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“Good coucous for labor day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maison Marocaine

Maison Marocaine
1169, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec QC G1R 1S3, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-692-4301
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Ranked #265 of 1,171 Restaurants in Quebec City
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good coucous for labor day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

So it was labor day and my sister and I felt like having good couscous. So we decided to google some Moroccan restaurants in Quebec city. Luckily for us, we came across this wonderful restaurant called la Maison Marocaine. The food was excellent and we got value for my man's money ;). We all came out satisfy and full.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Moroccan Food and Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The restaurant found down a dimly-lit alley, very reminiscent of Morocco, as is the decor. Unlike some recent reviews we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it was typical Moroccan from our experience there. The Chicken & Olive Tagine and the Lamb Couscous were tasty and distinctive dishes. The lamb was delicious and as tender as I've ever eaten.

Other reviews complain about small portions of meat and large amounts of veg. We'd agree meat proportions were not over-generous but again quite typical of meals we've eaten in Morocco and this is an inexpensive place to eat!

We were delighted to find this place and its tasty, good-value cuisine.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Quebec
1 review
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“Stay away - Rip off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The lamb tajine tasted exactly like a beef stew and the dish was 90% boiled carrots and there was almost 2-3 BITES of meat (lamb?). 17$

The lamb kebab tasted exactly like beef. The dish was served with taboule, rice and boiled carrots. 15$

After taking a few bites of each dish we went up to the waiter and said politely we believed they served us beef. The cook came out swearing out the kitchen telling us we didn't know what we were talking about and even if we didn't eat our meals said we needed to pay. He even came out the kitchen and showed me a piece of lamb.

We would have preferred some explanations instead of getting yelled at.

After all this madness we wouldn't finish our dish anyway and just wanted to leave this place.

Do yourself a favor and keep your loved ones far away from this scam.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“A True Hole-in-the-Wall!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A miserable place in which to dine. We expected to be served genuine Moroccan food but were instead seved miserable faux-Moroccan grub. The bland tagine of lamb was covered with large chunks of carrots and pumpkins, the chicken couscous was tasteless and dismal.The owner will do a great service to his native country's rich cuisine by closing it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“worth going up the alley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

found Maison Marocaine while walking down Saint-Jean getting away from the madding crowd and noisy summer festival. We wanted quieter place to eat, and something relatively quick as we were continuing to Baie St. Paul. Didn't want fast food nor over-the-top cuisine. This was perfect. Down the alleyway there is outdoor seating in what is not really a courtyard, but we were outside! Waiter served our cold beers quickly and food was plentiful and tasty. Between the 4 of us we had chicken brochettes, chicken couscous, prune tajine and merguez (sausages) couscous. Nicely seasoned without being overly spicy. Very good value and atmosphere. What I would expect from moroccan cuisine resto.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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