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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: Dinner, Dessert, 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
The best restaurant in town

This should be top of your list. Food, atmosphere, service and value for money were all fantastic. We immediately booked to go again! Also great with allergies and intolerances. It beat the Michelin starred restaurant we recently visited in London by a mile

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Leonora B
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This should be top of your list. Food, atmosphere, service and value for money were all fantastic. We immediately booked to go again! Also great with allergies and intolerances. It beat the Michelin starred restaurant we recently visited in London by a mile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went on our first night in Essaouira, going back on our last! Amazing food Great design Beautiful lighting Quite, but sophisticated atmosphere Chilled jazz And very affordable

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The only criticism of the restaurant that it can be difficult to find. After a number of efforts we only managed it by using Google maps.... The restaurant is small and some of the table are close together so I recommend going before to chose and book your table. The food and the service was faultless and I would strongly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are in Essaouira the you have to visit Elizir! Quirky decor, lovingly collected by the owner, complements fantastic food which is is very reasonably priced for the area. Dinner started with a complimentary amuse-bouche and bread (standard in Morocco). I had a gnocchi starter followed by seabass fillet and didn't have enough room for desert which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended Elizir from the owner of the riad we were staying at and she got it right! The place is amazing, with objects and furniture from the 70s and a peaceful atmosphere. The starter they brought was super and our plates were high cuisine (we got a pumpkin soup with saffron and amazing gnocchi with ricotta and almonds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It would be easy to turn back at the bottom of the stairs, at the top of the stairs or at first glance into Elizir - thinking that you'd landed in some kind of 70's timewarped hairdressing salon. DON’T This places serves superb food – Moroccan with an Italian influence - has a wonderful 70’s styled interior and bebop jazz... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had several meals in Essaouira that were disappointing and did not meet expectations, but this was NOT one of them! The restaurant decor itself is something in and of itself! We sat in a little room filled with old records, Art Deco style wall hangings, unique, funky seating (but comfortable), and fun patterns and colors. The menus, though small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our first night in Essaouira we had been booked in to another restaurant by our hotel owner. We didn't like the look of it so stumbled across Elizir, although this was also one that our hotel owner had recommended. Walked through the door and up the stairs and thought we were in the wrong place. It looked like an antiques... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked this based on a recommendation, but were very disappointed. The food was average and the staff, from "directing" us to our table, the curt interactions around ordering and serving to the bill did not add to the experience. Maybe we were just unlucky given prior reviews, but neither the starters nor the main courses, with perhaps the exception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Fantastic meal. Would definitely recommend the resaturant. Great 60's-70's decoration. Delicious food.

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

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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