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“Very good food with lovely atmosphere & view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Lampe Magique

La Lampe Magique
Rue Targui | Medina, Chefchaouen, Morocco
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Ranked #7 of 27 Restaurants in Chefchaouen
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New York, NY
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Very good food with lovely atmosphere & view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Interesting building with several cozy dining rooms and terrace overlooking the kasbah and the main square in the medina. Fixed price 3 course meal. Many choices of tagine, couscous, pastilla and other traditional dishes. Highly recommend aubergine (eggplant) with garlic appetizer, chicken tagine with prunes and almonds, pastilla. If I were here longer, I am sure I could recommend more! Service friendly and reasonably attentive. View fascinating during the day, romantic at night.

Note price range is based on dining style. Actual prices are quite reasonable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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67 restaurant reviews
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“Average food , nice view, very touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

A very touristy place, a bit like sitting in an Arabian Nights theme park. The view from the terrace at night was pretty and the service fast and efficient. Starter was nice, but our vegetarian tagine was pretty average. It was mainly made from potatoes and had very little flavouring, no Moroccan spices. Reasonable price, nice Moroccan pastries for desert. The food in Fez was much better than here so far, but we did get sick in Fez so we have been sticking to safe options here.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Decent food, good value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Food was of reasonable quality, and prices definitely very attractive. A place where many tourists come to, but this is no tourist trap. Service is reasonable efficient, and view from terrace overlooking the square is nice.

Visited October 2012
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Rabat, Morocco
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“Best Place in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I've been to Chefchaouen twice during my summer stay in Morocco and this was the best place in the city. It has two open balconies with a lovely view overlooking Plaza Uta el-Hammam. The severs wear cheesy Aladdin-type outfits but the food is delicious and affordable and the ambience is unbeatable, nestled between the mountains.

Visited July 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Incredible views, great value, nice atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Just off the main square the entrance to this restaurant is up a side street. Inside it is a multi-floored sumptuous restaurant with banquettes and booths, a beautiful roof terrace with the best views over the town, and the best place to see the sunset. Be sure to book a table iof you want to eat on the roof. Menu is varied and has a wide selection of great value dishes which give a good showcase of the local foods and delicacies. Staff are friendly, though sometimes needed a little reminding!

Visited July 2012
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