My boyfriend and I made a visit to Yacout one night, and it was a hit-and-miss experience. It was absolutely full of Moroccans – we were the only Westerners there. This is usually a good sign, but here it did not entirely prove to be so. The menu was very cheap, with three set courses for 70dh (around £5.30). We didn't opt for the set menu but instead chose a pigeon pastilla (a Moroccan specialty) to share, while I opted for the chicken and lemon tagine and my boyfriend went for the lamb and prune tagine. The tagines arrived first, and they were a mixed bag. Mine was good: lots of chicken, lots of sumptuous slow-cooked olives, and an over-arching deep lemon flavour. My boyfriend's tagine, on the other hand, was about half the size and contained only a small scrap of lamb, though there were many prunes and almonds, and it did not have any depth of flavour. He was very disappointed. Next came the pastilla, which was thoroughly delicious: fresh out of the oven, the pastry was delicate and the flavours wonderful.
The service was also strange; our waiter was pretty moody and only raised a smile when we gave him a small tip at the end. There were cats everywhere, with kittens jumping on to the tables when we were eating, and while in other restaurants the waiters made efforts to get the cats away, here they were allowed to roam free.
I'm not sure about Yacout. It was a reasonable price and some dishes were great, while others were poor. You'll need to be lucky!
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