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“Wouldnt recommend. Risk somewhere else.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Nejjarine

Restaurant Nejjarine
9 rue Dermami | Nejjarine, Medina, Fes, Morocco
061/259052
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Ranked #50 of 138 Restaurants in Fes
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“Wouldnt recommend. Risk somewhere else.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

+ : air conditioning, allows for big groups
- : Typical tourist trap, guides-on-comission-leading-tourist-excursions heaven, poor food.

Traditional Riad turned restaurant. The space in itself would have potential, typical (big) courtyard house with some interesting details though it ends bordering on kitsch by trying to look 'local'
Set menus from 120 to 200 dirham.
The food basically all looked the same with changing details. It also seemed to be heated on microwave prior to arriving on the table
Overall I would say: not worth it at all.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Couldn't Wait To Leave”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

Don't waste your money -- get much better food for a quarter of the price at one of the outdoor cafés...

Pros: Indoor seating with some air conditioning, room for big groups
Cons: Filled with tourists brought their by their guides, over-priced, spotty service, and below average food.

We hired a local guide for a tour around Fes (that in itself isn't recommended either) and our guide took us here for lunch. The place was very busy and every table was full -- with other tourists brought here by their guides. This is one of the larger restaurants we saw in Fes.

After being moved once from upstairs to downstairs, we were finally wedged into a small table between two large tables that were part of a tour group. In fact, the entire room was the same tour group.

The menu was a selection of set menus, mostly tajines and couscous ranging from (I think) 120 dirham to around 200 dirham.

First course was a salad or soup (we had salads -- they were ok.) My wife had the chicken tajine with lemon and olives and I had the chicken tajine with onions. I firmly believe we were served the same tajine, except my wife had a preserved lemon wedge and a few olives dropped on hers. I'd be surprised to find they had actually cooked this food in a tagine. The chicken was smothered in a sauce of carmelized onions and somewhat dry and tasteless. These were the worst tajines we had while in Morocco. Dessert was fresh fruit. This was fine enough.

Service was ok but we had to ask several times to get drinks. If your guide tries to take you here, tell him "No!"

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“A Tourist Trap but pretty decor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2008

This is a restaurant housed in a gorgeous old house near the Museum of the Nejjarine (Woodworkers). It is a good stop halfway through a tour of the old Medina and has set menus that run about $40-$45 per person. For this you get several appetizer salads, a main entre, fruit, mint tea and coconut cookies. The ambiance is nice but it is crowded. Ask for a table in one of the alcoves. The food is mediocre but the service is pleasant.

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