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La Cantina

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Mexican, Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian
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66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked...
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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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful little cafe

We arrived around 5pm for an early dinner, and the cafe shuts at 6. Staff were very helpful, food was served quickly and was very tasty. Prices were very cheap in comparison to other places, would be great location for families looking to please children's tastes!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
amymell
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arrived around 5pm for an early dinner, and the cafe shuts at 6. Staff were very helpful, food was served quickly and was very tasty. Prices were very cheap in comparison to other places, would be great location for families looking to please children's tastes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am not vegetarian, but I don't regret trying their Vegetarian burger, very tasty. It was a a nice break from traditional Moroccan cuisine. Also the chocolate cheesecake we ordered were amazing! The service and the staff were all friendly and smiley. There are some tables out side, that create a nice atmosphere. I loved!!!

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Narrabri, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here for lunch recently with some friends whilst visiting Essaouira. The western menu made a nice change to traditional Moroccan cuisine and the burgers and chocolate cheesecake we ordered were divine! The staff were all lovely and the atmosphere was great - we sat outside at one of the tables in the square and could quite happily have spent... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you want a change from Moroccan food, this is the place for excellent burgers and lovely friendly service. Situated in the square where Game of Thrones was filmed, you can sit in the sun and watch the world go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A quaint little square near the Mellah and healthy green stuff to eat. This was just what I needed and La Cantina was there. Great place to eat when the hustle and bustle of the Medina is getting at you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fabulous tea and scones and carrot cake. If you fancy a little taste of home - this is the place! It's positioned in a lovely little square where you can sit back and watch the world go by. Would love to have gone back for the famous burgers but we were leaving that evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great little find on a visit to Essaouira. Stopped for drinks then returned for lunch. Had chilli burgers which were advertised as the best burgers in North Africa, they didn't disappoint also the chocolate cheesecake was delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After reading about this restaurant on trip advisor, we decided to find it and give it a try. We were on the busy Main Street of the medina and wanted to get away from all the crowds and madness so we walked through little streets and stumbled across the little square where 'La Cantina' is situated so we were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I'd already decided to find this cafe after reading some great reviews and we weren't disappointed. It's set away from the main strip that runs through the medina in a peaceful little square. The owner makes delightful homemade cakes if you just want something light to eat or alternatively the burgers and salads are also delicious if you want something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

lovely little spot to catch your breath and relax with simple western food and cakes... The area is easy to find and lets you take in the surrounding culture and sounds..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 0524 474 515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 7
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?