Les Terraces de l’Alhambra
The slick, canopied exterior of Les Terraces de l’Alhambra is fairly conspicuous by the square’s modest standards and is obviously a newer addition to the Marrakech cafes. Run by a trio of Frenchmen, Les Terraces de l’Alhambra markets itself as a fairly cosmopolitan pizza/pasta restaurant as well as an ice-cream and snack parlour.
There’s a ground floor with outside seating perfectly positioned to view the endless hustle-bustle of the Jemaa El Fna, and two floors upstairs for eating, both of which have air-conditioned interiors and outdoor terraces with expansive views. The service is suave and alongside the usual run of tajines and couscous are some more friendly pizza and pasta dishes. A traditional set menu will set you back 120dh or you can plump for a Menu Alhambra (salad, pizza/pasta, dessert) for just 95dh.
Standards can be a bit hit and miss, although mostly the dishes are above average and occasionally even excellent. They also serve breakfast until 11am; lunches and dinners are available anytime.