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L'Amandier Palais Faraj

#11 of 148 Restaurants in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Moroccan
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Palais Faraj, Bab Ziat | Medina de Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
05 35 63 53 56
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Marvellous view over the Medina

We found the staff well trained and friendly and the views are superb. We stayed at the hotel so we ate here a few times over ten days, including a very special birthday dinner. We ate from both the Moroccan menu and the International menu, which has a flavour of Morocco anyway. My husband eats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
JillMBishop
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We found the staff well trained and friendly and the views are superb. We stayed at the hotel so we ate here a few times over ten days, including a very special birthday dinner. We ate from both the Moroccan menu and the International menu, which has a flavour of Morocco anyway. My husband eats meat and I eat fish... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The restaurant is at the highest level but for example nobody come to us to takes care of your coat (unnecessary option for us in general but not for a restaurant that claims to be the best of Fes). We took a typical Moroccan soup (Harring) and a velvety vegetable, decent but nothing specia. What really surprised me was ordered... More 

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Scarborough, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

They had excellent food on both international and Moroccan menus. The combination of choices was high and the food was outstanding.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Book your dinner here -- you will not be disappointed. Delicious food, amazing service, what more can you ask for?!

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

OK I read the other reviews (I'm a huge fan of Tripadvisor) and decided to try it myself. I'd been to the bar at the Palais Faraj several times for tea or cocktails (and the Internet). Nice views - I think Fes is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From the start I was impressed. Excellent service... More 

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LONDON, CENTRAL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Our Riad recommended this restaurant and we decided to spend our final evening in Fes here. Briliant decision! Everything was great including the subtle, live music. Delicious food (we loved the salads), lovely wine and the dessert was amazing - very thin pastry layers, almonds, strawberries and ice cream. And we don't usually eat dessert. Special mention to Tarik our... More 

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Paris, France
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212 reviews 212 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I went for dinner with a friend at L’Amandier, expecting a unique experience of Fassi cuisine served in style. We sat at a table with a lovely view over the Medina… but quite uncomfortable ‘designer’ armchairs. We were handed the menu. Then a cheesy waiter came to our table every minute at least half a dozen times to check if... More 

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palaisfaraj, Responsable commercial at L'Amandier Palais Faraj, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comment. We are sincerely sorry to see that your experience at l’Amandier wasn't as perfect as expected. Our Chef for the Moroccan cuisine is expert in old recipes, done exactly the same way they were done centuries ago It’s one of our rules of excellence, you can check by reading the reviews of... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The view is the highlight, the rest was uninspired and disappointing. The food was bland, the service poor and overpriced. Would not recommend.

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palaisfaraj, Responsable commercial at L'Amandier Palais Faraj, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you for sharing your comment and personal advice. We are sorry to see that your experience in l'Amandier wasn't as perfect as expected. As you can see in the other 100 comments, the restaurant is appreciated by the vast majority of the clients. We hope we can welcome you another time in the future. More 

Rabat, Morocco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A great dining experience! I had the veal shank tagine Mderbel ('tagine de jarret de veau Mderbel') that was topped off with eggplant cooked in two fashions (roasted on the side and pureed). It is hands down the best tagine I have EVER had, and that's coming from an American who's spent nearly two years living and traveling in Morocco.... More 

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detroit, mich
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Our guide was taking us to restaurants which obviously paid him a commission. They were overly expensive tourist traps. Finally we went on our own to Faraj and had our best meal in Fes. The service was perfect and each entre was very good. The view of the medina is spectacular. The lesson to be learned is many of these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palais Faraj, Bab Ziat | Medina de Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Fes-Boulemane Region  >  Fes
  • Phone Number: 05 35 63 53 56

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 43
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

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