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“Really good authentic cusine”
Review of Al Farachah

Al Farachah
Ranked #90 of 262 Restaurants in Essaouira
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: In a riad magnificent, a new cooking Moroccan but also traditional(nouvelle cuisine).Reservations from 4:30 am ferme le samedi soir
Birmingham
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Really good authentic cusine”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a really good authentic moroccan restuarant we enjoyed the food and the walk through the Souk to reach it worth the effort.

Visited September 2013
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  • Dutch first
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Edinburgh
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A change can be a rest”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Pumping techno music offsets the purple fairy lif interior of an amazing escape away from it a back alley Riad . The food is the saviour of the day . Though pricey it is exceptional and the personal service from the owner brings warmth to the pro eedings . We where chased by a glue sniffer as we left but the locals stepped in to save us and were very very sorry for the crazy behaviour . Go here for a treat

  • Visited June 2013
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West Sussex
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“A real find”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were attracted to this restaurant by its advert in the Essaouira town guide for pre-dinner tapas, after finding the typical tagine or couscous menus becoming a little monotonous. The tapas and accompanying wine were truly delicious and excellent value, so we decided on the spot to return the following evening for dinner. And were delighted. Food, wine, ambiance and decor were all original, distinctive and really good. Francoise Gasquet, the proprietaire, speaks very clear French and was happy to chat. She has been in Morocco for 13 years and and also runs a tea-room nearby (and somewhat easier to find) called Au Bonheur des Dames. Al Farachah is a relatively new venture and is quite tucked away down a side street, but well worth tracking down. For food of this quality it's excellent value - our bill for two people was MAD600 (€55) for three courses, wine and coffee. .

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
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“So exciting”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

After 4,000 tagines I was dead keen to try some more "modern" Moroccan cuisine and thank heavens I finally found it here. Also after not eating any fish while travelling inland I was desperate to try some now I was by the ocean. And my expectations were perfectly satisfied by this delightful place in a beautiful old riad. The food was tasty, imaginative and exciting, although you do need some French to understand the menu. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
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françoise b, Propriétaire at Al Farachah, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Many thanks! We are really happy that you appreciated our Moroccan new kitchen(nouvelle cuisine)... We try to make something different and we are so much enchanted when our customers are satisfied our cooking is modern and traditional, to satisfy everybody and when we reach there it is a big happiness!
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London, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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“lovely French restaurant”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is set in a lovely riad off a scary back street! When you walk down there you feel like Jack the Ripper is going to jump out but all the back alleys are like that just have to assume they're safe. restaurant was lovely but very quiet so great as recommended for a quiet romantic dinner. Food was lovely we had and beautifully presented and the French owner was delightful. Wine mark up on Val D'Argan seemed slightly over the top but lovely to have organic wine with dinner. Had the assorted starter which was lovely and the lamb was delicious, portions are small but adequate. Would definitely go back as the food was so nice and great service. Toilets upstairs so wouldn't recommend for elderly people and would book as she would struggle with a full restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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