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La Cle de Voute

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French, Moroccan
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76 rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-836496
Today
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 268
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Nice experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Denwales
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Edinburgh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Tewkesbury
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Guildford, UK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We settled on this restaurant as it was just a few minutes' walk from our hotel, and we're not disappointed. Although we were the only guests at 8pm, a few others joined later to add to a convivial atmosphere. We were greeted warmly and shown the menu as well as the recommendation of the day, a goat's cheese salad with... More 

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Utrecht
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In a laid back atmosphere the food you are being served by most friendly staff will hopefully impress you like it did us.

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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 February 22, 2015

Never disappointing..always consistent..wonderful starters,vegetable tart,pastilla,soups,incredible steak, then there's LiLi who provides artistry with every plate served.Not to be missed!!

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Cumbria
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was our last night and we had to decide between husband and wifes restaurants. It was a close call but we decided on La Cle de Voute (both look equally as good) From the minute we walked in we felt at home. The young lady that welcomed us and looked after us all night was lovely (we work in... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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