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“Wonderful food, small chairs!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
55 Boulevard Zerktouni | Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
24434060
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Ranked #49 of 507 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful food, small chairs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This was one of our top two restaurants in Marrakech, the menu is one of the rare a la carte menus in the city, and we were grateful to have something tyoically Moroccan that wasn't the usual salads-pastilla-tagine. It's definitely got a different vibe to the other restaurants - whether it's because its run by women I couldn't say but it was full to bursting and for good reason. Go!

Visited October 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“GREAT FOOD, GREAT EVENING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Had a wonderful dinner here last week. The pumpkin tagine, chicken and couscous, plus chicken kabobs were outstanding. We also liked the atmosphere too. We all felt this was the best meal of our trip!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“We were lucky to get a table”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were in a group of nine and phoned up earlier to reserve a table. Unfortunately it was full so we decided to head to Gueliz and hope for the best. A friend of ours had recommended the restaurant for dinner and mentioned it was run by ladies only... which is a bit of a controversy in itself.

Good fortune as we walked passed the restaurant purely coincidently my cousin Remi decided to double check if they had some space. YES! since we were early, and possibly they had a cancellation we managed to get in...

all 9 of us sat around a small round table on low(ish) puffs - that was nice as we were able to talk to everyone without shouting compared to the larger tables we are used to where you only talk to your neighbors.

I ordred the Tanjia - slow cooked lamb which was to die for - Remi ordered a Couscous Royale and the others ordered Tajines of various flavours.

We are a particularly picky bunch when it comes to food... every single person was in taste heaven.

The food was amazing and the service was second to none. We were looked after so well.

I took some photos so you can have a look. Definitely visit Al Fassia - and book in advance!

  • Visited October 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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“Good food, but service a bit slow and brusque”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This restaurant is an all women run affair, situated in the new part of town, not the medina. The food was excellent,but the service really was a bit poor and too slow for me, especially given that it's not cheap and the seats not comfy. If you are going solely for the food then fine, but if you want a special occasion and to be treated as such in a way that makes you want to linger I'd go for Riad Monceau instead, which really is excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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“Locals eat here too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Run by wonderful, charismatic women. Great, generous food. perfect service and atmosphere. Smart locals, international tourists and people in shorts! (oh dear)

All welcomed with warmth.

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