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Review of Chez Ali

Chez Ali
Ranked #472 of 895 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: US$56 - US$56
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Ok, The reviews are all over the place and I think that's an accurate description. It's pretty "touristy" and "cheezy". Attempts to give you a look at the Berber culture from years ago.
You enter and pass through a "fake" town that is lined with singers and dancers. They will reappear at your table during dinner and try to get you to give them more money....
The dinner is a group effort and we went with a group of 35 and sat around tables of 6 to 8. The food was a 1/2 lamb sort of set in the middle of the table and you all get what you want. Next is couscous (spelling?). It is a Berber tradition and actually pretty good. After dinner you go to an arena and watch a horse/entertainers sort of act for about 45 minutes. It's ok but it is so dark and the lighting is bad that you can't really tell what is going on. The narration is not too well done. I think they have a great idea with the show but need a more profession group of directors to really make it work for the audience. We went as a package deal and it was ok. If on your own I wouldn't spend the time or money while in Marrakech.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Chez Ali was booked for me through the Riad I was staying. It is a very interesting restaurant where you can watch some traditional folklore groups with live musicians.
The dinner was fine, food was Ok, typical atmosphere.. the only 2 things that I didn't like:
First is that everything happens a bit too fast for my taste, and second the place has this extremelly "touristic" facade.
But, if you are, in fact, a tourist - you may enjoy this experience, once the place is really beautiful.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Wow this place showed service at its best ,great food and stunning entertainment well worth a visit if you get chance.

Thank Upalia
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is an absolutely "must to do"experience when you are visiting Marrakech for sure.A very big restaurant in a kind of a very,very big tent.Delicious food in real Moroccan style with for one thing big portions of cous-cous,everything much taste for the plate.and whiile you have your dinner you can enjoy entertainment by typical Marrocan music and dance in a colourful way.After finished dinner you will get an amazing show outsidere on a very big arena.Here you van watch a great horseshow and belly danse.and the grand finale with fireworks is much amazing.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

was expected a huge traditionnal show bit it lasts only 20min or so, with only some couple of horses and other animals
it is a big shame as i think the premice got the evrtyhing to provide a real fantasia
food under kaima was quite good and tasty

hugh

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