Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant

4.7
355 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Moroccan
Moltaqa is translated as a place where people meet and enjoy the whole experience.

Healthy and flavourful, halal Moroccan cuisine, aromatic spices. Vegan and gluten free options. We offer BC and international wines, beers on tap, cocktails. Freshly squeezed juices, Kombucha on tap, Moroccan Tea, Turkish coffee, homemade lemonade.

Moroccan cuisine is a delicious combination of mouthwatering flavors that make it unique. Moroccan food is incredibly diverse, thanks to the countrys interaction with other cultures and nations over the centuries. Influenced by Berbers, Arabs, Andalusian, Mediterranean and especially French.

We use traditional Moroccan Tagines for cooking, where the convection produced by the design of the pot cooks everything perfectly. The dish is naturally and continuously basted - ingredients are moist and the meat buttery.

No Fat, No Oils. All our meat is halal and hormone- and antibiotic-free. We have lots of vegan and pescatarian options.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 355 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! We had such a great evening here celebrating our anniversary, it felt like being on vacation! Decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is so unique.

The food is absolutely delicious and staff/owner services are so heart-warming. Lots of healthy options – our favorite was vegan Bessara soup and halal lamb kofta tagine. Great wine recommendations.

Definitely will come again!

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KitsilanoKid
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice 2nd experience for us over the last couple years...it's a tragedy that our inept, poorly run City Hall, allows this historic neighborhood, to be decimated to apocalyptic proportions, that look and feel like a zombie film daily...filthy streets, open drug use right at the entrance to the restaurant zero police presence-they don't seem to care anyways! After 28 years in Vancouver's Hospitality industry, I feel so sad for all of the businesses trying to make it work in this depraved, sad area of the downtown core. Aside from that I love the place!

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MikaelaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so lovely, willing to take her time describing the dishes, and very personable. The energy in the room was amazing and the decorations made you feel like you really were in Morocco. My boyfriend grew up in Morocco and he said it was the first time he has felt this close to Morocco in 11 years. The owner was so kind and generous! We will definitely be back again:)

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SoukainaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I visited Moltaqa restaurant, and YOU have to go! It’s the cutest little spot with amazing and authentic food. The service I received was fantastic and I will definitely be back again. It’s a great experience. The ambiance was very welcoming and charming. Thank you

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AngelG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing experience we will come back soon ♥

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vipElisabetta
Vancouver
70 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting flavours, I cannot tell if they are traditional but I really liked them. The waiter was great to suggest us what to order. Good portions, we had enough to get an extra lunch the day after. Beautiful ambience!

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GuyS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A super pleasing experience. The tangine dishes in particular were awesome.

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Gians
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife enjoyed the food. It was really great and well presented.

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Reena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Thanks for a lovely night! Definitely will recommend!

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MairetteN
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round really excellent. Will definitely visit again

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JenniferF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat at the bar and experienced wonderful drinks and dinner.

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Wadey91
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was good. Very tasty. Servers seemed a little inexperienced. Several times taking a single order from the table and walking away before the next order (there were 2 of us). Not checking back until nearly finished our food. Not regularly topping up water or wine. Minor things that didn't really effect the meal too much.

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Mimosa
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You must try the patillas! Delicious food, fun atmosphere and good value.

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jaywonger
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Definitely worth checking out! The lamb shank tagine was something different from most places.

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HSon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner, and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was kind and attentive, and offered some great suggestions. I have been to Morocco and this experience felt like we were there for the time of an authentic soirée. Highly recommend! We will definitely be back! I also recommend parking at the easy park above the Vancouver film school, a mere 4-5 minutes walk away.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and tasty Moroccan Cuisine with decor from that country that makes you feel like your are sitting in northwest corner of Africa while dinning.

This restaurant is an amazing oasis...
In it’s particular East Vancouver address.

Started off our evening experience with mint tea sweetened with brown sugar... My fiancé ordered a Cocktail; saffron infused vodka in a lemon drop martini 🍸

Then we ordered... VEGETARIAN SAMPLER PLATTER FOR TWO.
Lentils, white bean stew with ginger, eggplant pepper stew, tomato pepper salad, mini eggplants, carrot salad and Moroccan bread.

For an Entree with shared the : LEMON & OLIVE CHICKEN TAGINE
Halal, hormone-free and non-medicated chicken leg braised in its own juices and Moroccan spices... This was a absolutely delicious dish and lot of food.

