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“It was okay, nothing great to say though” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Restaurant l'Etoile

Cafe Restaurant l'Etoile
49 rue Bab Agnaou | Place Jemaa el Fna, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
024/391942
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Ranked #387 of 612 Restaurants in Marrakech
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“It was okay, nothing great to say though”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The food was okay, not the best we had but not the worst either. The basket of bread looked and felt like it was cobbled together from leftovers, which is a pity because Moroccan bread is delicious. I had a grilled chicken which was tough and my partner had a kebab which was fine. Service was slow and brusque and the waiter was quick to point out that service wasn't included. I would not bother returning.

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Los Angeles
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“FOOD POISONING!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you had just crawled across the Sahara with no food or drink and tried to go to this place I would do you the favor of blocking your entrance and tell you you stood a better chance of crawling back to where you had come from than surviving a meal here!!! Well, OK, that's a bit of an exagerration, but there is plenty of good food in Marrakech, don't eat here! The service was so bad that we witnessed at least one table get up and leave before being served (lucky people!!!). Also, the menu that you are shown on the street is not the same menu that you will see upstairs on the terrace. Tourists get a disgusting cheapened version upstairs. Think of entering a steak house and being served a McDonald's hamburger! On the bright side, the kefta didn't taste much worse coming back up all night long than it did going down the first time.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pinner
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

adequate food choice and quality. Avoid outer edge as you get "entertainers" whether you want them or not.

Visited February 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Cold service, same old food - nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

While their roof has a great view of the plaza, the service was very cold and the food was suspect - we ordered vegetarian couscous which seemed suspiciously unvegetarian and salad morrocaine which everywhere else is tomatoes and onions and here was what in other places is called salad variete. When we inquired about these things the waiter was curt and unhelpful. There are so many other places to go - this one isn't terribly special, so I'd look for another option. Might be a good place for tea on the roof, but not more than that...

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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