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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, gorgeous setting

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 26 rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5244-73626
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
Average Prices: USD 9 - 17
Cuisine: Moroccan

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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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