Hours & Location
Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant Gastown
Open for dinner at 5pm
Please book ahead on Open Table
Wednesday-Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm last seating, open late.
Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm-11:45pm
Our wine list focuses on BC and Mediterranean wines. Pairings are done to complement our flavourful spices. Our cocktails bring together Moroccan tradition with contemporary touches. Our traditional Moroccan tea, served in a silver teapot, is a must-try, either before, during, or after dinner. Turkish coffee is very popular as well. Juices are homemade, using fresh fruits and vegetables. All prices are exclusive of taxes.
Moroccan CocktailsFlavours of Morocco as refreshing cocktails
Casablanca spice Mulled wine
6 oz of Full body BC wine infused with dates and spices warmed up.
Moroccan spiced sangria
5 oz spiced red wine, orange , figs, pomegranate juices
Kir Royal Marrakech
Cardamom infused Chambord, sparkling wine 5 oz.
Moroccan Bourbon Sour
Forester Bourbon (1.5 oz.) infused with Moroccan spices, fresh lemon, egg white, and Moroccan white cherries.
Saffron Lemon Drop Martini
Saffron infused vodka in a lemon drop martini. (2 oz.)
Wine RedBottles are 750 ml
ZENATTA SYROCCO - ALAIN GRAILLOT SYROCCO, MOROCCO
Deep ruby colour with an expressive nose, excellent balance and complex aromatics. Plenty of ripe purple black fruits and dried red cherry followed by hints of sandalwood, herbs, and spice. The finish is dry, long, and similar to classic Syrah. great with Merguez, Rack of lamb, lentils
$55 per Bottle
$12.50 per 5 gl
Time Merlot 2018, VQA, Okanagan, BC
Robust with classic aromas of plum, cherry, and blueberry. Lush and rich with a lengthy finish. Firm yet approachable tannins make this an age-worthy wine.
$49 per btl
$11 per gls
COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES VISAN - COMMANDERIE DE BONPAS BIO8 Organic 2018
Grenache / Shiraz Intense garnet red in colour and lovely brilliance. On the nose, aromas of ripe red berries ranging from wild cherry to strawberry coulis, underscored by a hint of spices. On the palate, it starts off bold and powerful, supported by pleasing minerality and notes of cinnamon and white pepper, ending on a long, complex finish.Great with duck or rack of lamb lemon lamb shank, lentils
$55 per BTL
$12.50 per 5 oz Gl
Black Sage Cabernet Franc BC VQA 2018
Big jammy plum, blueberry, smooth vanilla and a hint of smokiness on the nose. The palate has similar flavours of rich ripe fruit and spices with pleasant smoky vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and the finish is long with the flavours lingering long after the last sip. Pairs with eggplant stew, vegetable pastilla.
$57 per Btl
$12.50 per 5 oz glass
Carnivor Zinfandel California 2016
Berry fruit and hints of chocolate and vanilla combine to be a hearty drop of red wine. Pairst with beef prune tagine, goat, lamb shank tagine.
$45 per BTL
$10.50 per 5 oz Glass
CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA - MAZZEI SER LAPO Tuscany , Italy 2015
Sangiovese Blend. Ripe bouquet with forest fruit, ginger spice and delicate floral notes. Full and densely textured with mature and cedary black fruit note. Pairs well with beef tagine, lamb shank with apricots, lentil stew
$11 per gls
DON DAVID MALBEC Reserva Argentina 2018
Great with vegetarian plater, lemon beef and lemon lamb
$10 per gl 5 oz
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos De L'oratoire A.C-Du.P. C. 2017, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Recommended. Very deep black cherry colour. Open, ripe, complex scent. Marked by blackberry and blueberry aromas with notes of heather and moss, layered with hints of spice and coffee. Very full and fatty on the palate. Intense fruit and good structure of ripe tannins. Warm, ripe finish, balanced by fresh acidity. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. Pairs well with rack of lamb, Merguez, goat, vegetable pastillas.
SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE - GEANTET PANSIOT Cote De Beaune, France 2017
Pinot Noir. From Sunny area of Beaune that gives full body wines. Dense and rich in the mouth, this wine will be enjoyed with duck or beef.
