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“Good food & wine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amaia Restaurant

Amaia Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 787 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Asian, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Near the post office of Marrakesh Gueliz, on the Hassan 2 boulevard, the Amaia restaurant is Open from Monday to Saturday. Food is served all day. Eat in or take out, food is tasty, healthy, light and so are the prices. For lunch and dinner, in a cozy atmosphere, check out the large menu with its good wines and daily suggestions. At aperitif time, a large variety of cocktails and tapas are also available.
Wiltshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food & wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We decided to give Amaia a try one evening after reading other reviews. The taxi driver didn't seem to know where it was, but we found it without too much difficulty... it is on a main road, but there were a lot of roadworks going on in front of it that didn't make it easy to get to.

The restaurant itself is quite small but nicely presented, with a non-smoking area to the back. The French owner was very friendly, and explained the Moroccan wines to us in good English. It was the first time we'd tried a Moroccan wine and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was (260 dirham for a bottle).

We skipped starters and went straight for mains, with a salmon pasta dish and a chicken 'wok' which were both good. Deserts were good too, with excellent pastry on the tarts.

Worth a trip if you're in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pswillies
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amaia-marrakech, Propriétaire at Amaia Restaurant, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
We'd like to thank you for your contribution and for having enjoyed your night with us.
Marrakech is changing....we have a lot of roadworks in the entire city, like almost in all the big cities in the world, it is our turn...luckily we have good wines in Morocco, good food & mood in Amaia and faithful clients.

Hope to see you again soon in a more peacefull moment... you have the good adress!

Kind regards
Eric Garozzo
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A touch of class for a very reasonable price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Whilst not offering traditional Moroccan food this is a very welcome retreat for the evening in a lovely restaurant with delicious food. The owner, a very welcoming relaxed host offers a lovely range of food and wine at great prices. A must vist!

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amaia-marrakech, Propriétaire at Amaia Restaurant, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for "must a visit"....very kind of you. We hope to see you again for an other culinary tour.

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Eric Garozzo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stylish, Fresh, Clean, Sheek, Delicious & Tasty, You must try this hidden treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I can honestly say this is the best restaurant experience we had in Morroco. The atmosphere is very clean and inviting. The owners and staff we very friendly and accommodating to our child. Now the food was the tastiest French/Asian I have ever had. Very fresh and FULL of flavor. I loved the shrimp/calamari wok, it was unreal. Thank you Amaia staff for your suggestions and excellent service!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marrakesh, Morocco
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience with our kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a long overdue review that should have been written in August 2012, after a most disappointing b-day dinner at Amaia, a well-known local restaurant recommended by a friend. We chose to sit outside since inside was smoky. Patron didn't want to turn on the mist spray despite the intense heat. He mentioned condensation and dripping as evening temperatures dip, but seriously in late August this is ridiculous. Service was S-L-O-W. Kids finished their overpriced spaghetti bolognaise 45 minutes before my husband and I got our meals. My hamburger was fine, although nothing special, but my husband's (Thai?) chicken in coconut sauce was totally bland - no salt and possibly no spices. Will never return and try to dissuade others from going.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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amaia-marrakech, Propriétaire at Amaia Restaurant, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
I'm sorry for your bad experience at Amaia ... was it in 2012 or in 2013, because it is very difficulty to give a realistic answer with such a confusion ....
Regarding the mist spray I would like to say That the system is only working if the temperature Exceeds 35 ° C, otherwise it blows water All which is not expecting the effect ...
If the restaurant was smoky - so full - I'm sorry about that, We Have No local laws about tobacco in Morocco. We Have a non-smoking area, next time, please book your table!

King regards.
Eric Garozzo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We do not recommend it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Small restaurant/bistro with an ordinary decor, in a busy road of the commercial area: We went there after a shopping incursion. Warm reception and decent service, but the food was very far from the expectations that the high ranked position on Tripadvisor had engendered. We do not recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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