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“Great atmosphere by the pool” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant of La Maison Arabe

Restaurant of La Maison Arabe
1 Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5 24 38 70 10
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Ranked #28 of 527 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French, Moroccan, International, Halal
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our new restaurant, “Les Trois Saveurs”, which offers a choice of French, inventive Moroccan or Asian-inspired dishes. Our head chef, Didier Levy, was previously in charge of the kitchen at “Le Pavillon”, considered for many years the best French restaurant in Marrakech. Didier has a passion for seafood, which is bought fresh to the hotel from the coastal towns of Oualidia and Essaouira.The handmade teardrop-shaped lanterns at “Les Trois Saveurs” were specially designed for La Maison Arabe by Yahya Rouach; his workshop is producing the most refined metalwork in Morocco today.
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“Great atmosphere by the pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We ate dinner here after drinks in their jazz bar which is a little gem on its own with a great barman and singer pianist.

On the way down the stairs to the restaurant the fret work lamps were better than any in the medina shops.

The food we had was European though it serves Moroccan as well, was competent without being outstanding. The solo guitarist with his mournful and melodic tunes provided for a lovely evening.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Romantic fine dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We enjoyed our poolside atmosphere.We tasted tajin,couscous,lamb meat and pastilla.The food was tasty .Waiters were efficient and polite.The musicians were playing guitar with romantic arabic melodies.The price is about 50-80euro for two.Of course it is more for Morroco,but the quality standards are really high.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful setting, attentive staff but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Ate there recently whilst on long weekend. The place is a bit hard to find in the dark, lookout for the small sign above your heads! And then follow the atmospheric outdoor candles along the close. Started with drinks in the bar, reasonably priced cocktails, cheery staff and pianist on ivories which was soothing after hard day at the souks. Restaurant is beautiful, nice ceiling, colourful red/Moroccan lighting, live guitar music, friendly and enthusiastic staff. Food though was overpriced, more expensive than London which says something. It was good food, lamb and chicken were very tender, but not fantastic by any means and you could undoubtedly get same quality elsewhere for cheaper. But it is a lovely venue and so maybe you are paying a bit for that, and Churchill ate here multiple times (according to their menu) and he was a fierce critic so perhaps it was just us that were a little disappointed. We enjoyed ourselves but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back. You should try it but make sure wallet is fully furnished...

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ghaffouli, General Manager at Restaurant of La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your comments.
A restaurant's prices may reflect many things:
the quality of the food, of course, but also
the setting, service, and in the case of La Maison Arabe,
the exceptional musical accompaniment.
There are indeed less expensive restaurants in Marrakech,
which I doubt can offer all of the above, as well as plenty of
more expensive restaurants. I would like to point out to readers
that the menu in our Moroccan restaurant offers an
appetizer, main dish, and dessert for 350 Dirhams ( =
approx 42 US$, or 31 €, or 27 GBP at today's exchange
rates).
Taoufik Ghaffouli
General Manager
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have dined at La Maison Arabe quite a few times before and it never disappoints. The mezze spoils you for choice, but my favourite has to be the fruity Tangine L’Orange with couscous, which is simply exquisite. I loved sitting outside in the garden by the light of the pool and a welcoming cool breeze!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Best food and ambience in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This was a wonderful surprise, the restaurant and the food was amazing. My husband and our friend had the lamb tagine and I had the Sea Bass. Would go back to Morocco just to eat here and do their cooking class. We sat outside even though it was cold and were given lovely robes to put on and fires, nice background music. All in all Fantastic, can't wait to go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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