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“Outstanding restaurant and fascinating Riad”
Review of Dar El Ghalia

Dar El Ghalia
Ranked #115 of 215 Restaurants in Fes
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding restaurant and fascinating Riad”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

We had such a great time in Dar El Ghalia restaurant. The Riad is so enchanting! Food was fantastic as well as the service received. We spend a really good dinner with very nice people! Many thanks to all the Staff, specially to Hafid.

  • Visited November 2011
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London, England
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Poor food at high prices”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

We visited this restaurant on our last night in Fes and were sorely disappointed. On the plus side, the setting is beautiful, A lovely riad with a beautiful courtyard. However, the food was of very low quality. Our starters were passable. A very average Harira soup (we had far better elsewhere for less) and nice Moroccan pastries. These were fine but having ordered two meat and a pigeon pastry I was brought one pigeon and two fish. When I asked (politely) if they could change this I was asked by the maitre d (who took our order) why I could not eat fish. I can eat fish, but I simply didn't order it. I would not expect that at a poor restaurant let alone somewhere apparently trading as an upmarket establishment. As a positive the waiter who brought our food was both polite and friendly. This was not, however, the low point. My girlfriend had a pigeon pastilla for the main course. This was tasty but overcooked and very dry. My main course was meant to be chicken and lemon tagine. This is a standard Moroccan dish. The food I received was a chicken carcass with some olives and a little (albeit tasty) sauce. There was barely any meat on the chicken and what there was was unpleasant. Had I been in England I would have had no hesitation in sending it back. Again it was not only below the standard you would expect of a restaurant charging these prices but below the standard of a restaurant charging half the price. We had many good and some excellent meals in Morocco. This was dreadful. Avoid.

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