Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant

4.6
308 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Moroccan
Moltaqa is translated as a place where people meet and enjoy the whole experience.

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.

Support Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 308 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been visiting the place for quiet a while , their service is just amazing and friendly ! Their food is authentic to Moroccan food... definitely gonna visit again!

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GustavoR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This time we tried the goat and lamb so good. Also, we repeated the Lamb rack.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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vipDateNight
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from food to service was amazing for our first time dining here. We will definitely dine here again and recommend to our friends and family.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Moltaqa and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Very attentive. But the pita was soooo salty. We mentioned it to the owner and he kindly brought it bread for us. The tagine and entrees felt like they needed rice or something to go with the sauces. Not quite filling enough for us.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Moltaqa and for your feedback. Thanks for letting us know, there were few pieces that had extra salt. Tagines are traditionly eaten with Moroccan bread to soak up the sauce, there is also couscous to order. We are looking forward to host you next time.

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Sarahk
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

The experience started off amazing as the owner greeted us and was very attentive. We had 2 vegetarian eaters among 5 of us so he recommended the vegetarian plater for an appie with a side order of beef meat balls. After getting the appies the restaurant started getting busy and the owner was tending to what seemed like his friends he was having drinks with them and just seemed to forget about the rest of the restaurant. We had no other server dedicated to our table. Got there at 630 and left at 830 as we still were waiting to put in our dinner orders no one ever came around again. The food was quiet bland and lacked salt or any flavor for that matter. The meat balls were very dry and hard and just luke warm. Will definitely not being going back or recommending this place.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for dinning with us Sarah and for your feedback, appologies for letting you down. yes we were short stuffed and it slipped my attention. Regards, Mimo

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DarrylK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always fantastic. Service is great and engaging. Lovely ambience and authentic feel.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you again soon Regards Mimo

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AGON
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was an amazing experience! Form the phenomenal food to the great atmosphere everything was top notch. Highly recommend the rack of lamb, it was probably the best lamb that I've ever eaten. They flambe it in front of you which was an experience on its own. Appreciated how they installed curtains to separate the tables rather than tacky plexiglass, staff went above and beyond to give the best dining experience during the difficult covid times.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for great feedback. We are looking forward to host you again Mimo

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GustavoR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the greatest experience in morrocan food. Mimo, the owner, made everything special for the guests. He explains in detail each meal and What it the best wine to pair with your foods.
Very nice environment and the food is amazing.
It is a must place to go and enjoy the best morrocan flavors
Highly recommend: rack lamp

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great date night! The owner guided us through the menu, very friendly and informative. We will definitely go again and recommend to friends!

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Sjl1967
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decor Very authentic. Food is absolutely incredible. Loved the smell as you enter the restaurant. This is my second time there and never disappointed with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and experience was amazing! Would recommend this place so anyone who wants to travel but can’t... we were totally happy going here!

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, service, and ambiance. I made the reservation for my friend's birthday. We all shared several delicious dishes, each of which was explained to us by the knowledgable and welcoming staff. Moltaqa has quickly jumped into my top 10 list of favorite restaurants in Vancouver, I'll absolutely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere, with a very friendly owner that is committed to authentic Moroccan experience

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pegah
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Excellent service.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you Pegah, It is always a pleasure to host you Mimo

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LizA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. The chef went out out of his way to explain in detail each dish that he had lovingly made and everything tasted delicious. To walk into this absolute oasis in the midst of a difficult time in the world was perfect. Thank you so much!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you Liza, thats great to hear. Im proud of my food and happy I could share my cooking secrets Looking forward to host you next time Regards Mimo

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It’s one of my favourite places to go. Authentic and feels like a little taste of home. I love this place and recommend to everyone I know.

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It’s all great.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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vipColinE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Owner and staff were friendly and gave GREAT service. Delicious food

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us Colin and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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LWhite
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration! The food and wine was excellent and a wonderful atmosphere!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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SeanR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this Restaurant, the food was magnificent and the service was incredible. Will definitely be visiting again!!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us Sean and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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Alex
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. I would come here again in future with anyone.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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DerekT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an enjoyable experience! We read previous reviewer's experiences of great food and service and visited on their recommendations. We were not disappointed. Mimo, our server, was excellent. The atmosphere was authentic and warm. The food was absolutely delicious.
Do not be put on by the address on Hastings. It is worth the trip. We now have a new favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Looking forward to bringing more family and staff in the future.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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JoeZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First, don't be put off by the skid row location. There is parking next door to the restaurant. The Croatian owner is married to a Moroccan and was very helpful in explaining the food options and making recommendations for a comprehensive taste of Morocco. He made sure that everything worked and definitely did not try to oversell the menu. We did however over order and all four of us came away with a carton of food for another full meal at home. The Swedish waitress was very attentive and helpful. A great non rushed dining experience to help replace our covid cancelled Moroccan vacation.

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LeeH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Host gave us ideas and plenty of time

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Biro
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. I can’t wait to return. The bessara (green pea soup) was so delicious.

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AbeerM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was above and beyond what I expected, the owner was very friendly and welcoming. food was delicious and the flavors explode in your mouth will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family.

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yummybear
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a quality meal. Nice decor, ambience & unique food. Tried several dishes & everything was of quality, well prepared and very tasty. Service was superb - as it was a slow night, the owner gave us a lot of attention & took the time to explain every dish & share his passion for his food. He even brought us little samples of some dishes we were too full to try, but had expressed an interest in. Cocktails were inventive & very well made. Definitely recommended :)

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LoriR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service and atmosphere. Nice options for a variety of Moroccan dishes.

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aminel
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice périple ans good food we will ne back again ans again ;)

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loubna
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere..
great service..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipThyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipmicromywife
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owner here is an amazing guy that has a clear passion for food. It was a quieter night that evening I went due to covid and I had an amazing time as he described the time and effort he puts into every dish. The most important ingredient in every dish is love and you can tell he puts a ton into his art of cooking.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for visiting us and for a great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Regards, Mimo

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Hano
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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SaedA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best experience I've ever had in Vancouver restaurant! Food, atmosphere, value, drinks, service, cleanliness, hospitality.... Perfect!

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KCKelowna
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!!

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chloeh
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on July 10, 2020

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

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vipBezani
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, food was excellent. Highly recommend a visit.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on July 10, 2020

Nice to meet you Bezani, pleasure to host you guys. Looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa

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vipRobertB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.
See you soon

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 15, 2020

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

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VegetarianFoodie
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 15, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the great rating. We are looking forward to host you next time as well. Mimo Moltaqa

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FAQs

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 4.6 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.moltaqarestaurant.ca/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.