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66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
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Ranked #27 of 199 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $7
Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian, British, Café, Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked English and international food, juices and smoothies. Popular dishes include jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, vegetarian curries and stir-fries and the best burgers in North Africa! For those with a sweet tooth, carrot cake, warm banana bread drizzled with honey and fresh scones with jam and cream are an absolute must.

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Arkansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We joined some friends for a meal our last day in Morocco. We had had plenty of authentic food and were looking for something different. The service was excellent. The men devoured the chili cheeseburgers. The scones with cream and strawberries were to die for. Highly recommend it!

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Essaouira, Morocco
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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Jan and her team provide consistently wonderful food, service and value. Often we say, let's go see Jan Why? We can always count on her to cheer us up not only with her kind words but always with her beautifully presented,incredibly high quality food and drink.The menu lists everything from curries to great burgers to stuff baked potatoes, freshly made... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Service - good. Not overly chatty but thats nice sometimes. Good looking space although outside was pretty rubs, cats weeing extremely nearby etc - we are in Africa though. We had the burgers and they were good. The accompliments with them of salsa, coleslaw and a trustworthy salad brought it together well. Switch the crisps out for fries though in... More 

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England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Lovely small restaurant in the media. All home cooked food and freshly baked cakes.The staff and the owner Jan are all very friendly. A quiet spot for something to eat. Will definitely visit again.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stumbled across la cantina when out for a walk around Essaquira and got excited by the menu. We went back to eat there a few times. Really good food for meat eaters like my boyfriend and me a vegetarian. Lovely friendly and very hard working staff. After a few weeks in Morocco it was a nice change to have... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nice staff, nice service, great value for the money, and very British. A nice place to sit and suck up the atmosphere......

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38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place looked so great from the outside but it was really disappointing. The service was pretty slow and the food was not great - very tough chicken and unappealing rice. The burgers looked a little better. The square also smelled a little unpleasant and we were bothered by stray cats and flies (not the restaurant's fault but it did... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Without a doubt the best burger I've ever had in Africa! Great English based cuisine, if you fancy a break from the local experience this is the place to scoff and relax, set in a buzzing little square.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Run by an English couple, the cakes here are excellent, and they are famed for the best burger in North Africa. I'm not sure how scientific that study was, but it was a bloody good burger. Great spot to people watch in a lovely little square overlooking a tile maker.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm a vegetarian and my boyfriend is not. Having seen on trip advisor that they had some good veg options, we headed here for our first meal - lunch - in Essaouira. We were not disappointed! I had an Indian vegetable dish with rice and naan and he had the burger. Both were excellent, came with fresh salads and were... More 

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Additional Information about La Cantina

Address: 66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
Phone Number: 0524 474 515
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 7
Cuisine: Vegetarian, British, Café, Tea Room

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