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Le Chrysalis

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Complexe Bin Al Aswar | Porte Bab SBAA, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 (0)5 24 47 26 63
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Essaouira has a new place to be, the Chrysalis, restaurant, cocktail bar...
Essaouira has a new place to be, the Chrysalis, restaurant, cocktail bar and tapas bar, sports coverage on big screens and live rock and pop rock music scene every night. The ideal location of Chrysalis and ambitious programming make this place a new obligatory passage in Essaouira. At Bab Sbaâ, along Medina, facing the beach and adjacent parking, everything is perfect for your evenings take place at Chrysalis. Menu refined international, staff speaking English, French, Arabic and Berber, the quality of events, music and sports programming offered create a festive atmosphere full of charm, multicultural, like Essaouira.
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant with French influence

This is a fairly recent arrival on the Essaouira resto scene and from its appearance and location (in the party area ouside the old medina) we had expected it to be another tourist trap. Certainly theres nothing Moroccan about it... the interior could be London or Barcelona or Dublin. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2012
jasminebaraka
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Essaouira, Morocco
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited Le Chrysalis 3 times during my stay in Essaouira and all 3 experiences exceeded my expectations. My first visit was in the evening, around 11pm, for a glass of wine after having just spent 3 hours on the bus. The atmosphere was nice, it was starting to fill with people and the staff were very friendly. I had... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

drugs dealers, full of prostitutes, bad service cheating on price, violence... not nice for couples will get abuse, of course not for the family, i will never go back thats for sure

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Amsterdam
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Insufficient security, my girlfriend was molested here. The men and women toilet is in the same room!!!!!!!! Terrible place

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Essaouira, Morocco
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is a fairly recent arrival on the Essaouira resto scene and from its appearance and location (in the party area ouside the old medina) we had expected it to be another tourist trap. Certainly theres nothing Moroccan about it... the interior could be London or Barcelona or Dublin. But actually the food was pretty good (a tasty soup with... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

On a day trip from Agadir our guide took us to this place for lunch. We had fantastic fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices off the day specials menu. Staff were friendly and courteous with a very relaxed style. Not for fast foodies or people in a hurry, just right for a leisurely lunch. Only downside was no draught... More 

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Carluke, Scotland
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

We were in Essaouira for the day and came across this little restaurant near the wall and stopped for lunch. I had been unwell the previous evening and knew exactly what I wanted to eat to help. It was not on the menu but when I explained to the lady on the door she went to the chef and asked... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

Hello fellow travelers!!! Been travelling around Morrocco for the past 2 weeks and totally fell in love with Essaouïra!! The only thing missing to make it perfect was a place where i could relax, enjoy good food and a good atmosphere.... Then i came across Le Chrysalis... What a place! Friendly staff, amazing food, not pricey and great place to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

We are on holidays has essaouira and we found this restaurant yesterday evening which was recommended to us by our hotel and I recommend you the cooking and the atmosphere of this restaurant.. We liked and we shall leave before our depart there.. One thank you has quite the staff..

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

This newish restaurant set in gardens alongside Medina walls is a good newcomer to town. The terrace is nice to have lunch & inside looks good for dinner. Service was good. Choice of food was very good with meals that can't be had elsewhere in Essaouira. Black pudding always welcome! Charcuterie excellent, salmon dishes plus duck. Bit pricy but a... More 

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Dublin
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

The sole meuniere was as good as one would get in a top class European restaurant - straight out of the sea in a light batter with almonds. Service efficient and courteous. Price close to Irish prices for a good lunch - which wasn't cheap but worth it. Well worth patronising - close to the Bus terminal and the beach.

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Address: Complexe Bin Al Aswar | Porte Bab SBAA, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 (0)5 24 47 26 63
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
Average Prices: USD 11 - 53
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Complexe Bin Al Aswar | Porte Bab SBAA, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 (0)5 24 47 26 63

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 53
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Essaouira has a new place to be, the Chrysalis, restaurant, cocktail bar and tapas bar, sports coverage on big screens and live rock and pop rock music scene every night. The ideal location of Chrysalis and ambitious programming make this place a new obligatory passage in Essaouira. At Bab Sbaâ, along Medina, facing the beach and adjacent parking, everything is perfect for your evenings take place at Chrysalis. Menu refined international, staff speaking English, French, Arabic and Berber, the quality of events, music and sports programming offered create a festive atmosphere full of charm, multicultural, like Essaouira.

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