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“Great tapas”
Review of Cafe Mauresque

Cafe Mauresque
Ranked #22 of 384 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 6 - USD 31
Cuisines: Moroccan, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Cafe Mauresque is an atmospheric Andalucian/North African Oasis located in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury. A restaurant for food lovers!
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's in a little side street and looks tiny from the outside but covers at least three floors. I'm claustrophobic and would have preferred a table that wasn't in the basement but I coped. There are loads of tapas on the menu plus lots of tagines. We stuck to tapas and had a fantastic squid and chorizo kebab (the chorizo was to die for), tabbouleh, Serrano with cheese, flatbreads, grilled halloumi on humus(not the nicest hummus to my taste a bit runny), more cheese (very generous slices of good Manchego), seafood paella all washed down with a half litre of house wine. There were just two of us and we are everything. We shared the mixed baklavas for dessert- they came with slices of fresh orange and a dip that might have been honey and rose water? All delicious and not expensive- thoroughly recommended.

Thank jackychina2015
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We found Cafe Mauresque on Yelp on our first evening in Canterbury and decided to give it a try for a light supper. We found it easily, located on the picturesquely named, Butchery St. just off of high.

Although the ground floor room was packed and several people snuck in just before us to go to one of the other dining rooms, we were more than happy to sit at one of the several outside tables in the pleasantly cool evening.

We decided to have four tapas plates, lamb meatballs, crispy calamari rings, spiced chicken skewers, and lamb sausage. They were all excellent and served in good-sized portions as well.

Against our better judgment we ordered two desserts, a sticky date cake drenched in a toffee sauce with whipped cream, and a dipped honeycomb with chocolate sauce. I loved the date cake, but my wife wasn't wild about her dish.

Our server, Marie, was efficient and charming.

Thank Marc K
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

In the cellar for a good meal, service good and the food tasted very traditional . will certainly visit again little surprised there were no early meals or dish of the day!!

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Thank 8,947
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

As the title says, this restaurant is still good, but the quality of food has gone down slightly since previous visits. I think the chef may have changed. For example, aspects of the menu (potatas des los pobre) lacked flavour and were very oily, and the calamari was wet and not crisp. The staff are very friendly, and our waitress was excellent. Definitely worth a visit, and one of the 'go to' restaurants in Canterbury. 4 stars have been awarded and it would be 5 if the quality of food hadn't of decreased.

Thank chriswrites
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Food was wonderful. The starters are a bit expensive but really flavoursome. My wife had the pork belly and I had the lamb shank. Both we highly recommend. Service was good. Good fusion of Spanish and Moroccan cuisine. Well worth a visit. We will return.

Thank nakiska1957
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