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1 derb agadir medina, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 47 21 03
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 15
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  • 12
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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
Most recent review
Average

After all the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor my expectations for this restaurant were very high. I can't complain about the food or the service, they were both adequate, but the restaurant did not blow my socks off!!! The Razor Clam Risotto starter was the best part of the meal and Lamb with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After all the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor my expectations for this restaurant were very high. I can't complain about the food or the service, they were both adequate, but the restaurant did not blow my socks off!!! The Razor Clam Risotto starter was the best part of the meal and Lamb with Pear tagine seems to be a staple... More 

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Port de Pollenca, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We both really enjoyed the food we had some warm bread and dips to start then I had the lamb with pear and my boyfriend the balsamic fillet everything was cooked lovely and fresh and tastey ! We shared a chocolate tart and a bottle of wine and 2 coffees it was very reasonable at 520dhs . Staff were really... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

So we came here on our final evening in Essaouira. I'm so glad we made it as it was one of the best meals we had in Morocco if not the best steak. The restaurant itself is quirky with lots of cool retro fittings that makes you feel as if you have stepped into the sixties or seventies (in a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A fillet of beef the size of my fist but cooked as delicately as I would expect in Paris with a perfectly balanced balsamic. Open fire and feast of decor to stimulate smiles and fun. One of our three favourite restaurants in windy E.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is the room decoration that is interesting: Pictures, old records, lots of old things everywhere you look. The food is very good, the fish in particular. The staff is friendly and you feel welcome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Elixir is my favorite restaurant in Essaouira. Try the Tagine of Lamb and Pear, best tagine I've had in Morocco!! The atmosphere is friendly and warm. The service is impeccable. Introduce yourself to the owner. He will take the time to tell you about how the meal was prepared. In America, we'd call this "farm to table."

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Really like the decor. Food was ok. Promised more than it delivered-perhaps our expectations were too high. Staff very good. Would probably go again though with that in mind.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

An excellent restaurant. The food is reliably good every time. Wine is available which is not the case every where in Essaouira. There is great music playing which adds to the experience. The staff are cheerful, attentive and professional. Very much a " Must Visit " when in Essaouira.

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are going to eat in 1 restaurant in Essaouira this is It! FANTASTIC all around....We ended up going back for our last night in town. Also, great wine list...

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were reluctant to try this restuarant but after our host and many other recommended it and we kept having bad dining experiences we thought we'd just go for it. We were not disapointed, immediately you walk in to a 60's 70s apartment with many things to look out. We ordered the pear tagine and balsamic beef and they were... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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