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“The quality of the food served is really bad...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Cuisine de Mona

La Cuisine de Mona
Residence Mamoune 5 n 115B | Quartier El Ghoul, Cite Olm, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212(0) 618.137.959
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Ranked #65 of 602 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
London , UK
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“The quality of the food served is really bad...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Together with a friend of Marrakech we decided to give us a break from tajines et couscous ... and because of its position on TA we decided to try La Cuisine de Mona. The restaurant is in the area of ​​high school Victor Hugo, quite far from the center and the hotels and it is really tiny, a few tables and its decor a little disappointing.
The reception of Mona, is friendly, the service fairly quick and effective, but the quality of the food served is really bad. If I had been alone I would have left the table from the first course ... a disaster! Even the falafel and hummus were terrible. I do not know if there are other restaurants in Marrakech offering Lebanese cuisine, but certainly this is not the right one. Sorry Mona, but you forgot the fine cuisine of Lebanon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food and hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Mona made us very welcome at her restaurant - the food was excellent and she and her staff were very friendly and provided us with recommendations for our stay in Marrakech. Delicious food and good value, would go again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marrakech, Morocco
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I was there today and was very much surprised. It's a tiny little Restaurant owned by Mona from Lebanon and her Moroccan Husband. The place is very simple, but super clean ( open Kitchen ) and the food is excellent. Lebanese Mezze hot and cold, a huge platter for 2 for 220.- MAD, together with a Glass of well chilled Rose. Bon Appetit.......

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese food in a cafe setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Staff are so friendly here and Mona is always there with a welcoming smile. The food is excellent home-cooked fare and there's lots of it. It's not a restaurant as such, more like a cafe so don't go expecting dinner by candellight, and you won't be disappointed. We could not decide what to have so went for the house mixed "plate", which was more than enough for 2. This was my first experience of Lebanese food and it won't be my last :-)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Underwhelming given the reviews but ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We wanted a bit of a break from the delicious couscous and tajines we had been eating for the past 4 nights and decided to try some lebanese fare, a personal favourite of ours in Montreal! The locale is very quaint and charming. Mona (at least I am pretty sure it was Mona) was extremely welcoming and nice. The service was rapid and efficient. The food was plentiful and inexpensive but the quality was only average. We ordered the mezze (a kind of mix of everything good which Mona decides to make that day) which includes a series of cold dishes as the first course (mainly salads) and a set of hot dishes for the second course. I don't think it was a bad restaurant, I just think it is overrated given that it was, at the time we went, rated #5 on tripadvisor and was also recommended by the french guide, Le Routard.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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