
Wonderful authentic dinner and
amazing cultural experience, we had a great romantic night, We had the Prix-Fixe dinners for two from Groupon that started with hand washing from the bowl, followed by lentils soup, freshly baked bread, traditional Moroccan salads, Bastilla filo dough appetizer and the famous Marrakesh mixed grilled served with Moroccan couscous. The highlight of evening was belly dance accompanied by Moroccan music. The night ended with homemade Baklava and a cup of sweet mint tea."
Dined on 7/27/2014
Dinner at Marrakesh is a fun and
interesting opportunity to try some wonderfully tasty and different foods. Atmosphere takes you out of the US and to Marrakesh! Entertainment is a beautiful and talented belly dancer. Everyone should try this restaurant.... we will return! Great place for a special occasion and large group as well as a two-some. Nice and quiet, semi-private rooms."
Dined on 7/22/2014
Family of four adults enjoyed a
very nice dinner here on a Thursday night. We arrived late for our reservation, but it was no problem as we were seated immediately. Service was excellent: prompt, very polite, and attentive. Soup was very good (a tad too salty) while salads were excellent as were the entrees of lamb and filet mignon kebab along with the vegetable couscous. The only disappointment was the chicken being a bit too dry. The bread, dessert, and mint tea were also excellent. Belly dancer was entertaining. The decor was appropriate for the theme of the restaurant. Parking was ample, free, and convenient. It was a fun night for us and other than the dry chicken, we had a great time and would recommend this restaurant to others."
Dined on 7/10/2014
Took my wife there for birthday
dinner, only based on yelp reviews; wanted to try something different. We had a great time. The nice thing about their ambiance is that it can work for a date and just as well for a group outing. The service is good and the food is great, perfectly cooked kabobs (shrimp, chicken, filet). You can tell the beef is filet mignon and it's not overcooked at all. Chicken Tagine was great also. We loved the starter soup and the tasty salad. There is plenty of food and it's a very relaxing atmosphere."
Dined on 7/3/2014
If you are looking for an
authentic Moroccan dining experience - This is the place for you!"
Dined on 7/3/2014
The meal started with the waiter
washing our hands from a bowl of hot water he had brought to the table. After that the meal proceeded with several courses, all of which were quite good, particularly the rabbit."
Dined on 6/28/2014
If you like the movies like Casa
Blanca but, dread a long flight - be whisked to Morocco via Marrakesh. The restaurant will take you away to another land through the visual and auditory setting accompanied by some of the best prepared food ever and served at your pace through attentive yet not intrusive staff and the evening will be topped off by a belly dance - and perhaps a belly laugh if you try to dance as well whilst your friend and family enjoy a cup of sweet mint tea. Truly a delightful and memorable evening for a group of friends or family."
Dined on 6/28/2014
We cannot wait to go back to this
restaurant. Every dish was delectable! Everything about Marrakesh is authentic, from the rose water hand wash at the start of our meal, the beautiful wooden inlaid tables and everything else. Try the Prix Fixe meal -- you will not regret it!"
Dined on 6/25/2014
Wonderful birthday dinner, was
able to introduce my boyfriend to it and he loved it as much as I did. Great cultural experience, and weekday nights are very quiet, so we had a great romantic night, had our section to ourselves for almost our whole meal. Can't wait to go back. And our server was fantastic, very accommodating."
Dined on 6/23/2014
Great experience. My first time
having Morrocan food and it was wonderful."
Dined on 6/12/2014
The food was delicious and the
wait staff very friendly and attentive, you can tell they love being there. This is a true dining experience, you are served several courses with time between to relax and enjoy each delicious course before you. The only reason I did not give it five stars was we were seated by the belly dancer's table and her friend. They were loud and didn't understand the concept of an inside voice. The belly dancer seemed to interested in her socializing to dance and the management had to come over and tell her she needed to go out and dance. She was asked a second time to dance for a a new table that had arrived and she complained to her friend about it. Outside of that portion the entire experience was fantastic."
Dined on 6/8/2014
My boyfriend and I have been here
twice, and we've had an amazing experience each time. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is up to par, and the ambiance is top notch! I would highly recommend this place for a couple looking to try something new, or a group of people looking to have a fun evening out. They are vegetarian friendly, but also have the most amazing chicken and filet mignon skewers. We always get the prix fix meal because it come with everything from your soup and salad, to a pre course pastry, to your main course, to dessert and their Moroccan Mint Tea! Absolutely amazing! I highly recommend if you're looking to try something new or spend a fun night out with friends. You won't be disappointed! Happy Feasting! "
Dined on 6/3/2014
This was a wonderful restaurant!
We had never eaten here and we had the most enjoyable experience. The food is fabulous, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is warm, friendly and exotic. There was even a belly dancer who taught me a few moves to work off some of the food I ate. If you want to try great Moroccan food, be lavished with good service -- all in an authentic atmosphere, this is the restaurant to go to."
Dined on 5/26/2014
In the month of May alone, I have
been her 3 times--3 weeks in a row. Can you tell how much I love it?"
Dined on 5/22/2014
We loved the ambience, food,
ervice and entertainment....a great place to take your date and enjoy mid-Eastern atmosphere and belly dancing! Highly recommended!!"
Dined on 5/18/2014
This was by far the most fun I've
had in a long time! The service was fabulous as was the food. I will be coming back with all my friends and family!"
