Once a carpet store by the famous Rahba Lakdima spice square, the Nomad Marrakech changed in 2014. Instead of rugs, this rooftop restaurant now focuses on fresh local produce. It keeps the traditional Moroccan warm colors of carpets. It merges them with minimal and chic modern style.
Romain Meniere is the interior designer who worked alongside the restaurant’s owners, Kamal Laftimi and Sebastian de Gzell. The restaurant combines harmonic geometries with colored pillows.
Modern Moroccan Cuisine
This restaurant spreads on four floors and it has two levels of terraces. As you walk up, be sure to smell the flavors coming from the kitchen. Doesn’t it smell like heaven? Or like traditional and international dishes with a Moroccan twist. How does modern Moroccan cuisine taste?
Like the Vegetarian Pastilla. It’s a Moroccan thin pastry filled with sautéed spiced market vegetables, caramelized onions, dates, and goat’s cheese. Or like the Nomad Couscous, with beef and spiced, seasonal vegetables.
The modern Moroccan cuisine of Nomad Marrakech is desserts. If you like fruit, you’ll love the orange cake with almond flour, cardamom ginger, and vanilla ice cream. If you are always up for a caffeine boost, the Moroccan Affogato is for you. It includes espresso with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg over vanilla ice cream.
The rooftop view at Nomad Marrakech
The restaurant’s signature is the rooftop above the medina and the Atlas mountains. You can stop by the restaurant for tea or for fresh juice. The tea selection includes local flavors such as Moroccan green tea and the olive leaf. If the Marrakech night is hot, you can sip this fresh juice: avocado, orange, dates, mint, and verbena.
What’s better? Perhaps adding the lentil salad. It features the goat cheese from Essaouira, right from the Moroccan coast.