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“Underwhelming” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
55 Boulevard Zerktouni | Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
24434060
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Ranked #81 of 594 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The reality of Al Fassia doesn't come up to the hype. Perhaps it's a victim of it's own popularity—we heard it used to be a lot better before it was 'discovered.' We looked forward to our dinner there not only because of the all-female staff, but also to try the Fassi regional cuisine. Our dinner was disappointing: the restaurant was very crowded, we felt rushed, and the food was barely average. Service was mechanical and the warm greeting at the door disappeared once we were inside. We had much better Moroccan food in numerous other places in Marrakech, both upscale and modest. It seems like Al Fassia is living off its past reputation.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This restaurant serves great food and has a very 'buzzy' atmosphere. The service is efficient and it is well worth visiting!

Visited June 2013
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Paris
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“Best food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The service is made by only by women, and you could see them cooking!!
It is great for couple, family and business too.
I will recommended for the freshness and quality of food.
NB : The bill gets reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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8 reviews
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“Reserve your table right now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The food is absolutely superb and everyone knows it, was absolutely packed and we had to reserve like 3 days in advance. We reserved our table by just knocking on the door in the day, because we didn't have a phone that worked abroad, they just opened it and booked us in. I had a lamb and aubergine tagine and the lamb was probably the best I'd ever had. The women are so nice and at the beginning or the end I can't remember they come and wash you hands with a hot cloth and your hands feel tingly. It just felt very authentic, like you were in these women's front room having a home cooked meal. Do not leave marrakech without going.

  • Visited June 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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brentwood
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“Great restaurant, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Al Fassia had been recommended so we reserved a table - glad we did because it was packed. Great ambience, good service. This is Marrakech, so please dont assume everyone should speak to you in English - a little French does go a long way though if like us you dont speak Arabic! The food here was easily the best quality we had during our 5 days in the city....never thought I would eat pigeon pie but you have to try it. Even the Morrocan wine was surprisingly good. Had more of a european feel than all other restaurants we tried, but still had a unique character - maybe its because all the staff are women?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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