Dined on 5/16/2014
We had been to Marrakesh several
times in the past, but not for a couple years. We have always liked it, but the food the other night was even better than we remembered, the ambiance is always a lot of fun, and the service was excellent. We ended up sharing 5 different kinds of meat, and every dish was flavorful and unique. The bellydancer was nice. We've seen other restaurants hire a bellydancing school to come in which gives them a little more variety in dancers while keeping the cost down (and giving a neat experience to the dancers.) My only complaint are the seats. Having the low seats is part of the show, but with low seats, they really need to be more comfortable (not slope forward, firm cushions, etc.)"
Dined on 5/16/2014
Exotically beautiful ambience,
amazing food, great variety, and overall professional and attentive service. Thank you for making our dining experience perfect. "
Dined on 5/14/2014
We chose this restaurant as we
knew little about food from Morocco. It all started when we placed our drink order; I thought Pinot Noir, but our knowledgeable server asked if we'd like to try wines from his country;"No" but thought we'd like to try. This was a good decision; the wine was superb! Former French colonies in North Africa produced a lot of wine for the "home" market! Getting to the meal, it is obvious that utensils are not the norm here, but the restaurant makes accommodations; we were given a fork. The vegetables soup was outstanding, the 3 brochettes were both flavorful and extremely tender; the couscous was surprisingly good and the baclava and mint tea were a perfect close to this surprisingly good meal. We shall return. "
Dined on 5/14/2014
I've been coming for years and
enjoy it as much now as I did the first time. The food is delicious and healthy, what more can you ask? I'm particularly fond of the Bastilla, vegetable salad, soup, bread and lamb. I just enjoy it all. Belly dancing is fun too."
Dined on 5/12/2014
We had a blast and the food was
great. Very accommodating to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Belly dancers were a nice touch."
Dined on 5/9/2014
We arrived and were seated within
minutes. The decor was very cool- low light, tapestries, low cushioned chairs, couches with pillows, artwork, authentic music. The servers were very friendly- I think it was supposed to be slow paced, and we were not in a hurry. The food was delicious! The soup was awesome...no spoons though, you drink it right out of the bowl! The three salads and bread were very tasty. We had the shrimp, chicken, and filet mignon over cous cous and it was to die for! The belly dancer was great! Very personable, without making you feel weird. Will definitely return! "
Dined on 5/4/2014
We had one of the Prix Fixe feast
dinner and everything was great. Had a very good Moroccan red to accompany. Only possible complaint was that with several different servers (at least 4) they forgot our bread until we asked for it."
Dined on 5/4/2014
The food was very nice. However,
even though we had a groupon, I thought it was very expensive for the amount of food you received. "
Dined on 5/4/2014
Quail was dry. Should be juicy.
Felt i was rushed by second waiter. Appetizer not good at all except eggplant was good"
Dined on 4/18/2014
We love this restaraunt! It truly
is easy to schedule reservations. It is a hidden gem in Costa Mesa."
Dined on 4/18/2014
This restaurant just seemed tired.
The food was not as diverse as I remember. There was only one belly dancer who just made some twists. Food seemed reduced to just a few uneventful courses or variety. Nothing noteworthy. Would not go there again. One plus was that they did not rush us."
Dined on 4/11/2014
I had not been to Marrakesh in
about 18 years. I Celebrated my birthday with my family and we had a wonderful time. The atmosphere is entertaining, the food was better than I remembered, and the service was good. Highly recommend it for a fun, group dinner."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Best Moroccan food in Southern
California. It is one of my top 5 Favorite restaurants."
Dined on 4/5/2014
The service was great, the food
was outstanding, good atmosphere. The service people that have been with the restaurant for years are truly wonderful. The newer people have not learned the little touches the previous people know... ( the trick of pouring the tea into the glass three feet above the table) The bathrooms could use an updating as well as some of the dining areas. At a cost of over $50.00 p/person, the service and food great, It would be difficult to visit more than 1 or 2 in a decade or to have a business meeting. It is a unique dining experience"
Dined on 3/23/2014
We went on a Saturday night. I
found a groupon. I asked the waiter if a groupon could be used this evening even though it said Monday through Thursday. The waiter agreed that he could do that. The staff was so unfriendly and rushed, and understaffed. It was hard to get them to refill our tea. Half way through the meal, the other family bought the groupon and showed the waiter. He said he would not take it and that it was only for me! Why would you let one person use it and not the other??? the manager was so rude! So then I felt bad cause it was my idea and the couple had to pay for their regular priced meal and a groupon where they would never want to come back to this restaurant! very frustrating! the food amount was very small too."
Dined on 3/22/2014
I wanted to find something
different to surprise my girlfriend. I have eaten Moroccan food before but was pretty sure she had not. The Marrakesh was a very nice surprise. We were very warmly welcomed and seated in a quiet, cozy area of the restaurant. I believe it was the owner who came by several times to check on us and make sure everything was going well. The atmosphere was inviting as were the service people. All in all a very special night. I would certainly go again."
Dined on 3/13/2014
I wanted to give my 14 year old
daughter a new experience and she sure got one! From the ambiance, to the belly dancer to washing her hands with rosewater while sitting at the table was a real experience. We enjoyed the 5 course meal(more than we could finish) and the service was excellent!"
Dined on 3/8/2014
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