We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A treat but don't eat for a couple of days first!”
Review of Le TOBSIL

Le TOBSIL
Ranked #100 of 905 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Diner, Moroccan
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Inside a traditional house of the Medina, warm atmosphere, carpets, rose petals and candlelights for a tasting menu of moroccan specialities with the unobtrusive sound of 2 Gnawas musicians. (closed in July-August)
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our Riad Manager recommended this restaurant for our final meal in Marrakech and it didn't disappoint. It is a little touristy but then we are tourists and there is only so much avoiding places designed to appeal to us that makes sense, otherwise what point are you trying to prove?

The restaurant is in an old Riad and is available through reservation only. Hidden in the tangle of the medina you are met by guides who bring you to the door.

Meals are set menu and the £60 per head includes your wine and all food. There is plenty of food. First course was a delicious selection of Moroccan salads, followed by a chicken tagine, then lamb tagine, then poached pear, then a small desert pastry, coffee or tea and a moroccan liqueur. I hope this conveys just how much food was presented.

It was raining outside but by UK considerations mild temperature but the heating was on full and the fire blazing in the grate beside our table. Combined with the vast quantities of food and the hypnotic live music the thought of curling up and sleeping in the sofa type seating was very appealing.

We barely needed to eat the following day either!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Unique_Vee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (496)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

206 - 210 of 496 reviews

Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by our raid owner as we were told it was excellent Morrocon food. We did not realise that it is a set menu which includes wine ( this is not made clear ) . We were given a selection of various starters which were all rather bland. This was followed by a chicken in crepe tangine which was tasty, but by the time the lamb tagine and couscous arrived we had had more than enough to eat which was a shame as it was delicious. Desert was poached pear. The service was superb and the ambiance pleasant, but it was a tourist trap - there were no locals there and it was very expensive , nearly £60 per head (although we did have a bottle of wine).

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Claire C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Read some bad reviews but decided to go back anyways after 6 years and they did not dissapoint. Just love the fact that they pick you up and lead you through the maze of the city and then you enter this amazing riad where you have food. You always get a fixed menu and the food was great.

Thank Eveline_K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is so hidden away that not only do you have to reserve a table, you have to reserve a guide to meet you to take you to it. When you arrive, all you see is a large wooden door. It is opened quietly & you step down into the most amazing room of dinner tables. At the back is a cosier bank of tables for romantic dining. The smell of woodsmoke pervades from the log burner, rose petals are strewn on the tables and musicians quietly play. There is no menu, just a constant stream of abundant delicious food, Of the 5 courses the first was my favourite, comprising on no less than 12 tiny tasty appetisers. Service was impeccable, the wine & water flowed and it was probably the most romantic meal out I have ever had.

Thank Lucywholunches
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our favorite restaurant in Marrakech. Many restaurants in Marrakech come and go but we can always count on Cristine for the best food, wine and service. Whenever we bring friends to Marrakech, Le Tobsil is our first dinner stop. We've dined here on many a happy occasion and have wonderful memories of this 20 year establishment..all done in a beautiful old Marrakech Riad.

Thank ormerusso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Le TOBSIL also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Le TOBSIL? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing