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Dar Moha, Marrakesh

81 Rue Dar El Bacha
Morocco 44000
Tel: 212 24 38 64 00's insider take:

Since 1998, the former home of designer Pierre Balmain in the Medina has played host to what is one of Marrakesh's finest restaurants. The nouvelle Moroccan menu includes warm flaky pastilla appetizers stuffed with veggies, pigeon, fish, or meat; spiced monkfish with a compote of zucchini and tomatoes; tajines of lamb, seafood, or chicken; and couscous with vegetables from chef Mohamed Fedal's country hotel, Le Bled, just outside the city (Douar Coucou; Oasis Hassan II; 212-24-38-59-39; The 19th-century riad setting only enhances the experience, especially if you are lucky enough to nab a table in the walled garden around a mosaicked pool surrounded by banana palms. There are gnawa musicians nightly. Book well in advance for Friday and Saturday nights.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays noon to 3 pm and 7:30 to 11 pm.

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