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“Catbird spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Said

Chez Said
Bab Boujloud | Porte Bleue, Fes, Morocco
06 67 30 76 52
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Ranked #27 of 138 Restaurants in Fes
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Winston-Salem, NC
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92 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Catbird spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Chez Said is a great spot to sit and watch the real Fes go by. Food is very good, inexpensive and promptly served. Very much enjoyed our lunch here.

Visited December 2013
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“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Said is very welcoming , and it's a great place to watch the hustle and bustle of the real Fes go by. Good food at a good price.

Visited December 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Funny Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were all headed to Chez Rachid but it looked like a bar with lots of people drinking. Someone dragged us to Chez Said saying it was the same owner. A quick consult to TA gave us some reassurance of the place, and albeit we had a good time there the place is visibly overrated. Helped by 2 cooks, Said is ubiquous to thepoint I would like to describe a typical minute of his time:
- First 10 sec: captures customers who are deciding on where to eat and evoques TA to bring them in
- 10-20 sec: ushers the customers in get the menu and set the table
- 20-30 sec: goes to the grill and do some pressing on the sizzling steaks of boeuf while he prepares a bill
- 40-50 sec: finishes the plates bu adding salads on them (with bare hands), then serve some table and presents the bill to the other
50-60 sec: collects from a third table and spots undecided customers passing by

I got tired just of observing him. A good guy, but could do with a helper. But the service was overall very good.

The food is average, not bad, and even things not available locally will be brought from neoghbouring places (like the desert candies). At a premium of course, Outsourcing at its core.
We had tagine of vegetables and steak with fries and zaffron rice amongst others, Good price and big portions, Good for an informal function and to observe the crowd passing by.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cheap but average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The food is cheap (40Dh for a main) and the portions are large. Also get bread and lentil soup on the house. But the service is hasty and the staff are not as friendly as the other restaurants we went to in Fes (the best restaurant was Le 44 Cafe).

Visited June 2013
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treviso
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best in Fes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very nice place in the middle of Fes medina near Bab jaloud, very good moroccain dishes like many kind of cous cous, tajine, exellent his moroccain salade!! Very friendly hospitality!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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