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“Not worth the trip” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
55 Boulevard Zerktouni | Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
24434060
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Ranked #71 of 581 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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“Not worth the trip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We visited the one near Carrefour in Agdal .food was good nothing special. Service slow even though place was not very busy. I wouldn't recommend it at all. Staff are useless and we had to get up and call for them to order anything. Bread wasn't even served with the salads they forgot. After we paid I complained to the manager who defended the place and said we didn't serve bread so you are not full before your meal. Desserts not great and they had items not available on the menu and only one flavour ice cream

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Comfortable surroundings with good service. Chicken pastilla was delicious. It was full of lots of nuts which made it fairly filling. We shared 2 salads between our group of 4 and was served up 10 or so small plates of varied vegetables all with different flavours and textures. 2 of us opted for the lamb tagine with aubergine, 1 for the lamb tagine with almonds, the other for meatballs. We were all very satisfied with the dishes. Worked out around 260 dirhams per head (starter, main and soft drinks). Booking was advised and arranged by our Riad manager. It was a 25 minute walk from the Medina where we syayed, around 1.6km.

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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had lunch here on our last day of holiday. We had mixed kebab and chicken couscous. It was the best meal we have had in Marrakech.

Visited January 2013
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“Total winner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This restaurant in Marrakech's Gueliz (the new town) just off the Avenue Mohammed V is a total winner. We often visit Marrakech with friends and always go there. It's great for special occasions, e.g. birthdays. The restaurant is entirely run by women - the only one like this in Marrakech - the food is brilliant and in hearty portions, and the atmosphere and decor really beautiful. It's very relaxed but the service is excellent. The only thing is that it's so popular that you do need to book in advance - don't do this via their website, but phone them. For Fri-Sun visits, book at least a week in advance - it's worth the long-distance phone call before you go to make sure you have a table! Get a petit taxi there - all the taxi drivers know where it is.

Visited November 2012
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“Good traditional food, but make sure to book!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My friend and I visited Al Fassia after seeing it in near to every guidebook on Marrakech that's ever been published. The place was fully-booked on a wednesday night, so i'm really glad we booked in advance.The food we had was really delicious, although I was envious that we didn't pre-order the popular slow roasted lamb shoulder which everyone around us seemed to be eating. You know lamb will be good when the waitress cuts the meat with a spoon...

The lamb and onion tagine I had was delicious, my friend opted for a lamb and aubergine dish which was also very good. Unfortunately the Moroccan rosé we wanted was out of stock, so we opted for a more expensive bottle, which was still very good.

Service here was generally good, I think it helped we could both speak French. Most of the waitresses don't speak English, but don't let it put you off, they're all very helpful. A good restaurant serving good food, and a good chance to check out the Gueliz neighborhood.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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