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“Excellent lunch and the highlight was the chocolate dessert” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Art et gourmet

Art et gourmet
Place du grand socco, Tangier 90000, Morocco
0539371251
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Ranked #9 of 132 Restaurants in Tangier
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent lunch and the highlight was the chocolate dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Located on the third floor, Art et Gourmet has an outside terrace overlooking the main square (Grand Socco - also known as Place 9 Avril 1947) but being December we chose to sit inside.

The waiter explained all the dishes on the lunchtime menu, two courses for Dh160. We were given bread and olive tapinade and a tomato concasse.

One chose john dory ceviche and the other tartine of smoked salmon and avocado as starters (beautifully presented), followed by mains of chicken cous-cous and tajine of lamb with dried apricots and prunes. Both were served piping hot in traditional terracotta with covers. All were very good.

One of us chose the Royal au Chocolat for dessert Dh60. It was a sumptiously rich chocolate mousse cake, seved with chocolate sauce and chocolate ice-cream. It was surprising to come to this northern african town to taste something so fabulously good.

Service was very professional and helpful with English translations offered for all of the dishes.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California, United States
1 review
“An oasis of gourmet food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My friends an I were staying in a Bed and Breakfast in the Medina and one evening we were walking around Grand Socco Square at Dinner time, we saw the sign to the restaurant Art et Gourmet. After looking at the menu, very different from most restaurants around, modern and creative, we decided to go up the stairs. Its worth the climb. The view on the Plaza is amazing and it was nice to be away from the traffic. They were 8 of us, the friendly staff prepared a table for us. The menu presented on a black board, very nice selection of revisited Moroccan classics. The dishes that were served to us were all beautifully presented, some in very contemporary manner and some in a classic way like the Tagine dishes. But the best was the taste and that's what makes the difference, perfectly seasoned and tasting delicious, all of us were very happy, no exceptions. We had such a great experience that we all came back for late dinner 2 days later and again it was a great meal, the Best in Tangier. My compliments to the Chef !

  • Visited October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful setting and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We decided to visit Art et Gourmet after reading various recommendations and seeing the lovely setting overlooking the Grand Socco. We had one of our best meals in Tangier here - I had John Dorey which was delicately cooked with some lovely vegetables and a sauce which complemented with fish well, not overpowering it. My other half had a tagine which was sensationally good - a perfect blend of spices with a stunning flavour. We both had lovely chocolate deserts - mine was a gorgeous chocolate fondant. We found the setting incredibly relaxing and enjoyed watching over the Grand Socco. The service was spot on - not aloof and not overbearing. Would recommend.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Milton, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was came highly recommended for the best food in Tanger but other than lovely staff and a great location it was disappointing.

Visited October 2014
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“Art et Gourmet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Overlooking Grand Socco Square, Art Gourmet was recommended by the Guide book and by the proprietor of our Riad. It is rated as one of the best in Tangier and although the location and view is good, the food is not outstanding but is well presented and tasty. We had a relaxing enjoyable evening watching the bustle of Tangier and the staff were welcoming and the service good. Worth recommending for the location.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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