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Mediterranean, Diner, Gastropub, Tunisian, Halal
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6 Rue Ben Mahmoud Beb Mnara | Tunis, Tunis 1008, Tunisia (Formerly Essaraya)
+216 96 958 004
08:00 - 00:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We arrived late for dinner (9:30 pm) and we were alone the entire evening. Very good service. There was someone playing an "Aoud" (luth?) and singing. The decoration is beautiful, the food is very traditional, very typical. We took a tour around the house and it's amazing. Recommend.

Thank LRobertoLouro
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was alone in the restaurant that evening. I was there too early (about half an hour before opening hours) yet they let me in and tended to all my need. Food is traditional Tunisian food, which is very tasty, architecture is lovely, there was a man playing traditional or traditional style music at a mandolin - like instrument. All... More 

Thank Radu V
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Nice to drop lunchtime in a hot day and experience a relaxing lunch with the family. Tunisian food well cooked and fresh Nice seating Excellent visit of the old style house

Thank Tarek G
United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent food quality, good staff. And excellent decor with this Bey house. Still dishes are little bit expensive around 100 TND average. But it desserves. Recommended.

Thank Braham N
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

this place deep in the medina got high recommendations. The house quite ornate and nice to look at but the food was very poor and the service was not great or overly friendlly.

Thank York476
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I can't really relate to some of the disappointed comments. We went there and after being amazed about the interior we had very good dinner and service, particularly Mohamed, our companion to the restaurant, is a real character! I can just recommend it.

Thank Idema15
Helsinki, Finland
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320 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

The food was not exceptional - quite normal Tunisian. The interior is nice but too much of nick-nack. Especially the two paintings of Ottomans. Annoying musician that kept singing for two hours without breaks (for our ears).

Thank Timo R
Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

very good service, good food, unusuall for Tunis. interoir design is fantastic, we visited twice in July.

Thank Firas S
Tunis, Tunisia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We did not hâve a good dinner at essaraya restaurant. We had dinner during ramadan and the food was awful. The location is excellent, the décoration of the restaurant as well, but the food is réally awful and quite expensive.

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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Essaraya is housed in a grandiose old mansion with impressive and ornate decor in the heart of the Medina, Tunis' old city. The first impression is very positive and charming. Once you sit at your table though, things start getting worse. The service is terrible -totally indifferent bordering on rudeness. The food is mediocre and uninspired at best, and unfortunately... More 

Thank TheCapedTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Diner, Gastropub, Tunisian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue Ben Mahmoud Beb Mnara | Tunis, Tunis 1008, Tunisia (Formerly Essaraya)
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: +216 96 958 004
Je suis allée en Tunisie en 2011. J'ai séjourné à Dkhilet Toujane , j'y suis allée avec mon beau-père Tunisien et ma mère et je suis montée au village de Toujane, j'ai trouvé ce village particulièrement accueillant et magnifique, les gens sont très sympathique et chaleureux. J'y suis retournée plusieurs fois. J'ai été au Relais Auberge Ben Ahmed Kilani où les propriétaires sont très gentils, j'ai meme eu le plaisir d'essayer le tissage de tapis. J'ai vraiment aimé mon séjour et j'y retournerai cet été avec plaisir :)

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