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Mazagan Restaurant
Mazagan Restaurant

Mazagan Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mazaganrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (703) 566-4173
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday : 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Thursday : 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
    Friday - Saturday : 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
    Sunday : 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm NEW
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Riyad Bouizar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Moroccan cuisine as well as a selection of Mediterranean dishes are available off the menu for catered events. Special dishes can also be prepared.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbia Pike and Walter Reed
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Mazagan Restaurant is located on the "Main Street" of Arlington on the Corner of Columbia Pike and S Walter Reed. (One block east of Glebe Road). Parking can be found on the streets around the block as well as a Private parking lot behind the building. Public parking across the street is available underground in the Halstead Apartment Building.
A word from Mazagan Restaurant
Nouvelle Moroccan cuisine offered in a casual setting. Menu is made up of a contemporary twist to Moroccan lamb, beef and poultry dishes, as well as, seafood familiar to the extensive coastline of Morocco. If you have a penchant for vegetarian dishes, those can also be found here in your choice of spinach, carrot, eggplant, and other dishes. A wide selection of brochette skewers are available off the open kebab grill. Desserts vary weekly from pastry puffs, cake, and almond-flavored pastries made by former pastry-chef and owner, Riyad Bouizar. Dining includes high tables, bar, booths and tables. Extensive bar and mixed drink offerings with television to keep you up-to-date on latest games. The hookah section is available after 9pm with various fruit-flavored tobaccos and smoke-controlled seating areas. Round out your dining experience with a Moroccan green tea with Moroccan herb mixtures designed by the owner.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great for an intimate diner or just for meeting friends for a drink and appetizers."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Mazagan for our 24th wedding anniversary. The hostess and wait staff were incredibly attentive, and our chef came out to greet us. We noticed that the chefs were out greeting diners during the night, which was a nice personal touch by the restaurant. The food was wonderful, and was a delight for all the senses. Kudos to Mazagan. This place is not to be missed!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here figuring we'd try it out being as we planned on going to the Cinema and Drafthouse afterwards. We were both very pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely attentive and helpful. We shared the Chakchouka which was a little disappointing, however, we had the Chicken M'kelli and Marouzieya as entrees and they were delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic as we'll. Overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was average. Vegetables were mushie . . . I'll give Mazagan a break since they are a newly opened restaurant, but service and quality of food was below average."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We snagged the corner window table early on a quiet Tuesday night. As gluten-free eaters, we navigated the menu ok; the kitchen accommodated us with carrots sticks to go with a yummy hummus. Settled on citrus salad with raisins and almonds; refreshing with a hint of rosewater in its flavorful but scant dressing. The greens could have been a bit fresher. Enjoyed grilled octopus on skewer but presentation could have been classier. Most impressed with the Lamb Tagine, slow-cooked with prunes and sesame seeds. Absolutely delicious. Two side portions of rice rounded out dish nicely but at $8, too pricey. Good flan. Attentive and friendly service. Overall, a nice meal while watching the comings and goings in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Menu is not large but choices interesting. Service was helpful and friendly though slow. On the other hand no one nudged us to finish up and make the table available. Everyone enjoyed their entrees -- all ordered from the specialty category. Mint tea was a nice finish to evening, hazelnut chocolate cake just so-so. Reasonable prices for good food. If conversation is important try a week night or early week end evening."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is very modern and sleek looking - nice. The food however definitely not worth the price. The free bread was burnt on bottom. Main proteins meat and chicken were pretty standard - lacking flavor. The sides (veggies) tasted and looked like from a can with too much salt. The server was nice but overly talkative."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. The only areas of improvement are the service which is earnest and helpful but a little sluggish."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I went there to celebrate a birthday so that we could experience a different culture and hookah! The food was excellent and the hookah even better! Here is what I liked: our waiter - Abdel - very helpful, knowledgeable, and extremely customer friendly! He answered all questions! The food was hot and very good! I like the decor and environment. We transitioned from dinner to hookah - no minimum with that and they gave you a clean hose right out of plastic! They had a full service bar which was nice to make the evening that much better as well. Nice place in Arlington and will definitely be bringing a group of friends who are "foodies"!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything about this place would be fantastic if (1) during busy hours the wait staff was attentive to those who are not top priority (2) the music was kept low. We have been there when busy (7-10 PM) and not (10:30-later). The food is always excellent and when the wait staff realize you are somewhat a regular, they may pay attention. Otherwise, expect to wait 25 minutes for first drink and 20 minutes for a hookah. Food always comes out when it's ready. After dinner hours, the staff is a lot more attentive, the food is still excellent, and the experience is a lot better as a whole. However, especially when there is a celebration of sorts, the music is A LOT LOUDER making it difficult to hear others. Be aware."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Amazing options. Have to try the chicken puff pastry thing and lamb tagine. Just perfect"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a variety of foods - cigars and calimari for appetizers, a chicken tagine, beef kebab, and couscous with lamb for entrees. All were tasty and very generous proportions. Waiter was friendly and knowlegeable, made sure we knew what all the items on the menu were. Cocktails were also good. I didn't give this five stars because it was too loud to talk, our window table gave us an unpleasant view of smokers outside, and the service was slow. It felt more like we were in a bar with food than a nice restaurant. The food was worth returning for, but I wouldn't go back on a weekend night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Impromptu dinner with friends on a Saturday night found us at a spot we have been looking at since coming soon. From start to finish the hospitality was outstanding, food unreal to the point that we have been talking about it all week. Manager - Chef were top notch. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went to Mazagan with two other friends and we had superb service to match our excellent meal. The wait-staff were attentive and knowledgeable, and really added to our overall experience. The food was excellent and the menu had great options for anyone's diet preference (meat/vegetarian/vegan). The portions were just right and the value was excellent. I recommend Mazagan for anyone looking for a great dining experience along Columbia Pike."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was quite good, it seems like the chef really cares about his food. I didn't care for the atmosphere. They were blaring some heavy thumping bass dance or hip-hop music that I found very distracting. Service was OK, the server spoke too fast and softly. That, combined with his unfamiliar accent, made him hard to understand clearly, but he was very friendly. He also got my order wrong, I ordered the paprika chicken and got the saffron chicken, probably because he couldn't hear me over the thumping bass. It was still quite good. I was just annoyed. They also keep the foul-smelling Hookahs in a separate room away from everyone else, which is good. Good food, but I'm not sure if I'll go back because I couldn't stand the music."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! The food is great and the servers are nice and professional. Nice atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went to Mazagan for the second time on a Saturday night. Everyone's dinner arrived together except my husband's. The waiter didn't realize it was missing until we flagged him down. His kabob meal arrived 10 minutes later after the rest of ours was cold and we were mostly done with the meals. The kabob skewers were so hot they burned my husbands fingers. While the waiter apologized for the delay, we still payed full price for our dinner and drinks and never saw a manager as I would have expected in a new restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014