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“Best food in Cario!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Andrea El Mariouteya

Andrea El Mariouteya
59-60 Mariouteya Canal Road, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 33831133
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Ranked #17 of 3,932 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best food in Cario!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Make sure you try their famous chicken. This was the best food we ate on our trip and we ate a lot of good food! A must in Cairo.

Visited March 2013

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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Beijing, China
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582 reviews 582 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 110 cities Reviews in 110 cities
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
“Best place to stop for food after the pyramids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

delicious restaurant nearby the pyramids that specialize in grilled meat. Especially quail and chicken that are spectacular and grilling freshly on a spit as you walk in. The stuffed grape leaves and pita bread made fresh are also te best we had in Egypt. Andrea is as popular with locals (who come after 3pm) as tourists since many buses stop here after the pyramids for lunch. Entrees are £45 each.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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183 reviews 183 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Andrea has been around for over 40 years. The chicken charcoaled in oregano abundant marination can be served in half chicken portion with bones or boneles (full chicken) or skewers of small pieces of chicken. Quales are also avaialable. The pre-main dishes are a great variety of starters that Andrea is also famous for, small round freshly baked bread is also one of the good memories this restaurant leaves for any kind of visitor. The chickens and quales are grilled by the entrance, so you cannot miss the vast barbeques on your way in or out. Andrea is a vast outdoor restaurant that also has an indoor area. The food has been traditionally served for the past four decades without ever missing a beat. So the food quality is constant. It is a casual place open for lunch as well as throughout the day until dinner. It also serves wine and beer. It has not home delivery and no other branches in Cairo though there are a few other places named Andrea that have nothing to do with this genuine and original location. It has only one branch on the Mediterranean coast at the gate of a famous compound named Hacienda, but you do not need to enter the compound to enter the restaurant that has a street entrance.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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minneapolis
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Over the years I've eaten at Andreas restaurant many times. They are consistently excellent in what they do best--chicken. The chicken is always crisp and juicy. And the bread is to die for, made on the spot. Their baba ganoug is the best in Cairo and the tahina is loaded with garlic, just the way we like it. All the side dishes (grape leaves, liver, meatballs, everything!) is beyond reproach.

The service is top notch and English is spoken by everyone. My visit to Egypt is not complete without a meal at Andreas.

  • Visited March 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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Egypt
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“"A must visit in Cairo, for me it brings back all the childhood memories"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Whether you are a tourist or a resident you have to go to Andrea, it's one of the oldest restaurants in Cairo. It serve mainly grilled food however there are also have vegetarian options.
Mainly Egyptian plates like the vine leaves, sambousak, and very nice fries. There bread is freshly baked by the entrance of the restaurant. The whole atmosphere brings old memories as I used to go with my family when I was a kid, the atmosphere is still the same; same tables cloth colour, same chairs and same waiters uniform besides food is delicious as it always used to be. It's a perfect place for families, open air and there is a small playing area and a donkey that take the kids for small rounds! I recommend the grilled boneless chicken, chicken liver, sambousak and vine leaves above all the bread which is amazing.
If you are going after sunset I strongly suggest taking a jacket as it gets v cold and any anti Mosquitos cream or spray, there is a v good spray that you can get from the pharmacy called OFF. Mosquitos turn wild after sunset!

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