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Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Healthy and flavourful, halal Moroccan cuisine, aromatic spices. Vegan and gluten free options. We offer BC and international wines, beers on tap, cocktails. Freshly squeezed juices, Kombucha on tap, Moroccan Tea, Turkish coffee, homemade lemonade.
Moroccan cuisine is a delicious combination of mouthwatering flavors that make it unique. Moroccan food is incredibly diverse, thanks to the countrys interaction with other cultures and nations over the centuries. Influenced by Berbers, Arabs, Andalusian, Mediterranean and especially French.
We use traditional Moroccan Tagines for cooking, where the convection produced by the design of the pot cooks everything perfectly. The dish is naturally and continuously basted - ingredients are moist and the meat buttery.
No Fat, No Oils. All our meat is halal and hormone- and antibiotic-free. We have lots of vegan and pescatarian options.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Mimo was very inviting and a great host. We got to try the soup, the harissa with fresh bread, lamb tagine and beef tagine with couscous, and the date cookies at the end. Every item was exceptional and had a lot of flavour. Mimo really takes care of his guests and has a passion for Moroccan food. Great place, will visit again.
The owner, Mimo, is such a sweetheart and always so helpful in feeding us and helping us choose the best dishes. We had such wonderful times every time we are here. The restaurant is in an interesting area (right next to Save on Meats on Hastings Street) - however, the cozy interior of the restaurant made up for the neigbourhood. The food feels elevated and homemade at the same time. I love coming here because it feels like going to a friend's place where your friend cooks for you and knows what you like and treat you.
Great customer service, owner welcomes you from the door. Explain every dish so its easier to choose from menu. Food really aromatic and fresh. Me and my husband really enjoy our time there and our meals.
Best experience I've ever had in Vancouver restaurant! Food, atmosphere, value, drinks, service, cleanliness, hospitality.... Perfect!
This place was a literal diamond in the rough. The host, servers and chefs we're all world-class. I got served the best rendition of a whiskey sour I have ever had. We ordered the beet salad and the carrot salad and both were very tasty. I especially loved the combination of their spices with the oranges, onions, beets and mint. We had the rack of lamb and it was cooked perfectly to a medium rare and was very delicious. We will definitely be going back!!
This is my 6th visit and I always like the ambience of the place. Also our requests were taken seriously and the server was very attentive.
That is great to hear, we appreciate that you are our regular guest and looking forward to host you next time as well Mimo Moltaqa
Great experience, food was excellent. Highly recommend a visit.
Nice to meet you Bezani, pleasure to host you guys. Looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Great food and service.
See you soon
Thank you for dining with us Robert and for the great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Food was incredible. The owner was very personable and really made our visit memorable! He provided lots of insight and background into the food and really made this a great time for our group.
Thank you for dining with us and for the great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Took my partner here for his birthday and had a great evening! The owner is very passionate about the restaurant and explained the dishes. Great food, we loved the starter sampler!
Thank you for dining with us and for the great feedback. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Very good food and place super comfy. Service excellent!
Thank you for dining with us and for the great feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Beyond expectation! Amazing service and delicious food!
Thank you for visiting us and for the great feedback. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
This restaurant was amazing! Authentic food, great atmosphere, the owner was very personable. Quality ingredients. Simply delicious. We tried lots of dishes and loved all of them. The owner is also the chef so be sure to ask what specials they have or for his personal recommendations. Lots of variety in the choices so even if you are a vegetarian or gluten free, you will not have a problem finding options. Can’t wait to go back and bring friends and family.
Thank you for visiting us and for the great feedback. Nice to meet you. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa
Awesome dining experience. We will definitely be back!
Thank You Romeo. We are happy to hear that and are looking forward to host you again. Mimo
Loved the atmosphere, warmth, and lively ambiance. Couscous ... mushy, but flavourful.
Thank you Melissa, We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
Overall, a very disappointing dining experience. The service was spotty and confusing as we had four different people delivering wine, water, food, cutlery and plates and when we asked questions about the food, none of the servers seemed familiar with the menu. The beans in the white bean stew were not cooked and instead of sending us another dish that was properly cooked, they just sent us another lentil dish which we had already ordered. They were out of their Kombucha on tap and they were out of the white wine we ordered. Another bottle of wine was brought to our table, but it was $40 more. Shouldn’t a bottle similar in price have been brought to us instead? I ordered the carrot lemon salad and it was just a bunch of cold, barely blanched cut up carrots in a bowl, no hint of lemon or spices. We also felt rushed out as we were told “people are waiting for your table”. This was never communicated to us when we arrived and it felt very rude. With so many amazing restaurants in Vancouver to choose from with excellent food and service, won’t definitely won’t be returning to this one.
Thank you for your feedback. This is from time before closing for pandemic and it does not reflect our standard. We were short staffed due social distancing of our staff and admit, experience wasn't the best that night. Our apologies . We closed few days after, to protect our staff and customers. Now we are re-opened. Hope you are well and that we will have chance to serve you again.
