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Al Farachah

24 , rue Iraq | Par Bab Marrakech 3eme Ruelle a Gauche Ferme Samedi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 654-480078
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Ranked #15 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Moroccan, Tapas, Vegan, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In a riad magnificent, a new cooking Moroccan but also traditional(nouvelle cuisine).Reservations from 4:30 am ferme le samedi soir
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

2 small 'faux amis': neither nouvelle cuisine in terms of portion size; very generous indeed. Nor, as seems likely from reviews & photos, remotely pricey; rather good value we thought. Thankfully not as busy as it must get in high season (so then would suggest booking) we enjoyed top class cooking of local, quality products - wine for example coming... More

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françoise b, Propriétaire at Al Farachah, responded to this review

It is very nice to you to have expressed your opinion on our restaurant, we are happy that our cooking(kitchen) pleased you, we hope to see again(to revise) you one day inch' Allah More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We selected this restaurant based on TripAdvisor comments. The food and service was incredible and whilst not a budget venue, it was vfm. As we are busting in January, ie low season, the restaurant was quiet, but the entire menu was still available and finishing with coffee and cognacs was nice.

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françoise b, Propriétaire at Al Farachah, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion(notice) in France we say better late than never, we hope to see again(to revise) you with beautiful days. More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a great two course meal at this elegant riad. We ordered the assortiment to share as a starter, which was lovely, then the pastillas of fish and prawn, which were topped with tasty prawns and accompanied by a selection of julienne vegetables. We had the sahari red wine, which we thought was the best we tasted in Morocco.

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a really good authentic moroccan restuarant we enjoyed the food and the walk through the Souk to reach it worth the effort.

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Edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Pumping techno music offsets the purple fairy lif interior of an amazing escape away from it a back alley Riad . The food is the saviour of the day . Though pricey it is exceptional and the personal service from the owner brings warmth to the pro eedings . We where chased by a glue sniffer as we left but... More

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West Sussex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were attracted to this restaurant by its advert in the Essaouira town guide for pre-dinner tapas, after finding the typical tagine or couscous menus becoming a little monotonous. The tapas and accompanying wine were truly delicious and excellent value, so we decided on the spot to return the following evening for dinner. And were delighted. Food, wine, ambiance and... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

After 4,000 tagines I was dead keen to try some more "modern" Moroccan cuisine and thank heavens I finally found it here. Also after not eating any fish while travelling inland I was desperate to try some now I was by the ocean. And my expectations were perfectly satisfied by this delightful place in a beautiful old riad. The food... More

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françoise b, Propriétaire at Al Farachah, responded to this review

Many thanks! We are really happy that you appreciated our Moroccan new kitchen(nouvelle cuisine)... We try to make something different and we are so much enchanted when our customers are satisfied our cooking is modern and traditional, to satisfy everybody and when we reach there it is a big happiness! More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is set in a lovely riad off a scary back street! When you walk down there you feel like Jack the Ripper is going to jump out but all the back alleys are like that just have to assume they're safe. restaurant was lovely but very quiet so great as recommended for a quiet romantic dinner. Food was lovely... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a lovely meal at Al Farachah, even if it did test our school level French (the waitress spoke no English). The restaurant is one of the many in Morroco that is a hidden gem in an otherwise nondescript alleyway. Luckily the Trip Advidor directions were perfect and it was not hard to find. The decor was perfect; a... More

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Wemmel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This time we were there with friends and it was again a very nice experience. We enjoyed the food and the company of the owner who also gave us some very good tips that enhanced the pleasure of our stay in Essaouira. Regrettably we were the only guests and therefore the atmosphere was a little bit sad.

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