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About El Mansour

El Mansour is a well known Moroccan restaurant that has been in business for the last 38 years. We offer traditional Moroccan food. It is very important to us to serve homemade high quality ingredients. We make our own bread, sauces and phillo dough on a daily basis.
El Mansour is more than a culinary experience, it is also a trip to Morocco. Decorated with the authentic Moroccan decors, everything was imported from Morocco indeed. We also offer entertainment from Tuesday to Sunday. At El Mansour you will be our guest for a night, you will enjoy our tasty food, great ambiance and caring service.

3119 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
32nd Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 751-2312

Website:
http://www.elmansour.com/

Entertainment:
We feature belly dancing nightly except on Mondays. Weekdays shows are around 8:00pm. Weekends shows are 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Catering:
We will cater for your special event. Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate among others.

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking nearby.

Public Transit:
2 clement, 38 Geary and 1 California.

Executive Chef:
Abou Houm

Private Party Facilities:
El mansour has been throughout the years a staple in catering for large parties. Great food, Great entertainment and ambiance make this reataurant a must to visit.

Private Party Contact:
Jack Tanverakul: (415) 794-3482

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

El Mansour Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Live Music (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
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People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Amazing authentic food, exotic environment, good Moroccan wines, great romantic or familiar place.
Five stars restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

I love this restaurant! They give you a lot of food for the price and the meals are delicious! The staff is nice and the service is relatively quick. This restaurant is definitely worth going to.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We loved this restaurant. The food was amazing - I had lamb with honey and almonds. The meat was perfectly cooked, didn't even need a knife. The service was prompt and friendly. The servers also keep things pretty fun. We were there when they had live belly dancing - A very lively and energetic atmosphere, albeit pretty noisy. Would definitely recommend to someone looking for a fun, entertaining, and delicious experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The menu was very confusing, however the food was incredibly authentic and very delicious. Belly dancing and music, the restaurant started to fill very quickly.
Low-seating, eat with your hands, traditional Moroccan traditions such as washing your hands at the table before meal, washing your hands with water and orange blossom after the meal. Recommended.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

very good moroccan food, and fun entertainment at 7:30 (really good belly dancer).
Not a good wine list, call to see you can bring a bottle.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

A fantastic find! First you are taken half way around the world, then you sit down to a wonderful experience. Fresh well prepared ingredients will have you impatient for your next visit. Not one of my friends or family were disappointed after their first visit. We live a couple hours away and have been returning for 11 years. The top notch quality, service and cleanliness have never wavered. Go! You won't be sorry.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2016

I have to say that we were somewhat disappointed with our visit to this restaurant. It was a very special occasion for us so after reading the reviews we thought that it would be the perfect place to celebrate. We sat in the restaurant for about two and half hours with just a few diners at another table. The food is not cheap but worth it for the experience. We were disappointed that we did not get to see any belly dancing that night. Our server was very pleasant and very helpful. We would like to go back another night when it is very busy to really get the Moroccan feel.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Wonderful food and extraordinary experience. Bring your friends and family!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Very nice . Soufian our host was very polite and great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Fantastic experience! Food is delicious, service is wonderful. Great place for a fun group dinner. We had a great time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Fantastic service. Beautiful decor. Accommodated our dietary restrictions. Very attentive. Belly Dancer was fun. My kids had a great time learning a few moves from her. All in all a wonderful evening!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2016

The food is as great today as it has been for over a decade. The experience is hard to match, and I love sharing this place with all my favorite people. Truly a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2016

For personal medical reasons I found the seating style uncomfortable. Therefore, I will be unable to return to this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

This restaurant has great Moroccan food, great ambiance and great entertainment. It's always so much fun to eat here! The kids love it too! They serve a wonderful multi-course meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2016

My husband and I went to El Monsour on our 2nd date when we met. It was his birthday and I decided to take him back. The place has not changed much, the ambiance is still nice and inviting and the entertainment factor is excellent. Belly dancing is so entertaining plus inviting the people in the audience is even more of a plus. I'm going to book this venue for my group go to restaurant soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

El at El Mansour is a real experience prepare to be transported to Morocco for a fun evening with great food. The decor, menu and entertainment are all unique!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2016

He was a very different experience,very friendly,good food very good service,me and my wife we enjoyed .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 28, 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in Moroccan food. The interior is decorated like a nomadic tent and you sit on low rise pillow like seats, it definitely gives you the nomadic vibe. The meals are complete including appetizer, bread, salad, soup, entree and dessert. Entree choices range from lamb, chicken, beef, rabbit or seafood. I have been a patron of this restaurant for 20 years and I never have been disappointed. The belly dance show is a nice added plus. This is great place to take out of town relatives or a date who want to try something new.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great attention to every detail. Delicious food, great theater in the presentation. Really fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Great ambiance and belly dancer, but the price point food was way too high for what we had, and the wine pours were very small.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Ambiance and service was excellent. Unfortunately the quality, taste of the food was not.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2016

