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Hotel El Mesala & Restaurant

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Ramala, Luxor, Egypt
+20 95 2314004
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at this restaurant on 4 separate occasions in the last 3 months and each time the food was fresh and tasty. You choose your main dish, which is served with salad, tahini, cooked vegetables and bread. The restaurant serves alcohol and the service is very friendly. There is a little bit of a wait for the food because... More 

Thank Jill T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

As I have given this restaurant an excellent review in the past I feel I have to update as the last couple of meals in there were terrible. And I can no longer recommend this. I guess business is quiet so they no longer have a regular cook and it really shows.

Thank Maggie_NHam
Reigate, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

The menu will never set the world alight, and for some reason the chicken curry was loaded with banana, but the service was good, the views amazing and after 4 hours spent relaxing, eating and drinking next to the Nile, we'd definitely go back again. There's also a swimming pool available for use on the ground level.

Thank netyoda
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went a second time as we had very much enjoyed our first visit. We had a very good vegetarian dinner there, some fish too. The spinach dish was particularly delicious (a secret recipe, they told us!). The service was very friendly and there are wonderful views across the Nile to floodlit Luxor Temple. We will definitely go back next... More 

Thank 400daphned
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Went last year all ok we had an excellent meal with good service However in march we visited limited menu, went to order no fish no kebabs and no red wine so we left. The staff were in very short supply and had no idea of what they where doing. It's such a shame

Thank Caroline C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visit Luxor regularly and love crossing the Nile to eat at this top floor restaurant with its fabulous views of the East Bank. Get there by passenger ferry and walk couple of hundred yards (hassle free) or so or hire a boat from a West Bank hotel pontoon. Remember your torch. The Egyptian food served is always a bit... More 

Thank Maggie_NHam
Leicester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

The food here is very good quality, and the service quick. Everything is freshly cooked, and nothing seems to be too much trouble. The fresh lemon juice with mint, in my opinion, is the best in Luxor, and have tried it at a few different places. Don't miss out, please try it ! Also the view over the Nile is... More 

Thank Annabel054
Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Four of us ate on this fabulous roof terrace overlooking the Nile. Such a shame there were no more diners but everyone is struggling at the moment. The view over the river is absolutely superb but the food was stunning. We had the most amazing Egyptian food that we chose to cross the river again later during our holiday to... More 

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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Never stayed in the hotel, although it looks pretty fine for West Bank Luxor, but frequently visit it's top floor restaurant for lunch and dinners. Decoration is a bit funny and looks like a wedding cake:) but Nile view and Luxor temple directly across the river is amazing. Especially I like it in night time when lights and stars are... More 

Thank Alex M
Manchester UK
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

This restaurant has the best river views on the W bank from its high rooftop. Service is reasonably quick and efficient and the food is good. Recently the very long menu has been cut right down with pizzas and most of the Indian food removed. It's mainly Egyptian now, and not that wide a choice. Prices have shot up and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ramala, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor
  • Phone Number: +20 95 2314004

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