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“Authentic food, dubious service”
Review of Moroccan Restaurant - CLOSED

Moroccan Restaurant
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

On a backstreet just off the main street we found this small authentic restaurant run only by an older Moroccan man. He was preparing a barbecue which he had put in the doorway. We sat down at one of the two tables in the street.

We asked what he had to offer, he replied he had pinchos morunos and meat for only three tajines. The three tajines we ordered were later magically turned into four, at least as far as the bill was concerned, its somewhat runny although tasty enough contents were served on only one plate. On the other hand the pinchos were done on the barbecue, and were excellent!

The toilets were rather disgusting, as they resembled the caves in the Rock above by the goo dripping from the door and ceiling.

The biggest drawback, however, was the service. Our requests were met with awkward and defensive mumbles. The cook/waiter/owner claimed to speak four languages but didn't seem to understand much of at least two of them. He had his hands full (although there was only one other table occupied that evening), so we had to fetch our own drinks. When we asked for the bill we got only a number, one we thought was rather high for the food we had eaten and the service we'd received, and compared with the average prices in Gibraltar. When we asked to work it out with the menu prices on the wall, the man was blatantly offended and said we could check all we liked, but still had to pay (which we did).

If you're looking for authentic Morrocan food go here, but don't expect any frills.

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Thank Cat B
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Being a regular visitor to Gibraltar on business, I was looking for something a little different - and this place fits the bill. Ever since finding this delightful restaurant, I visit it every time I go to Gibraltar. Very authentic Morrocon food, the Pinchetos are to die for. Well worth a visit.

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2  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Having been hassled by the guided tour touts we wondered up from the main street to find this delightful and authentic family run Moroccan restaurant and had one of the best Moroccan meals.
Run by a husband and wife team, the husband at front of house and infront of house is charming and welcoming, his wife's food: well you must go there to find out. We loved it.
A bit of a climb, but out of the noise of Main Street and good value, good food!

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1  Thank BeBrilliant
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Authentic moroccan food served at a great location by very friendly staff. The sweet lamb tagine is sublime!
Well worth a visit.

Thank AdventureMAX2013
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

No frills, authentic. Best pinchitos anywhere, ever. Harira and chebakia as it is across the straits in Morocco. Abdeslam Achoubi is the owner, chef, waiter and washer up but sometimes he enlists a passing compatriot to fan the charcoals of the pinchitos

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1  Thank Kevin D
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