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“Falling Star” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thami’s

Thami’s
Ranked #37 of 205 Restaurants in Fes
Cuisines: African, Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Falling Star”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The star next to Thami’s Restaurant review in the Lonely Planet has gone to their head and made the place mediocre at best. While we were eating dinner, the continual cry of the restaurant tout to passersby that the restaurant was in Lonely Planet was at first annoying and eventually infuriating.
As mentioned in other reviews, the initial ‘free’ appetizer of lentils, potato cakes and chillies was tasty, and the eggplant (aubergine) salad we had was very good. The chicken tajine, however, was a different story. The meat was very hot but the vegetables were cold. They must have been cooked separately – very overcooked actually – and then added to the meat. Sending the tajine back to have it properly heated only make the vegetables even more squishy. And to top it off, the tajine had very little sauce. We assume that Thami’s was once a worthwhile place to eat, but unfortunately that is no longer the case.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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“We went back for more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

The food is really good. Being vegetarians we appreciate the freshness of ingredients and the way they cook them.
Their service is very good and there is no rush, but we went to Fes during the week, not during the peak tourist season, and they have fewer customers.

My only complain, and that's why I don't give 5 stars, is their toilets are absolutely disgusting, but that seems to be something part of the Moroccan experience

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pablo2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Right price!
Nice staff, gave us plenty of free starters, almost ate too much before the main meal came out.

Top stuff had to go back again

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Marrakech, Morocco
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Yummm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Awesome food, friendly staff. The owner, Thami was behind the kitchen cooking the food and came out to say hello and check we were alright. Their complementary bread, beans and potato patty was super filling and perfect to wait for our meals as we were so hungry from walking around the medina. We ordered the meatballs tagine and it was to-die-for. yummmm :)

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Quality food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was one of the three best meals I had in 12 days in Morocco. Once we got past all the touts hustling you to choose their restaurant, Thami's was a calm in the storm. Thami was very friendly, lavishing us with attention (without being a pest), and the food was very high quality for the low price. We were brought an appetizer of lentils, green chiles and potato croquettes that may not have won any beauty contests, but it sure was tasty. I had the homely looking sardine tagine, but once again looks were deceiving. The fish was fresh in a zesty tomato-based sauce with olives, and although I was surprised there weren't any vegetables in it, I quickly realized that having so much fish wasn't a bad thing (other than sustainability issues). My companion had chicken skewers and the portions were large with a nice array of side dishes. This was less expensive than some other places we ate of lesser quality. I highly recommend Thami's for a good, cheap, satisfying meal in the hustle and bustle of the medina.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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