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“Great in every aspect”
Review of Al Marsa

Al Marsa
Ranked #23 of 277 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paris, France
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great in every aspect”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Great location (on the river banks), great views (on the old city, the medina and the ocean - ok view of the ocean is distant but yet it is there in the corner!), great seafood, great bread (olive bread just delightful), great service (very professional - army of waiters / waitresses - yet very friendly), great selection of local wines... an ideal place to end a visit of Rabat. A reservation might be essential over the weekend as this place attracts lots of local families / friends (or come early for a good table). This is definitely not your normal street corner restaurant so yes it is pricy for Morocco but honestly offers great value vs restaurants of this stature in Europe.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank RainbowNomads
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English first
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful seafood!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

After touring Rabat there is no better spot for seafood than Al Marsa in the new marina! Superb quality and great Moroccan wines complemented our lunch. I felt good value considering how nice our experience was!

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Hamburg, Germany
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely place to eat and see”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Decidedly one of the best places to eat fish in Rabat-Salé. Not exactly cheap, but quality of food and service is impeccable. The place can be quite busy on weekends, but offers a lovely view onto two of Rabat's scenic sites (Tour Hassan & Kasbah) and invites also for a post-lunch stroll into the medina of Salé (which is completely void of tourists even though it has quite a number of historic buildings and nice athmosphere to offer).
Only drawback: aside from the Paella there is little that inspires the place as a "Spanish" restaurant, so don't expect to be back in Andalucia when going there.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Froik
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Rabat, Morocco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Spain brought to you on your table”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

this spanish restaurant will totally meet your expectations, order the "poulpe" (octopus) and the creme de homard it's absolutely fantastic. The paella (for 2) could easily accomodate 3 persons and it's really good...was not so happy with the desert though...finish your dinner by taking a walk in the Marina enjoying the beautiful view of the old city

Visited November 2012
Thank Sarah A
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Rome, Italy
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120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderfull.. if only it could be a bit more affordable!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Went there several times with friends and family.. The location is great as it offers nice views of both the new Marina and the historic part of the city... The food is just outstanding, especially the selection of Spanish 'tapas' and the fresh fish - catch of the day?-, try the grilled turbo if available, it's simply magic..; Cons? in a country where still half of the population is struggling with poverty and hardly has enough bread to eat, one has to leave its social conciousness in the cloakroom to pay for a dinner worths the monthly salary of many.. But wine can help, the wine selection is good (but again terribly expensive!)... Well just like the Moroccans proverb says "alli bgha zine yaskha b' al mal" (Trsl: whoever wants beauty has to give up money..). But when luxury will become more affordable to more people in Morocco, this restautant will certainly need to start a chain, as we all love fish and sea delicacies!..

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank R S
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