The ambiance and the food is actually pretty good but the service is arguably the worst I’ve seen in a long time. Dishes come out way late, there’s no table settings, you have to ask for new plates practically clear the dishes yourself, and it’s all because the leader ship is just that poor. People are not adequately trained and the manager either needs to learn how to manage or be replaced.
Thank you for your feedback Sam. This is from days before closing for pandemic and it does not reflect our standard. We were short staffed due social distancing of our staff . We closed few days after, to protect our staff and customers. Now we are re-opened. Apologies for service experience, hope you are well and hope that we will have chance to serve you again.
This is not my first time and will not be my last time. I love bringing new people to the experience of this restaurant with the quality of aromatic spices coming up from tagine to the delcious taste of Turkish coffee to the sweets of the moracan cookies.
Thank you for your feedback Sandra, we hope you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
Food was generally good but came slow. Fun cool atmosphere with the bell dancer (Sat night). Wanted to love it but didn’t quite. Will go again though if in area.
Thank you for dining with us. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
Cool experience with live entertainment (Belly dancer)
Thank you for dining with us and your feedback. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
Was a birthday celebration, went looking for a unique experience, great atmosphere, genuine friendly staff, very thoughtful really enjoyed everything we ate
Good food and good service. Must try for something different!
Thank you for dining with us and great feedback . We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
What a gem! Loved our tagines and enjoyed the ambience and friendly service. Definite do-again!
Thank you for dining with us and your feedback . We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.
Loved the food and ambience! Unique experience and my partner and I really enjoyed, thanks for making our evening wonderful.
It’s such a cool restaurant with a belly dancer and authentic Moroccan cuisines. We like it very much!
Belly dancer was a great added touch!
Great meal, service and ambiance. We will definitely come again. Staff are very knowledgeable, personable and friendly. A lot of restaurants in Vancouver should take a page out of Moltaqa's playbook.
Wow! What more can I say about this place. From the moment that my party and I walked in Mimo and his team took care of us. The hospitality that his team and him showed us made us feel like we were in his house. The food was amazing and BC wines too! Our group was 12 people and he served us family style and not one person left hungry. The stories about the dish, the attention to detail they put in preparing and cooking, the spices the use, the music was energetic, and to top it off Mimo cooked it all! This place lives up to the Moroccan name. I would highly recommend this place and take the time to get to know the team as they all know what they are doing! They even have a live belly dancer on Thurs - Sat.
The food recos by the staff were much appreciated! I felt that the staff enjoyed what they do, a refreshing change in lotus land
The food was good, not great. We felt that the tagine could be a bit more flavourful. The eggplant appetizer was tasty but it was too cold...felt like it had been stored in the refrigerator. It would taste much better at room temp. Our waitress was lovely but there was a mix up with our food order and one of our group didn't get served until 25 minutes after the rest of us. I think perhaps they need additional staff.
Fabulous food, great waiter.
Fantastic aromas followed by amazing food
Excellent Service & good food. A great place for groups.
We were there for New Years dinner. It was not the best time to try a new restaurant. They did not have a full house but previous diners had not left and we had to stand and wait at the door for about one half hour. They gave us a free drink while we waited. There was a few seats at the bar that were not offered. Our waitress was lovely but inexperienced. We gave her a decent tip anyway. The food was nothing special. The starter was a salad, followed by another salad and then a small lamb sausage on an unknown vegetable. The main was in our case a lamp shank. I did not eat this and went straight to dessert. The desserts were fine. We left immediately after because we did not want to get caught in traffic with other drivers who may have been drinking. The entertainer was a very good belly dancer who gave the diners a chance to dance with her. She was a winner.
The food was good and varied with lots of different flavours. My only negative comment would be that I found several of the dishes to be overly salty. The host was great, took good care of us. I would recommend the restaurant to friends.
We had a group of 18 people, my entire family and friends enjoyed there experience. The food was delicious and the presentation was great.
We tried the Lamb shank, several different types of fish, chicken, and the vegetarian Tagine, everyone enjoyed the taste of their meal.
Excellent, fresh ingredients, prepared with great spices for real Moroccan flavors. This is one of out favorite restaurants and we dine here whenever we are back in town and, as always, Mimo was a gracious host. Bellydance performance by Lana added to the authentic experience. We really like the lentil stew and the tajine dishes, which is a closed pot that allows the flavors to to simmer slowly and fully develop. On this occasion we had the fresh fish and the vegetable tajines, both excellent. On previous visits we had the chicken and lamb tajines and these were also excellent.
Poor service —average food
We really enjoyed this restaurant for its great food, wonderful friendly service and lovely atmosphere
Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 696-4055.
Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.
Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.moltaqarestaurant.ca/store/gift-cards/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.