Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant

4.7
322 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Romantic dinner $85 per person 7course

    CA$85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Romantic atmosphere of Moltaqa will transport you to evening in Marrakech. Indulge in our 7 course $85 menu (multiple choices ) great wine list.

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 322 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NK123
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

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bettyanneL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a most enjoyable time at Moltaqa; delicious food and great service. Love the ambience.

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Tagine
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous .....
Ambiance, food, music, decor and service are outstanding. It is our all time favorite restaurant. Barbara&Alex

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, feels like you’re actually in Morocco. Good food and great service.

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BeccaH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here the other night and had an outstanding time! For apples the our table got the Chicken Pastilla, the Carrot and Feta Salad, and the Lamb Sausage, and every item was fantastic. My partner and I got the traditional beef tagine, and the duck tagine, and both were outstanding! Our server (whom I believe is also the owner) was absolutely splendid and took great care of us! The ambiance is lovely, and the food is fantastic. I cannot wait to be back and I highly recommend going! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been visiting the place for quiet a while , their service is just amazing and friendly ! Their food is authentic to Moroccan food... definitely gonna visit again!

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GustavoR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This time we tried the goat and lamb so good. Also, we repeated the Lamb rack.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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vipDateNight
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service was amazing for our first time dining here. We will definitely dine here again and recommend to our friends and family.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Moltaqa and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Very attentive. But the pita was soooo salty. We mentioned it to the owner and he kindly brought it bread for us. The tagine and entrees felt like they needed rice or something to go with the sauces. Not quite filling enough for us.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Moltaqa and for your feedback. Thanks for letting us know, there were few pieces that had extra salt. Tagines are traditionly eaten with Moroccan bread to soak up the sauce, there is also couscous to order. We are looking forward to host you next time.

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Sarahk
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The experience started off amazing as the owner greeted us and was very attentive. We had 2 vegetarian eaters among 5 of us so he recommended the vegetarian plater for an appie with a side order of beef meat balls. After getting the appies the restaurant started getting busy and the owner was tending to what seemed like his friends he was having drinks with them and just seemed to forget about the rest of the restaurant. We had no other server dedicated to our table. Got there at 630 and left at 830 as we still were waiting to put in our dinner orders no one ever came around again. The food was quiet bland and lacked salt or any flavor for that matter. The meat balls were very dry and hard and just luke warm. Will definitely not being going back or recommending this place.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for dinning with us Sarah and for your feedback, appologies for letting you down. yes we were short stuffed and it slipped my attention. Regards, Mimo

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DarrylK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always fantastic. Service is great and engaging. Lovely ambience and authentic feel.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you again soon Regards Mimo

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AGON
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was an amazing experience! Form the phenomenal food to the great atmosphere everything was top notch. Highly recommend the rack of lamb, it was probably the best lamb that I've ever eaten. They flambe it in front of you which was an experience on its own. Appreciated how they installed curtains to separate the tables rather than tacky plexiglass, staff went above and beyond to give the best dining experience during the difficult covid times.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you again Mimo

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GustavoR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the greatest experience in morrocan food. Mimo, the owner, made everything special for the guests. He explains in detail each meal and What it the best wine to pair with your foods.
Very nice environment and the food is amazing.
It is a must place to go and enjoy the best morrocan flavors
Highly recommend: rack lamp

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night! The owner guided us through the menu, very friendly and informative. We will definitely go again and recommend to friends!

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Sjl1967
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor Very authentic. Food is absolutely incredible. Loved the smell as you enter the restaurant. This is my second time there and never disappointed with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was amazing! Would recommend this place so anyone who wants to travel but can’t... we were totally happy going here!

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, service, and ambiance. I made the reservation for my friend's birthday. We all shared several delicious dishes, each of which was explained to us by the knowledgable and welcoming staff. Moltaqa has quickly jumped into my top 10 list of favorite restaurants in Vancouver, I'll absolutely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere, with a very friendly owner that is committed to authentic Moroccan experience

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pegah
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Excellent service.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you Pegah, It is always a pleasure to host you Mimo

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LizA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. The chef went out out of his way to explain in detail each dish that he had lovingly made and everything tasted delicious. To walk into this absolute oasis in the midst of a difficult time in the world was perfect. Thank you so much!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you Liza, thats great to hear. Im proud of my food and happy I could share my cooking secrets Looking forward to host you next time Regards Mimo

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cultural. Great experience. Felt like we were on vacation. Honestly one of the best experiences I’ve had. Been to every restaurant in downtown if you want to experience culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It’s one of my favourite places to go. Authentic and feels like a little taste of home. I love this place and recommend to everyone I know.

Food
Ambiance
Owner.

It’s all great.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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vipColinE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner and staff were friendly and gave GREAT service. Delicious food

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us Colin and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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LWhite
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration! The food and wine was excellent and a wonderful atmosphere!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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SeanR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this Restaurant, the food was magnificent and the service was incredible. Will definitely be visiting again!!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us Sean and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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Alex
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I would come here again in future with anyone.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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DerekT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable experience! We read previous reviewer's experiences of great food and service and visited on their recommendations. We were not disappointed. Mimo, our server, was excellent. The atmosphere was authentic and warm. The food was absolutely delicious.
Do not be put on by the address on Hastings. It is worth the trip. We now have a new favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Looking forward to bringing more family and staff in the future.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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JoeZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, don't be put off by the skid row location. There is parking next door to the restaurant. The Croatian owner is married to a Moroccan and was very helpful in explaining the food options and making recommendations for a comprehensive taste of Morocco. He made sure that everything worked and definitely did not try to oversell the menu. We did however over order and all four of us came away with a carton of food for another full meal at home. The Swedish waitress was very attentive and helpful. A great non rushed dining experience to help replace our covid cancelled Moroccan vacation.

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LeeH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host gave us ideas and plenty of time

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Biro
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I can’t wait to return. The bessara (green pea soup) was so delicious.

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AbeerM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was above and beyond what I expected, the owner was very friendly and welcoming. food was delicious and the flavors explode in your mouth will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family.

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yummybear
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quality meal. Nice decor, ambience & unique food. Tried several dishes & everything was of quality, well prepared and very tasty. Service was superb - as it was a slow night, the owner gave us a lot of attention & took the time to explain every dish & share his passion for his food. He even brought us little samples of some dishes we were too full to try, but had expressed an interest in. Cocktails were inventive & very well made. Definitely recommended :)

FAQs

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. 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 322 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.