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“Christine Rio continues to Triumph” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le TOBSIL

Le TOBSIL
22 Derb Abdellah Ben Hessaien | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-44052
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Ranked #76 of 700 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $72
Cuisines: Moroccan, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Inside a traditional house of the Medina, warm atmosphere, carpets, rose petals and candlelights for a tasting menu of moroccan specialities with the unobtrusive sound of 2 Gnawas musicians. (closed in July-August)
New York City
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36 restaurant reviews
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“Christine Rio continues to Triumph”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

'Travelling to Marrakech for so many years...it's simply a given that we call Christine to reserve our table at Le Tobsil....The ambience almost tops the food...a lovely old comfortable riad where clients are seated on 2 floors..in the summer the roof is open..in the winter the fire is roaring..Madame Rio has maintained nothing but excellence in cuisine, service and ambience in the ever changing world of Marrakech style...we are clients of 12 years...Le Tobsil continues to surprise us yet..we are home when we are there.

  • Visited December 2010
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oxford
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32 reviews
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“Tobsil pleasant experience but very overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

ate there this week.

Service was excellent, as was presentation, but did not feel that the food was that much better than other restaurants which cost a lot less.

Preferred another restaurant (which I could find again but unfortunately do not remember the name) whicxh offered similar food in a rooftop setting, and also was happy for the four of us to share two set menu meals- the amount of food offered on the Moroccan set menus are too much normally for one person to enjoy.

  • Visited January 2011
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Marrakech, Morocco
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Authentic, beautiful and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

Went there for a birthday dinner our first night in.Marrakesh... Wonderfully authentic, intimate small restaurant in old city. Staff was friendly and sat us by the fireplace. Tasty Moroccan pancake bread and a nice bottle of local Sahari merlot started things off. Then ten delicious small dish salads arrived, followed by tagine, of course. Highlight was the birthday song with Berber musicians spinning their hat tassels like helicopters while a sparklers illuminated a sweet almond cake.

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Brussels
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“Excellent food - at a ridiculous price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

The excellent food and attentive service can't detract from the fact that you could eat authentic, tasty Moroccan food with less decorum for a whole week with what you pay for the "menu dégustation" (over 60 euros per person, a truly excessive price).

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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“An excellent dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

We have travelled reasonably widely and thought that Le Tobsil provided excellent authentic Morrocan food in an atmospheric setting. We found the service attentive but not overbearing and although there was an element of theatre in the service it added to the dining experience rather than detracted from it. The food itself was excellent and the use of spices refined to a fine art.

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