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58 r. des Fruits | Choutrana III, Tunis 2036, Tunisia
00216 71863089
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had to miss the Borzgen but ........

Borzgen is a traditional couscous of the Le Kef region and prepared only in late spring. El Firma did a set menu Borzgen lunch in late May, served in a specially decorated room with hostesses wearing traditional costume. Unfortunately the ambiance was ruined by deafening background music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2014
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Pretty good experience for a Bachetorette Party.... we were a party of 10 ,,, Nice place,,, pretty cozy atmosphere... Nice selection of Tunisian wine,, Waiters were helpful...they gave us some recommendations,, for food,,, Most of the desserts werent availabe but i guess it's because we ordered it pretty late too... Good experience overall..

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Tunis, Tunisia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Borzgen is a traditional couscous of the Le Kef region and prepared only in late spring. El Firma did a set menu Borzgen lunch in late May, served in a specially decorated room with hostesses wearing traditional costume. Unfortunately the ambiance was ruined by deafening background music (anyone who has ever been to a Tunisian wedding or engagement party will... More 

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Albany, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This popular restaurant in a neighborhood rivaling some of the coastal areas for poshness is worth searching out. I find the less than thrilled reviews on Tripadvisor inexplicable. If smoke bothers you, get a reservation before 8 p.m. when the crowds start to show up. The farmhouse set in a garden is lovely as were the paintings and modernistic gas... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

First thing that hits u while entering is the smoke, very unpleasant while eating :/ the service was fair, the food was good but pricy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It had been several years since eating at El Firma and last night's return underscored my memory of it being a nice atmosphere with relatively creative dishes. Not outstanding, but more creative than Tunisian restaurants normally attempt to be with cuisine. In another country, it would not be a standout, but being in Tunis, it was worth the visit, albeit,... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

No surprise that this should be a popular place. The food was very good. Finding good meat in Tunisia can be a problem but this place can manage it. In my group we had both good lamb and good veal. The desserts were very good too. Menu looks extensive though they can't offer all dishes all the time eg the... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The restaurant is located in a wonderful garden area. The landscaping is fantastic, however, the arrival experience was very poor since no one was present at the entrance to greet or welcome the guests and offer assistance. Once seated, it took the waiter more than 10 minutes and come and hand over the menus (in a very bad shape) The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I cannot go on enough about El Firma. As far as I am concerned this is among the best restaurants in Tunis. There are so many different places to eat and hang out; during the winter there is a cozy, French shabby chic farmhouse with a fireplace. In the summer a splendid courtyard, where you feel you could be at... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This restaurant is supposed to be known for its desserts. My wife and I had a great meal with great service but desserts were sub-par at best. I would still return and recommend.

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  • Address: 58 r. des Fruits | Choutrana III, Tunis 2036, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: 00216 71863089

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