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Chez Ali, Marrakesh: 5 reviews and 6 photos

  1 of the groups that went from table to table
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Chez Ali is a vast fantasy village located in a palmgrove in the outskirts of Marrakech. They made quite a production out of this place that it actually reminded of me Disneyland.

Waiters and waitresses dressed in their own tribal costumes also work as entertainers.

The food is plenty! They serve harira (soup) roasted lamb, or mechoui, vegetable-topped couscous, fruit, pastries and mint tea.

All throughout the dinner, various folklore groups pass through the tents and tables dancing, singing and animating the evening. For sure, if you want a quiet dinner, this will not be the place.

The highlight of the evening comes at the end of your meal when everyone had to move from their tables, sit down on a wooden bench around a large corral in the center of Chez Ali. Charging horsemen in their display of old tribal power with shouts and firing of rifles as the pull their horses to a halt. Then follows the horseback acrobatics, a belly dancer and then up in the night sky Sheherazade and her prince fly to the stars on their magic carpet, as around them fireworks explode.

A bit touristy but worth it!! I went there a couple years ago and we paid I think $40 or $45/person.

Address: Sidi Youssef Ben Ali, Morocco
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: Tel: +212 (0)44 30 77 30.
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: Local
Website: http://www.ilove-marrakesh.com/chezali/index_en.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 27, 2004
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