We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 193 Essaouira Restaurants

La Licorne

26 rue Scala, Essaouira, Morocco
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #54 of 193 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Moroccan
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

233 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    107
    86
    32
    6
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
hobart
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our least-favorite meal in a week in Essaouira, although that says more about Essaouira to be fair. The restaurant is designed beautifully, but the air conditioning was either nonexistent or not functioning the night we were there. The food was good, and there was a full cocktail menu - a rarity during our trip - but the sheer heat and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Epsom, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A large restaurant decorated in a attractive Moroccan style, well laid out and comfortable. Close to the ramparts and easy to spot. Had good Fish Soup followed by an excellent Couscous Royal. They serve alcohol and prices are reasonable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Whoever designed this restaurant knew what they were doing. It is rather lovely. Now the negative bit. We were there tonight. My husband ordered Moroccan salad and I ordered soupe de poisson followed by fish tagine. When the waitress came back for our order she told me these two courses were not available. Might have been useful if she'd mentioned... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Good food, good service and excellent value. This should have a higher rating as there are many far worse places in Essaouira. Have no hesitation in suggesting this is worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akureyri
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were a group of friends who found this place by coincidence. We liked it so much that we came there again the next night. The food was a good no nonsense Moroccan cuisine and the service was very good. It was run by women only and everything was clean tasteful and nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Reliable food correctly served. Comfortable restaurant with good service. Recommend the fillet steak but disappointed with the monk fish and pineapple.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We enjoyed our last night out in Essouaira at this romantic restaurant. The decor is lovely and the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. We enjoyed their well-prepared Moroccan food and excellent service. A perfect night out.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Licorne also viewed

Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to La Licorne? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Licorne

Address: 26 rue Scala, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
Cuisine: Moroccan

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing