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“Disappointing food in a glorious setting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Riad & Spa Mabrouk

Riad & Spa Mabrouk
Rue Bani Marine, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #309 of 535 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Stone, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Disappointing food in a glorious setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This riad is a haven off the main street. But our best had either tough or tasteless. All other aspects were very good especially the music.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nvt
1 review
“Illusion: good looks, bad food/service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Looks good, but food and service are bad. We ordered a fish pizza and pizza royale with chicken and the taste of the pizza's was identical. That says enough ;), very blend flavours of flour and cheese. Then we had some icecream which was nothing more than the standard icecream at any Dutch fastfood restaurant.

After the meal we got the check and the waiter wispered in my ear: 'service is not included'. I thought: 'thanks, I new that and was going to give the standard 10%, regardless of the bad food, but you just lowered it to 5%'. When I handed over the money the waiter again wispered: 'service is 10%'. I said: 'yeah I know that's the standard, but I did not like the food too much and service could be better too'. He responded very annoyed: 'than just keep the rest too'. So we took the money, said thank you and goodby. The waiter said nothing.

So, our advice: please walk by the restaurant. Nice building, but bad food, poor service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Altea, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
2 reviews
“Lovely Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After scouring the streets of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh for something to eat a little bit more european other than the tagines we had had every day, we came across this lovely restaurant just off the main square and Wow...behind those front doors was the most beautiful riad!!! The setting was unbelievable...just very Moroccan, the waiters were very professional & spoke english, the food was excellent and good value for money to be enjoyed by two musicians playing sympathic music easy on the ear !!! We enjoyed a beautiful bottle of red wine with the meal "CP" Moroccan Cabernet for 200dhm. After travelling the whole of Morocco by car, this was one of the best meals that we thoroughly enjoyed on our travells. Would recommend this place to anyone !!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This restauant is in one of the main roads leading into JeF, in Bab Agnaou et Rue Bani Marine, it has a good atmosphere and is good value, we paid 500 Dirhams for two 3 course meals with beer.

Visited September 2012
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Milán, Caqueta, Colombia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Overpriced, not tasty at all, slow staff, AVOID the restaurant!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We had a lunch at that restaurant. Firstly, staff seemed to be nice and polite but it changed right after ordering the food. We found it very disappointing. Nor good looking neither tasty. Much worse then you would expect for 13EUR/portion.

Don´t go there.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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