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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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Essaouira, Morocco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A kind sir from Senegal invite you inside. You can agree talk with him but dont eat at the restaurant : the food is not good, very poor, and the price is not like shown outside (particularly water is 20 dirhams over the price !!!!!).

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went there as part of an excursion. The food was horrible. 2 of us had fish and 2 had chicken. We left most of the food uneaten. I would not eat there out of choice.

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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260 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 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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21 reviews 21 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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