My family and I were staying just across the street from this restaurant during our recent trip to Lisbon. In our month long stay we ate here twice the food was so good! Having been to Morocco, this food was as authentic and as good as any we had when were in Morocco - awesome! We particularly enjoyed the lamb tagine but anything you order will be a winner! We had our two young kids with us and the owner was very accommodating of us and the stroller. She even rearranged the seat cushions to make a spot to put our sleeping baby! This place is a bit unique though and I'll explain why and also why there have been a few negative reviews of this place. You need to make a reservation for dinner here no matter what day of the week it is as she is full every night. If you make a reservation things will go more smoothly for you than if you just show up at her door. As others have remarked the owner does everything, She cooks the food, seats the guests, takes the orders, everything. She treats this restaurant more like her home than a restaurant. By this I mean you can't just walk in. There is a door bell that you ring and you need to wait at the door for her to arrive. You aren't welcome to just walk in like you would at most other places. Because she does everything herself, she gets very busy very quickly and when someone arrives and rings the bell, they may be asked to wait before they can enter the restaurant. This rubs some people the wrong way (and I can understand why) but it is because she is in the middle of doing 5 other things! I know there's a reason why the owner has chosen to take this on herself but if she would hire one person to wait the tables while she runs the kitchen it would greatly improve things for her. But who am I to criticize, she is full every night and the food is awesome!
In the restaurante Flor da laranja (Orange Flower), we can enjoy the genuine Moroccan food in an authentic and elegant environment. The friendly hostess, also owner and cook, welcomes us as if we were in his home and serve us with distinction and affection. The atmosphere: welcoming and comfortable. The food: amazing!Guaranteed, it exceeded my expectations. I ate better here than I have eaten in many top restaurants in Morocco.
After two days of awful Portuguese food, I found this amazing Moroccan restaurant. It's like eating at somebody's house Rabea 's house to ' be exact. She cooks amazingly and also waits on the table and provides exceptional service. She speaks three languages.It's a cozy little restaurant for reservations are a must. Rabea is a wonderfully efficent character. I loved her and her tasty tagines.
We went with another couple that we had met on the cruise. We had a great time. The maitresse d'hotel suggested that we try a bit of everything and share. Everything was excellent from the appetizers to the entrees. The two bottles of wine were also good. Unfortunately we did not have room for dessert. If we are ever in Lisbon again, we will definitely return to this delightful place.