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La Cantina

66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
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Ranked #27 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $8
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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

While the veggie burger was a tad "pasty" there were zero complaints about the chili cheeseburger. Simply amazing and definitely a great break from the never ending parade of tagines in many Moroccan cities.

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Ifrane, Morocco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had delicious chili burgers at La Cantina (one vegetarian, one meat). We had their juices too, which usually have milk but they were able to substitute with orange juice. Good value, friendly atmosphere, quiet location. Would recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just had lunch at La Cantina, two cheese jackets, chicken stir-fry and a burger, all freshly cooked and nicely presented followed by chocolate cheesecake that was worth a visit on its own. All the above plus two teas and a large bottle of water for £20 (290 Dirhams). Excellent value and pleasantly tended to by Jan and Agnes.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Th ambiance, the staff is friendly and speaks english. Really quiet point at the medina! Thankssssssssssssss

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Maynooth, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Delicous burger! Which is hard to find in Morocco! Lovely little street centrally located which is handy!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was getting a bit bored of tagines and cous cous for every meal so I was happy to have any thing other than that. Turns out the burger is excellent, one of the best I have ever eaten. I also finally had a proper cup of earl grey.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you are fed up with veg tagine, lots of veggie and vegan options. Friendly staff nice spot to watch world go by.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for loan of your books enjoyed your cheese burgers and nescafe great to meet you so friendly take care Christine and Dave

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a pleasant retreat from Moroccan and French food which may result in ratings that it might not otherwise get. The ratings are however very fair compared to other restaurants in Essaouira. Between us over a couple of sittings we had the veggie stir fry, the veggie burger, the Mexican omelette, scones with jam and cream, orange juice and... More

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