We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent paella!”
Review of Araignee Gourmande

Araignee Gourmande
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Oualidia
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2013

A good location right on the beach and was one of the few places open during the day in ramadan when we went. The service was a bit hit and miss, sometimes prompt and friendly, sometimes surly (but I tried to be understanding as being a waiter during ramadan when you are not allowed to eat must really be hard). The wine and food were very good, the paella was so good I had that on both times we went. A nice spot for lunch.

1  Thank Katherine C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (317)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

28 - 32 of 319 reviews

Reviewed August 4, 2013

We just ordered the Paella, but they must have had lots of seafood to use up because they kept bringing out stuff for us, complimentary...two types of cockles, mussels, harira,etc. By the time our paella arrived we were already full!

Thank travelnblues
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

8 o'clock on a Monday evening in early July but we were the only diners in this large,spartan restaurant (two tables arrived later) which affected the ambience somewhat.We sat on the covered terrace on the beachside which was pleasant enough.We ordered the 140 dirham (less than £12) menu -salad/fried fish fillets/grilled fish/dessert.Salad was decent, the fillets plentiful and not greasy and the whole grilled fish of seabass size (2 each)and very fresh. A free un-ordered dish of a large plate of sea urchins was a nice surprise. We were asked if we wanted more fish but were happy with what we had.The orange tart was excellent-slices of orange in syrup on puff pastry had an intense sweet marmalade flavour.
Service was friendly and helpful. On our way out I pointed out some large seashells in a fish tank(otherwise empty) and a waiter noticed and presented us with a couple-nice touch.
Food was well done and good value,although the interior is a little shabby and spartan-recommended.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ian h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ate dinner here last night on hearing that this was the place to eat sea food in ouailidia, how wrong our recommendations were.
From the outside the place looks nice & appealing, however, once we were seated the restaurant is dirty & shabby & in desperate need of modernisation.
We ordered two "fruits de mer" which worryingly took no longer than five minutes to reach our table. The content of the platter was shocking, apart from the oysters which tasted nice & fresh. The lobsters was tiny & resembled the texture of a rubber band, the spider crab was dirty & covered in barnacles, again over cooked & had to asked for utensils to be able to eat the crab. King prawns were nice & large but were like bullets to eat. Mussels & clams were raw, & I mean not cooked at all! Sea urchins were so small there was nothing to eat. Condiments arrived after the platter was eaten. We were also presented with a bowl of moules which were filthy, covered in barnacles & the lazy chef hasn't even bothered to remove the beards...! As being a chef myself of 16 years I have never known food like this to leave a professional kitchen.
Maybe this restaurant is operating on its passed high reviews but there is dyer need for mass inprovement across the board.....

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Littlechef77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

When you drive down to Oualidia and walk into this restaurant you will be amazed by the view of the lagoon. Wonderful sandy enclosed bay. L'Araignee Gourmande is fairly basic but has some of the best seafood anywhere. The cold Atlantic provides superb oysters, lobsters, king crab, and as a delicacy...sea urchins...not easy to find anywhere. Grilled fish and salads complemented a magnificent lunch.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Perrel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Araignee Gourmande also viewed

Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
 
Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
 
Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda Region
 

Been to Araignee Gourmande? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing