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Marrakech--new in mpls


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Marrakech--new in mpls

alpa chino | | Sep 17, 2010 04:26 PM

So I was driving around Central ave. and I saw a big sign for a Moroccan grill. The place is called Marrakech and I decided to drop in.

I'm actually a fan of north african cuisine. And I kinda know something about it because I had close friends from Tunisia. I ordered the Chicken Tagine and the harira soup. The tagine was decent. Although, the chicken tasted as if it was cooked apart from the vegetables and tagine sauce. I figure that the tangine is cooked separately, and any choice of meat is added later. The only drawback to this method is that the chicken doesn't absorb the flavors of the tagine. The vegetables and sauce are pretty good. I wish there was some more spice and flavor to the overall dish. The special lentil/chickpea soup was somewhat disappointing because of its lack of spice. And I love lentil soup, so it's difficult to disappoint me on that one.

But all-in-all, it's a mid-range restaurant where the prices aren't too high and it's unique. I'll definitely check it out another time, but I'll be sure to order couscous then.

If I had a decent digital camera, I would have taken a picture of the tagine. But I did scan the menu attached below. I'd say the place is worth at least one trip.