QUAILS GATE PINOT NOIR
Aromas of cherry, cocoa, raspberry, wild strawberry, lavender, dried cranberry with savoury notes of sage leaf and earthy, blackberry, leather tones. A medium bodied silk feel on the palate with balanced flavours of juicy red fruit. Pairs well with duck, eggplant, lentils
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley California
Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.Great with rack, beef, goat. restaurant market price is $200
Sterling Vineyards Merlot, 2016, Napa Valley, California
The Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot is a vivid ruby-red color in the glass with aromas of blackberry fruit, plum and ripe black cherry. The appealing bouquet leads to a mouthcoating, rich palate where additional red and black fruit flavors mingle with notes of graphite and dried spice. The viscous mouthfeel of the wine is plush and the ripe tannins are refined and polished. The Napa Valley Merlot is well-balanced and elegant, offering true varietal characteristics and a sleek, flavorful finish. Great pair with lamb shank, eggplant stew zalouk
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California sold out 10/23
Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and dark, with an abundance of blackberry, cherry and dark plum alongside nuances of lifted violet, sweet cinnamon and clove spice. There is also a beautiful savory quality exhibiting notes of leather, tobacco and earth, giving this Cabernet a classic old-world feel and elegance. Great With beef tagine, Lentils
$84 per btl
Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG Nebbiolo, Italy 2016
Nebbiolo finest variety in Italy's rolling Piedmont region. Savour aromas and flavours of plum, cherry, licorice and spice. It is dry with balanced acidity, firm tannic backbone, and lovely fruit flavours that linger on the finish. Pairs with rack of lamb.
VENETO APPASSIMENTO - MASI CAMPOFIORIN RIPASSO, 2017, Veneto, Italy
Deep ruby red colour; lifted, savory aromas of figs and spices; the palate is dry, medium-bodied with dominating flavours of dried fruit - figs, cherries, with a nice backbone of spice; medium tannins are supple and the finish is medium. Pairs well with shank, rack of lamb
Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir Oregon 2016
Nose of cranberries, cherry, rose petals, black truffle and black tea aromas that build in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, showing a soft texture. Red cherry puree, black plum, peat moss and wild blackberry preserve flavors all marvelously combine. Pairs with duck, stuffed eggplant
Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015 D.O.C.G., Italy
Extremely attractive aromas of dried fruit, prunes and sweet almonds follow through to a medium to full body, soft, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Shows depth and beauty on the finish. Pairs well with Rack of lamb , lamb shank
$95 per Bottle
Antinori Tignanello 2018 Tuscany, Italy
Supertuscan Tignanello 2018 is a deeply intense ruby red color. On the nose, it’s remarkably complex with notes of ripe red fruit, black cherries, sour cherries that merge with sweet hints of vanilla, mint anddelicate sensations of white pepper and myrtle. Its palate is rich and well balanced: supple velvety tannins are sustained by exceptional freshness that give the wine length, elegance and persistence of flavors. Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. pairs with Duck, rack of lamb, Merguez
Chronos Savignon Blanc, VQA, Okanagan, BC
Tropical, green apple, passionfruit on a nose Palate: Pineapple, apricot, zesty lime, juicy, light body, dry. Pairs well with peper sald, vegetable pastillas, Prawn tagine.
$49 per BTL
$11 per gls
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, 2017 Italy
Eefreshing green apple, peach and citrus notes. Pair with a Pastillas, Chicken tagine or fish
$47 per btl
$11 per 5 oz gl
TOKAJI FURMINT DRY - CHATEAU DERESZLA 2019 Hungary
A dry and fragrant white, this wine is made from Furmint, the same variety that yields Dereszla's Tokaji Aszu. The nose is very aromatic with a refreshing and structured palate of juicy pear, spicy apricot and lovely minerality. Pairs well with fish, fresh salads, pastillas.
$43 per 750ml btl
$9.75 per 5oz gl
Oyster Bay Savignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, New Zealand
Expect notes of expressive lime, passion fruit, kiwi fruit and fresh-cut grass. Pairs well with seafood pastilla, pickled eggplant, fish
$41 per btl
$9.75 per 5 oz gl
TINHORN CREEK - Gewurtztraminer, 2019 VQA Okanagan, BC
The nose of tropical fruit, banana, pineapple, papaya and lychee, with the next whiff showing fresh ginger and flowers. Mandarin flavours. Pairs well with spicy Harissa fish, mini eggplants.
POUILLY FUISSE - CHARTRON ET TREBUCHET CHAPELLE 2017 Burgundy, France
The saturated, enticing flavours of citrus and tropical fruit are underpinned by roasted hazelnut. The style is elegant with an enticing purity of fruit. pairs great with seafood pastilla, vegetable pastilla, eggplant dishes
CHABLIS - LAROCHE VIEILLE VOYE France 2015
Chablis Vieille Voye has a light and airy apple blossom bouquet. The palate is crisp on the entry with bright acidity, simple with a green apple and pear-tinged finish. Stuffed eggplant, fish tagine
Chronos Rosé, VQA, Okanagan, BC
Made from 100% Syrah. White pepper aroma. Dry, light fruit forward. Notes of watermelon, strawberry and raspberries. 2020 Pairs well with sampler plater, chicken pastilla.
