Entertainment | Catering | Family Style Dining
Private Parties | Corporate Functions | Large Groups
Opened on March 1st 2008, Morocco's Moroccan Restaurant is a family owned operation result of a decade of training in the Restaurant industry and management, but foremost; it is the fruit of many years of dreaming and almost 2 centuries of culinary tradition.
Morocco's Restaurant was opened with the intent to share Moroccan culture through its Cuisine, arts, and world renowned hospitality, conveniently located in the hearth of the Silicon Valley, in Downtown San Jose.
The owner noticed that despite so many restaurants in the Bay Area, the personal touch and genuine care for the guest's experience are a lost art that is part of the true Moroccan Culture. Morocco's being one of the only owned and operated Moroccan Restaurant by a Moroccan Family in North America, the experience here is not about low seating, belly dancing, or eating with your hands. Rather, the focus is on an elegant, full dining experience, featuring 150 years old Family Recipes, Family style dining, and of course, an authentic and magical exotic set up, which has people always come back for more of this truly unique experience.
Our Moto: Enjoy the magic, begins in the kitchen, where ancestral cooking techniques and recipes are used to ensure amazing and consistent flavors. Then the ambiance, décor, and unique music selection, combined with the genuine service of our staff guides you through a magical experience where all your senses are delighted. Of course, as many of our guests expect it, we do offer live entertainment not only limited to belly dancers, but to numerous forms of Arts from different corners of the world.
We guarantee you a tremendous guest experience and flavors to remember what will make you become one of our regulars. And remember anything you do not like, we will always make it right for you. Just let us know how we can serve you better, and ... Enjoy the MAGIC!
Morocco is the closest nation to Europe. Situated on northern tip of Africa. Morocco's population is around 38 Million, similar in landscape and size to California. Also Morocco is a melting pot, with diverse influences from Berbers, Arabs, French, Spanish, German, and a small number of black Africans.
Moroccan history was heavily shaped by Arabic and Jewish influences. The Berbers inhabited the country by the end of the second millennium. During the fifth century, the Phoenicians came to Morocco and built ports along the Atlantic coast. Beginning first Century AD, the Jewish established presence in Morocco after being forced out of Spain and Portugal. Around 46 A.D. Morocco became part of the Roman Empire and later in the late seventh century, the Arabs conquest brought Islam to Morocco. After a long wave tribal war between the Berbers, Almoravids claimed victory. With Morocco united, the Arab Moroccans conquered Spain and remained for 800 years till late 1550, they were known as the Moors. France with a colonization eye on North Africa invaded Algeria in 1830, and in 1912 signed a treaty making Morocco a French protectorate. After World War II, Morocco regained independence from France in 1956.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation in 1777. In the beginning of the American Revolution, American merchant ships were subject to attack by the Barbary Pirates while sailing the Atlantic Ocean. At this time, American envoys tried to obtain protection from European powers, but to no avail. On December 20, 1777, Morocco's Sultan Mohammed III declared that the American merchant ships would be under the protection of the sultanate and could thus enjoy safe passage.
The Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship stands as the U.S.'s oldest non-broken friendship treaty.
Officially documented Moroccan migration to America started in the middle of the twentieth century, but there is evidence that Moroccans were present in the USA even before as part of the European exploration. The first document Moroccan immigrant case was Azemmuri, a Moroccan boat pilot from Azemmour who landed in America before Columbus.