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Cafe Jalil

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42 RUE SIYAGHINE, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
06 58 37 69 56
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Description: IN THE OLD MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA A TYPICAL AND COLOURED RESTAURANT. YOU CAN...
IN THE OLD MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA A TYPICAL AND COLOURED RESTAURANT. YOU CAN EAT TAJINES (WITH FRESH VEGETABLES OR MEAT) AND SOUPS FOR LESS THAN 5 EUROS PER PERSON.YOU CAN ALSO BUY YOUR FOOD OR FISH AT THE SOUK (MARKET) AND BRING IT TO JALIL WHO WILL COOK FOR YOU TAJINE OR FRESH FISH GRILLED (TAKE AWAY POSSIBLE)
BREAKFAST,TAJINES,MINT TEA,SOUPS AT ANY TIME FROM 9AM TO 10PM.
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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
Restaurant

Best food in Essouria. A hidden gem. Super nice chef. A must go to place! Fantastic 👍 Don't miss out on the real tagine!!! I will go back for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
martiabrams
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Kentucky
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Best food in Essouria. A hidden gem. Super nice chef. A must go to place! Fantastic 👍 Don't miss out on the real tagine!!! I will go back for sure.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great Food , delicious Berber Tagine :-) Very friendly & typical traditional atmosphere. really worth to try!!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Jalil is a hidden gem in the medina area. It is not luxurious but the food is authentic and very tasty, completely done from scratch. If you want to immerse yourself in the real Morroco, that is THE place. Jalil is very kind and helpful and will go the extra mile to accomodate you. I can only recommend Cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I found this place whilst asking for directions to a local Hamman. The owner left his restaurant and personally took me there so I wouldn't get lost. I returned there to eat as he'd been so kind. The chicken tagine was delicious, packed with flavour and herbs. As was the sardine tagine and only 30 Dirhams. Gutted I missed out... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A friend from the hotel recomend us the place and i really enjoy it, Tagine was very good, Jalil show us the fish before cook it and was very fresh, hightly recomended!!

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Thank Robert J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful bread, exquisite lentils and the nicest tomato omelette ever. All for 44 Dirham. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Essaouira, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The concept is : you buy your meat, you buy your vegetables, you hand it over and this woman cooks it all up for you. At least half our vegetables must have disappeared because the result was underwhelmingly small AND the chicken and prunes tajine was so overcooked the almonds were black. Avoid if you can.

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Thank ginovandevelde
Paris
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this place after wanting to find it for a few days but being too lazy to learn how to read a map. All the build up didn't disappoint, as it often does. Simple, seemingly authentic, cheap as hell, and delicious. I have a feeling we may drop by a few more times before we leave Essaouira. The... More 

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Thank BruceParis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was my most memorable meal in Morroco (except for one which was memorable for all the wrong reasons!). Beautiful home cooked food - from a kitchen rustic to some, but eagle-eyed me, clean, systematic and tidy. Lentil Soup, tagine and omelettes - brimming with flavour and easy on the stomach and the hippocket. I have no idea what the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Jalil is a very accomodating host,the atmosphere is perfectly relaxed,you always talk to other people there. Do go there for the best tagine at very affordable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 RUE SIYAGHINE, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 06 58 37 69 56

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

IN THE OLD MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA A TYPICAL AND COLOURED RESTAURANT. YOU CAN EAT TAJINES (WITH FRESH VEGETABLES OR MEAT) AND SOUPS FOR LESS THAN 5 EUROS PER PERSON.YOU CAN ALSO BUY YOUR FOOD OR FISH AT THE SOUK (MARKET) AND BRING IT TO JALIL WHO WILL COOK FOR YOU TAJINE OR FRESH FISH GRILLED (TAKE AWAY POSSIBLE)
BREAKFAST,TAJINES,MINT TEA,SOUPS AT ANY TIME FROM 9AM TO 10PM.

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