$47 per btl
$11 per gls
PROVENCE ROSE - FABRE EN PROVENCE
Bright red fruit and juicy acidity greet you in this Côtes de Provence rosé with a thread of lime that runs through the mid-palate bringing it all together Pairs well with Merguez, roasted eggplant stew.
$49 per Btl
$10.50 per Gls
Crudo, Negroamaro, Puglia, Italy * Organic
Fresh, fruity and aromatic flavor with hints of ripe red berries, pink grapefruit and currant. Pairs well As an aperitif or with light dishes of seafood and salads
Champagne & Sparkling & Sauternes dessert wine
Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial
Pale straw in colour with a fine mousse; defined aromas of roasted nuts, rye bread toast and grapefruit; the palate is extra-dry with just-shy-of-medium body and lovely replay of flavours from the nose with a mineral note on a clean finish. Pairs with anything.
LAURENT PERRIER - Cuvee Rose Brut, N/V Champagne, France
Notes of rushed raspberry, blood orange peel, smoke and toasted almond notes set on the satiny mousse. The finish echoes subtle saffron and spice accents
PERRIER JOUET - GRAND BRUT
90 Points, Wine Spectator - "A fresh and elegant Champagne, with the delicate mousse imparting a soft creaminess to the finely knit flavors of poached apricot, toast, lemon preserves and spun honey. Smoke-tinged finish
Santa Margherita Prosecco DOCG
Prosecco Superiore DOCG is fresh, elegant, and refined. Lovely ripe fruit aromas and flavours, including hints of pineapples and apples.
SAUTERNES & BARSAC - CHATEAU ARMAJAN DES ORMES 2016
Classic Bordelais (Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle) has a rich golden hue and concentrated aromas of orange blossoms, warm peaches and honey and distinct tones of lemon grass and sweet herbs, thanks to the Sauvignon Blanc. It is opulent, bordering on unctuous, with luscious peachy-apricot, candied lemon and honey flavours. Despite its seemingly lower acidity than is typical in this wine, it is slick and persistent and a charming dessert wine to pair with crepes, cheese plate.
$44 per 375ml
Tokaji 5 putton
$72 per 375 ml
Beers & Cider333ml
2 Taps from Andina Hazy Pale ale or Lager , Powell Street, Vancouver
Peroni Pilsner, Italy
Phillips Blue Buck, Bc
Alhambra Reserva 1925, Spain
Spain- Euro Strong Lager- 6.4% ABV. Pours a clear dark golden color. Sweet, biscuity aromas with honey character and some vegetal notes. Light malt flavor with grain, subtle hops and notes of alcohol on the palate.
$7.50 per 330ml
Lonetree Dry Cider, BC
Dry apple cider
$6.85 per 330ml
33 Acres of sunshine
Strange Fellows Jongleur Wit Beer 473ml large can
soicy aromatic hazy
$8.25 per 475ml
Traditional Moroccan Fresh Mint Tea
Gunpowder green tea, boiled fresh mint, brown sugar. Please advice your server on sweetness.
Boiled traditionally with cardamon and rose water. Please specify your level of sweetness to your server-- medium sweetness is recommended.
Perrier 330 ml
Mineral water, France
$3.50 per 250 ml
Coke, sodas, Pepsi Products
Updated and cooked daily in limited quantities. All our tagines are braised in theirs own juices with lots of Moroccan spices which are imported and mixed in-house, just as our signature Ras El Hanout. Homemade Harissa sauce. Homemade semolina Moroccan bread.
vegetarian sampler platter for two-4 *vegan option*
Charge per 2-4 people , starts with mini soups besara, harirra . follows with Lentils with raisins, white bean stew with ginger, zucchini salad, tomato pepper salad, stuffed mini eggplants, carrot lemon salad, cucumber salad, and 1 Moroccan bread Charge per 2-4 people
Zalouk Eggplant pepper stew *Vegan
Traditional Moroccan fresh roasted eggplant and pepper stew.
Spicy Baked Harrisa prawns * Oceanwise
5 pcs Harissa marinated baked prawns served with salad
3 homemade lean lamb merguez
halal homemade sausages braised in harissa sauce, spicy peppers, served with salad Mild spicy
Stuffed Mini Eggplants *Vegan Option*
Walnut and red pepper stuffed mini eggplants on a bed of arugula. Dressed with pomegranate, sheep feta. Comes with one piece of Moroccan bread.
