Restaurant/Cafe Rapide: "Fast food cafe in Gueliz" Cafés Tip by SWFC_Fan

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  Restaurant/Cafe Rapide, Marrakech
by SWFC_Fan
  • Restaurant/Cafe Rapide, Marrakech - Marrakesh
      Restaurant/Cafe Rapide, Marrakech
    by SWFC_Fan
  • Omelette and fresh orange juice - Marrakesh
      Omelette and fresh orange juice
    by SWFC_Fan

I ate at Restaurant/Cafe Rapide at lunchtime on my first day in Marrakech during my visit to the city in February 2007.

This cafe/fast food joint is located on the crossroads of Rue de Yougoslavie and Ave Mohamed V in the Gueliz region of the city, a 5-10 minute walk north of Place du 16 Novembre. There are numerous cafes in this region of the city, offering tables outdoor on the pavement where you can soak up the sun while watching the world go by in the bustling commercial centre of the city.

The menu is in French and Arabic only, and the waiter spoke little English. I was therefore reliant upon the small amount of French that I learnt in my schooldays - and the fact that some items on the menu were obvious to identify!

From what I could decipher of the menu, the options include:

- a selection of burgers: beef, steak, egg, vegetarian: 10 - 20 Dhs;

- omelettes (mushroom, cheese, plain, chicken, vegetable): 10 - 20 Dhs;

- sandwiches (cheese, chicken, "American") and lamb and beef kebab meat with bread and French fries (10 - 30 Dhs);

There are also a selection of Moroccan tajines (Moroccan stews with meat and vegetables).

The selection of desserts include cakes, fresh fruit and ice cream.

Drinks include a variety of freshly squeezed fruit juices - orange, grapefruit, lemon - and canned soft drinks (8 - 15 Dhs).

Favorite Dish: This being my first day in Marrakech, I decided to play it safe and start off with a familiar meal. There would be plenty of time for more adventurous meals later on in my trip. I opted for:

Omelette Champignons - Cost: 20 Dhs

A large, thin mushroom omelette served with a few olives and a single piece of lettuce. It also came with a generously sized dish of fresh crusty bread and butter.

Freshly squeezed orange juice - Cost: 8 Dhs

Orange juice that is as fresh as it comes...including pips and peel! Very refreshing on a nice sunny day and even cheaper than the orange juice served from the carts in Djemaa El Fna.

Good value for money fast food in a bustling location!

Address: Rue de Yougoslavie, Gueliz
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Located on the crossroads of Rue de Yougoslavie and Ave Mohamed V in the Gueliz region of Marrakech.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Fast Food

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2007
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