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La Licorne

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26 rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73626
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Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Evening meal

This restaurant was a real find a gem in a fabulous city. The ambience was great with subtle Arabic music playing. The food was excellent and so was the wine. What caught our attention were the paintings on the walls. I enquired if any were for sale and yes they were painted by the patron. I bought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a real find a gem in a fabulous city. The ambience was great with subtle Arabic music playing. The food was excellent and so was the wine. What caught our attention were the paintings on the walls. I enquired if any were for sale and yes they were painted by the patron. I bought two paintings -... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

La Licorne has a wonderful ambience with Arabic music being played softly in the backround, and beautiful furniture, linen napkins, and ver pleasant staff. The menu is varied and is excellent value for money, the well prpared food can be accompanied with wines and beers as this is one of the few licensed establishments in Essaouira. I highly recommend dining... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There was a good choice of food and wine and we thought that the quality and price was very good. The honeyed beef tagine with fruits was amazing! The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Miami
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Pros: Nice restaurant interior Efficient service Nice choice of food Wine served Prices oaky Cons: None

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was one of the more relaxed and atmospheric restaurants we visited in Essaouira but in truth the food wasn't very good. Outside of our perfect hotel (L'Heure Bleu Palais) we struggled to find any combination of good food in pleasant surroundings. The food was much better at Ferdaouss but there the dining room was very basic and it wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had walked by the door of this restaurant during my three days in Essaouira and being on a budget, the table d'hôte menu looked interesting. It came recommended and didn't disappoint. From a choice of two items per course, I had the fish soup, chicken & saffron tagine & caramelised crepes. A bowl of Harissa dipped olives & bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had the Royal Couscous and my boyfriend had a Tagine, both were delicious! Highly recommend this place, it has a lovely feel to it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quite taken with the workman shining the unicorn's horn (Licorne is French for Unicorn, as if you Trip Advisor types didn't know) when we wandered past in the morning, and equally taken when we went back to eat in the evening. Slightly Gothic feel to interior, lots of dark carved wood, Christopher Lee sitting in the corner (not really) but... More 

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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place serves very good food and offers good service. We went here on our first evening in Essaouira and followed the hotel recommendation to go here. We both had the Couscous Royal which was very good. The ambience is very nice in this restaurant. The 3-star rating is based on the quite steep prices compared to other restaurants visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Recommended by our hotel, we were not disappointed. Beautiful decor and attentive staff owned by a striking French women. My beef tagine with tomato and caramelised onion was one of the nicest dishes I have had in Morocco Good wine list and reasonable price Certainly would go back and would recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-73626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 17
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

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