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“HP BD Team Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Al Marsa

Al Marsa
Ranked #24 of 274 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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146 reviews
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“HP BD Team Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

It was my first time visiting Morocco, and my first time experiencing the food in Rabat.
HP invited the entire team to a team dinner in the Al Marsa Italian Restaurant and I was impressed with the Ambience, the quality of food, the dinner set-up and the view of the river.
I was particularly impressed with the music... there was this singer who had a beautiful voice and managed to sing all the classical songs... what made him exceptional was that he sang in six languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese & Arabic)... so he impressed us with all the classical songs in all these languages...
to complement my experience was the food and how tasty it was.

  • Visited February 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Gem of a restaurant, excellent view, food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

In an especially nice and upcoming part of Salé (read: secure) you will find an exceptional restaurant. The prices reflect the surroundings, but the security, cleanliness and service more than make up for it.
I always recommend ordering the fresh fish here - we ordered the Pajot (red snapper) but have also had good luck with the Turbot.
Unique view of La Tour Hassan and the Tombs across the river - especially good at night, show up for sunset - extremely romantic.
Bathrooms are clean and well maintained, service was what you'd expect from a higher end restaurant in Morocco.
Lots of parking out front of the restaurant is a welcome change to struggling with Rabat traffic. Getting there can be tricky if coming from Rabat - definitely get directions first as there's some finesse to finding your way once you cross the Pont Hassan II.

  • Visited February 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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244 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“First night in Morocco”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

We were in Morocco for a conference. The concierge recommended Al Marsa for dinner. About 12 of us went with a 7:30 reservation. Other than our party, there was no one else dining (a few people came in before we left at 10:30). The waitstaff was very helpful. When they couldn't understand our English, they would get someone to come interpret. The bread was very good. Lots of different kinds. The baskets were replenished all night. Al Marsa is a very good Italian restaurant even though that's not what you would expect to find in Morocco. Everyone was pleased with the dinner selections--veal, beef, fish and pasta. We also ordered several pitchers of Sangria which was full of fruit and delicious. Our visit was a wonderful way to begin our trip to Morocco.

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Geneva2009
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“Nice view, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I had a quick business lunch. The main speciality is clearly everything to do with fish, BUT they also have some beef, chicken etc on the second part of the menu.
Service is a little chaotic, but all in all nice and fast enough.
A little challenge to find the spot by car (new constructions, new bridge, etc) but once you find it you have a good probability to park right in front of the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Get the tuna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Order the tuna and thank me later. The tuna is "like butter". Amazing texture and flavor. I was told that its normally better. On a scale of 1-10 the day I had it someone else described it as a 7 or 8 compared to how good it normally is. And so I will be going back soon!

  • Visited July 2013
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