The service was great and so was the entertainment. The menu is limited but tasted great and they added a special dessert tray for our anniversary. We will recommend this restaurant in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2016

Visiting family in San Francisco. Great recommendation for something different and exotic!
Loved the Belly Dancing!! Enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2016

My biggest mistake is dining at El Mansour only 4 times in ~30 years; I don't know what I've been thinking, but after dinner there Thursday with a friend, it's pretty obvious to me what I've been missing. Aside from the wonderful ambiance and attentive service, the most amazing gift was how their food has managed to be so consistently delicious each time I've been there, starting with the first time (young, starry eyed, and new to the Big City) in 1983. We had the lamb and chicken kabob dinner. While I'm a huge lamb fan - and it was really excellent - I was bowled over by how moist, mouth-watering, and succulent the chicken was. I'll never think that boneless, skinless chicken has to be "just chicken" again. Additional bonuses are incredible value for the quality and quantity of food served, nightly entertainment (bellydancing - I just wish they would set up a tip jar), and the relatively easy (especially by City standards) street parking for out-of-towners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Went to El Mansour with 10 people for my birthday, and it was a great party spot. When you walk in you are transported to a magical Moroccan world. The ambiance alone is worth the visit. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. They even have a belly dancer to entertain. All-in-all we had a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2016

My husband is from Morocco & he said it reminded him of being at grandmas during a celebration..........food is authentic & everything was perfect!! Will be back again & again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2016

I have eaten here before but for some reason I am not satisfied enough this time to ever return. Very small portion & a very large bill. Not worth it to me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Very good food somewhat different from "the usual," in taste and presentation. Excellent service. Overall enjoyable in all respects, including the dancer. Crowd was relatively small with a low noise level on an early Sunday evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Went with a group of 6 for a birthday celebration. It was cozy, fun, delicious and resonably priced for the amazing food and service. We torally go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2016

Very good cooking. Interesting ambiance. Will come again with a bigger company

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2016

Hands down, this is my favorite restaurant in the city! It's such a unique experience - one which transports away from the hustle and bustle of SF to a destination of leisure. The first time I dined here was on my 18th birthday and I am constantly drawn back years later. This is a great place to catch up with friends or for date night. The restaurant is cozy and intimate, with beautiful tapestry covering the ceiling. On certain nights at a specific time, diners are graced with the presence of a belly dancer. Please participate when she beckons you! This engagement completes the Moroccan experience - leave behind any embarrassment and you're bound to have a wonderful time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Relaxed and comfortable place, great service, warm welcome and good food. Belly dancing show was a plus, do check for its time before you head to this place. The server helped wash our hands with warm water in a traditional bucket, brought different courses at the right time and made our entire stay pleasant. Its a little on the pricier side but overall a good place to visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2016

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and she and I both loved it. There was belly dancing, great food and very friendly staff. It's not cheap but it's a worth while experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Come Hungry! You will be treated to Soup, Salad, Appetizer, Entree, Dessert and Tea. The belly dancing and original Moroccan decor are a plus!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2016

The service was beyond excellent as was the food. The ambience, entertainment, and enormous amount of quality courses was a great value for the price. It was like Disneyland for adults. My new happiest place on earth. Great wine selection too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Have been here many times over the years, but am delighted each time. We are definitely foodies, and the food is of very high quality (BEST bastille!, and lamb), along w/caring, friendly service. Great value for all you get. The belly dancer manages to get people up on the floor, dancing (but only those who are game, which turns out to be a surprising number): turns into a Moroccan dance party. Comfy couches, so even little kids can relax and join in the fun: best place in the City to take a group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Overall it's was a fun experience. There were 5 of us and we ordered a lot of food. All the dishes were tasty. The belly dancing was fun to watch. Great place to go with a group of friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2015

We are already planning our next two visits to take family visiting from out of town. Not only was the service incredible, but they really knew about their cuisine, such an educated staff. We we're celebrating a romantic birthday and it was a perfect restaurant for a perfect night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 28, 2015

The food was mediocre but the bellydancing was worth the visit. Great for my daughter who was celebrating her 10th birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2015

We loved the decor, ambience, and food. My daughter especially loved the belly dancing. We were treated well and had a fun and warm experience.

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