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“Charming atmosphere, friendly service, lovely food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marhaba - CLOSED

Marhaba
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Moraira
Level Contributor
149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Charming atmosphere, friendly service, lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

I've been driving past this restaurant for years, but the narrow frontage and roadside location put me off. I expected some kind of bar-like interior. Was I wrong! The lovely breezy, Moroccan-style red, green and gold tent at the back has lovely views over the local greenery. Even though today is August 15th, it was delightfully cool.. The menu is interesting and varied. We chose the 'evening menu' for about €20 each, which they didn't mind doing for lunch. We started with olives and hummus, hot bread, then I had beautifully presented Moroccan salad and Juan had aubergine scramble. This was followed by some lovely soup, a sorbet then we had lamb tagine with Moroccan tea and sweets for dessert. However, there was a lot of choice on the menu. The portions were just right, everything was delicious and the service was unobtrusive and friendly. It must be wonderful there at night in that tent. We will definitely be doing back and recommending it to all our friends. They do children's meals, too. Another plus... there's plenty of parking at the front. We didn't have any alcohol, just water so I can't comment on the wine list. Definitely go... Would make a great romantic evening I am sure.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank julietyjuan
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Moraira”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We go to Marhaba each time we visit moraira, its my fav place to eat. Looks nothing from the road, fantastic when you walk in. Love the restaurant, the food, owners and staff, so friendly.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ikaria1961
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El Vendrell, Spain
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience of morroccan food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

The street entrance to this place is unimpressive, but when you walk through to the back it's like stepping into an ornate red & green tent in the dessert. A beautiful tranquil setting. Very friendly and helpful staff (english speaking). As usual I opted for 'menu del dia' which is 16 euros, although a little more expensive than most, well worth it for huge amout of authentic morroccan food, the little extras and the wonderful service. A good place for a special treat. Smmer or winter. Closed Tuesdays. Parking. It's nearer to Moraira than Calpe.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SandieBarcelona
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Spain
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2009

We made a visit last week to this new Moroccan restaurant Marhaba, which can be found on the Moraira to Calpe coast road. Even though it was November we were able to sit outside thanks to their delightful insulated Moroccan style marquee.
You can order a la carte or choose from their fixed menu (which has almost everything on it anyway) 4 courses for 17.95 + some extra little treats along the way. The Harira soup and lamb tagine are amazing as well as the tasty seafood crispy rolls i had to start. We were amazed when our bill come - so much great quality food for very little and the speed and and friendlyness of the staff was also very pleasing. We will be regulars.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TylerSpain
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