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El Ali

) #4 of 194 Restaurants in Tunis €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, , Vegetarian Friendly
45 Bis Rue Jemaa Zitouna La Medina, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
+216 71 321 927
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
“green tea” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
€€ - €€€
45 Bis Rue Jemaa Zitouna La Medina, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was brought to this restaurant last night by a Tunisian colleague for iftar. The restaurant is in a beautiful old traditional house in the medina, with lots of atmosphere and a lovely roof terrace. The food was fantastic. The starter included a rich, spicy soup,...More

Thank Katy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there last night hoping to enjoy a nice Ramadan dinner. It was terrible. Among other things, the soup was made of tomate-paste with water (instead of the traditional "chorba" soup with octopus, as specified on the first course menu). The tradition "brik" had almost...More

3  Thank Magali F
EL A, Propriétaire at El Ali, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mrs Magali First of all, we are sorry if your culinary experience wasn't as you expect. your comment is also choking. We can accept if you say that it was not interesting for or not convincing but saying that it was a real scam,...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

In the middle of the old market or the madinah, it's very hard to find but worth the effort, the food was tasty but a little expensive for tunis.

1  Thank alialmosawy
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic cultural location fantastic food everyone welcoming and warm. Will recommend to anyone and will definitely go again

Thank Wasim M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent tradional food, good taste, good warmfull staff, excellent service and fast. Some old dishes in the menu were not available. Overall is great restaurant. Also it has a coffee place on the terrace, top of a roof, where you can enjoy a variaty of...More

1  Thank Sami B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

great atmosphere in this small restaurant in the center of the Tunis' Medina. The food is excellent and nicely presented, the menu comprises quite some real Tunisian dishes, the service is professional. Only little drawback might be the use of the handheld vacuums to clean...More

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the hidden gems in La Madina. You have to use your GPS to find it or constantly asking the locals for directions. The food is beyond amazing, I went there twice in my one week visit to Tunis. As I...More

2  Thank Mohannad M
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It is in a noisy area of old city. When we get in, we feel calm and peace. The traditional music is trying to tell a beautiful story. I should take a photo when I cut the brik, fresh egg goes down, the best one...More

2  Thank NiniAix_727371
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

As always, astonishing old kitchen taste. Served by lovely waiters. To end up with some coffee and Tea on the top level while enjoying a sunny day. Romantic and peaceful.

1  Thank Iheb B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Amazing in everything, the food, the atmosphere, the service, amazing Tunisian menu, if you're visiting tunis you have to tray it

Thank Gowaid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Bis Rue Jemaa Zitouna La Medina, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: +216 71 321 927
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El Ali restaurant & Café is charming, an oasis of peace away from the chaos of the medina streets.when you step into it, you feel as through you've walked straight into someone's house; a home of the past.You have to come and see to discover how tasty are the recipes, how beauty is the place and how intense is your evasion when stretch out into it's different levels reserved to a restaurant, cultural café and an airy and greenery terrasse.
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