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“Lovely food, but.....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
55 Boulevard Zerktouni | Guéliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
24434060
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Ranked #81 of 587 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Northumberland
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“Lovely food, but.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The concept is such a good one, a restaurant run by women. We went to Al Fassia near the Majorelle Gardens. We read elsewhere that one of the starters is a combo of salads and that is just what we were looking for. We ordered 3 (the fourth member of our party ordered a main course chicken). It was at this point that the lady taking our order became disgruntled and sadly let her feelings be clearly known. This continued well into the meal but she seemed to relent towards the end. But you can imagine how this impacted on our dining experience. This is why we aren't giving 5*.

The food - to wit the salad combo - was in fact some of the best food we ate during our stay. And was the perfect amount, with lovely bread and a bottle of wine.

(Watch out for the midget dining tables and chairs).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Al Fassia, Marrakech, Morocco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Very few Moroccans eat Moroccan food outside their homes as they firmly believe that the best Moroccan food is what their mother makes!
Having said that and in the absence of eating a home cooked Moroccan meal I would rate the one we had at Al Fassia at Gueliz, Marrakech as definitely worth a visit. Make reservations, its popular and you wouldn't want to be disappointed.
The interiors and ambiance are typical Moroccan.
They do serve liquor, I don't remember if they were serving spirits as well but wine and beers were certainly being served.
Food very good as was the service.
Their website is : http://www.alfassia.com/restaurants-gastronomique.html

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A taste of morrocco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel was a short walk from al Fassia...the food was delicious, the service brilliant... I believe it is run by sisters, one of which spoke perfect English. She always smiled and I think that added to the experience. We visited twice an both times were great. We would recommend visiting around 9pm as this is when the atmosphere is buzzing. Great venue!

  • Visited August 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Great local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were looking for a local restaurant, our hotel recommended we al fassia and we were delighted.
The food is simply outstanding and you feel the history and tradition in Moroccan dishes.
I loved the shoulder of lamb

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Moroccan restaurant..authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Locals referred us...we ended up going every night of our stay. Have to make a reservation. Tangines, coucous , everything fabulous. Where the locals save to go to. Staff helpful but culturally women are not as friendly as Americans...if you want that stay home. Loved the food..my son was pleasantly amazed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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