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Elizir

1 derb agadir medina, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 47 21 03
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Ranked #3 of 193 restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had read about Elizir and our Riad receptionist agreed that it was very good. We were not sorry. An unprepossessing entrance takes you up a flight of stairs where you are met by the friendly hands on owner and suddenly there is this beautifully decorated wow space. Our table of four were seated in a smaller room with a... More

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant ist super artsy and still very cozy. The atmosphere and Music are super relaxing and therefore an oasis of calamity is created. Most importantly, the food is fantastic! I had the fish of the day (150 DH) and it was just fantastic - I'm not a food guru but I like to eat well very much and there... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful place!!! Must go when in Essaouira.... Unique environment and food!!! Try Tajine of lamb!!!! Great Maroc wine!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice food and came highly recommended to us by our hotel (Madada) fusion of italian and moroccan/ french. Decent sized portions ensured we were quite well fed. The house wine was average (compared to good french wines and I received red when asked for white, although not a problem) The decor was the draw point for this place and the... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This would likely find itself in a lot of film shoots if it was in a major city. The food is excellent and the decor and ambiance are good odd. This is a great place to go in Essaouira for an excellent dinner at reasonable prices. The one downside...they take case only and say nothing about that on the way... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I enjoyed dinner at Elzir as the food was well cooked and the atmosphere cool and trendy. Not necessarily a place for a romantic dinner and service at time difficult but overall one if the best places in Essaouira. I would go back and would recommend it. The design is interesting and the music is worth listening too :)

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Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

...beyond repeating that this is (still) our favourite restaurant in the world? Every time we bring friends here they leave amazed - and in 8 years we've brought a lot of friends. Reserve a table, spend an evening and make sure you leave room for the chocolate tart.

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Edinburgh
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place is very easy to find, though we had to book 24hrs in advance. The free appetisers were very welcome, and the squid ink rice and gnocchi were both lovely starters. For mains, the chicken with figs was very tasty but possibly a bit fiddly to eat, with a few rogue bone fragments wandering about the place. Desserts were... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Loved the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant. Retro surrounding and brilliant staff! Accompaniments on the house were amazing, a selection unlike seen in other restaurants in the area. We ordered the lamb and pear tagine and the organic chicken tagine. Even if a little small they were both very good. Chicken was served on the bone and we thought... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Quirky and odd, this place does not disapoint! Best restaurant in the city, and some of the best food we had in Morocco. I would highly recommend any of the pasta dishes, they are simply delish. This restaurant is number one for a reason!

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