Best Rooftop Restaurants in Marrakech

Best Rooftop Restaurants in Marrakech

Marrakech rooftops are the oasis you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of the souks. Here you will find my top picks for a first timer in Marrakech.

You will find all the locations on the map at the end of this article – keep reading!

Before your trip

Before your trip, I’d highly recommend booking the following in advance:

Check the information below before your trip to Morocco:

Marrakech Food Tips

  • It’s highly recommended to book a food tour in Marrakech. This way, you’ll learn about spices from a local, you’ll taste Moroccan delicacies in the souks, and you will savor a traditional dinner in Jemaa el Fnaa square.
  • Good news: it’s easy to find vegetarian alternatives in all restaurants!

What to eat in Marrakech

  • Orange juice: a must-drink at Jema el-Fna square. Moroccan orange juices are world-famous for being tasty and refreshing!
  • Tajine: a Moroccan dish named after the pottery where it’s cooked in. It contains couscous and either meat, vegetables or both.
  • Pastilla: a meat pie that is usually served as a starter, but you can also find it as a dessert.
  • Harira: traditional Moroccan soup made with tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, etc… that is usually eaten after Ramadan.
  • Moroccan mint tea: you will get invited to a cup of tea every time you check-in at a hotel or shop. It’s delicious!

Top Picks for Rooftop Restaurants in Marrakech

Balcon du Cafe Glacier

The best rooftop bar for drinks in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square is Balcon du Cafe Glacier.

The sunset views are amazing, with a prime view to the Koutubia and the square.

It gets really packed for sunset, so make sure to arrive at least 2 hours before the golden hour if you want to secure a table with a view.

Cafe de France

One of my favorite sunsets in Marrakech was from Cafe de France.

Cafe de France has one of the best views over Jemaa el Fnaa square – 100% recommended!

Atay Cafe

If you’re looking for the best views in Marrakech, that doesn’t mean you cannot get out from Jemaa el Fnaa and the Koutoubia mosque area. A great example of this is Atay Cafe, a cute rooftop in the heart of the Medina – the views from up here are stunning!

Fun fact: “Atay” means “tea”.

Cafe Medina Rouge

Cafe Medina Rouge features a lovely rooftop with a view to Koutoubia mosque – it was one of my favorite picks for sunset drinks and easy bites such as tacos or sandwiches – they also offer traditional Moroccan dishes.

The view to the Koutoubia mosque is exceptional, but the terrace is quite small. Make sure to book your table in advance!

Nomad

Nomad is the most famous restaurant in Marrakech, and it’s for a reason! Nomad’s rooftop has several levels and it’s the bigger from the list, anyways you should book your table in advance.

Cafe des Epices

Cafe des Epices is one of my favorite restaurants in Marrakech, located in the Spices square.

The atmosphere is very chill and I really love their hummus and their chicken tajine – I always go for it more than once every time I visit Marrakech!

Kabana Food & Cocktails

The newest and coolest spot for sunset drinks and dinner is Kabana. It’s also the highest drinking hotspot in the Medina!

It’s highly recommended for cocktails. Plus, they have 2 chefs specialized in sushi and Mediterranean flavors – I went for the sushi and I totally loved it!

Plus, it has live music and Dj’s every weekend.

MY Kechmara

If you’re looking for great Western food while getting out of the touristy area, your place is MY Kechmara in Gueliz, the French quarter of Marrakech.

This rooftop restaurant and bar serves the best burrata in Marrakech – enjoy!

Ksar Kasbah

Ksar Kasbah is a wonderful place to stay in a much quieter area of Marrakech, not far from El Badi Palace and Saadien Tombs.

Everything is really cool at Ksar Kasbah, and so is its rooftop. 100% recommended!

Riad Marrakech by Hivernage

We stayed one night at Riad Marrakech by Hivernage so we could easily visit the Koutoubia mosque for sunrise the next day: it’s just 5 minutes away.

Turned out, it has a lovely rooftop with a view where they serve breakfast: we really enjoyed it.

Le Salama

Le Salama is one of the most famous restaurants in Marrakech. It’s touristy, and you either love it or hate it.

I loved all the decoration details, we enjoyed an impeccable service and the food was delicious, one of the best we had in Marrakech.

The belly dance show though is a bit too touristy for my particular taste, but it’s great fun for some.

You need to visit it and decide by yourself (spoiler: you won’t be disappointed by the food – it’s fabulous!).

Argana

Jemaa el Fnaa square has plenty of options when it comes to rooftop bars and restaurants. You can’t really go wrong if you’re looking for sundowners with a view!

Argana was perfect for sunset drinks – although they also serve food and it’s famous for its ice creams.

You will find it right in front of the fruit stalls.

Museum of Photography

We visited the museum of Photography in Marrakech where they have photos from the old days in Marrakech. It was really nice to see that Marrakech hasn’t changed that much, being Jema el Fnaa frequented by dancers and snake charmers like nowadays.

The biggest surprise was the rooftop upstairs, small and cozy and yet again, with a beautiful view.

Le Jardin

Le Jardin has recently renovated and now it has a rooftop. Their courtyard is lovely, full of plants and beautiful details.

Le Jardin is a very good restaurant with some of the best food I had in Marrakech – you shouldn’t miss it!

Brock the Kasbah

A bit away from the main areas, but if you happen to be nearby this rooftop I highly recommend it.

Loved everything about it: the staff is really nice, the decor details are really creative and colorful and in general, it’s a vibe. Everything we had here was delicious so we went back a few times!

It’s the only vegetarian rooftop I’ve found so far in Marrakech.

La Terrase Ben Youssef

We ended up here by chance and it turned out to be pretty cool.

Our review: great prices, nice atmosphere, amazing staff and good food… what else can you ask for? Live music! Yes, they had live music when we were having dinner here.

It was too dark to admire the views, but I’m sure they’re pretty good if you go a bit earlier!

Le Mart

There are more rooftop restaurants beyond Jemaa el-Fna and the Spices square. Not far from these locations we found Le Mart, a cute restaurants with a small, quiet rooftop.

We didn’t order food since this was a coffee stop, but it looked great!

Limoni

Even though Limoni doesn’t have a rooftop, it’s has a cool vibe and I wanted to feature it too.

It kinda feels like Italy with lemon trees in their courtyard. It’s the place to go if you’re craving pizza or pasta!

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