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M'riste Jouhar

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Mediterranean, Moroccan
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6 Rue Diouri, Essaouira, Morocco
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming Imam explained the menu patiently. Wound up with a homely feline partner by end.

Can't fault my experience. Fish tagine was a welcome change to the tagines I had around Morocco in last week or so. Nice white fish fell off the few bones, apricots and almonds added the sweetness we've come to appreciate. Rounded out with a great espresso. Recommended absolutely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Brisbanebrewster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Can't fault my experience. Fish tagine was a welcome change to the tagines I had around Morocco in last week or so. Nice white fish fell off the few bones, apricots and almonds added the sweetness we've come to appreciate. Rounded out with a great espresso. Recommended absolutely.

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Thank Brisbanebrewster
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Service was good but we must have come when the regular cook was off duty. The meal was fine, it took a very long time, which would be ok if it was amazing, but unfortunately it was just above acceptable. The chicken tagine was tasty but dry, the lamb dish a little better and the fish tagine quite humdrum, with... More 

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Thank MostlyLondon
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As a family of three vegetarians it was great to find a traditional restaurant with a veggie menu. Friendly service with delicious food, would particularly recommend the vegetable pastille.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was one of the best meals we had in Essaouira. The harira soup, tagines and the pigeon pastilla were outstanding and the service was friendly and efficient. The chef came out at the end and asked if we had enjoyed our meal which was a nice touch. The atmosphere and decoration was lovely and authentically Moroccan. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Truffyclover
Essaouira, Morocco
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Fatima Zohra and her team have made a great success with not only great food but warm and wonderful service. A famous Essaouira chef known for her impeccable cuisine at the Villa Maroc,Fatim Zohra brings all of her skills and charm to her own restaurant. Highly recommended,never disappointing her as soon as you can!

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Thank John R
Essaouira, Morocco
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fatima Zhora gives you everything that she has for an evening of lovely food, elegant surroundings and a warm,cozy feeling that you've returned home. A must in Essaouira!!

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Thank John R
London
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We came here last night. We had the crevettes pil pil and garlic calamari. We then had couscous royale (large portion) followed by crepe and fruit salad with half bottle of decent wine. Bill was 400D. Ambience very pleasant, service efficient and friendly. Music varied. Finally and most importantly food delicious.

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Thank Eleanor05
Regina, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ate here 3 times. The food is delicious and tasty. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. Calamari and the sole frite was amazing. The tajines are a good pick too.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I took my lunch there, very good food, not very expensive.... The differents kind of fishes are delicious.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Delightfully friendly staff with top restaurant quality food. The stuffed calamari tangine was incredible. Incredibly priced for the quality food. If you're going to Essaouira, make sure you have dinner here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Rue Diouri, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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