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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Came here to celebrate my birthday and had a great time because of the belly dancing! The menu is somewhat limited and food was ok, but what made our night was the entertainment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2013

Dining here is an awesome experience complete with great, friendly service from start to finish, delicious food, and fun entertainment. We will be going back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2013

I was not expecting this place to be this wonderful! The belly dancing show made it very entertaining and a more memorable experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2013

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!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2013

I have been going for about 20 years over 100 times. Wonderful Food, Staff and Ambience. I take my Friends and Family they all Love it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2013

We were only one of two parties yet they still called in the belly dancer! Eating with fingers was interesting and the food was pretty good. Nice "adventure" dining.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2013

A great place to enjoy Moroccan food, wine and belly dancing!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2013

Wonderful ambience, plenty of well prepared food, excellent entertainment. Like an evening in Morroco!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2013

Excellent food and service. A little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. The dancers were excellent !!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2013

The food was very well prepared if somewhat standard Moroccan food. The belly dancing was the best I have seen over the years. The staff was very attentive.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 22, 2013

We had a great time at El Monsour. The food and service was very good and the atmosphere was lively. The belly dancer was also great. I would say the food was a little rushed and the bread not very tasty. Everything else was great.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2013

All 18 of us enjoyed a vibrant and fun-filled evening at El Mansour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2013

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 !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2013

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 !!

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 3, 2013

The service was extremely slow. We were there for 30 minutes until someone asked us if we wanted drinks. They definitely need more helping hands. I'm surprised there is no "Help Wanted" sign on the door.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2013

We have been eaten here 5-6 times over the last 14 years. The service is always good. The thing. that I noticed about this time was that the prices about 25% more than the last time but the quantity of the food has gone down about 25%

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Fun place, especially with group. Good food. Personable staff. - Went long ago and More fun if you eat with your hands. Service was a bit more theatrical before

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2013

Behi, Behi barcha ou malla jaww,

el Mansour a7san mat3am Maghrebi fi-San Francisco!

Y3ayychek,
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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2013

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2013

We were very surprised with the ambiance. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 24, 2013

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2013

A must do experience in SF. Fun, cozy, and surprisingly good food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2013

The food was very good, with unique flavors and spices. The service was friendly and efficient. A fun experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2013

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 6, 2013

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!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2013

The Good: Food, Service (all of them), Ambiance
The Bad: Extremely expensive, belly dancer did not have a belly. She was very pretty and looked like a fitness model, but no belly :(

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2013

We had a fantastic time on my boyfriend's birthday. Recommend the food, service, ambiance, the whole experience was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2013

Although I live in the neighborhood it had been many years since my last visit. Food excellent, service was attentive. A reminder to keep it on my short list of places to go for a unique dining/entertainment experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2013

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...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Not a bad seat in the house. Food was served promptly and tasted great. Owner even came to table to inquire about food and serve. Excellent place to go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2013

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.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2013

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2013

This place is do much fun and the food is amazing. We will go again for sure

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2013

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2013

The service was great. The food was fantastic. The price is perfect, and we loved the belly dancer. thanks for making my birthday day a smashing hit.

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