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“Great atmosphere and good food”
Review of Tajine Wa Tanjia

Tajine Wa Tanjia
Ranked #5 of 306 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Enjoyed our meal at this lovely little restaurant. Service was excellent and food was very good. Best mint tea we had in our two week stay of Morocco. The restaurant is near the train station. You'll first see a long line of restaurants in a sunken area behind the train station and you have to go around the corner to find the Tajine wa tanjia. We were staying at the Diwan and it was within easy walking distance. Very close to the walls as well so a nice walk to the walls and back to the Diwan after supper. There were two groups of locals in the restaurant (many ordering the tanjia - jug)

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Thank HappyCanadian13
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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

I ordered the beef tanjia which came bubbling hot and extremely tasty. It was really really great and exactly the portion size, not too small not too big. 115 dh is not exactly cheap though, but wad worth it.
It was perfectly spiced.
The service was attentive and very friendly, both by the waiter and the manager.

For a dessert I picked the caramelized white cheese which was tasty, though for 40 dh it's definitely overpriced.

I'd go there again, for sure.

Thank FransOudman
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Wonderful food and fantastic service. The staff took good care of us while we were there. I had the pear tajine and it was excellent.

Thank DP4275
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

OK, assume you are a tourist in Rabat, and you have just a few possibilities to taste local cuisine - then this might be a good idea. Yes, the number of locals is rather low - which may have to do with the fact that it's one of the few Moroccan restaurants (not located within a hotel) which also serves alcohol. The food quality is not over the top, but a very sound middle ground and as authentic as one will be able to get outside of a Moroccan home. Price range is a bit on the high side for the locals.
Having been there a few times, I would recommend their tanjia (basically - like the tajine - a stew, but in a closed put which they make a bit of a show out of opening) and bastilla (a very Moroccan combination of chicken meat in a thin dough sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon - sounds weird, I know, but is actually quite nice and typical for the Moroccan sweet-with-meat-approach). And to answer a previous comment - tajines (and tanjia) is ALWAYS served without any side dishes - one just uses bread to soak up the juices. For tanjia they pretty much are the only place in Rabat which serves this type of preparation - and, if they have it, it's also one of the few places that has camel meat, which is quite nice and a deviation from the standard beef fare.
Service: OK, but of course the numbers of tourists take their toll. Quite often there is a guitar-player entertaining - find out if you like his style!

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

When you enter a resturant and just see tourists, this should already give you the clue that you should better do a u turn and look for another restaurant.
We took 2 different meal:
The tajine kefta with eggs, it taste and look like (and i m not exagerating) food coming directly out of a tin can, the worst tasteless kefta ever.
And the Veal shank tanjia, this did actually taste good, but it comes with nothing else but the meat for a, much more than average, price of 120 Dhs.
Than comes the bill where it is clearly written, in your own language to be sure you understand, that tips are not included, i'm usually very happy to give tips after a pleasant meal or to someone that actually made your dinner a enjoyable moment or gave you advise on what to eat or...any kind of extra services, but on that occasion, it was definitely not the case and so no tips.
The server, after checking in front of you how much you actually gave, make you feel very clearly that he was not impressed by not getting any tips.
My feeling is that, it is a restaurant that serves food to tourists they will never see again, and so do not really care about the quality but better focus on maximum profit.
They were right for one point: they will never see me again

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2  Thank Ben L
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