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Moroccan Restaurant in OC

reality check Jun 9, 2008 10:39 AM

Is that Moroccan restaurant on PCH in Newport Beach, maybe a mile south of the PCH and the 55, still there? What's the name of it?

I am not talking about Marrakesh in Costa Mesa, which is on Newport Blvd.

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  1. sunnyand72 RE: reality check Jun 9, 2008 10:43 AM

    Can't say I've seen anything Moroccan in the vicinty you've described in the last 5 or 6 years...

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      stuartmm RE: reality check Jun 9, 2008 02:33 PM

      Matrrakesh used to be on PCH one mile on Mariners Mile a bit before Dover.
      It moved to Newport blvd.

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        cdmedici RE: stuartmm Jun 9, 2008 06:15 PM

        The OP said he was not talking about Marrakesh.

        I wonder if you are thinking of Mozambique in Laguna. It is on PCH and is African/European.

        I can't think of any other Moroccan restaurant that has ever been in Newport.

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          stuartmm RE: cdmedici Jun 10, 2008 01:00 AM

          No, they said they were not talking about the Marrakesh ON Newport ( or "in Costa Mesa" if i have to be that exact ) but as i tried to say, maybe not clearly enough, it used to be at the exact description where they though the other Moroccan rest. was.
          ie It was the previous Marrakesh rest.

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            reality check RE: stuartmm Jun 10, 2008 10:33 AM

            I am not thinking of Mozambique, that's too far from the location I mentioned. Plus it was some taco place before.

            Stuartmm, thanks for the info. Didn't realize Marrakesh had moved. I drove by Marrakesh, last week and found it strange that there would be two Morroccan restaurants within a couple miles of each other.

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              jambolaya RE: reality check Feb 7, 2009 01:20 PM

              casablanca is the name!
              It lasted few months!
              It opened few blocks from the first marrakech by one of its former managers....but went down pretty fast for unknown reasons...

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