Like anyone visiting a new city or country for the first time, one may ask 'where should I go to eat and try the local food in Marrakech?' Now, many visitors and tourists will fall into the trap of simply heading into the main town square and aiming for the restaurant that labels itself as a traditional food venue. So what is traditional food? Is it historically accurate food? Is it what the Grandmas of the region cook? Or is it a tourist trap, aimed at taking as much money from your pocket as possible? The probability is if you as a tourist are being targeted with a label such as 'Traditional Food' then it most likely the later.
If we take any city around the world the same rule applies to find good, local, well-priced food and the answer is simple, look where the locals eat. Sure, online guides and tourist guides will give you a good idea of listings but often they are paid advertisements and also target at what the guide thinks tourists would like.
The most important things when looking for local food in Marrakech is to take your time, use your eyes, nose and try your utmost to mix with the locals. If you are in Marrakech, visit Nomad Marrakech and try hygiene local food. Happy eating and happy travels.