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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 304
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Went the first night - and my other two!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
NicJBoston
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Ireland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I ate here with my husband and we had a lovely dinner. The owner (I think) gave good explanations for all the items on the menu. The chicken pastilla and the lamb dish were both outstanding. The chocolate tart was very good too. The orange mousse was very unique, I loved it. The owner gave me her email address and... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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
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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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Additional Information about RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

Address: 8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5244-73158
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
Cuisine: French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?