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“A rare find!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alhambra Medierranean Fiesta

Alhambra Medierranean Fiesta
2441 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6L 5V5, Canada
905-465-9993
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Ranked #26 of 371 restaurants in Oakville
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A rare find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Andalusian cuisine in Oakville? Wow. My wife had the chicken tagine and I had the lamb 3 ways and we shared the Harira soup - we were blown away by amazing depth of flavours, the mixes of savoury and smoky, citrusy tang and spice. As Kat A said, an "unexpected gem".

We've tried many restaurants in Oakville and find many are underwhelming and overpriced. Alhambra is a diamond in the rough in this regard. The mains are reasonably priced and I would challenge anyone to find Andalusian/Moroccan cuisine in the GTA that rivals what this restaurant offers.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Amazing flavor, service, and variety!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Tried this place for the first time the other night, and the experience was absolutely wonderful! The owner is from Tunisia, so this food is really authentic and fabulous! He made suggestions to us based on what we liked--I ended up having just a mixture of hummus and babaganoush with falafel and pita bread, and my boss had some type of traditional dish with spiced beef. Both were excellent! The owner even brought us a wonderful dessert when we hadn't ordered one. He insisted we try it, and he was right... YUMMY!! Not entirely sure what it was, but it had a pear in the middle with walnuts and some type of caramel or something drizzled on it. MMMM =D This place doesn't look like much on the outside, but truly, it has some great food!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
“Unexpected gem in west Oakville!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food was absolutely delicious: so flavorful and perfectly balanced. I loved the combination of spices, the variety of vegetables in the tagines, the anise and watercress in the salad. I don't think it could get much better than this. Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“terrific north african/mid eastern cuisine in Oakville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I tried many restaurants in the Oakville area and to be honest, I have found the food to be lacking in flavour, freshness and quality along with being overly priced. I did find a jem though in this restaurant.
The chef Anis takes his cuizine seriousely and does a great job of giving you a history lesson on each dish before he serves you. The food is very flavourful, elegent and the atmosphere is very cozy. This is the best restaurant in oakville, bar none. If you are a fan of Arabic/french/north african food, you'll love this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent vegan/vegetarian options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My favorites are the Vegetarian Casablanca, and the Primavera Vegetarian Tagine served with saffron rice. This is a small, lovely family owned and operated restaurant with lots of parking in the plaza at the foot of Bronte Village. Don't forget to cap off your meal with fresh mint tea (even non-tea drinkers will enjoy it).

  • Visited May 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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