Marrakech Restaurant, a True Las Vegas
Justin serves Filet Mignon Shish
I cannot tell you how much I
love Marrakech Restaurant! When you come to Vegas, you just have to
get off the Strip!
For the past 27 years, Marrakech
Restaurant has provided enjoyment, exotic ambiance, and a rather
extravagant meal with festive entertainment provided by two
beautiful, professional belly dancers. This is the perfect place for
a birthday party, special occasion, a first date or just about
anything fun you want to accomplish! Don’t let the exterior of this
restaurant deter you, for the very moment you walk through the
doors, you will be transported into a foreign land…Marrakech!
Marrakech has recreated the authentic décor of the desert
wanderers. Moroccans, as they traveled the North African desert,
would put up high-ceilinged tents, light them with spectacular,
pierced, bronzed lanterns and cover the floor and walls with rich
carpets to escape the heat as they traveled. You will enjoy the same
wonderful traditions and rituals at this incomparable and unique
restaurant. Its rich tapestries that drape from the ceiling and
colorful Moroccan style wall coverings make for a warm, cozy,
romantic setting. In addition, you will relax on plush red couches
and decorative pillows that will have you sitting low to the floor,
encircling hand-crafted wooden tables. Diners will enjoy truly
outstanding authentic Moroccan cuisine as they are cradled in this
extravagantly romantic atmosphere.
At Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant,
you will no doubt enjoy a food feast at its finest! I give kudos to
the owner Tariq Ali, who has made this restaurant not only true to
its culture and traditions, but he runs his restaurant exquisitely.
Tariq is of Moroccan descent, but is a New Jersey native. Ladies, he
is quite the handsome HUNK and reason to frequent Marrakech in and
At Marrakech, you will be served a six-course
(YES, a six-course) meal. There is a set price (which is the biggest
bargain in the city) of $33.95 per person. Not only does Tariq nail
the traditions of each course, but ALL the food is out of this
world. Note that most of the courses you will enjoy by eating with
your hands, which is so much fun. No matter how dignified you may
be, you will have a ball!! (Oh come on, like you don’t eat with your
hands at home when no one is looking!) AND YES, in true Moroccan
style, your server comes to your table and pours rose water over
your hands so they will be clean for this occasion. I was served by
the outstanding Vinnie and Justin.
To begin with, you will enjoy
tender, perfectly cooked Shrimp Scampi sautéed in lemon wine and
garlic sauce. OH, how fantastic. You just scoop it up with a piece
of their homemade Moroccan Bread. YUM! Then you move onto the Sarira
Soup with lentil, rice, lemon and spices. I am not even a soup lover
and I sipped down the whole bowl. Remember, no spoons! The next
course, Marrakech Salad with hummus and vegetables, I completely
devoured. Next came the Shish Kabob, which is made up of Filet
Mignon marinated and grilled to perfection, served flaming on spears
impaled on a pineapple. I made a complete pig of myself right there
in front of everyone. Thank goodness, the gorgeous belly dancer came
out at this point of the meal, which took all eyes away from me
making a complete foodie out of myself!
There are two lovely and
talented belly dancers that come out individually during your
service. Go ahead, get up and dance with them; it’s fun. I was way
too busy eating! The main course is the Royal Cous Cous Platter
which is a succulent and soft Cornish Hen served with Cous Cous and
vegetables…to die for!
To end this already perfect feast is
my personal favorite, the Pastilla. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU EAT (and
believe me, it will be a lot) SAVE ROOM FOR THIS! It is the classic
Moroccan LIGHT AND FLAKY pastry stuffed with fruits and nuts, topped
with heaps of powdered sugar, cinnamon and served with traditional
mint tea. Watch your server pour in from up above.
scheduled sittings, so do call and make a reservation. DON’T MISS
THIS ONE! Marrakech will, without a doubt, be a highlight on your
Vegas fun list! I rate it an A+ for the food, fun, ambiance and
Marrakech Restaurant is located at 3900 Paradise
Rd. (Twain Ave. & Flamingo Rd.). For more information, call the
restaurant at 702-737-5611.
want to make a few quick restaurant reminders that are too amazing
not to shout out about again!
Mimmo Ferraro’s (just off the
Strip) is the best, most authentic Italian cuisine in the city.
Family owned and operated by owner Gino and his son Chef Mimmo is a
restaurant must. Everything is homemade, down to the actual pasta.
Everything is fantastic, fresh, consistent, and simply put, food
perfection in a comfortable, divine atmosphere. RUN to Ferraro’s.
Mimmo Ferraro’s is located at 5900 W. Flamingo Rd. For more
information, visit www.ferraroslasvegas.com, email
email@example.com or call 702-364-5300.
Carlton in Lake Las Vegas
For the most elegant complete
English Tea, with the most stellar service anywhere, with the most
beautiful view and delectable scones, tea sandwiches and deserts,
have a proper tea at the Firenze Lounge at the Ritz Carlton. You
will be spoiled and pampered by one of the best tea rooms in the
states. You will be served with the utmost of perfection by Valerie,
the elegant tea room manager. It doesn’t get better than this. What
a lovely way to celebrate any occasion or any Holiday! A+.
Furthermore, go ahead and sit out on
the verandah and order from their menu. Sit, relax, and enjoy your
favorite wine and delicious appetizers. For the juiciest Black Angus
hamburgers, beautiful tasty salads and sandwiches, the Ritz is your
best bet. You sit overlooking the most beautiful gardens, mountain
and lake views. This is a FANTABULOUS RITZY memory! If you are
lucky, you will have the beautiful and sweet Melinda serving you
here. Don’t forget to devour a luscious dessert or two!
Don’t miss out on Ted’s Montana
Grill. You will delight dining in Ted’s warm, friendly,
sophisticated, casual atmosphere. EVERY single item on the menu is
truly fantastic. HOWEVER…You simply MUST order their Great Range
Brand Bison Steaks, a meat eater’s paradise! You will not even need
a knife, the steaks are so tender and tasty. Just close your eyes
For more information, call 770-863-0041.
1. Tender Cornish Hen at Marrakech
Belly dancer Aradia
3. Pastilla the most delicious dessert ever,
served at Marrakech
4. Bravo to Mimmo Ferraro’s amazing chef
Mimmo and the handsome owner Gino
5. Beautiful server Melinda,
proud of the Ritz’s desserts
6. World famous Black Angus
Hamburger at the