Our riad managed recommended Le Tobsil, however it was also listed in a few guidebooks, so we thought we would give it a try. Only after making the booking did I read all the ordinary/ bad reviews on TA. So I was pretty worried that we wouldn't like it, as we have pretty high standards and eat out a lot.
Challenging to find, as everyone has said. We did walk there though and ended up bumping into one of the guides who took us the rest of the way. Greeted briefly by the owner on arrival, which was nice. Tasteful traditional Moroccan interior, tables with rose petals, candles, lanterns etc. I enjoyed the live musicians - style and volume of music was appropriate. Service quite cool and professional, not invasive, could be slightly warmer but overall very attentive and efficient. Loved the red velvet waitresses' outfits!
Included house wine ok, not great. Slightly more inspired snacks to go with drinks would be good ie we had two types of green olives and some sultanas - maybe switch one of the olives for something different. Moroccan salads were mostly quiet good, didn't enjoy the overly sweet carrot salad much. A bit disappointed that we didn't get pastilla - would have preferred this to the 'chicken in pancake' dish. Lamb tagine tasty and meat reasonably tender. Couscous with vegetables also pleasant and I enjoyed the spice of the accompanying sauce. As others have said, there is a lot of food provided. We found the salads manageable and also the lamb, but the chicken portion was too large for us. Desserts a bit disappointing, a nicely poached pear but very sweet and a small pastilla. As others have said, we enjoyed the atmosphere, service and overall experience but it is pricy and food is better elsewhere. Perhaps time for some fresh ideas in the kitchen?
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