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RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

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French, Moroccan, Vegetarian
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8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73158
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 290
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Small and Friendly

Our second day in Essaouira and looked up the reviews. Easy to find and met with the owners who were very friendly. Very Eco orientated but the menu simple to understand and helped by the owners. The lamb I can recommend as it was so tender and the a surprising lemon meringue for desert . Good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
TJW153
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Hertfordshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Hertfordshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our second day in Essaouira and looked up the reviews. Easy to find and met with the owners who were very friendly. Very Eco orientated but the menu simple to understand and helped by the owners. The lamb I can recommend as it was so tender and the a surprising lemon meringue for desert . Good value wholesome food with... More 

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liverpool
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was delicious especially the lamb and the mash they served alcohol very good value all home made food menu limited but excellent which is great very friendly staff really made you feel welcome felt you were eating in their house very quirky small but friendly

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Tasty fresh food. An alternative to Tagine. The menu was explained to us and the meal was excellent.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate here on our first evening in Essaouira. Frederique welcomed us in her restaurant. She explained us about the nice history of the restaurant (ask about it, it is a nice story). They work with fresh products only and you can taste this in the dishes that we had. We tried the fish soup (Bouillabaisse with rouille) and lentils... More 

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Delicious fresh healthy food, lovingly cooked and each dish is explained to you when you order. It's a small menu including traditional Moroccan food but some unusual dishes we haven't found elsewhere. We love tagines but it's nice to have something different too.

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North West UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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: French, Moroccan, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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

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