Much nicer than the restaurant we'd been to the evening before on the Plaza (fancy address, fancy prices - will try to review that one if I can think of the name). Amaia is tiny, intimate and friendly with good value for money food. I had the beefburger (boring I know, but it was what I fancied) and it was delicious. I don't normally finish a burger as I get bored but this was way up there and I ate every morsel, much to my daughter's surprise. She had the cheeseburger and asked for something to be added (can't remember what) but it was no problem for them. Her friend had some tapas which were equally good - the only disappointment was the cheese and tomato bruschetta which had Argan oil (an acquired taste, but non-one's fault) drizzled over it.
The wine (la gazelle de Mogador) was nice and when we first ordered it we were asked if we'd had it before and the waiter or manager (so sorry, we didn't get his name) described it to us. It was so awful (winking emoticon) we had to have another bottle when we'd finished it just to prove that it was that bad (then the next day bought 3 bottles in the Acima supermarket purely for research purposes).
We were never rushed even though we were the next to last to leave and it WAS very late, the prices were very fair and, bonus, the waiter (or manager) opened a bottle of wine that we'd brought with us to take back to our hotel as we didn't have a corkscrew. (We sound like real lushes, don't we?).
I would certainly recommend Amaia to anyone visiting Marrakech - it is only about a 10 minute straight walk from the train station and is open all day, and would like to give a big THANKYOU to all the staff for a very pleasant evening.
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December 12, 2012
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Thank you much for your funny contribution it was so refreshing reading it!
We are really pleased that you've enjoyed your meal at Amaia.
Our burgers...only good products...and 0%fat beef meat! That's the secret....
You also tasted the Italian mozzarella & tomato bruschetta: marinated in olive oil and pesto (basil) not Argan oil (a very special ingredient to discover next visit...).
We also like to share our experience of Morocco and moroccan wines. Some good products.! You have tasted a white wine from Essaouira, a recent region of production.
Hope to see you again for more discoveries.
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