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“Outstanding food, outstanding served.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Marsa

Al Marsa
Marina du Bouregreg, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #27 of 149 Restaurants in Rabat
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Harstad, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Outstanding food, outstanding served.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Visiting Morocco for the 3rd time within the last 3 years we are used to be spoiled by the local cuisine. Coming from the coast of Norway we know what good fish is like. The Chef in Al Marsa brought us (4 persons) a newly cought salmon-like 3 kilo fish, splendid done. Elegant served with appropriate wine from Meknes. Delicious. ! We should have stayed more days in Rabat and more evenings in this restaurant. Thank you!

  • Visited April 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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Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Lovely seafood with great view overlooking the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Excellent seafood Spanish style. Good choice of wine and very friendly professional service. In the new marina which makes for pleasant stroll per or post lunch/dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandefjord, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Improving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I recently visited the restaurant two times in a row for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Compared to last year it is improving both in terms of menu, and professional staff. Since last time the Japanese restaurant next door has closed and is being recoverted to an Italian style restaurant. Meanwhile the staff is working in Al Marsa (Spanish) and it may have given the incentive to improve a winning concept. The restaurant is located on the Sale side if the Bouregreg river inside the impressive new marina. The view from the terrace is very nice and lends itself well to the seafood specialties of Al Marsa. The food is excellent and the wine list adequate. The portions are almost too copious, but that's a minor issue. Let us hope it keeps improving and we will have one very good place for lunch in Rabat/Sale. And with the opening of the Italian restaurant next door we will have a true Mediterranien atmosphere in the Marina.

  • Visited March 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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Syracuse .NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

we go there for dinner a couple of times each month ,the food and the service are excellent .pricey but worth it. White wines are chilled to the right temperature

Visited March 2013
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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great in every aspect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Great location (on the river banks), great views (on the old city, the medina and the ocean - ok view of the ocean is distant but yet it is there in the corner!), great seafood, great bread (olive bread just delightful), great service (very professional - army of waiters / waitresses - yet very friendly), great selection of local wines... an ideal place to end a visit of Rabat. A reservation might be essential over the weekend as this place attracts lots of local families / friends (or come early for a good table). This is definitely not your normal street corner restaurant so yes it is pricy for Morocco but honestly offers great value vs restaurants of this stature in Europe.

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