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RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73158
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Ranked #25 of 192 restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Moroccan, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Run by a very committed and welcoming pair, who explained everything on the menu clearly, lovingly and in a delightful accent. The pastille for main course was to die for. Desserts not quite so outstanding but still good. Highly recommended!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Welcoming family-run restaurant, cosy, easy to find and delicious food! We felt at ease and was one of the best meals we had in Morocco! Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Essaouira

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Till so far, thuis was the best place to eat in Morocco. The owners were very friendly. We had the puff pastries to start with, very well seasoned. The fish from the maincourse tasted very fresh. Also the cakes For desert were delicious.

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Marrakesh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Delicious food, friendly people, cosy restaurant! Decouvert is a small restaurant runned by a french couple. I think the food was maroccon food made by a french cook which is an amazing combination. You can sit inside our on a small terrace.

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Paris
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We ate here with our three children and we really appreciated it. There was a warm welcome from Edouard and Frederique (We had taken an Eco-tour with Edouard earlier in the week). One of the things we appreciated was the explanation of the different foods on the menu, and the cultural relevance of different dishes. So we actually learned something... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had lunch here - Moroccan Specialities and Monkfish, both were good. A small restaurant but with very friendly staff. Food was good and plentiful. Definitely worth a visit. Also visited a small jewellery/carpet/odds&sods shop at the end of this small road on opposite side to Decouverte with avery friendly owner and interesting Berber items.

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los angeles
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We actually ate here two of the nights that we were in Essaouira since we enjoyed the food and the experience. The first night we sat outside since all of the inside tables were booked. My boyfriend likes the cold and I had a sweater so it was fine but the couple sitting next to us borrowed ponchos in order... More

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Adelaide
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Came to the restaurant to book a walking tour (see Ecotourisme et Randonees), and decided to stay for the Royal Couscous with camel meat which is only served on Monday. Reservations are essential as there is only seating for 18 inside and 6-8 outside. As with most restaurants in the Medina, it opens at 6.30-7pm. Food (Moroccan cuisine) is fresh,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It is well worth examining the map to find Houmman Fatouaki, the lane running east from one of the main shopping streets. We found Le Decouverte by accident and unfashionably early for dinner. But it was just such a friendly place to sit and watch the kitchen preparations, to smell the spices and wait for a warming dinner. Eduard made... More

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Falls Church, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Wow, this tiny little restaurant is a gem. The food is beautiful and flavorful. Friendly staff, quiet dining area near main street, and great veg options. Do not miss the orange mousse with cookies from almonds and dates.

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