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RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

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Moroccan, Vegetarian
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8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73158
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 274
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely little restaurant, loved speaking to the owner.

Found this little restaurant by chance, the lady owner took us through the menu, main meal very good, sweet excellent prepared by her husband, so good we took two pastries back with us to eat on the bus back to Marrakech. Plus the lady has published a good cook book. French at the moment but in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
TheTurners_11
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North West UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Found this little restaurant by chance, the lady owner took us through the menu, main meal very good, sweet excellent prepared by her husband, so good we took two pastries back with us to eat on the bus back to Marrakech. Plus the lady has published a good cook book. French at the moment but in time an English addition.

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Bologna, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I found this place by my guide(routard) and I have to say thanks to it, it is a very good place , the atmosphere is good the restaurant is small but very nice and the food is very good, no bad point for this place. I really want to suggest this place

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was an excellent restaurant with delicious food that was quite different from what was offered at the other Moroccan restaurants we visited during our 15-day trip. The owners and staff were very kind and helpful in organizing an excursion.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Morocco. The chefs/owners obviously have an eye for detail and quality.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Found this place through the eco walking tours they provide in the area, which I would also highly recommend. Othman the guide provided us with a wonderful day through the organ forests, a local country market town and berber meal. La Decourverte's food was a delight and you knew that it was prepared by someone who loves and appreciates the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Friendly service, very good food, beautifully presented. Also booked one of their delightful tours. Very easy to work with them!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

On a organised tour of Morocco, we had plenty of time to explore restaurants and was recommended this place. This was one of two of our best meals in Morocco. (The other place was Marrakech Restaurant in Fes). I chose the "taste of everything" platter and it consisted of a standout pastilla (pastry) containing chicken, nuts, cinnamon, saffron wrapped in... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been to this place 2 times when in Essaouira and our impression is slightly different. Our first dinner was great - welcoming, friendly and attentive staff, cozy outdoor seating, delicious dishes for a reasonable price. We've returned in a few days for a lunch as we've really liked this place, and on this 2nd visit things seemed a bit... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This restaurant was a little hard to find at first, but believe me when I say it was worth the effort to find. The staff were so friendly from the people who greet you at the door to the chef who came you explain the menu to you before ordering. From the starter of soup to the main of (... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here last night, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service. This is a really special place - clean and welcoming. The owners welcome you, explain everything well, food is fresh. You can see the kitchen so you know the food is prepared well. I had the eggplant gratin and my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-73158

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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