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Restaurant Des Reves

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Moroccan, Mediterranean
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2 Avenue Sidi Mohmed Ben Abdallah | Angle Rue Sidi Ahmed Ouharon, Essaouira, Morocco
05 24 47 47 70
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

We found this restaurant by following the gnawa music that was playing inside. Glad we found it! The service was good, the food was delicious, and the music was great. Definitely recommend it, especially to those who like to dine with live music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We found this restaurant by following the gnawa music that was playing inside. Glad we found it! The service was good, the food was delicious, and the music was great. Definitely recommend it, especially to those who like to dine with live music.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really nice place, one of my favourites in Essaouira. The food was fresh from the grill, and had great seasonings, that still made you enjoy the fish flavour. I had Octopus Salad and monk fish on the grill. The people are very friendly and there is live moroccan music. Another plus of the place is the roof terrace! Bit hard... More 

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Lyon, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were really disappointed with this restaurant. It was expensive and we did not really have a lot to eat, nor was it extra-tasty for the price. We paid two times what we paid in other restaurants during the week we spent at Essaouira. Maybe it's more for tourist looking for an easy place than for people who really want... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We where wandering around the medina and happened upon this place it's just down a dude alley off the main through fare. The sign is high up so its easy to miss, anyway the wife had John Dory and I had swordfish and calamari, both where served with a selection of perfectly cooked vegetables, the fish was as it should... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We chose the restaurant because of the nice terrace overviewing the medina. Although we were alone in the restaurant, the food took a bit, but the taste was really good - a lot of fresh fish and seafood. It was not cheap for Morocco, but one cannot expect moderate prices in places like medina of Essaouira where millions of tourists... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well the restaurant was very nice very clean and the taste of the tagine was good. Small portion of chicken. The rooftop really doesn't have a view until you look over the side. It would have been great but my husband ordered a drink and got ice in it. I had a bottle of coke. We shared our meals. We... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Super fresh fish! Not too expensive. Life singer. Food is excellent and worth a visit. Don't order meat here. But why would you in a fish restaurant. Loooong waiting time. Order some Bread in front.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We ate lunch at Restauant des Reves on our last day. It is not the sort of restaurant we would normally visit as it is a bit touristy. Even though we were the only people in the restaurant, the service was excellent and friendly and the owner came and introduced himself. The food greatly surpassed expectations and was one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very nice terrace, tasty food (tajin calamares, dorada,..) and we got a discount because we stayed at riad la grande large.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to sit out for lunch in Essaouira. Most places in the medina mean being inside or are quite big with predictable menus. My daughter remembered being told to always look up as there are often gems whose little side doorways hide a fabulous old building inside - we did look up and we did find... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Avenue Sidi Mohmed Ben Abdallah | Angle Rue Sidi Ahmed Ouharon, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 05 24 47 47 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean

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