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“Authentic ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le TOBSIL

Le TOBSIL
22 Derb Abdellah Ben Hessaien | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
00-212-524-444-052
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Ranked #64 of 543 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $0 - $71
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Marrakech, Morocco
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Authentic ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A charming riad within the medina. I have visited several times with friends and family and have never been disappointed. Good authentic Moroccan cuisine, subtle atmospheric music by local musicians. A great venue for a romantic dinner.

Visited May 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A treat but don't eat for a couple of days first!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our Riad Manager recommended this restaurant for our final meal in Marrakech and it didn't disappoint. It is a little touristy but then we are tourists and there is only so much avoiding places designed to appeal to us that makes sense, otherwise what point are you trying to prove?

The restaurant is in an old Riad and is available through reservation only. Hidden in the tangle of the medina you are met by guides who bring you to the door.

Meals are set menu and the £60 per head includes your wine and all food. There is plenty of food. First course was a delicious selection of Moroccan salads, followed by a chicken tagine, then lamb tagine, then poached pear, then a small desert pastry, coffee or tea and a moroccan liqueur. I hope this conveys just how much food was presented.

It was raining outside but by UK considerations mild temperature but the heating was on full and the fire blazing in the grate beside our table. Combined with the vast quantities of food and the hypnotic live music the thought of curling up and sleeping in the sofa type seating was very appealing.

We barely needed to eat the following day either!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by our raid owner as we were told it was excellent Morrocon food. We did not realise that it is a set menu which includes wine ( this is not made clear ) . We were given a selection of various starters which were all rather bland. This was followed by a chicken in crepe tangine which was tasty, but by the time the lamb tagine and couscous arrived we had had more than enough to eat which was a shame as it was delicious. Desert was poached pear. The service was superb and the ambiance pleasant, but it was a tourist trap - there were no locals there and it was very expensive , nearly £60 per head (although we did have a bottle of wine).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Still an amazing restaurant...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Read some bad reviews but decided to go back anyways after 6 years and they did not dissapoint. Just love the fact that they pick you up and lead you through the maze of the city and then you enter this amazing riad where you have food. You always get a fixed menu and the food was great.

Visited March 2013
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Henfield
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere, food and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is so hidden away that not only do you have to reserve a table, you have to reserve a guide to meet you to take you to it. When you arrive, all you see is a large wooden door. It is opened quietly & you step down into the most amazing room of dinner tables. At the back is a cosier bank of tables for romantic dining. The smell of woodsmoke pervades from the log burner, rose petals are strewn on the tables and musicians quietly play. There is no menu, just a constant stream of abundant delicious food, Of the 5 courses the first was my favourite, comprising on no less than 12 tiny tasty appetisers. Service was impeccable, the wine & water flowed and it was probably the most romantic meal out I have ever had.

Visited March 2013
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