A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon to Marrakech Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Moroccan fare at dinner.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Moroccan fare at lunch.
Marrakech Cafe centers its freshly prepared Moroccan fare on the family recipes taught to owners Amine and Nouri Kamal as children. Slices of signature handmade bread, often used as a utensil in Moroccan cuisine, renders one’s collection of ziplocked sporks obsolete, allowing diners to deftly sop up the house-made sauce drizzled over the dinner menu’s braised lamb shank ($15.95). Spiraling skewers sail past plates laden with traditional vegetarian and meat-centric couscous dishes ($10.95+), spearing seven types of kebab that host cuts of grilled lamb, beef, or shrimp ($9.95+).
The lunch menu brims with authentic Moroccan sandwiches such as the kafta with ground beef, tomatoes, and eggplant sauce ($6.95), which make mouthwatering respites from business meetings or executive-level thumb wars. Goblets of Moroccan mint tea ($1.95) and wedges of key lime pie ($4.95) refresh postnosh palates.
At Marrakech Cafe, chefs grill kebabs marinated and seasoned with Moroccan spices, oven-roast cornish hens with olives and capers, and crown saffron rice with vegetables and halal meats. The aroma of beef tagine cooked with sweet prunes and apricots wafts throughout the dining area, tempting diners to order second helpings or to capture the scents in jars for later whiffs. Patrons dig into fluffy servings of couscous topped with vegetables, lamb, and chicken or sautéed mussels while clinking glasses of refreshing Moroccan mint tea.