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La Licorne

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Moroccan, Mediterranean
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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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  • 36
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  • 3
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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
Amazing find down popular side road

Had exhausted several menus and did lots of walking to try and find authentic Moroccan that had nice ambience and served wine. Lovely setting and nice array of food off menu. Was busy so had to wait for mains but when they arrived they were delicious. Starters very generous - soup lovely and hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had exhausted several menus and did lots of walking to try and find authentic Moroccan that had nice ambience and served wine. Lovely setting and nice array of food off menu. Was busy so had to wait for mains but when they arrived they were delicious. Starters very generous - soup lovely and hot - with a traditional tagine and... More 

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Richmond surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved the decor, loved the food and this was our favourite restaurant in Essaouira. Highly recommend the chicken raging .....Devine!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant while walking around the medina. The food was delicious, some of the best we have had in Morocco. The decor is beautiful and very authentic with beautiful art works. We enjoyed our evening so much we went back a few nights later for a second visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

we stumbled upon this little gem one evening while out walking around the medina. The food was excellent, i would particularly recommend the beef couscous, the beef is incredibly well cooked The staff are very sweet and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We shared a pastilla for starter. Flavours were really interesting as the sweetness of the cinnamon and sugar went well with the chicken and the pastilla. I had them the tajine with lamb and figs and our was just perfect. One last thing was the service. The waitress was super friendly and the restaurant was squeaky clean.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We came across this place by accident during a walk along the ramparts. The menu looked good, with a few unusual choices, so we decided to give it a try in the evening. We were certainly not disappointed. You can often tell by the bread they serve whether a restaurant is any good. Here it was very fresh sourdough. Superb!... More 

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

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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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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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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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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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, Mediterranean

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