Have eaten here a few times - my local connections only have certain restaurants around town they trust to eat out - there are several they say to absolutely not go to but for a change this one in the town centre proper they like to come to and so of course do recommend.
One advantage is that as this is popular in general with locals for lunch and dinner tagines, which take the longest to cook, will not take too long as they will have a number already cooking so when you place your order food is probably already half way there.
If you arrrive late or outside the general eating periods with no tagines already cooking they will probably say you have to have quick and easy dishes such as brochettes or an omelette.
We always have a salad as first course here - salade nicoise is my favourite for this restaurant and it is served along with green and black olives and fresh bread.
Brochettes are good here too - both beef or chicken. Served with frites/chips or rice and some salad such as tomatoes and cucumbers.
Beef tagine with vegetables and prunes is very good with lots of flavour and the beef cooked very tenderly - also served with frites - and even some almonds on top
I had a delicious panache - ie a fruit smoothie which full of fruit such as banana, apple and orange that it was very filling and was great as a healthy dessert
A meal for 2 (ie your own dishes each - not sharing a tagine as in some Moroccan restaurants) with drinks included cost about 120 dirham - about 12 euro/£8
The Moroccan toilets are usually kept clean and paper provided as the restaurants aims at tourists also
Somehow this tip was deleted but since then read a review about this restaurant in the Footprints guidebook and was very impressed or humoured to read the writer recommending this restaurant wrote exactly what Id thought and written here! (several years apart though so no correlation!) ....that the saharien speciality dish of Kalia was excellently made here and good range of traditional dishes on the menu and well made on delivery!
Kalia is my favourite and its what I ordered when I came here for dinner in February!
The harira and salad was very nice and since then the tagines have also been very good. Good Moroccan red wines are also available here with your meal.
3 course menu was 90 dirhams and you can also order separate dishes as you wish.
Ive been back several times - and the latest edition of the Lonely Planet for Morocco guidebook recommends the El Kasbah restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Salade nicoise, Kalia, kefta omelette, beef and vegetable tagine, fish tagine - nicely presented, made with flair and flavour, brochettes - everything tastes good!
good local cooks cooking traditional dishes - also cooking dishes such as delicious Kalia from the sahara - any special requests let them know and see what they can do for you - good price - I had 3 course meal for 90 dirham with mint tea included - delicious meal for a good price - I like less salt so let them know any special requests
Recommended in the Footprints and latest Lonely Planet for MOrocco guidebooks.
Favorite Dish: kalia is one of my favourite Moroccan dishes and they made it for me here