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“Pleasant lunch in the souk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Terrasse des Epices

La Terrasse des Epices
Ranked #55 of 758 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $5 - $16
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Moraira, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pleasant lunch in the souk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Arrived just before 12:00hrs and were told by a staff member at the door that they would open shortly. We roamed the shops on the mezzanine level for a few minutes and the same staff member came to find us to let us know that the restaurant was now open. We were invited to choose wherever we would like to sit and given the drinks menu. Within 5 minutes we received our 1.5L water (25Dh), a basket of bread, complimentary black olive dip and the food menu. We watched the terrace fill with hungry customers by the minute, obviously a very popular lunch destination. Our waiter remained courteous and attentive with a smile as he checked after a few minutes if we were ready to order and we decided on chicken skewer (95Dh) and lamb & prune tagine (120Dh) . We were given around 20 minutes to nibble the bread, dip and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere before the main courses arrived - the presentation of which were very appetising and all was rather tasty indeed. The meat in both dishes was of good quality and the portion sizes were fine. We finished with an espresso (15 Dh each) and were told that the bill can be paid at the till on the way out at our leisure. There you will see a discrete tips jar where you may or may not show your appreciation - amazingly enough no pressure. Having read previous reviews, it sounds like we were lucky, so why did I not award excellent status? Bearing in mind that I would not like to have missed the experience, when you exit the restaurant and submerge yourself back into the souk below you think - did I just pay nearly 30 euros up there? And then you smile at each other and say what the heck, we're on holiday.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely rooftop place in Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The rooftop restaurant is tucked away in a small street on top of a shopping complex. it has very good view over the town. It's nicely decorated, quite posh and relaxing. They don't serve any alcohol but have a big selection of tea from herbal infusion to moroccan tea or red tea. The food we tried were a bit too sweet. But it's definitely a good choice for an afternoon tea or after dinner drink (tea or coffee).

Visited March 2013
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Annemasse
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“A roof with a wait...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The service is pretty slow. Without a reservation you will be put in the sun to wilt.

The slow-cooked lamb isn't bad, but the Caesar salad seemed to be dressed in two-stroke oil.

Worth a lunchtime trip if you're in the neighborhood, but Souk Kafe is just round the corner and is more fun.

Visited April 2013
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Carcassonne, France
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“A rooftop terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

With friends, we were taken for lunch to this rooftop terace where there were wonderful views of the Atlas Mountians - the food was very traditionally Morrocan with good service and reasonable prices.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney
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“La Terrasse des Epices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Unfortunately we visited on a rainy night which wasn't great. The food though was excellent and would highly recommend it. The Cafe des Epices is a great lunch location next to the Berber Market.

Visited March 2013
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