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La Cle de Voute

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French, Moroccan, Mediterranean
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76 rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-836496
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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Fri 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small...
Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.
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  • 277
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and beautiful!

Had the best meal of our visit to Essaouira in this little gem. Beautiful room and the lady who served us was so lovely. The food was incredible! I had a goats cheese starter, a monkfish tagine, a fried apples with ice cream for dessert. Lovely every mouthful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had the best meal of our visit to Essaouira in this little gem. Beautiful room and the lady who served us was so lovely. The food was incredible! I had a goats cheese starter, a monkfish tagine, a fried apples with ice cream for dessert. Lovely every mouthful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

From the same stable as Restaurant d’Orient et d’Ailleurs this was a pleasant little restaurant but without the more comfortable and intimate feeling of its partner. The food was of good quality and served well so no real complaints but prefer the sibling establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Food was amazing, we had a tuna tagine which was amazing. Desserts were delicious too. The services was very friendly and welcoming, the restaurant is cute and it was a great experience. Definitely check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful restaurant in the middle of the old village. The food was one of the best in Marocco with an unexpected little surprise included. Had a lamb tajine as a main and the meat was super succulent and yummy. The staff which were all women were very kind and professional. Thank you!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After a day of walking around the windy city, it was a delight to find this restaurant. Excellent food (mix of Moroccan and European), lovely surroundings, smiling staff and a good wine list. Shame we only found it on our last night, otherwise we would have gone again.

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Essaouira, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lili carefully prepares each plate..Any choice is a winner. The steak,fresh fish,catch of the day,best pastilla,best vegetable tarte and soup...great wine list...soft music,candelight, attentive unobtrusive service, great value,all add up to one of the finest dining experiences in town. Closed Saturdays...Reserve now!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We passed this restaurant on one of our wanders around the medina and went back to try it for dinner on our last night in Essaouira. The food was fantastic - we stuck to the more Moroccan dishes as it was our last night - it was a perfect way to finish our trip. I would definitely eat there again.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Had the set menu here and it was delicious :) fish and vegetables then a delicious chocolate mousse for desert...really nice and clean inside and the staff were friendly and attentive...plus they do wine which seems to be quite unusual....prices were reasonable, overall very good

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very popular with french travellers and easy to see why. Good food and service. Hidden away down a short alley and easy to miss. Though restaurant is lacking windows and feels a bit cave like this just adds to the atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very good food: taste, presentation and service are very well Ambiance is very wel too. Wine is available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-836496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 17
  • Cuisine: French, Moroccan, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?