Traditional Vegetable Pastilla * ask for Vegan
Olives, peppers, carrots. Baked in pastry. Amazing flavours, highly recommended. Available
Traditional Moroocan pastry with chicken and almonds.. Pairs well with Tokaji, Poully Fuse Available
Traditional dish, made with scallops, mussels, calamari, shrimp, white fish. Pairs well with California Ste. Michelle Chardonay and Chablis. Available
Mujadara Lentil Stew *Vegan*
Traditional Moroccan lentil stew with homemade spice mix Ras-el Hanout, caramelized onions, Tfaya.
Loubia white bean stew
Warm stew made with white beans, fresh tomatoes, cilantro and garlic.
Soup & Salad *Gluten Free*
Bessara soup *Vegan*
Traditional Moroccan green pea soup. House specialty. (Contains garlic)
Classic Moroccan Harira *Vegan*
Lentil, chickpea, and tomato soup.
fresh Chermoula cucumber salad*Vegan*
Refreshing moroccan Chermoula spiced cucumber salad, virgin olive oil lemon dressing
Fresh Pepper & Tomatoes Chermoula salad*Vegan*
Freshly cut green and red peppers, tomatoes. Lemon juice, first cold pressed Middle Eastern olive oil, Moroccan spice mix. Refreshing and crispy. Goes well with a rack of lamb and pastillas.
Beet and Orange Salad*Vegan*
Roasted red beets, mint, orange zest dressing
Moroccan Roasted Carrot, Feta and Lemon Salad *feta on side for Vegan
Roasted carrots, spices, lemon, fresh cilantro.
Main course | Halal Tagines, Rack, CouscousAll our meat is halal. Morrocan tagines are cooked and served in traditional pots with conical lids. Please order a side of couscous or bread with tagine.
Cardamom Duck with Figs, Pear and Sesame Tagine
Halal, hormone-free and non-medicated duck confit, braised in duck consommé, pear, carrots, potatoes and figs. Great with Fontanafredda Barolo, Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir. Most popular tagine of 2021 *
Halal Goat Tagine with Saffron and Prunes
Young halal goat leg stew - tender. Moroccan Spices. Prunes, Plums, Pumkin . Pairs well with Black Sage Cabernet Franc BC, and Caymus Cabernet Napa valley.
Lemon & Olive Halal Chicken Tagine with Saffron
Traditional Moroccan receipe, braised in its on Juices , halal chicken leg. Carrots, potatoes
Lamb Shank with apricots
Braised halal lamb shank tagine with Moroccan spice mix Ras el Hanout. House-mixed and served with seasonal vegetables. Signature tagine. Pairs well with Hess Cabernet or Carnivor Zinfandel.
Halal Beef Kofta
Homemade lean freshly grounded halal beef, moroccan spices, braised in tagine in mildly spicy tomato sauce. Piars with Cote du Rhone
7 Vegetables couscous *vegan
Moroocan Semolina. Tradtional vegetables, turnip, zuchini, carots, cabbage , homemade Vegetable bouillon with Moroccan spices. Pairs well with St Michelle Chardonay and Quails Gate Pinot Noir
Additional 2 Lamb Merguez $9
Moroccan Rack of lamb, tableside cognac flambed
Full 8 chop Sringland rack of lamb (15-17oz.) served with roasted zucchini, potatoes, pomegranate. Medium-rare recommended. Signature dish. Serves two people. Pairs well with Côte du Rhône and Barolo.
Safran and Lemon Halal Temana Lamb shank
Outstanding Cut, front shank from Temana region, 16oz , tender, flavourful lamb shank with Saffron and Marakchi spices Pairs well with Barolo, Cote Du Rhone. Chateauneuf du pape from our list
Prawns and chickpea tagine
Light summer tagine, fresh sesonal vegetables, tomato sauce. Pairs well with Santa Marghrerita Pinot Grigio and Oyster Bay Savignon Blanc
Homemade Moroccan semolina bread
Handmade and baked in-house in small batches. Traditionally served with tagines and stews.
Harissa Hot Sauce
Homemade traditional hot sauce made with red peppers, chilli peppers and Moroccan spices.
Please notify your server about any allergies or dietary restrictions
Side Couscous with Vegetablele bouillon and chickpea
Steamed with Moroccan spices. Great with tagines to soak up the sauces. side dish for tagines.
Assortment of Baklavas
pistachio, Walnut, almond . good too share
Double Chocolate ice-cream with vanilla cherries
Chocolate icecream Vanilla white cherries
Pistachio, Almond Baklava with Vanilla icecream
Lagavulin 14 year Scotch
$16 per 1 0z
Taylor 2015 Port
$9.50 per 3 oz