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Chez Fatima

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125 Promenade Du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
+1 819-771-7568
17:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 10:00
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner !!! The food was great and the service was second to none. Chez Fatima came to our table a few times and helped answering some questions about the dishes in the buffet. I specially liked the soup of the day and the home made bread.

Thank torontotraveler1975
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried Chez Fatima recently for dinner, because it had such high ratings and we had not been before, and because we have had some very tasty Moroccan food in the past. Rita found the food flavorful but Jay was less enthusiastic and we both agreed that the service was weak. We had the buffet. On the positive side, both... More 

Thank Jay_and_Rita
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were a little lost, walking and trying to find a great place to eat. This restaurant wasn't even open but Fatima welcomed us in and made us a very special Moroccan meal. I couldn't even have expected more if she were family. The food was delicious, she gave us a complimentary salad and a special tray of desserts. My... More 

1 Thank Helen4428
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This turned out to be amazing... perhaps the best meal we've had in 2016 ... and we travel a lot. We started out with Pastilla with Chicken and Almonds as it had been recommended. Absolutely amazing. Unique and a taste treat. You must have this. We moved on to a salmon Tagine. Incredible combination of vegetables, sauces and salmon. Service... More 

Thank Ed R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It's not often I get the chance to go to the no 1 rated restaurant in the area so as we were staying close by we made the short walk to Chez Fatima. All I can say is the other reviews are all true! This is a fantastic restaurant. We did not have the buffet but had the tagine meals,... More 

1 Thank emnjnee
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a glorious lunch Chez Fatima on remembrance day, the selection at the lunch buffet was amazing. As always Fatima greeted us like family and we wondered why we didn't eat there more often.

1 Thank Jean-Pierre M
Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

First time in a Moroccan restaurant, not sure what to expect. Was greeted warmly by the owner and offered a tour of the buffet table. There was a pleasant aroma surrounding the table, and the variety of dishes presented seem unending with more than 10 assorted vegetarian and meat dishes, I started off with a warm bowl of Moroccan soup.... More 

1 Thank Jean-Luc0849
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went out our comfort zone and crossed the bridge in Ottawa to Hull to taste Fatima's delicious prepared dishes. Service with a smile too.

2 Thank Aksiram
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sadly I'm relatively critical when it comes to restaurants in Ottawa/Gatineau as a result of being continually underwhelmed (and overcharged), but Chez Fatima was an entirely enjoyable experience. We were there with a large (50) group. All the flavours were authentic and delicious, with the star of the show being the lamb. Very well done.

1 Thank James S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was lively, Fatima herself just made the whole experience phenomenal.

Thank Amer E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Promenade Du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
  • Phone Number: +1 819-771-7568
Family owned and operated, Chez Fatima is a place where you can discover the delicate seasonings of Moroccan cuisine. During lunch hours we serve a buffet featuring a wide variety of Moroccan salads and warm dishes. As of summer 2015, we are expanding our menu to include more Mediterranean food. This expansion includes a revamped lunch menu, buffet and the addition of Frank Bartha in the kitchen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?