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“Delicious authentic Tagines”

Les Delices de Tetouan
Ranked #127 of 349 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This restaurant is a tiny one, tucked away in one of the streets in the Bastide area in Carcassonne. The decor is distinctly Morrocan- the lights and very orange walls. One of the decor is a brass container for eye liner powders- with its own little applicator- one that was used in the olden day. The place has a display cabinet with all the paraphenalia Morrocans. It is very cosy and people who walked in are very friendly- the French's manners and Morrocans hospitality made this place a must. Restaurant patrons tend to greet each other with Bonjour and Bon Apetite, which is lovely when I never get that in my big city homeland. Manners, I have decided is a great appetiser!

Back to the restaurant - It has seatings for around 16 people, and it is run by a husband and wife team. For the meal of the day, you get an entree, plat of the day and desserts for 9.90 Euro. On the day that I went we got the aubergine salad as entree- excellent gentle tasty tasty salad and chicken with preserved lemon and olive tagine, which was simply divine. The desserts were Morrocan pastries, which we thought was Ok. My son had the chicken couscous and he just loved every grain of it. The food was so good that we had to go again the next week and this time we tried the chicken, prunes and nuts tagine, plate of the day- whcih was goat's cheese as entree and the main was couscous with marguez- which is the Morrocan sausage- absolutely delicious. My husband had the tetouan speciality tagine and it was really really good. Each tagine has its own sublime, gentle taste, very distinct from each other, but each equally good as the other. The mint tea is exceptional. We really enjoyed the meal. The Tagines and couscous cost around 7 to 14 Euros, depending on what you order. It is really really good value!

The husband and wife team are very sweet and very hospitalble, obviously very proud of their heritage and very keen to share their culture, so it made the meal very real and very home like.

I imagine it is like visiting a home in Morrocco- not that I have been, but it should not take too long if the food is this good! But if Morrocco is too far away, make sure you do not miss out on this little delight in Carcassonne.

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3  Thank Nenekebayan
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Visited this restaurant on our first night in Carcassonne and were so impressed that we returned on our last night. Authentic Moroccan food freshly cooked. We tried the b'stilla, various cous cous and tagines, all excellent. Had several pastries and finished with mint tea, brilliant. The second evening the chef was working alone and managed front of house as well as all the cooking, wonderful. Do not miss this place.

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3  Thank Dujaks14
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We enjoyed a dinner here and we found the hosts so genuine and friendly. It is a really friendly restaurant to eat in and the food was fantastic. It is a husband and wife team and we were very happy to spend our money in their charming restaurant. It is quite small, but the decor is welcoming and comfortable. I would encourage anyone to visit this restaurant while staying in Carcassone. It really is an enjoyable experience and great value for money.

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2  Thank Julianneba
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

This tiny cafe can be a busy place at lunch time, but the food was great and the service was attentive and friendly--just a bit slow at the height of the lunch hour when the restaurant was full and only one person, apparently the owner, was waiting on tables. Our lunch for two, including our nicely spiced main courses, beverages, and pastry for dessert, was a modest 25 euros, the least expensive restaurant meal we experienced during our month in France, and worth every cent. My glass of mint tea was fabulous, nothing like mint tea out of a box from the grocery store. All in all, this "restaurant marocain" offers a pleasant, affordable encounter with a variation of French food. The owner speaks English, which can be helpful, and, other than us, the cafe was patronized by locals--a good sign. It's a little gem on a side street near the train station, and we were glad we wandered in.

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3  Thank Suzanne202
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

We discovered this little gem of a family restaurant tucked away in a quiet street in Carcassonne's Bastide St Louis.
The welcoming husband talked us through the Moroccan menu while his wife worked her magic in the tiny kitchen.
Make sure you finish with mint tea and delicious home-made pastries. At these prices you can afford to treat yourself. (Tajine and couscous maincourses start at 8 euros and there are lunchtime deals.)

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2  Thank macharp
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