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RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 314
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Excellent interpretation of local cuisine

We visited twice during our short stay, and all agreed we would be weekly regulars if we lived close by!! Chef has an excellent pallet, very refined and a superb interpretation of local flavours. Please visit this homely little restaurant and try something of the 'Daily Specials' menu - it is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
amvd69
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Somerset West, South Africa
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited twice during our short stay, and all agreed we would be weekly regulars if we lived close by!! Chef has an excellent pallet, very refined and a superb interpretation of local flavours. Please visit this homely little restaurant and try something of the 'Daily Specials' menu - it is very much worth it :)

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On recommendation from a local we tried this easily located restaurant for an early dinner. Friendly and knowledgeable service from the patron and her team made choosing very easy so we had 2 specials: camel and lamb. Also homemade pasta and a delicious prawn pastry. Ended the meal with the best apricot crumble in the world - try it if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

French owners, so you taste Moroccan food in a French style. I think the foreigners community in Essaouira gives it it's differences

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This unexpected family restaurant located in the labyrinth medina of Essaouira was small and cozy. The food was good and the pasta was made fresh daily. The owners were kind and accommodating. The arrangement of the small restaurant allows patrons to watch the cooks prepare your meal.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

An inventive, reasonable, French-Moroccan menu in this small restaurant, where the owners are ecologically minded and good to talk to. Try the brik!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great little homely restaurant. The owners were delightful; we guided through the menu with each dish explained then received excellent service throughout from the owner. I've read some of the less favourable reviews on here and cannot understand why! There were five of us in our party, each one ordered something different and each meal was excellent - we even... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant last year on our first trip to Essaouira and loved it. As we have returned this year for two weeks it was on our must visit again list. As before not disappointed-we were excited to see camel tagine on the menu and both decided to give it a go! It was delicious and we would recommend... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Firstly, this is a small restaurant, only about 5 tables inside, plus a few outside. So go early or book. The welcome is first class. Frederique will probably speak to you outside the restaurant, NOT to hook you in (they have no problem there), but to explain the menu and the specials, which she does brilliantly. She and her husband... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It took a while to find the first time but it was well worth it. The food is superb, the welcome fantastic and the bonus was the eco-tours brochure sitting unobtrusively on a shelf behind us. We did the two shortest - the Oasis and the Journee Gourmand. Our guide, Ottmane, picked us up at our hotel and drove us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really tasty, homely, authentic Moroccan food, would highly recommend visiting. And, if you’d like a glass of wine or beer, just ask inside.

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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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?