Cafe Toubkal: "A great place to look after your budget" Top 5 Page for this destination Local Cuisine Tip by angiebabe

Local Cuisine, Marrakesh: 78 reviews and 109 photos

  Salade Morocaine with Harira and bread
by angiebabe
  • Salade Morocaine with Harira and bread - Marrakesh
      Salade Morocaine with Harira and bread
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  • Kofta/kefta - Marrakesh
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  • Cafe Toubkal on the main square Djma Elfna - Marrakesh
      Cafe Toubkal on the main square Djma Elfna
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  • Djma Elfna at dusk from Cafe Toubkal upper floor - Marrakesh
      Djma Elfna at dusk from Cafe Toubkal upper floor
    by angiebabe

Ive been taken here a number of times with my Moroccan family connections , Ive brought friends here and I come here whenever Im in Marrakech on my own - its very popular with locals as it has good food at good prices - and its right here in the main square so its handy to all the action and yet the prices are nothing like many of the surrounding places that take opportunity of the tourists and the drawcard of the Djma Elfna.
(the famed nght stalls of the Djmaa are okay if you look for a stall that is obviously popular with the locals but when you add the cost of several individual dishes together plus let them add bread and olives which you then have to pay for then Cafe Toubkal can be an even better deal, less smokey and less noisy if youre wanting a bit of a break away from all the noise)

It might look a little rough and ready but its always been quick, clean and low priced - and the food is fine!

Favorite Dish: Salade Nicoise is great - the coffee/noss noss is great/ the tagines are great (except for the mincemeat balls /kefta tagine were not so good here...maybe less expensive fatty mince? love kefta ie grilled mince patties but not so much in a tagine unless they are better quality meat) - the Harira is a good buy - and the breakfasts which Ive had here a number of times of pancakes, orange juice, coffee are great! (about 20 dirham - £1.50 for all 3)

The thing is you can have a 3 course meal here all for only 45 dirham - £3-£4!!

JAN 2012 - just eaten here again to bring some friends who was on a budget just as much as we were! and the only chance of getting to see Marrakech before their plane after driving up from Taroudant was to park, walk through Djma and eat here at Cafe Toubkal - we got tables upstairs with views over the square - for 55 dirham she shared chicken cousous, salade morocaine, mint tea and a pastry with her 8 year old, my beau had a steak and salad and frites for 35 dirham and I had a pastilla and noss noss for 27 dirham (and his salad and frites ha ha!) still excellent place to eat!

JULY 2013 back for breakfast

Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 25, 2015
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  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Looks like a good place for watching the world go by!

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      May 25, 2015 at 8:38 PM

      boyfriends brother and wife and kids were visiting Marrakech on their way back to France so we drove down from Casa after arriving back from Turkey to have the day/evening with them - early July 2013 - and came here for breakfast before we drove over to El Jadida, Azemmour and the long awaited return to Fez and Volubilis for 2 nights before flying back to London just before i flew offf to Xian for the long stint im almost about to return to London from - phew!

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      May 26, 2015 at 4:20 AM

      So glad that I visited this restaurant in November 2013 after reading your tip.It seemed a very popular place for the local people,which is generally a good sign.Having a table on the top floor gave me a good view of all the activity in the square.

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