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Nominated for Best MENA 13 Comments

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This homely, high-end restaurant is littered with intimate, candle-lit alcoves and niches. The Arabian theme continues with traditional tobacco-coloured walls, Moroccan lanterns and rugs, cushions and Eastern ornaments. To complete the mood, diners are serenaded with soft music performed by oud and tabla musicians. The food is Moroccan-inspired and while our starter of a selection of cold mezze failed to make much of an impression, things improved dramatically with the mains. The tagines are theatrically unveiled simultaneously and the presentation is as good as we’ve seen. The quality is also excellent, with dishes containing a sophisticated depth of multi-layered tastes. Service is outstanding, with friendly staff pleased to accommodate requests quickly and efficiently. While prices are on the higher side, the setting and standard of cuisine differentiate it from most of Tagine’s cheaper rivals. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening and highly recommended.
Open Mon-Sat 7pm-midnight. One&Only Royal Mirage, Umm Suqeim, royalmirage.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 399 9999).

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Posted by: Disappointed lady on 01 Mar ' 13 at 14:54

We did a ladies night last yesterday at the tagine, we were 6 ladies, all of us had a good experience with this restaurant before, but we have been very disappointed by the service and the food.

When we arrived, we had to wait for the other friends for the order, but the waiters didn't seem to be happy with that, they kept turning around us, and asking us to drink .
After, the friends arrived, we called the waiter to take the order.
A very unpleasant men, didn't even smile once, kept looking at us one after the other,
and couldn't come around the table to take the menus, but asked me
" can you pass me the menus?"

After the food came, he put them roughly on the table, and left without naming them, or saying anything, we were lost!

The food itself was very disappointing , like if they had cooked it a long time before, it was very salty, and we left nearly very thing as it was.
A big difference with the meal we had there last summer!

A the end we ordered the Moroccan tea, I think they put like 500g sugar!

I payed the bill, not cheap! And stayed with my friends another 20 mn chatting, and again, they didn' t seem to be happy with that, kept saying
"Thank you and good night!" ( The only polite word we've heard the whole evening)To kick us out the reataurant!

Never again the tagine!

Posted by: katyatya on 25 Mar ' 12 at 05:09
  • Best for: Brunch served

this restaurant is the best ,every year I come from Germany the first thing Odo is dining in this restaurant nothing is missing all the best conditions are there.

Posted by: Yann on 01 Sep ' 11 at 08:19

After spending 2 days trying to get through the restaurant reservation, I was able to make a booking for Ifthar... on the 29th.
Working as well in the hospitality industry, I called again the day before on the 28th to reconfirm my reservation. To bad so sad that I was having meetings on the 29th afternoon and could not answer my phone and then could not get once again through the busy restaurant reservations line, then to be told on my way there that my reservation for Ifthar has been cancelled as I did not answer my phone... Thank you Tagine!

Posted by: christine on 24 Jun ' 11 at 13:21
  • Best for: Family friendly

nice restaurant execelent experience really i like it

Posted by: Moza on 06 Dec ' 10 at 05:50
  • Best for: Romantic

Everything was great from A-Z (food, atmosphere, service, prices)
Honestly, the best moroccan restaurant in dubai!

Posted by: NB on 29 Sep ' 10 at 21:13
  • Best for: Romantic

Excellent food and ambience. Live music was great fun and our waiter, Yasmine, was very helpful and friendly - all in all a superb evening and we'll definitely be returning soon.

Posted by: Fadi Shallah on 29 Sep ' 10 at 15:43
  • Best for: Family friendly

It would be great if they would listen more to people's advise, do something about the value OR the portion; wouldn\t mind paying that much if the portions were bigger
looking forward to visiting again

Posted by: Shane on 01 Apr ' 10 at 10:41
  • Best for: Romantic

I go back at least once a month; one of Dubai's best!

Posted by: Christine on 01 Mar ' 10 at 09:43
  • Best for: Romantic

Amazing restaurant, location, ambiance and services are perfect!
My favourite restaurant in Dubai!!!

Posted by: Z on 13 Dec ' 09 at 14:19
  • Best for: Romantic

Very romantic restaurant, I enjoyed every minute and every bite.
I love Moroccan cuisine, and Tagine may not be the best, but it certainly is great. Their Pastillas are too tiny though, a real Moroccan Pastilla should be triple or even bigger than the size they serve. Other than that, it was lovely and very romantic.

Posted by: Angela on 08 Nov ' 09 at 09:03
  • Best for: Romantic

We got ripped off at Tagine. The atmosphere and food were nice, but when I ordered a side dish of couscous, they charged me the same price as a main meal for it. 80 Dhs for a plate of couscous for two is ridiculous. We were also served the most expensive water there without being asked or told what the options were. Although the waiters were attentive, I walked away feeling like they had done us over.

Posted by: Franco langini on 18 Jun ' 09 at 16:00
  • Best for: Family friendly

One of The Best Arabic restuarant in Dubai

Posted by: fabien sirop on 28 Mar ' 09 at 12:22

its back now!!!!
i went there last weekend, the couscous was doing good so the pastrie
still my favorite restaurant in dubai


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