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Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant

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285 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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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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JoostT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 15, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and place super comfy. Service excellent!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 15, 2020

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

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MohammadD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond expectation! Amazing service and delicious food!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 12, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on June 12, 2020

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

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Romeo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience. We will definitely be back!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank You Romeo. We are happy to hear that and are looking forward to host you again. Mimo

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MelissaT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, warmth, and lively ambiance. Couscous ... mushy, but flavourful.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you Melissa, We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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Dierdra
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

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.

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vipSamP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

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.

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SandraL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Sandra, we hope you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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YR67
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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vipTW41
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Cool experience with live entertainment (Belly dancer)

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and your feedback. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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DustinV
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a birthday celebration, went looking for a unique experience, great atmosphere, genuine friendly staff, very thoughtful really enjoyed everything we ate

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Dinner
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and good service. Must try for something different!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and great feedback . We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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DeeG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem! Loved our tagines and enjoyed the ambience and friendly service. Definite do-again!

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and your feedback . We hope that you are well and are looking forward to host you again.

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RoshiniS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and ambience! Unique experience and my partner and I really enjoyed, thanks for making our evening wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s such a cool restaurant with a belly dancer and authentic Moroccan cuisines. We like it very much!

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Dinner
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Belly dancer was a great added touch!

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Marmoser7
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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Kass
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AlfyFishbag
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food recos by the staff were much appreciated! I felt that the staff enjoyed what they do, a refreshing change in lotus land

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Carol
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

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vipDave
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great waiter.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 285 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.