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“Peaceful but average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Dar Tim Tam

Riad Dar Tim Tam
42, 44, rue Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech, Morocco
212 24 391446
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Ranked #378 of 529 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
london, england
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“Peaceful but average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were led here by a guy feigning assistance in our endeavour not to get lost in the souk! It was certainly very peaceful and tranquil from the hubbub of the narrow cobbled streets. It was lunch. My husband's skewered meat was fairly overcooked, my choice was the Morrocan starters, which were fine. In summary, nothing special, but ok.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing restaurant in the frantic Medina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just when you are wondering how to take a pause from the bustling Medina, the solution is entering this (a bit hidden) oasis: in Place des Epices, ask some shop for indication and they will lead you there. The food is purely Moroccan and we enjoyed it in this wonderful palace with a fountain and silence.

Visited October 2012
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“not a patch on it's old self”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

while it was being done up the courtyard restaurant of this place was one of the best places to eat in the souk area. Now the prices have gone through the roof and totally are not worth the bother. such a shame

Visited January 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful courtyard, shame not all the food matched it !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had a lunch here after being encouraged to look inside by one of the staff. The court yard is stunning, really beautiful & peaceful with lovely comfy cushions etc. All this just yards from the souk. The staff were very attentive.
We had a set menu of 200 dirhams - note to owner - the menus are very tatty ! The salad/mezes were excellent - pumpkin, aubergine, lentils etc. The chicken tagine was OK but overcooked and a bit dry. The fruit dessert was delicious.
Overall a reasonable meal in a lovely cool setting 7/10.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were taken here for lunch by the guide we'd hired to take us through the Medina and souks.

Winding our way through a carpet shop (!), down passageways, we eventually ended up in a courtyard with tables set for lunch. There were no other diners there.

We were given a menu, and not knowing if there was really any other option, decided to stay. Our guide disappeared, as it was Ramadan he was unable to eat, and probably needed a rest.
The menu consisted of 3 banquets of increasing cost - we opted for the smallest and cheapest, not accustomed to eating a large amount in the middle of the day. This consisted of a selection of Moroccan salads, a cheese and a meat briouat, a choice of meat tagine/couscous, and fruit platter. All for the bargain(!) price of 200 dirhams per head.
The food came out in the order above, the waiter always ensuring we weren't waiting long between courses. There was alot of food, more than in fact we wanted or needed, but it was reasonable in flavour.
We also ordered one large bottle of water. We found we'd paid 6 dirhams from shops, and maybe 15 dirhams in a restaurant. Here, it was 35 dirhams, clearly they saw us coming, and it wasn't listed on the menu, we certainly didn't expect to pay that much.

We did read later in a guidebook at our Riad, that this restaurant does have an a la carte menu, but you must specifically ask for it. We didn't know this at the time, and our guide didn't ask for it for us either. I suppose he gets a kickback from what his clients spend.

It was a pleasant place to sit, we saw many guides bring their clients in just to look at the courtyard, which was peaceful and an oasis from the madness of the labyrinthine medina. But no one else ate there. I'm not really surprised. Shame, as if the menu was more reasonably priced, or if they gave out a smaller menu option as a matter of course, they'd probably do more business.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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