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Posted by Hungry girl & reg. customer on 05/21/2007
I was actually at the restaurant waiting to be seated when "A Respectable Diner" wouldn't shut the hell up about his couscous meal (note his plate was empty when he raised his complaint). Word of advice: if it's not enough food complain when it arrives, not when you've finished it. Instead you held up the entire resaurant's seating process with your whining for over 30 mins, holding up the waitstaff so they couldn't deal with other patrons. The management did everything they could to please this attention-seeker and all he wanted was a free meal. Perhaps I should try this approach next time I don't want to pay for something I already ate. Anyway, everytime I eat here the staff is friendly, the hummus/falafel platter is delicious and HUGE and the halumi appetizer is out of this world. And I split the couscous meal with my husband that night and it was plenty. ~A REAL EAST VILLAGER, not a WHINY HIPSTER.
Posted by emptypockets on 05/18/2007
Mogador used to be a Moroccan fave, but quality has suffered in recent years as prices have skyrocketed to offensive levels. And for some reason. they stopped doing delivery. But I will always have fond memories of what the couscous and lambchops were like once upon a time....
Posted by Respectable Diner on 05/10/2007
A NYer for 18 years, Mogador used to be one of the gems of my favorite NYC neighborhood. But PLEASE do not be fooled by the atmosphere and quality of the food. The value is in the gutter. We paid 15.00 for a couscous dish that had a chicken thigh and a drumstick. When we complained, the manager told us their costs had recently gone up so they needed to raise their prices. As if this justified making a 600 percent profit, on our backs, on a piece of darkmeat on a bone. She also added "I can never finish a couscous myself," and offered us an appetizer. She should have comped us the dish. Trust me, gullible tourists and E. Village newbie hipsters, the neighborhood boasts plenty of alternatives for a delicious outdoor meal at a decent value. Don't be fooled by the faux "hipness" of Mogador and its location. It's fallen into the disneyhiplandia trap of a lot of EVillage haunts.
Posted by Omar on 04/06/2007
Although I have been in this country six years, I have yet to taste food that reminds me of one of my mothers cooking. (My father has 4 wives). The place is warm and the service is friendly. My friends loved the Turkish coffee ( a must have) and the banana bread pudding. If you only try one thing have the lamb tangine with the spicy green sauce.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2007
Would definitely recommend. The lamb kebob was delicious and the hummus/babaganoush were terrific. Also reccomend the goat cheese salad. Atmosphere is also really cool.
Posted by Food Lover on 03/21/2007
Great Lamb Tagine. Good wines by the glass, I had a Spanish red which complimented the lamb perfectly. The assorted apps was lovely. Our server was friendly, the atmosphere was fun. My friend had the Ravioli, which I didn't expect to find on the menu. I tried it and I like it very much. The Lamb was better though. We also ordered the Chicken Bastilla. Lovely again. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you Cafe Mogador!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2007
Excellent service at the bar while you wait for your table. It is usually very crowded on the weekends but worth the wait. My fav is Chicken tagine and warm choc cake.