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“Very nice but very expensive”

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #10 of 304 Restaurants in Algiers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $45
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2013

One of the top class restautrants in Alger. I never regretted for being there untill I see the bill.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We went to Tantra on a Wednesday night with a large group, about 12 people. We had to change our plans so we didn't have a reservation, but the staff was very accommodating and took great care of us. We had a nice table outdoors, and it was quiet and charming. The calamari appetizer was the best I've had! They brought out a platter of fresh fish for us to choose from and explained each one, working between French and English for the group. I had the magret de canard, or duck breast and it was quite good. The others had a mixture of fresh fish and steak and all of the main courses looked excellent and got great reviews from the group. The wine list was pretty limited but in Algiers, that's normal. With wine, it was quite pricey but overall, it was a great evening.

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1  Thank OK2GetLost
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was rather reluctant to go to a restaurant that didn't serve solely Algerian cuisine during my stay in Algiers, lucky for me I decided to pay a visit to La Tantra.
Nested in a large forest near the martyr's monument, one of Algiers's landmarks, lies La Tantra, a brilliant restaurant specializing in seafood but serving limited plates of poultry and beef as well.

We were initially off to a rocky start with no English menus in the place, I was literally trying to decode the French menu until one of the waiters presented himself and offered to translate the menu. I ended up ordering fried shrimp for appetizers, grilled sea bass for the main course and french apple pie with ice-cream for desserts.

Bread was served with a plate of tomatoes & sardines and another plate of grilled peppers. The tomato and sardines were truly appetizing letting you give serious thought to ordering more.

The shrimp delicious, fried to perfection and served with some sort of light pineapple sauce. The highlight however is undoubtedly the grilled sea bass, seared and grilled, it is juicy and full of flavour. There is no sauce with the fish, allowing you to savor the taste of the sea bass in all its glory! A highly highly recommended dish!

Next came the dessert which was french apple pie with cinnamon ice-cream. The apple pie was served very warm, moist and soft with a crunchy crust, by far one of the best apple pies I have had in quite sometime.

The interior of the place is also very nice and quite elegant. The waiters, while not bilingual, were very helpful and extremely attentative.

However the place does it crowded quite fast, with no non-smoking area, the smoke from cigarettes does get a bit overwhelming. The other negative would be that they couldn't debit my credit card due to "communication errors" and required a cash payment, so make sure you do visit with cash just in case.

Being located in the forest, make sure you arrange transportation to leave the restaurant. A highly recommended restaurant for a delightful experience.

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Thank TheRealKhairy
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Tantra Restaurant is situated inside the the Forest of "Makam Echahid" or "Sanctuaire du Martyre" in Algiers.

The proffesionalism of the staff have a positive impact on the reputation of the Restaurant, add to this, the variety of food offered: Fresh Fish brought directly from the Port of Algeirs, and the Port of Bouharoun (a nice region, 50Km far from Algiers).

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Thank Razik T
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were 5 peuple and one of us had call before going to the restaurant to Check it was possible to pay with a credit card. The experience of food was so so: some very good meals but other more deceptive. The service was not professional and lot of products were out of stock (such as champagne in a restaurant which pretends to be high range). The bill was very high compared to our experience and last but not least, we have not been able to pay because the machine was out of order. We had to spend more than an hour in algiers to look for a cash machine with a guy from the restaurant following us to make sure we will pay. Not exactly the most pleasant situation to enjoy the end of evening!!!

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1  Thank Milady007007
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