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“One of my favorite Paris restaurants”
Review of Le Tassili - CLOSED

Le Tassili
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 June 2010

In June 2010 I went to this Arabian/Algerian restaurant in the 13th for the first time at the recommendation of a friend who lives in the neighborhood. I never thought of myself as much of a fan of couscous (left side of menu) and almost ordered from the right side, but my friend steered me back to the couscous, and I was really glad he did. This dish was entirely different from any couscous that I had ever prepared myself or had in the Middle East. It came with spices in a wonderful broth and a lot of vegetables, such as carrots, that were delicious. I had mine with lamb chops that were tender. You spoon out the couscous, vegetables, lamb chops, and broth yourself from a larger bowl served individually, so you can control how much goes on your plate. Jars of spices are also on the table so you can add particular spices to the dish as you go along. This place turned into my favorite restaurant during my 11-day stay in Paris. The owner/maitre de was friendly and fun to talk to (my friend had been going there for years), and there is a North African decor with nifty lamps throughout.

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Reviewed 4 June 2009

My husband & I spent a delightful time in Paris in March and thought we would try a different restaurant for a little local color. We arrived at Restaurant Le Tassili somewhat early by Paris standards (6pm) and found it locked. We turned to leave and a gentleman hurried over to unlock the door for us. The restaurant was pleasantly decorated in Egyptian/middle eastern themes with soft music playing. We placed our orders and several other customers soon arrived. We could observe the kitchen from our seats and did not have the impression that anyone there was particulary interested in working that night. Kitchen help and the manager were incessantly on their individual cell phones speaking in what sounded to us like middle eastern dialects and we joked that we had stumbled upon a CIA operation. One family waited nearly 30 minutes and when their orders were still not taken, they left. Food and wine were just "ok". Our carafe of wine did not appear to be the same size as carafes at other establishments for the same money. The food seemed processed, was not particularly hot (in temperature) and did not appear to have been prepared with any particular care. Not terribly expensive but you would be better off spending your money on Rue Cler or at La Terrasse.

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Reviewed 17 March 2015
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