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“Needs a waiter or two more!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Comptoir du Pacha

Le Comptoir du Pacha
218 Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala - Medina, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
+212 648-687066
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Ranked #30 of 539 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $6 - $45
Cuisines: French, Italian, Moroccan
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Le Comptoir du Pacha est un restaurant de charme a l'entree de la Medina, non loin de l'ensemble artisanal et pres de la grande Mosquee de Bab Doukkala (entre la mosquee et Dar EL Bacha).Il dispose de 4 salles intimistes. 2 Salles esprit lounge au niveau du patio avec fontaines, une salle africaine et une salle marocaine au 1 er etage ainsi qu'une terrasse. Son Chef vous propose une cuisine marocaine fusion, inventive et totalement revisitee ainsi qu'une carte francaise et une carte italienne.
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Needs a waiter or two more!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We ate at the restaurant on our second night in Marrakech as it was close to our hotel and so locating it wasn't a problem!

The food itself was excellent. A slightly different take on the Morrocan salads and tagines that you get elsewhere. Very tasty and relatively reasonably priced we thought.

One downside (as a number have already mentioned) is the service. One waiter (that we saw) covering two floors of a restaurant clearly isn't enough. That said, we ate early and weren't too affected by it.

Overall a very enjoyable meal and I would visit again if I returned to the city.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lecomptoirdupacha, Gérant at Le Comptoir du Pacha, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hello and thank you very much for your nice comment about Le Comptoir du Pacha ! We're really glad that you enjoyed it since it's our main purpose !
You'll be welcome whenever you come back !
You're right about the waiters but we were already working on it since 1 of them had had to leave. And at this period of the year it was not that easy to try and find another good one. But we're happy to let you know that we found him.
Best regards,
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Birthday treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My favourite restaurant. So buzzy great food and the belly dancers are amazing! Great selection of cocktails, staff friendly but it is pricey so save for special occasion. You must book. Have nothing bad to say, accept if you are using a taxi to go home you will probably pay more as this is very much seen as an "in" restaurant!

Visited March 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“Interesting.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The soup was fantastic, the meal of pasta ok. But didn't get the service. Two staff members running around trying to deal with all the customers while the Managers x2 did Nothing. The two waiters worked hard. At the end of the evening waited while the manager totaled up the wrong bill and then none of our credit cards would work. Would I recommend to visit? Maybe.....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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“A hidden jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you're looking for somewhere different to eat in Marrakech, Le Comptoir du Pacha will take some beating. If you don't know where it is, it will take some finding too!
We were staying at the Riad Malika so Le Comptoir was just round the corner. You could walk past it and never know it was there, as with most Moroccan buildings, it's all on the inside and when its closed, there's nothing to give it away. During opening hours (lunchtime and evenings) there's a small red carpet and a light outside - keep looking, it's worth it.
The decor inside is an eclectic mix of French and African, all very tasteful, creating the perfect atmosphere for dining.
The staff are welcoming and very friendly, Kim, the maitre'd was an excellent host.
The food was superb, an excellent menu with French, Italian and Moroccan dishes and a good selection of wines to choose from.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 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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“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The cook Saadia is fantastic !
Didier is very pleasant and welcomes you in his restaurant close to Dar e Bacha

Visited February 2013
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