New Moroccan Restaurant Lawrence East
Hey kids, the restaurant is finally open. We went there last night -- it's only open for dinner after 5pm.
There are a half dozen tables and seats maybe 30 with simple traditional decorations and clear plastic over the cloth tablecloths. Husband and wife team run the place with the wife cooking.
Soup and one other appetizer (didn't order).
Mains are either tagine (lamb/beef/chicken) or couscous (lamb/beef/chicken/vegetarian).
Moroccan pastries for dessert.
Sweet mint tea (yummy).
First let me say that we have never been to Morocco or even another Moroccan resto. We ordered a lamb and beef tangine. Both came in the traditional pots, but I think they were cooked on the stove in the back. My beef was pretty tender and plentiful, but my wife's lamb was a little tough. Both were flavourful and we got a big plate of couscous with some veggies on the side. Also some warm bread. Nothing was really very spicy.
We didn't finish the tangines (lotsa food) as I wanted to try the dessert. The owner then provided the cookies to us on a complimentary basis with some more (less sweet) mint tea.
I guess they don't have styrofoam containers yet as we got the doggie food wrapped in saran on an actual dinner plate that I'll have to get back to them. Also had problems with the Visa machine so ended up paying in cash. Bill was $32.09.
I'd recommend those in the area trying the place and look forward to seeing others' comments.
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Thanks for the great report, DC. Can't wait to try this place out. My experience wtih Moroccan cuisine (a month in Morocco many years agao) is that it's not spicy (hot), but extremely aromatic with unique spice combinations. So it sounds reasonably authentic, from your review.
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My husband and I dined at Tangine this past Friday evening. We had one complete meal (tangine lamb) and one regular meal..couscous beef..both were delicious. You can have any of the mains with any of the sauces. Good soup (add a touch of the lemon provided...tastes better), good salad and good bread.
The owner is a wonderful host...he divided the soup without us asking and served extra cookies gratis for my hubby.
The cookies were lovely and so was the tea.
There were leftovers from the meal to take home and a styrofoam container was provided. :)
great find chowhounds! went to Tagine for dinner tonight. service was awesome and food was great! i had the complete meal (soup, salad, tagine/couscous, dessert, mint tea) while the others just had entrees. however, the waitress was nice enough to give everyone some soup, dessert, and mint tea on the house! like i said, service was friendly and warm. have never had moroccan food before so i can't vouch for its authenticity, but it sure was tasty. menu and pics are posted below.
2) salad plate - not really sure what i was eating but it tasted good :)
3) lamb tagine - served with warm bread on the side
4) lamb couscous - couscous was fluffy and fragrant