Had a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

Such a wonderful evening...
Friendly serving staff, caring owner on site.

The love and care of this restauranteur was
self-evident in the attention to detail in the fashionable Moroccan decor, and the quality of the food served that represented his home country. he even paint the artwork on the walls.

A great find and we will definitely return...
and suggested to all our family and friends.

Thank-you for Fantastic Dinning Experience.

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Nish
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurants atmosphere is decent, however the food was not very tasty. The lamb that was served was raw and the prices were too expensive for the quality.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2021

Review refers to Valentines set menu price. Rack of lamb was perfectly cooked, pink. We are aware of that some people prefer fully cooked steak and loin. Your preference has nothing to do with the taste of our food, you have not touch it. please ask for well done, we will gladly do it.

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HarjK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was disappointing for the price point. Seating and ambience are mediocre. Staff are nice though.

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DevinR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the restaurant.. We went with the Valentines 7 course meal and it was perfect. Staff were all friendly and attentive.

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MooAra
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great owner. Good food. Nice ambiance.
Definitely try their crepe before you leave.

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DRPS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food ,totally enjoyable Family meal ,All of us had a very satisfying meal and they have a good vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience owner was so nice and food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, amazing food, quiet place, great staff

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Nico
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, very high quality meat. Excellent service

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Nate
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Mimo is a fantastic host - literally everything we could have wanted as far as service we received. Very detailed food/wine pairings recommendations, customization of one dish to meet dietary requirements, and the perfect amount of table visits. This is easily my new favourite restaurant in the city. All the dishes have such big, bold flavours and the atmosphere is fantastic. The tagines are a must, so is the rack of lamb.

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Tangerines
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every week end I go with my husband on a date and we go regularly to this Moroccan restaurant, Moltaqa, in Vancouver because of this romantic ambience. Like always it is a lot of fun. Your Tangerins.

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vipAdamW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience in a very friendly & funky atmosphere.

The food was delicious and portions plentiful, the people were very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was fun and inviting. Will definitely visit again.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Greatest atmosphere, everyone very helpful and kind.

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SafaE
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant
The foods are great
The service was amazing

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thank you Safa, Looking forward to host you next time as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The place is nice inside and the staff were very attentive, but we found the food lacking.
We started with the harira soup and shared the goat tagine and rack of lamb. The food was surprisingly bland. It was exciting to see the lamb flambed tableside, but it didn't have any flavour. The soup and tagine were both lacking spice. Overall we would not come back.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on January 24, 2021

Thanks for your feedback and dinning with us . Our food is full of flavours, most definitely not hot spicy or salty. Not for everyone, most customers love our food for a reason. Just tasted items you had - perfectly balanced with ginger finish on goat , rack of lamb well seasoned harira can use salt. sorry it was not t your your palette.

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AlvinW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful decor. Both the food and service were fantastic. My girlfriend and I had a great time.

Like most places, they're following all the COVID-19 regulations so I felt safe dining there.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thank you Alwin, looking forward to host you again. M Moltaqa

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recommend this restaurant to everyone for sure ! Ambiance, food , drink , management of Nimo everything was great !

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on January 24, 2021

Thank you for a nice rating We are looking forward to host you next time next time. Moltaqa

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NK123
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and friendly service! A perfect place for when you want to travel but can't travel.

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BarbaraL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver! Food is amazing, spices, taste, selection all amazing. And the owner and host goes out of his way to ensure that every meal we have is consistently excellent!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

very good food.
Chicken/Lamb/bread/couscous.
I will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great last minute plan for our Christmas Eve !!! First time there and we loved it ! Mimo was very kind explaining all the dishes. The goat was outstanding! We will definitely return and recommend it !

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MarionA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We asked for a private table and were gifted an intimate corner window to ourselves. Our servers were wonderful, even though it was fairly busy in ratio to the staff. The food was absolutely delicious and the manager (who I suspect was the owner) was very knowledgeable about wine pairings, and made great recommendations for the one we brought ourselves.

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CiaraB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, staff were fantastic and very professional. The owner or manager checked our table accordingly and gave his recommendations, explained what the food was and how it was made and what wine to pair. Just beautiful service. They know how to run a business 😊

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JoshL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service and food. Order the Lamb it’s amazing

FAQs

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 696-4055.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.moltaqarestaurant.ca/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.