May 29, 2013 Algeria Africa

Al Yasmine Snack, El Djazira Hotel
Affordable Bites Quick Eats


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 7/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 14/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 1/10

Value for money: Soon

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Al Yasmine Snack was my first encounter at an Algerian restaurant. Here I understood it all and knew that I was up for a treat in the next upcoming days. Even though it is called a 'Snack', it doesn't have the level of service of a five stars hotel. Lunch started with four pieces of bread and the table setup enough for a pool restaurant.


The menu sections:

  • Starters
  • Fish
  • Meat and poultry
  • Meat on the grill
  • Side Orders
  • Salty crepes
  • Paninis
  • Tapas
  • Les Fougasses
  • M'hadjebs
  • The salted
  • Pizzas
  • Desserts
  • Ice Cream
  • Hot beverages


We ordered:

  • The mozzarella is not fresh, hard and has a yellow color. This kind of cheap cheese doesn't fit in a salad and doesn't blend well with fresh tomatoes. More so, the tomato slices are too thick for the cheese that comes with it. A stingy and unappetizing plate. I clearly asked the waiter:"Does this plate contain garlic?". No, of course not he replied. Yet, covering the tomatoes is a pesto sauce that smelled garlic a kilometer away. He had to change it without any apology
  • The tuna cake is a good idea even though the lettuce that comes with it doesn't help it to be a fine plate. A tuna mix layered between some tomato slices is a nice salad to have. Olive paste decorates the plate and works as a seasoning agent
  • The 30cm Napolitaine Pizza is more of trampoline. Thick, spongy and unappetizing. The dough is covered with low quality melting cheese and a hint of tomato sauce. The best part are those huge olives kept with their seeds. Be aware of the trap.


What I didn't like:

  • The credit card machine was not working or to say it bluntly, they prefer cash
  • Plastic cups are used
  • The knives don't even come close to cutting
  • The service is really bad. Not any pers0n can become a waiter. Please have the minimum training or know how. Google can help!
  • The food is simply bad like the hotel's breakfast and their room service


What I loved:

  • The pool ambiance is just great. Having a drink is the best thing to do
  • Their black olives are great. Matured and soft with a strong color full of taste and aromas

I left lunch hungry. I waited for next culinary experience at dinner - Bab E Sham didn't make things easier on me.





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