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Taros Cafe restaurant

Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira, Morocco
212 (0)24 47 64 07
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Ranked #80 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dublin, Ireland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There aren't many busy, buzzy bars in Essaouira, but Taros of what is there seems to have the market cornered. The various levels offer different views, particularly at sunset. Spirit measures are generous meaning it is reasonably priced. Service is variable, mostly fairly functional, but we got to chat to a couple of guys who were quite pleasant. Didn't get... More

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Taros is located inside the Medina, at the very beginning walk to your left. A Taro sign outside with a menu. Very pretty interior and very accommodating. We were a group of seven that showed up with no reservations. We were shown to the top balcony to have cocktails, while they arranged a table for our group. Beautiful bar lounge!... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended to try this restaurant and glad we did. Located at start of Medina overlooking fishing port this restaurant had lots of options. First the tough part- where to sit! With so many levels and different views this was our first test. Then being English speakers with little French and even less Arabic, the staff could not have been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went for drinks and dinner. I was sick for two days afterwards. When I went back to the restaurant to see the owner he was the rudest, vilest, most arrogant man I have ever met. He said it was 'impossible' that I had been ill from his food - despite the fact that I told him I literally had... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

a lovely place to have a cold beer .. which is hard to get in essaouira ;-) staff friendly... we didnt eat here but the food being served up around us looked very nice... i would highly recommend the Casablanca beer! the cocktails come very strong as the moroccans dont seem to measure shots like the mean British bars do... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We climbed to the upper terrace for a cocktail and view of the sea. Quite a stocked bar and drink list, which was an exception in this primarily alcohol-free town. Very nice, relaxing spot -- take a sweater if the wind is blowing, as it can cool down quickly.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Taros is a nice restaurant near the main square, the restaurant is Moroccan style with Moroccan food on offer. The lamb tagine was great as well as the duck. There is a resident close up, table magician who is absolutely great with a fab rendition of tricks. The restaurant is inside on the first floor and on the rooftop there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First night in Essaouira and my friends and I decide we would try Taros as it was close to our Riad. After a long bus journey from Marrakech we were very hungry. When we entered the restaurant at 8pm we were informed we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table. We decided to wait so ordered some drinks.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great spot for a fine dinner (at the restaurant) and a drink/mint tea after at the rooftop bar with some live music. Make sure that you bring some warm jacket as evenings can bi a bit chilly. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The location is nice. The food was ok. The lady in the reception was quite rude and the waiters slow. We asked for desert menus and it took more than half an hour and nobody came to take our order. We finally gave up and asked for the bill - it was delivered bit faster.

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