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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

5
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3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Business Meals (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

First time to morracan restaurant. Good was too sweet for my taste.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined 4 days ago

Really fun and interesting meal with my girlfriend for her birthday + valentines day. The food was good, the music and vibe was fun, but thought it was slightly on the pricey/expensive end. Overall really enjoyed our time though. Would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Really authentic cultural experience. Lots of food. Loved the ambience! Food very good!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s an experience to be at this restaurant. We had not been here in 25 years and it doesn’t seem like anything has been changed or updated. Other than this our very nice waiter whom we recognize from another cafe, not much else is to be complimented. We were greeted briefly and escorted to our table without a word. Hostess did not check us in and open table sent email that we didn’t honor our reservation when we actually did. Decor is interesting but shabby old. Food was ok. It is not a place I would highly recommend or return once again. The belly dancer was ok. The chairs were so uncomfortable that our legs were numb by the end of the meal!!!
Overall an average meal. I hope they take the time to update it and upgrade their meals.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my best friend to Marrakesh for her birthday using a Groupon which turned out to be an amazing deal. We got an entire pre-fixe meal, and although it included dessert, the manager sent out an additional dessert just for my friend's birthday! The food was good, the mood was cozy and authentic, and there was entertainment during our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing experience, so authentic. Would do over and over again!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Marrakesh is a fun and fantastic experience. There is an air of authenticity, from the draped ceilings to the low furniture to the delicious smells of Middle Easter spices in the air. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Rude waiter I for his name never go back there again. Its very dirty after I sat on the old couch I had itchy.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This place was great! Great Food and Big Portions! We had lots of great leftovers...

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Lots of fun

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food5
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We came for a holiday celebration and it was so great. The food was tremendous, and service was unbelievable! So happy we made this choice!!!

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was herendous. I had a table of
20 that I had reserved a month ahead to make sure that they are prepared for the occasion but as a result the service was probably and I am not exaggerating one of the worst I have seen. Note it wasn’t the servers fault as it seemed that he was serving a lot of tables but it took 30 min just to get a drink on the table .

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, cheaper than expected, very friendly service, and fun belly dancer. The seating is low (like, short chairs/couches) for an authentic feel. They were a bit stingy with the meat in the dishes (four shrimp for our table of five), and the bathrooms were pretty gross and need a major reno (-1 star). Very laid back even on a Friday evening. I'll be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place the food is very specialty Moroccan food and of course it is super super yummy even their home made bread

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

There's nothing bad to say about this restaurant or the experience. My boyfriend and I try to visit 2-3 times a year and it's always lovely. Fellas! Bring your ladies to Marrakesh Costa Mesa!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to the Studio City location for many times going back over 30 years and always enjoyed the food, service and entertainment. Since Studio City has been closed, we decided to try out Costa Mesa taking our out-of-town guests. The food was great, if not better. We loved Bastilla and Lamb with cous cous. The service was wonderful. The belly dancer was very entertaining. Our guests could not stop talking how good everything was. We loved it and will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful venue for special occasions with many guests. The private room's design and orientation is conducive to allowing guests to interact (as opposed to feeling fixed to a seat at a long table like other restaurants with private event rooms). Music was soft and great for hearing and conversation. In short, experience felt like being in the comfort of our own home (with all the benefits of a restaurant). Highly recommended overall, and especially for large parties.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everyone was very friendly. There's always someone offering to fill my cup of water and checking in. The lamb was better than the tagine chicken. The chicken kabob was juicy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waiter ignored us after he found out we had a groupon deal. Food was ok and the atmosphere is unique.... The restaurant seemed dirty though....

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 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 7, 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 21, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 19, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 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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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful birthday( or every day) spot!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 4, 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 1, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 25, 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 19, 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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