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Relais Saint-Exupery

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French, Moroccan
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13 bld Moulay Abdellah | quartier el Qods, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
0524887779
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Jean-Pierre, owner and Head Chef, has been selected by Slow Food...
Jean-Pierre, owner and Head Chef, has been selected by Slow Food International to represent the cuisine of Morocco in the week of Taste of Torino (Turin). Renowned restaurant south of the Atlas for the quality and the generosity of its cuisine. Works only products first freshness. Opposite the restaurant on the old track of the current airport, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry put his Simoun and stopped in Ouarzazate in 1936.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pricey

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Stacyonholiday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ouarzazate, Morocco
1 review
1 helpful vote 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 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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Finger Lakes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Pepingen, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 via mobile

Although the lady of the house does a great job of welcoming and serving you, we think it is odd that the so called French "Chef" spends his time behind the bar during the whole dinner. Wondering who's cooking, we saw and tasted that at least half of our dinner was re-heated and/or microwaved. This address was supposed to be... More 

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frederiksberg, CPH
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Because everything in this restaurant is in French we didn't understand to begin with that if you order tagliatelles for MAD153 or sole for MAD250, you go through the same starters, teasers and in-betweeners, maybe 5-6-7 courses ending up with a kind offer of a cocktail, which we had to refuse. This man is no linquist but a true master... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 bld Moulay Abdellah | quartier el Qods, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Souss-Massa-Draa Region  >  Ouarzazate
  • Phone Number: 0524887779

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Jean-Pierre, owner and Head Chef, has been selected by Slow Food International to represent the cuisine of Morocco in the week of Taste of Torino (Turin). Renowned restaurant south of the Atlas for the quality and the generosity of its cuisine. Works only products first freshness. Opposite the restaurant on the old track of the current airport, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry put his Simoun and stopped in Ouarzazate in 1936.
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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