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“Lovely atmosphere & friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amaia Restaurant

Amaia Restaurant
84 avenue Hassan II, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-57181
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Ranked #8 of 587 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, French, International, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Near the post office of Marrakesh Gueliz, on the Hassan 2 boulevard, the Amaia restaurant is Open from Monday to Saturday. Food is served all day. Eat in or take out, food is tasty, healthy, light and so are the prices. For lunch and dinner, in a cozy atmosphere, check out the large menu with its good wines and daily suggestions. At aperitif time, a large variety of cocktails and tapas are also available.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Lovely atmosphere & friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

On a family holiday we wanted to go somewhere with good food and a friendly atmosphere, after some research we chose here.
Slightly tucked away from the street behind some foliage this was a beautiful little restaurant which was relaxing and accommodating to a party of 8.
We all chose starters which were very tasty and more than ample proportions (the phuket salad was a generous and tasty meal), the mains were all enjoyed and swapped around to be tasted by everyone else, and the staff were nothing but pleasant and helpful.
As can happen, there was an instance with a meal being dropped in the kitchen but the delay was explained early and took a reasonable amount of time to correct which was reassuring as it proved that a quick replacement wasn't being hastily provided but that they were taking the time to make it right.
The female owner was especially noteworthy as she provided us with assistance in an unfamiliar city and we all appreciated the effort she went to.
After spending over a week in Marrakech this was definitely my favourite experience, good food at reasonable prices, excellent environment and atmosphere, and friendly staff. Worth looking up for lunch or dinner.
(the only reason I drop a point in service is for the same reason I have found in all restaurant's in Marrakech is that although everyone is unfailingly polite and accommodating there tends to be an initial wait for drinks and food which is unusual to me at home. Certainly not isolated to Amaia and not to be faulted in them, just that my personal experience means it falls short of what I expect).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After trying many places in Marrakech, we were glad to find this place on tripadvisor. We really enjoyed our dinner. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the food was excellent. The owner made us feel very welcome and he even let us try the wine before ordering a bottle. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Really great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Found this place by pure accident when doing some wandering around, tried the tapas it was brilliant I would recommend the salmon to anyone staff were really friendly and polite will most definitely be going back before our trip is over.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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peterborough
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“nice change from the tagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

the owner is a very relaxed, calm and helpful person. He knows well about the food he serves. We had a very relaxed evening her and amazing food. During 8 days of stay in Marrakech, honestly this was the only place where me and my wife liked the food

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The service was great, the price was reasonable and the food was great. We were a little sick of couscous so it was great to go somewhere and order other things. Located on a main road in the newer part of the city it was easy to find and a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited October 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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