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“For tourists” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
55 Boulevard Zerktouni | Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
24434060
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Ranked #69 of 577 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
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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37 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“For tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

The night we were there, it was a tourist only clientele. That somehow makes you think you are in a tourist trap. Although the food is not bad, it is nothing special either. In combination with the prices, it is indeed a tourist trap.
Service by the two main ladies was a bit rough, other personnel was quite friendly.
Would not recommend if you also dare to seek out the places that cater more to the locals.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Touristic trap - poor quality food - to be avoided”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I am very often in Marrakech as I have a holiday home there, but it was the first time I went to eat in the mytic Al Fassia. I was very disappointed. The service was mediocre, tables low and cramped. But the worst was the food. We ordered a chicken tajine with pumpkin and a chicken tajine with almonds and oignons. The tajine were served surprisingly rapidly. But actually we discovered that the chicken was just heated up, far too dry and the sauce was only added over the chicken. Normally the chicken should have been cooked with the ingredients. Both Tajines had the same insipid oignons, mine had some mashed pumpkin added and my sister had some not even grilled almonds added. Tasteless meal smacking of industrial and touristic preparation. Very disappointing. Not to be recommended. We will not return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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England
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“A Wonderful Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Superb food and service, excellent menu and good value for money, worth the trip out from central Marrakech.

Visited November 2012
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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“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!

Visited October 2012
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