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El Khaima

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Rue Laalouj | Place Al Khaima, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5 24 47 60 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh fish but better prices elsewhere

We ate here out of desperation, a few of the places we had wanted to eat at were all closed, came across this place and it was packed so gave it a try. The food was OK- not great. The fish seemed very fresh. The service was good overall. Would not go back as there are so many other places... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
Ann B
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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place looks pretty good from a distance with a terrasse overlooking a small square. However the service was pretty poor, the food over priced and not that great and more 'school dinners' than restaurant fare.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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241 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We ate here out of desperation, a few of the places we had wanted to eat at were all closed, came across this place and it was packed so gave it a try. The food was OK- not great. The fish seemed very fresh. The service was good overall. Would not go back as there are so many other places... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Yes, Dinner and 2 lunches. Excellent, hospitable welcome and really good food. Chicken, lamb and fish tagines and wonderful fried fish (especially the Saint Pierre). Melting onion in the tagines! Wine and beer too. We ate on the terrace at the top and then coffee downstairs in the lounge area. No hint of stomach problems. The largest restaurant in the... More 

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Bayeux, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If there is one place we didn't like it's this restaurant! We do not recommend it! The food was terrible, we weren't sick which honestly was surprising!

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Salema, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We only had a fish soup and a salade niçoise, this last one had nothing to do with the town of Nice in France more like badçhoise The fish soup (sans rouille, even though advertised) gave us the first attack of what is known in India as Delhi-belly or should I say Marrakech express....I close my case

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Ham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I liked this restaurant. It was tucked away in a tiny courtyard so don't ask me for directions! I noticed a lot of the other restaurants around during our visit although open were empty but this one had locals in it and 2 big tables of tourists who all looked happy enough. I had a half bottle of local red... More 

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Medstead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A very nice restaurant tucked away in a small square. We happened upon it be chance, and only chose it because it only had one small step to get in, as my wife was confined to a wheelchair , so access was key. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good, if a little pricey. I can... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We chose this restaurant by chance after locating the #1 ranked Restuarant in Essaouira and not being happy with their menu. This restaurant had exactly what we wanted, myself meat tagine and my husband seafood. The service was great, and very efficient. The food was cooked perfectly and came out at the right temperature, except my husband ordered grilled shrimp... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Food not great and expensive. Not very clean and soup was warm not hot although the Calamari was ok. There are much better places in town for the money

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We came here for lunch and were disgusted at the low quality of the food. The restaurant is located on a nice little square and seems approachable with an extensive menu. We soon realised this was a tourist trap and were so appalled by the food we left most of it (we never do this, we like food). The toilets... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Laalouj | Place Al Khaima, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5 24 47 60 52

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Moroccan

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