The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious hummus, lentils, and lamb taines growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Moroccan cuisine and drinks at House of Marrakesh in LoDo.
House of Marrakesh—voted Best of Denver by Westword in 2008—treats Denver denizens to a menu brimming with skillfully spiced Moroccan favorites. Roll out your mouth's red carpet for the super-sweet strut of the chicken bastilla ($9.99), which bakes egg, saffron, and almonds into a pastry, then dusts it with curiously complimentary powdered sugar and cinnamon. For something more savory and classically Moroccan, try a tagine—a slow-cooked lamb or chicken stew that's braised at low temperatures for tenderness inside a special covered clay pot—which is then brought to your table and uncovered with a magician's flourish. You can also add to the aromatic tendrils that emanate from a lamb tagine like hookah smoke by ordering it with apricot and almonds ($18.99); artichokes, green peas, olives, and lemon ($18.99); prunes and almonds ($18.99), or fresh ground-up djinni (market price—feel free to haggle). More adventurous desert diners, meanwhile, can attempt the hen mrozia ($19.99)—a cornish game hen cooked with raisins, caramelized onions, and chickpeas—or do away with silverware entirely and eat lamb couscous tfaya ($18.99) with their right hands. Herbivores and herbivoyeurs can sink cellulose shredders into a number of veggie vittles as well, such as the Bakoula ($14.99) spinach dish. And no order is complete without a little "Moroccan whiskey"—fresh mint tea served extremely sweet from a polished samovar.
As you lounge like an unemployed sultan on one of House of Marrakesh's finely adorned couches, or sip on one of the house's cocktails from a tapestry-covered table, let yourself be mesmerized by the bodily stylings of one of House of Marrakesh's belly dancers, who twist and twine their torsos every evening from 7 p.m. until closing. There is no cap on how many Groupons you may buy towards House of Marrakesh, so feel free to stock up on North African nourishment. Enjoy a chance to clap one's hands and shout, "Bring on the dancing girls!" without disrupting another board meeting, or annoying one's fellow commuters, with today's Groupon to House of Marrakesh.
5280 magazine listed House of Marrakesh as one of the Best Restaurants in Denver, and Westword ranked it Best Food and Bellies in 2008. Fifty Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and five Cityvoters give it a five-star average.
- With both booths and floor seating available, Marrakesh turns Moroccan fare into an anytime meal. Sumptuous tagines, curries, bastelas, and couscous arrive with deep, rich flavors of Moroccan home cooking that whisk you to the shores of North Africa. – 5280
- A great atmosphere where you can take your time to enjoy the food and ambiance. Highly recommended and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of food and service. – Hundor, Cityvoter
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