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La Cle de Voute

76 rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 (0) 658 83 64 96
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Ranked #16 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Closed on saturday & sunday lunch, open for lunch time and dinner
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Make sure you get the timing right and go here - is very good, there are no tired cliches of ambience and outstanding hosts to be written - it's just really good and you will like it as they have a great menu with a few twists.

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italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate an amazing thai rice with coconut shrimp and a crab salad wth nuts and avocado. The food was fresh and really tasty. The place is warm as well as the service. It does deserve a visit!

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Essaouira, Morocco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of the best kept secrets in Essaouira is La Cle de Voute. The food is unsurpassed in Essaouira. Italian with a French and Moroccan touch, French with a with a Moroccan touch, and moroccan with a continental touch..all for a great value! The service, lighting and music are as discreet as one can find in New York or Paris.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent four nights in Essaouira in total, and thought this was the best restaurant we dined at by far ! Excellent value for money, excellent service and even better traditional surroundings. Following a number recommendations we opted for the monkfish tagine - one of the best tagines we had during our entire stay in Morocco! Nothing quite like it.... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is good exemplar what happens when some place got good reviews from Tripadvisor- it is full of tourists. There is nothing wrong, it is just boring. Food was good but boring. Did I like it? Yes Would I go again? No

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Essaouira, Morocco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Passed by La Cle de Voute just the other night and experienced the seafood pastilla as well as Lill's Cote de Boeuf with grilled vegetables. I was amazed at the quality as well as the value. In this secret, elegant bistro, Lili continues continues to offer the best of Morocco plus continental cuisine all with incredible value, presentation and service.... More

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Utrecht
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful decorated restaurant at the end of a small alley. The food here was fantastic, we had vegetable soup, catch of the day, Thai scrimp with rice and as dessert lemon pie and chocolate fondant with orange. Each course was a feast. The waitress was very attentive and kind, all in all a great night!

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Essaouira, Morocco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

or perhaps in Morocco...LiLi creates the most incredible food, atmosphere and feeling of hospitality in this jewel of a restaurant. If you are in search of a glorious filet de bouef with grilled fresh vegetables,or the most incredible pastilla, filet de agneau tangine, kefta, mousse au chocolate or creme Brulle' you've arrived at what I think is the best restaurant... More

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a beautiful little restaurant with lovely, attentive staff and a great "feel" to it. The food was superb - perfectly cooked fillets of rouget (three large pieces of fish) with veggie accompaniments, so beautifully laid out on the plate that it was almost a shame to eat it. Husband's lamb tagine was also perfectly cooked with a large... More

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Auby-sur-Semois, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Marocco is a very nice country to visit, though their cuisine is rather 'a bit of the same all the time'. After a week inside the country, we got to spent our vacation ending in Essaouira... and desperate for a change in menu... La Clé de Voûte is the right choice... limited but good choices, tasty, all at very reasonable... More

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