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“Cheap, tourist friendly and good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of EL Bahia

EL Bahia
Voir Plus Bas, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #48 of 145 Restaurants in Rabat
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Cheap, tourist friendly and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We ate here three times after a local told us this was a nice place. It's cheap, fast and good food, right in the wall next to the Medina. The avocado shakes are delicious!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St Helens, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“We asked for 9 separate items from the menu that they did not have!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The menu looked good and had a good range of dishes, the food was quite tasty although for the same price in other cities the portions were rather small. There were many items on the menu that we asked for including several tangines, deserts and fruit juices that they didn't have making us make 3rd or 4th choices and settling for something we probably would not have chosen.

The majority of customers were local and most people were having the local soup at a very low price. The prices on the menu were reasonable/acceptable and the waiter was attentive even though we were not locals.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good value, tasty meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I had my first mint tea in Morocco at El Bahia and I will never forget it.

This small restaurant is on the medina wall and was recommended by our riad for Friday couscous lunch (in Morocco, restaurants only serve couscous on Fridays). We ordered the veggie couscous along with chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives, a veggie tagine, and a lamb dish I forget the details of. Everything was well-cooked and delicious. Service was great, our waiter spoke a little English but we had a French speaker with us so that helped. The menu is in Moroccan Arabic & French.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Simple but very pleasant Maroccan restaurant near central market with a nice, small inner court inside the city wall. Frequented by many Moroccans. I am surprised at the critical comments here by other visitors. I speak fluent French, perhaps that made a difference, I don't know. In any event, I just popped in for a quick lunch between work sessions. I thought the staff was very friendly and helpful and the service quite fast. After tajine of meat & prunes and fruit salad - both absolutely delicious - with a large bottle of sparkling water and a double espresso - which was OK - the bill came to Dh 112 or less than € 10. Absolute value for money and I recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Authentic local restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Went to this restaurant from the reccomendation of my receptionist. The restaurant is really busy during dnner time start at 5.30. We were not feel welcome because at that time we are the only tourist there and the locals keep coming. The server did not speak well english so have to try with french. The food is just okay, i think can get better and cheaper food inside the souk.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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