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La Cantina

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Mexican, Moroccan, Coffee Shop, British, Vegetarian, Tea Room
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66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
A little gem....

It is just... sweet. I'll be hopeless to tell you how to find this sweet, little gem of a cafe in the medina. (You can find it on GoogleMaps) It is tiny and unimposing but charmingly located in a bright "square" off one of the two main arteries that run through the medina, Avenue Sidi Mohamed Ben... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Hugo R
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Brooklyn, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is just... sweet. I'll be hopeless to tell you how to find this sweet, little gem of a cafe in the medina. (You can find it on GoogleMaps) It is tiny and unimposing but charmingly located in a bright "square" off one of the two main arteries that run through the medina, Avenue Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah. I was... More 

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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The perfect place for burgers and wonderful veggie food and an antidote to spicy food. The best scones ever tasted and a lovely friendly service.

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Wales UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lovely, friendly owner and staff who speak several languages between them - and the food is pretty good too! A change from many of the standard menus with delicious burgers and a selection of vegetarian dishes all freshly cooked with quality ingredients. The sweets - we tried the cheesecake and carrot cake - are a real treat. It is set... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stumbled across this place when walking through the medina. The food is tasty (some of the better food in Essaouira which is very hit and miss). Would recommend the burgers. Only criticism is the service is a little slow but is made up for with their friendliness.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a hankering for a good burger after eating a few too many tagines. We came across Cantina and the sign said that their burgers have been voted the best in North Africa. They didn't disappoint! Very friendly service and a nice location.

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derry
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12 reviews 12 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for drinks after we got lost in the Medina. The staff kindly showed us how to get to our hotel. We later returned for lunch which was fresh, high quality and delicious. I had the homemade veggie burger with mozzarella and my wife had a baked potato with homemade veggie chilli. The burger was served on bread... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Love this place!! It's location is unique and open. The veggie burger is amazing!! Large serving sizes with a ton of sides. The bun is handmade and delicious. Everyone else was really happy with their choices as well. Only thing--I wish it was open for dinner. Stop by!

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

my friend and i were tiered to eat always the same food like Couscous and tagine , so we are looking for something different , finally in the middle of the village we found a mexican restaurant , thanks god , the place was lovely , the business run from a english lady , very friendly . the food made... More 

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Arkansas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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, Coffee Shop, British, Vegetarian, Tea Room

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?