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Review of Samarkanda

Samarkanda
Ranked #480 of 2,209 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$48
Cuisines: International
Neighbourhood: Centro
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Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed 9 January 2014

By far the very worst lebanese food I have encountered anywhere in the world. I don't know where other reviewers have eaten as this was less than disgusting. The baba Ganoush tasted of burnt eggplant. The shish tawouk was dry and tasteless and remained uneaten. They made us pay for the lot. Absolutely and utterly disgusting.

Not only ws the food disgusting,the waitress could not have cared less

Be well warned

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3  Thank Ray Goldberg
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

the resturant was virtually empty because of local football and from the outside looked a touch dubious with plastic tables and chairs and dirty windows but we headed in anyway. So glad we did. The interior is comfortable and clean and
the young waitress was attentive. Food came quickly and I assume prepared by Mum and Dad. Fatoush and Falafel were crisp fresh and tasty. Mains of Shish kebab a touch dry and hard but the star was lamb tagine. Soft sweet and homemade pitta bread was absolutely delish. A bottle of Lebanese wine was delightful. Total bill was 40 € which is good value for the quality and quantity delivered. They do need to smarten up a touch but I would certainly return.

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1  Thank PuddingSwords
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We discovered this place through a recommendation; and to be fair if it hadn’t been recommended I don’t think we would have found it or tried it!
It’s hidden away in the so far unfashionable part of Malaga’s old town, in a dark corner of the street by an adult bar – but don’t let that put you off!
Once the food arrives you are transported to another world, one full of the seductive flavours and textures of North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Depending on who serves you, the service can be a little unpolished, but we were looked after by Med who is friendly and helpful.
A wonderful mezze of humus, baba ghannouj, and hammara (roasted red peppers, garlic and roasted nuts) started what was a superb and excellent value lunch.

Then we tucked into fantastic baked chicken with lemon and garlic; those super tasty spiced and sweet minced meat parcels and some crispy Briwat with cheese.

The place is run by Moroccan and Lebanese and the sweet mint tea was superb – but there is also strong cardamom and cinnamon coffee.

We were even offered a ‘chupito’ (digestive) on the house.

For the food and value it is highly recommended. The restaurant itself is a little shabby and the loos are well maintained, but that sort of adds to the authentic feel!

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Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

The restaurant is very unassuming from the outside, which translates as “it doesn’t look great”, the windows could do with a clean but the food is outstanding. I kind of like that, it’s like only the people in the know, know about it. But honestly more people should know about this place, I love it.

Everything that we ordered was amazing. The hummos was the creamiest I have ever tasted and the baba ghanoush (or mutabak) had that deliciously intense smokiness that I can never replicate at home. The tabouli salad was heavy on the herbs, just how I like it and the cheese briwat (like a samosa) heavenly. The falafels were really good but a step to far I think. We ordered too much as usual...

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1  Thank NatalieSantiago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
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