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13 Bouelard Moulay Abdellah | Quartier El Qods, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
+212 5248-87779
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: In a town not renowned for its dining scene, this French-run restaurant is...
In a town not renowned for its dining scene, this French-run restaurant is a glorious exception. Owner Brahim Amdiaz is also an active subscriber to the slow food quality ethic. Checkered floor tiles and red tablecloths give it the air of a French bistro, but the cuisine is high Moroccan, with French panache. House specialties include pastilla (salty-sweet pigeon in puff pastry) and camel meat with pureed potato, served in a gingery Mali sauce. There are several four-course set menus available.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Great food and interesting Saint Exupery memorabilia

I feasted on Chevreau M’Kalli, soupe glacée aux concmbres and tarte citron at Le Relais de Saint-Exupery, and investigated the memorabilia of the author of The Little Prince, including a photograph of the author with his Caudron Simoun, a 1930’s French four-seat touring monoplane, at the Ouarzazate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
griggs2000
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Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I feasted on Chevreau M’Kalli, soupe glacée aux concmbres and tarte citron at Le Relais de Saint-Exupery, and investigated the memorabilia of the author of The Little Prince, including a photograph of the author with his Caudron Simoun, a 1930’s French four-seat touring monoplane, at the Ouarzazate Airport.

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Thank griggs2000
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The owner of the restaurant was very friendly and welcoming. Two nice surprises which we are thankful for: the hand-made good-bye cookies were a friendly gesture from the kitchen after we decided not to go for a desert to end the rich menu. I lost more than 100 Euro in the restaurant when packing my back. Brahim Amdiaz, the owner,... More 

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Paris, France
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ate here on the last night of a trip to Morocco. Until that point I'd felt a bit disappointed with the food in general and was tired of the usual dishes served everywhere - skewers of mincemeat and mediocre couscous etc. This was really something else. Authentic dishes enhanced by French style cooking techniques. The Camel meat, for instance, was... More 

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Thank Carlos B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our hotel booked us a table here. We were the only customers which was very odd and the rest of the place was dark and cold. The three course menu de jour was 300+ dirhams for basically nicely done tajine and meat. I wouldn't bother spending the money here - better to get taxi into town and eat more cheaply!

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brahim a, Propriétaire at Relais Saint-Exupery, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Chers Clients, nous sommes désolé, car vous n'êtes pas satisfais de nos services, malgré les efforts de l'équipes de... More 

Ouarzazate, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We arrived at this restaurant with high hopes after reading positive reviews, but we left very disappointed. At first, we were given an English menu which said that we could only take full menus for 250-350 Dh, which are fairly high prices for Morrocan standards, to say the least. We asked whether we couldnt take one course rather than a... More 

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Vogelenzang, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

In this french restaurant. we found the service was excellent. Menu original. well prepared delicious food.

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Thank Marijke R
Finger Lakes
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The food was excellent in the multi-course meal. The small touches including the melon sorbet and fig liquor contributed. Te staff were pleasant and helpful. And the patron, jean-Pierre, took us back to the hotel after the meal ended.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a wonderful place, great food and a patron who understands a lot about food and wine and has much love for his product. But more then just a good restaurant in ouarzazate, this would be a place to go wherever it would be located, because its one of those special places. It shines by its owne, like a... More 

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Paris, France
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a good "French" restaurant but the cuisine is far from a Michelin star level. You have to take the full menu (2 starters, amin course and desserts). Desserts are rather basic. Nice welcome and friendly service.

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Savona, Italy
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215 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Really good food experience althought the owner put too much in evidence his experience in the famousSlow Food Festival in Turin Italy.Not need this tawdry exposition. His talent is excelent without low level of marketing. A mandatory stop in OURZAZATE Not the only Tagine but a mix of prevalent locally dishes with international style insert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Bouelard Moulay Abdellah | Quartier El Qods, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Souss-Massa-Draa Region  >  Ouarzazate
  • Phone Number: +212 5248-87779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 44
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

In a town not renowned for its dining scene, this French-run restaurant is a glorious exception. Owner Brahim Amdiaz is also an active subscriber to the slow food quality ethic. Checkered floor tiles and red tablecloths give it the air of a French bistro, but the cuisine is high Moroccan, with French panache. House specialties include pastilla (salty-sweet pigeon in puff pastry) and camel meat with pureed potato, served in a gingery Mali sauce. There are several four-course set menus available.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?