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La Rencontre

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Italian, Moroccan, Pizza, Seafood
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88, rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5 24 47 66 17
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very poor service...

How can we have such a nice environment and such an unpleasant and long service ? In addition to that, the fish was full of fishbones and wasn't so tasty. I don't recommend this restaurant at all...

1 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Marion Y
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

How can we have such a nice environment and such an unpleasant and long service ? In addition to that, the fish was full of fishbones and wasn't so tasty. I don't recommend this restaurant at all...

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Nice, France
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54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were expecting a tourist rip off, but we were pleasantly surprised! Of course it has the fantastic location looking over the ramparts with the sea crashing in. First of all we checked out the restaurant next door, but we had to walk up 3 flights of stairs to see the menu, which turned out to be too expensive. The... More 

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40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Too bad we did not bother reading people's review on TripAdvisor before getting seated at this restaurant. The view from the terrace is fine - but there are many other places with the same and/or better view. The terrace is rather tiny so it gets easily crowded when there are one-two groups of three-four people. The service is awful at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Stopped here with the family and had a lively little meal on the terrace. The food was very tasty and was reasonably priced

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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We stopped off for lunch here. It is very small and charming, with a lovely view from the balcony at the top. A great little spot for a nice plate of sardines. My partner enjoyed the calamari tagine. The décor is colourful but not too busy, and the service is friendly, so it is a nice place to come and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family of 6 visited for lunch. The view from the terrace was nice and from there the experience nosedived. The waitress was surly. The fish soup was average. The bisque crevette was suspiciously like the the fish soup, watered down a little with prawns thrown in. The sole like the dorade for main was overcooked and not very fresh.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice place to eat. With seavew. Honest and good food. Kind service. Friendly. Fresh fish, good fishsoup, maroccosalad very tasty.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The worst place we ate in Morocco. Took about an hour to receive a pizza and pasta dish. When it came it was not very good, also my partners pasta dish was luke warm. When we wanted to pay I had to try and find the waitress who I eventually found in the kitchen with all the other staff having... More 

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Bayeux, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A nice place, a great atmosphere, the food was fine, a bit disapointed by the Passtila, probably because it was the first time I ate this type of recipe!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Restaurant looked very clean and its location is just the best to run perfect business, unfortunately owner apparently used just its location and about rest did not give s... . View from this place is doubless unique, you can see whole squre, port with its fish sellers or breathtaking coastline cliffs. BUT, that is only addvantage of this restaurant. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88, rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5 24 47 66 17

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5
  • Cuisine: Italian, Moroccan, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

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