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“Finally some tasty food”
Review of Al Fassia

Al Fassia
Ranked #89 of 993 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: For over 25 years Al Fassia in Marrakech has been the reference point of traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Overall we were very underwhelmed by the food in Marrakech. A general lack of spice and depth of flavour. However Al Fassia put this right for us at last!

It’s a bit out of the way and you don’t get the authentic feel of the medina, however the restaurant is very nice inside, all the staff were friendly and the service was good and unobtrusive.

The pigeon and seafood pastilla were particularly good, great flavours and a decent size too. The lamb shoulder was also very good and beautifully tender.

Worth considering preorders if you want something like the mechoui lamb as you can’t order on the day

It’s not cheap, but you are getting real quality, flavourful food in a nice ambience



Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of many a guide book and TripAdvisor review. We turned up at our 10pm reservation and were seated quite promptly. After waiting for nearly half an hour, we quickly became aware that unless you are wearing a suit and rich and French, you will not be acknowledged. We practically had to force our order upon the surly waitress who was busy tending to her more important guests. The food was nice though.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Al fassia. The Marrakechi miracle. Well, i’m here to tell you that the reality does not match the hype.

The meal started innocently enough. They were able to seat us 10 minutes early for our 10pm reservation (the only seat my party of four could snag during the busy new years week). The restaurant was beautiful and very comfortable. After a long bout with slow service (and begging for fresh bottles of water) we found an english speaking staff member to take our order. Thats when things went wrong. The staff member refused to allow us (two couples) to split entrees. Every single adult at the table needed to order their own entree, despite our adventurous forays into the appetizer menu. It feels like they care more about their bottom line than the comfort of their guests. Geeze. The food arrived and it was hit and miss. All of our tajines were so-so, but the moroccan soup was quite astounding. The meal ended with lemon soaked hot towels which almost made up for things.

Anyway, this restaurant gets 3/5 for food, 1/5 for service, 4/5 for atmosphere. So, a 2/5 in my playbook.

Thank Federica P
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Traditional moroccan cuisine at its authentic best, served by an all woman crew.

The food is delicious, portions are very filling and the service is very hospitable.

Great ambience helped by small cost tables and enclaves for the dinners. Restaurant is frequented by the locals too, so that speaks volumes.

Booking essential, preferably a day or two in advance!

Thank harikumarp2015
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Rang twice to book and secured 10pm sitting. Slow service at the door. Slow service at the table with sour faced waitress who had forgotten how to smile or perhaps even the will to live. Ordered the lamb shoulder for two - told it was not available and if you were attending the 10pm sitting you had to order in advance despite not being told that when we rang or it being mentioned in the menu.

Maître d’ pleasant enough. Ended up with some stuffed filo pastry things sitting on a bit of long dead green garnish which you could have got for $5 back at any half decent bakery. Not even good filo. Ordered three tagines as replacement for the missing shoulder of lamb. Tasty but anything would have tasted good by that stage of the evening. Gave up on dessert.

The market stalls in the Grand Square do better than this place - especially when it comes to service.

Avoid - there are many better places to go to than what is hawked to the tourists as one of Marrakesh’s leading restaurants. MacDonalds is just back down the road and probably a better option. We would have left if it wasn’t so late in the evening and had the hassle of finding somewhere else to eat.

Thank reallyannoying
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