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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.
San Francisco, CA 94121
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature belly dancing nightly except on Mondays. Weekdays shows are around 8:00pm. Weekends shows are 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
We will cater for your special event. Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate among others.
There is ample street parking nearby.
2 clement, 38 Geary and 1 California.
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
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
El Mansour Ratings and Reviews
Came to El Mansour with a group of 9 adults, a toddler and a newborn. The waitstaff was excellent! Attentive and friendly, they don't have a kids menu, but it's family style so plenty for the toddler to eat, plus they bought out extra special food just for her. The belly-dancer adds a wonderful dose of entertainment and truly sets the ambiance! When it came to the bill, we had a combinations of credit cards and cash, and the waitstaff split everything up with no issues. I always get anxiety when you have that many adults and different forms of payment, but the staff didn't blink an eye and made everything work out. The food is tasty and plentiful. Be sure to bring dollar bills for the belly-dancer!
The last time I had been to this restaurant, I had left with an image of a lavish, royal and taste bud exploding experience. When I decided to take my girlfriend a couple of weeks ago, I realized things might have changed or I might have blown it up in my head. I was wrong. Dead wrong. Everything was perfect. Beginning to end. Once you enter through those restaurant doors, you enter a Morroccan palace where you're treated like Morrocan royalty, fed until you burst.
We went to El Mansour to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was empty when our group of five arrived at 7pm on a weeknight, but several groups arrived at the same time, including a group of 11. The waiter was charming but a lot of time passed between each course. The food was wonderful and plentiful, and it is not a cuisine you want to rush through, but slower than we would have liked. Other than that, no complaints. They easily accommodated the vegetarian in our group and everyone was very satisfied with their entrees. We were there one of the two nights a week when the belly dancer performs, and she was excellent. It was a great way to celebrate a birthday. The dessert tray included a chocolate-filled pastry with a candle. Nice!
The combination of everything made for a memorable and fun experience worth repeating. The servers were kind and accommodating. The food was tasty though the delivery from course to course seemed rushed (better than taking too long I suppose!). The belly dancer was the icing on the cake - good at working the crowd and easy on the eyes.
This is a kool spot for a romantic dinner, group event or just try something new. The ambiance is super kool. The walls and ceilings are covered in Moroccan inspired material. You'll actually feel like your eating in a desert oasis. There's also a belly dancer! You are also encouraged to eat with your hands, but have the option to eat with silverware. Finally, what's really important. The food I'd YUMMY !
We had not even finished our salad course when my wife turned to me and said, "We are so coming back here!" And the belly dancing had not even begun.
The carrot salad was excellent, the basta pastry was hot, crispy and delicious.
We both had sea bass tagine - gently spicy with tomatoes and grapes.
Several vegetarian options, and the service was quick and attentive.
Two groups were celebrating birthdays - one group had several 8 or 10 year old girls who took a lesson with the belly dancer.
It was an excellent dinner and a very relaxing evening!
Apart from actually being in Morocco everything was truly authentic .
The server greeted us with a smile that instantly made me feel very welcomed.
There was a wonderful feeling in the atmosphere as if being in the home of a beloved friend.
Our server was so relaxed yet professional that his timing on everything , including his attention to detail, was brilliant. He cared for each and every one of us, his patrons. We truly felt loved and very special by this wonderful person.
The food was so perfect in every way, appearance , auroma , texture and flavor, that there is nowhere else in the city of San Francisco to rival it. I believe that someone , somewhere has to be the best and this restaurant , El Mansour , is it !!
This restaurant was recommended by a SF City College student, who was born in Morocco. She said that it was a unique experience, and that was an understatement. The El Mansour is very well hidden, a block off Geary, in the Richmond District. We entered the simple door and came into a Moroccan sultans tent. Imagine coming in out of the cold fog, on quiet residential street into a scene out of Lawrence of Arabia. The decoration, music, server and belly dancing all created the illusion. The food was authentic, good and plentiful. Early on a Tuesday night, we were the only patrons, so the belly dancer performed only for us. We felt like rahonored guests or perhaps characters in Arabian Nights. It was a unique and delightful evening.
Behi, Behi barcha ou malla jaww,
el Mansour a7san mat3am Maghrebi fi-San Francisco!
Marc and Dol.
(Very very good, and what fun!)
(el-Mansour is the best Moroccan restaurant in SF. It is reasonably priced considering the outstanding food, service, and atmosphere.
Very friendly staff that clearly works very hard!
I definitely enjoyed this restaurant! Very vibrant colors and warm feel to the room. It makes you feel like you are inside of a tent and I was about ready for a camel to walk right through the restaurant. The service was amazing with a friendly staff and live talented entertainment! I would definitely return and suggest this spot to everyone looking for a great place to dine is San Fransisco!
My go to Morrocan restaurant. Enough said! From the moment you walk in you are transported to another land of genies and silk and velvet cushions and magic carpets. Best place to go for couscous and tagines, birthday celebration, family dinner, and the most beautiful belly dancer. One of my favorite places!
The ambience at El Mansour is great especially when there is a live belly dancer performer. However,the food is just ok and nothing too small. My entree was served lukewarm as though it had been sitting on the counter for a while. I would go back for the show but not the food.
This is the best and most traditional Moroccan restaurant in SF by far!!!If you want the food to transport you back to Morocco, this is the place!Great authentic flavors, everything was delicious!!!Great service and fun belly dancing.El Mansour should be on every ones list!!!Enjoy!!!!!
I wrote in open table that I wanted the guest to get opportunity to try the belly dance and I don't think they read my notation of that request... So my group was disappointed that they didn't get a chance to experience the belly dance .. Dancer didn't seem engaging w the crowd. Very difficult to determine who h night is the more interactive dancer...
Went with another couple for Valentines Day. The food was really good and the staff was very nice. The real downer was that it was way way too bright in the dining room. What could have been a romantic and lavish ambiance with low lighting felt a little "circus-like" instead. I wouldn't be opposed to returning but wouldn't go out of my way either.
If you haven't been to El Mansour, you miss out this GEM.
It was birthday party for my boyfriend. We were party of 4.
The server Sofyan (I think that's how it spelled) is great and friendly & down to earth, not overly friendly. The food was great, which I could taste it was prepared for long time as the meat was seasoned to the bone, whether it was the chicken or lamb. My boyfriend was not big for lamb but the chicken was really tasty. Of course all food are unique because it's Moroccan cuisine. Even the tea was different & taste great too.
The only downside, we were kinda being rush & finally had to leave after 1 dance performance. Other guests are waiting they told us & yes they were crowded in the next area. It was Saturday night.
I'm always looking for a restaurant with delicious food and not a noisy atmosphere for a big group celebrating a birthday. We had a group of 11 and, unlike most restaurants, we could actually hear each other talk in our corner, pillowed, comfortable booth. The food was delicious and the belly-dancer entertainment was interesting and not intrusive.
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