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Elizir

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1 derb agadir medina, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 47 21 03
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great food on our 1st night

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel , it is not that easy . We went on our first night , we did not have a reservation but tables were available . Great food and service , we both had the lamb tagine , what a great introduction to Moroccan cuisine in really unique surroundings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Leicester,UK
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Leicester,UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel , it is not that easy . We went on our first night , we did not have a reservation but tables were available . Great food and service , we both had the lamb tagine , what a great introduction to Moroccan cuisine in really unique surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We really loved this restaurant. It's not just the excellent food and service, the 1970s retro stuff is just wonderful (there's an 8 track cassette player in there) and the walls are covered in interesting art. The choice of music is also very interesting. Overall, it makes for a memorable experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Elizir was the first restaurant to elevate the standard of food in Essaouria; and although many other good restaurants have followed since, Elizir consistently delivers reliably high quality produce and discreet service in a unique environment. The vibe is hippy chic; the menu is Italian/Moroccan. The menu has remained the same since it launched: 5 starters, 5 mains and 5... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went on the second night we were in Essoauira , food was interesting , staff attentive and friendly, if I lived here I would become a regular !!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We followed the advice of numerous blogs, travel guides and trip advisor posts by dining at Elizir. The walk up the narrow stairs transports you from Morocco to a vintage store in Paris. Serge Gainsborough crackles through the speakers as you are lead to your 1950's table set with 1970's glassware. You are surrounded by all kinds of intriguing furniture,... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An interesting and individual experience. Vintage decor as artefacts but it's also authentically Moroccan at the same time somehow. Blended with Italian influences food wise. Nice dips to start - tapenade, ricotta, pumpkin, aubergine, courgette etc. Great gnocchi starter and fab tagines of lamb or chicken. Service is both friendly and professional. No view and no entertainment. Ideal for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Three meals in 9 nights of our most recent trip - that's how much we love Elizir. It was packed every night with happy people enjoying the wonderful food. To the person who thinks they got food poisoning from the steak, you didn't. I got ill elsewhere in Essaouira and the only thing I was able to keep down in... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one of the coolest restaurants I've ever been to! It's like eating in a vintage store. The interior design changes from time to time and if you're interested in any items they're usually up for grabs if your offer is right. But contrary to many other cool restaurants this one also serves the most delicious foods and wines.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

im living here and I use to come because I love the ambience, food and music Abdelati and Hamid are so nice I for sure recommend ad come back!!! the menu is varied and you can drink good wine so it's perfect!!! sara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is really great and not only because of the food. The athmosphere, design and music makes this a place we want to eat every day! Best place in Maroc we discovered. And yes, a bit more pricy than the other restaurants, but worth it. For 2 persons including wine and starter/main course 600 dh. Try the tajine with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 derb agadir medina, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 0524 47 21 03

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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