Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rating Café Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech


Café Jardin Majorelle is located in the Majorelle Gardens in Guëliz, the modern part of Marrakech. The gardens were created in 1924 by Jacques Majorelle and is a must to see when visiting Marrakech. Here you can eat or take a cup of coffee or mint tea. Decent modern food and a great location.  

Café Majorelle - rating: BBBB (4,07 points)
  • Location: BBBBB
  • Service: BBBB
  • Interior & atmosphere: BBBB+
  • Food: BBBB-
  • Beverage: N/A
A decorative basket with delicious Moroccan bread
The Majorelle Gardens is located a 20 minute walk away from the heart of the city,  Djemaa el Fna. It is a stunning place to have a meal, in the intense and lush vegation, among tall palm trees, cactii, bamboo and ferns.

The Café Jardin Majorelle is enclosed by low buildings partly in pale colours, partly in brickwork, very informal. The furniture is simple wooden chairs and tables, no napkins, wine glasses, plates, knives or forks - very informal. Decent service, ordering your food and getting served does not take much time.

Nice presentation, with no delicious flavours of the souq
Café Jardin Majorelle is pricey compared to other similar places in Marrakech, but still comfortably cheap compared to similar dining in European cities.

I ordered chicken drumsticks and Susanne, my fellow traveler picked skewers from the menu.
First we were (as always) served a basket of Moroccan bread, deliciously fresh.

The portions at Café Jardin Majorelle was modest - I got three chicken drumsticks served with rice.

Nicely presented, and very tender, but seeing the dish, I cannot connect any interesting taste to it. The meat was not flavoured as the delicious chicken tagines or couscous, holding all the lovely spices of Morocco.

It would be easy to describe Café Jardin Majorelle as a classic tourist trap, but the truth is that I enjoyed my meal. This, in spite of it being a result of quite mediochre cooking. The Café Jardin Majorelle was a lovely place to eat, great location, relaxed and good service. But if you looking for a great meal, there are so many places you can get that authentic food at a much lower price.


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