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“It's a matter of expectations” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Al Bahriya

Al Bahriya
75 Bis Av. Moulay Rachid | Guéliz, Marrakech, Morocco
0524/84--61--86
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Ranked #67 of 581 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
New York City, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“It's a matter of expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Loved the local vibe and the people and, yes, you can eat a great deal of seafood for very little money, but we didn't find it as "fresh" as reported here - not by a long shot, which was disappointing. For us it's quality over quantity. Maybe lunch is a better idea than dinner, particularly when the weather is very warm.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cheap excellent seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A very basic, quick place to get a great selection of local fish! We went for the mixed plate which was delicious and was amazing value for money. It's great to eat with the locals and not feel like you're getting ripped off. Definitely worth a visit if you're staying in Gueliz!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Freshness of the product is the key”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you don't like to see locals eating while sometimes smoking, if you don't like tiny tables, if you don't like cut papers instead of napkins, don't go there.
But if you do like fresh fish and seafood grilled to your taste, simplicity and good prices, local ambiance, definitely this is your place!
Fascinating seafood on ice, simple tastes, basically you can choose between grilled fish/seafood or a fritto misto - a mixed fried fish platter with shrimps and cuttlefish. All come with saffron rice, marinated olives and two types of local harissa-like sauce.
And all at a very-very competitive price! I had a grilled spiny lobster and a cuttlefish with a big bottle of mineral water and paid MAD 116, which means about 10 euros!
Is it a fair price?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Best restaurant we visited in Marrakech by a country mile. Fantastic seafood and brilliant prices. Didn't rate the Lonely Planet guide on the whole but this recommendation was spot on. We had a kilo of langoustines, a kilo of calamari and half a kilo of sole for about MAD 380 (GBP 28 approx). Fish was super-fresh and superbly cooked.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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