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About 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!

1976 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Moroccan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, CLOSED Monday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
19 Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 645-8384

Website:
http://www.marrakeshdining.com/

Entertainment:
Bell Dancing Nightly

Catering:
Marrakesh Restaurant offers catering for all occasions. Choose from a complete Moroccan-style dinner or buffet service

Parking Details:
Valet Parking weekends & Holidays only

Public Transit:
Bust Stop

Executive Chef:
Latifa Bakiri

Private Party Facilities:
Let us host your next event.
Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, rehearsal, wedding party.

Private Party Contact:
Ali Rabbani: (949) 331-4100

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Marrakesh Costa Mesa Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waiter ignored us after he found out we had a groupon deal. Food was great and the atmosphere is unique. Would have been an excellent night, but for the waiter.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience every time we dine there. Tonight was no exception.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was a great experience. It felt very authentic. Food was good but not great. Ambiance and cultural experience was terrific and the price was very reasonable

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The dining experience was interesting and fun! The mood was light and the belly dancer was very good. The food was okay but not very good. It was what I expected but not as good as I wanted it to be.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Paid extra to share my “feast” none of the servings were shareable and we were all still hungry afterwards

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

You must go! the lamb is out of this world tasty great service and food will be back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went on a Thursday night for my roomate's birthday. The food and service was very good. We were disappointed the belly dancers did not perform that night though, my roomie was really looking forward to that. Should have called first to confirm if it was a dancing night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was really good, loved the theme and belly dancer. looking forward to going again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Overall service and food was ok except the chicken kebab was undercooked.. I also put a note on my reservation that I'd like special dessert or something for my husband 50th birthday but I don't think that anyone got the message..
if I ever want to eat Moroccan food again I'd try a different place

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Have a great evening out by dining at Marrakesh! Don't miss the honey lamb dish; it is the best although you can't go wrong with any of the others. The little ceremonies and of course the invitation to learn some belly dancing round the experience out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was excellent!! Belly dancer!! So much fun!!! Can't wait to go back!!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was amazing! It's served family style and you eat mostly with your hands. They have a belly dancer come out and perform for each table and she was amazing! Overall it was a great spot for a night out with some friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Marrakesh is in what must be an old warehouse that has been magical transformed into a tent village! The colors and textures of the decor match those of the excellent food that was brought to our table. The servers were attentive, polite and knowledgeable. Noise volume increased significantly when the belly dancer came out; she was not in your face but certainly good for the eyes, and very professional! Very nice evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The both wasn't conftable at all needs to be higher and the chicken ,beef,and shrimp was not fresh

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere, phenomenal experience! The staff are AMAZING! Thank you!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful birthday( or every day) spot!!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I go here for special occasions. When we have special company, we also bring them along. It is always fun, great food, and a top-notch dining experience. The belly dancers are fantastic and I'm sure don't get paid with they're worth. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Had the best time! So much fun and the food was fabulous

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I've been going to Marrakesh on and off for around 20 years now and it's always very tasty and like I remember. Lamb is king there, you gotta try it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We always enjoy their food. My daughters and I are never disappointed! Took my niece and she said" every bite is like heaven!"

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Friendly service, good value for food, entertainment and ambiance. Great for special occasion or just a night out. Will come back and recommend. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

it was good, but parking was charged, and we lived just next door.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I felt as though I was transported to a different place and culture. I loved it!!! I will be recommending to everyone that I know. The food was so very delicious!!! Everyone made us feel comfortable and very welcome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, great service. You need to try the couscous or the roasted lamb : amazing !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Beautiful belly dancer Meera. Food great. Service even better. Did NOT recognize our 38th wedding anniversary... disappointed as on reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Love the Marakesh!! Been my family's favorite dinner in Newport for years. So much fun,great food, atmosphere and super nice staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Loved this place! Service was great; they always checked up on us and made sure we were taken care of. Food was wonderful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We've been coming here for almost as long as they have been open - mostly to celebrate special occasions but sometimes just for fun. The food is delicious! I'd recommend it highly for a taste of another culture. Definitely worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Hard to destroy chicken, but they managed to overcook and make it tasteless. Moroccan ambience, although it looks like nothing has been done to it in 40 years. Awful. Don't go!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 9, 2017

It had been many years since I had been, used to eat at the original on pch as a kid in the late 70's. Seems like some of the uniqueness is gone, brighter lights , no costumes, food was mixed with poor temp and ok. Brought some friends to share the experience and was a bit let done

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

What an amazing find! The food was flavorful and the ambiance amazing. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a great time. Food was good fresh flavorful. We were there for my husband's birthday they acknowledged it to belly dancer was good.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2017

When you enter Marakesh Restaurant, you have entered into Morocco without having
to fly there!! The atmosphere, the tented ceiling, the excellent and polite staff, all add
to the ambiance of the restaurant.
Prior to eating your meal, a silver bowl and pitcher are brought to the table so your
hands can be cleaned before partaking in the meal. Utensils can be provided, but on
some items, it is nice to eat in the traditional way too.
The Traditional Feast which was ordered, was truly a feast of many servings and
they were brought out at various times, allowing you to truly enjoy each presentation.
I can hardly wait to go back and enjoy a meal there again. During the week it is quieter
and very restful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was outstanding. For the price, there could have been sides. The flavors blend perfectly. This is a better place for rowdy groups than for a couple on a date. There will be times you can't speak to your guests because the music will be turned up for the belly dancer. Don't be surprised when they bring you a basin to wash your hands in before your meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food, service, and entertainment were awesome (belly dancer). Tasty food and well worth the 2.5 hour drive for our birthday celebration.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2017

My first time here and had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful place! Everything was amazing! The service, the food and belly dancing. Highly recommend this place for a date night or fun group get together.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was good, but the service was just great. We were helped by a young man named Hisham, who helped the 10 of us, kept the hot mint tea fresh and refilled.

The thing we didn't like was the belly dancer, not a kids-friendly offering and noisy and disrupting.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I brought my fiancé here on her birthday and we had a jolly good time :) belly dancer not withstanding, the evening was enjoyed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The lamb was superb. The experience was very unique.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I always enjoy coming here. I love the food. The hostess was wonderful. The service was attentive. Everyone was having fun

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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