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La Boya

Gebroeders Verhaegenstraat 16, Mechelen, Belgium
0485.40.92.66
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Ranked #4 of 136 restaurants in Mechelen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Superb location almost at the foot of a very tall white-limestone church tower. Very friendly and helpful staff. The best meal that we have had in Belgium, by far. Prices reasonable and they were very tolerant of our tired and somewhat cranky twin 3 1/2 year olds. Well worth a visit . We will be back if we are in... More

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Hasselt
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice place for a good meal. The food is Moroccan and honest. Very friendly waitresses that are most helpful. My only problem was the quantity: it was far too much and knowing that we waste so much food, perhaps they should do something about it. But as the waitress told me: Better too much than too little. Thank you for... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We dont' go there very often, but each time we do we agree upont the fact that this is an excellent place to enjoy something else than our traditional cuisine. The starters just prepare you for one of the tasty tajines. Good quality for a good price.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Been here quite a few times whilst on business in town. They have a nice comprehensive menu and the service is always very good. The portions are quite big.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

An excellent idea: the menu offers traditional and deliciously cooked specialities from Morocco (couscous, tagine, tapas) and a fine selection of wines and the best Belgian beers, in a cosy, warm and informal atmosphere. Sincerely recommended.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

nice down-to-earth restaurant in nice area of Mechelen. They offer excellent tapa's and tajines - one should definitively try the one tajine scampi/seafood, really excellent! Nice winecard with reasonable prices as well.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Good and not too expensive restaurants are hard to come by in Mechelen. In La Boya you can eat really good Tagines and good antipastis, it has a very nice terrace and it's very nicely decorated. The service could be improved (often you have to wait a long time to get your food) and once they had my reservation wrong... More

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Mechelen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There are two places where you can eat a great tagine in downtown Mechelen, Ronda on the Vismarkt and La Boya. Ronda is situated on a busier square, with the buzz of loads of eating places; La Boya is the only restaurant on its square and the terrace offers a nice look over one of the many old churches in... More

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Macae, RJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Was there for a lunch in a workday, in a group of 6 people. The service was really good and in a proper time. The food was really tasty. It was one of my great experiences with belgium cuisine.

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

New food for me, and interesting. Very crowded, service did not match the prices, and somewhat difficult to read the menu. Having given you the negative, it really is worth a visit. Seems to be very popular with the "locals" which is always a good sign. Do go.

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