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“Disastrous” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le Val D'argan Restaurant

Le Val D'argan Restaurant
Ounagha km 35, Ounagha, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ounagha
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is difficult to get to if you don't have your own transport, but we made the effort and paid the price on the reviews to date. Having eaten lunch here, I felt it an imperative to let others know to avoid this place. On the day we ate, we were the only diners! The provide a set menu with a supplement for fish! This is for a place within 20 minutes drive of Essaouira. The starter was fine, comprising of a number of cold salads and Morrocan dishes, the fish was literally cut in half, grilled and served with a salad. It was a very bony fish and only a little appetising. The piece de resistance was the 'dessert', a slice of cheap cake with some chocolate sauce - disgusting. The menu supposedly came with four glasses of wine, though what was served amounted to two sip tasters, until we asked for a full glass to be served. Overall, please avoid this ace until they get their act together and deliver the quality that matches the price charged.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Northumberland, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We visited the vineyard after tasting their special cuvee bottle at our hotel in Essaouira & then arranging to go out there. Very quick from Essaouira & makes a nice trip via an Argan Oil women's cooperative on the way. Had a very good chat with the French owner & his excellent Moroccan manager - learned all about their organic production. Then the great lunch, as others have said, oil & bread followed by endless small veg dishes then some delicious lamb brochettes. We didn't know you could choose if you rang ahead & my other half doesn't eat meat but the salads were so plentiful, he was quite happy with them & I scoffed his brochettes as well! Totally recommend for a half day outing from Essaouira.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Almayate Bajo, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“On top of a vineyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The restaurant has a lovely location. In the middle of the vineyard of ' la domaine du Val d'Argan'. To be more precise: on top of the building where the wine is made and next to the cellars. There is a set menu. The menu includes 4 glasses of their different wines . Starters is a fast course what you can do with olive and argan oil. Almost 10 different flavors you can taste with nice homemade bread. After this intro different vegetables in moroccan styles tempt your taste. As a main course you can choose whether meat or fish. The main courses are not so good that really is a pity. But their is a solution. You can call them a day before you will visite the place and ask for a different main course. A tagine or a couscous. Both are really top.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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