Al Fassia, Guéliz, Marrakesh
Posted on: April 3, 2012 at 4:37PM
Truly an amazing restaurant, staffed and run entirely by women, so that's why! The food is not only delicious (we had the fabulous harira Soup (tomato, chickpea and lentil) followed by the lemon chicken tagine with couscous) but we actually gasped when we saw the bill at €50 for two with half a bottle of good (if heavy) Moroccan red. Downsides? The tables are low and small, so if you are seated along the plush benches along the wall you get the feeling you are squatting and might fall off at any moment. Service is Moroccan slow, but soak up the hubub and the atmosphere while you wait the 30 minutes plus for your first course on a busy night (we went on Sunday evening which was surprisingly busy). The modern arabic decor without the kitsch plus the eternally smiling and highly professional waitresses (all dressed in a kind of white grecian tunic), remarkable food and modest prices makes up for any inconvenience.