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“Great food and friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amaia Restaurant

Amaia Restaurant
84 avenue Hassan II, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-57181
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Ranked #7 of 533 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, French, Italian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Lisbon, Portugal
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“Great food and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Had lunch here, the place was almost empty but the food was great and the service was very good also (although a bit too slow). Great to get away from the typical Moroccan food.
The kitchen is behind a big glass window, you can see inside, everything looked organized and clean.
The portions should be larger and/or the price should be lower but this was one of the best restaurants we tried in Marrakech.
Tip: Avoid the tables outside, there is way too much pollution on that street, stay inside.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Best restaurant ive visited for a very long time. 5*****”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went to Marrakech on the 18th of January 2013 for a short 3 night break with my wife. After looking for somewhere to eat on the Saturday and going by a review on trip advisor we found the Amaia just down the road from our hotel the Opera Plaza.It was quiet as we visited quite early (around 6.00 p.m ) but the staff were very polite and friendly. We both ordered the phuket salad for starters,a dish more than ample enough which was so tasty and light you could be forgiven for wanting it as a main dish. Our mains were the beef fillet and the New York sirloin which came with fresh stir fried veg and fries if you wanted them which again were delicious and plentyfull,washed down with a lovely bottle of Morrocan red wine. This restaurant is tastfully decorated and with the music and atmosphere I would recomend anyone coming to Morroco to find this wonderful place.Our bill came to approx £40 when I think I would have paid double that back home for the same quality of food. Thanks to the staff for making our visit very enjoyable

  • 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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“Great food, but very small portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the large pasta dish for lunch (80dh) and got 15 pieces of pasta each. It was very tasty, but very small portions. Service and decor is great.

Overall, come for dinner, not lunch, and expect to pay.

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London
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“5 stars restaurant and a wonderful New Year’s Eve evening!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I went to Marrakech to take a relaxing break and celebrate New Years Eve with 3 of my friends.
This restaurant was recommended by our riad for its good atmosphere and cheap prices.
We went there for lunch and got to enjoy the nice weather on their outside tables. The staff was really helpful and advised us on places to visit, in fact, we got on so well that we decided to come back for our New Year's Eve dinner (and try more of their delish food!)
We went back there and had a lovely dinner (should I even say "gourmet"?!) and once again the prices were more than affordable. We had a great evening in a very chilled out atmosphere, cosy. You could see they'd made a nice effort on the decorations as everything was gold and there was fresh flowers on all the tables, it was very elegant.
We were surrounded by all kinds of people, families, couples, friends like us, there was such a good general atmosphere, good music etc.
We went for the 5 course menu, it was tasty and sophisticated, especially the foie gras which was like heaven...... :-)
Once again the staff was lovely and we didn't regret our choice to come back there. Such a pity we left the next day!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“Good...but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Amaia....it is a favorite among my friends who live in Marrakech, and I really want to like it more.

Positives: Fresh food, lovely staff and owners, eclectic menu. I really like the salads, as you can choose exactly what items you would like in your salad, or one of the house salads. (I especially like the tomato/basil Italian salad -a real standout dish.)

Negatives: Asian food. While it is nice to see Asian offerings on a mixed menu, the dishes are insipid, lacking the punchy flavors of the Thai dishes they try to emulate. When I asked for a super, super spicy curry it simply wasn't.

Dishes are well priced, the wine list is good and it can be a nice place for brunch...but I would recommend avoiding their Asian offerings.

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