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La Table by Madada

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7 rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44 000, Morocco
+212 5244-72106
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Description: Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table...
Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table Madada' is a former warehouse where the Jewish traders, "the 'kings traders", stored carob. This fruit of the carob tree, a tree in the legume family which grows in the region of Essaouira, was then exported via the port towards Europe. The seeds of the carob have a strangely regular weight, which gave the name to the unit of measure 'carat'. Its seeds but also the sap of carob tree, is nowadays used in the form of a stabilizer found in sweets and ice cream. Originally a sub-Saharan slave at the service of privileged families, the dada in time became a cook, nanny and confidante. Loved and feared at the same time, she represented the guard of the home and passed on her traditional cuisine. Some of these dadas became famous for having a particular dish.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service

We enjoed a group dinner at this restaurant. They were able accommodate us without reservations. Staff and management was able to meet our varying preferences. Great decor and very comfortable atmosphere. Cuisine excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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White Rock, Canada
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White Rock, Canada
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoed a group dinner at this restaurant. They were able accommodate us without reservations. Staff and management was able to meet our varying preferences. Great decor and very comfortable atmosphere. Cuisine excellent.

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Thank cdb15427
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review that we share with the chef and the all team. Lookinf forward to welcome you Regards gourmands More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The space was built as carob-seed silos by Jewish merchants. A regular grid of high and wide stone arches divides the lofty space into several large volumes with 5-6 m high ceilings. Dramatically out of scale lamps hang from high above over the tables and still leave the clear height of a normal ceiling. Armchair and sofa seating arrangements, with... More 

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Thank architect_viajero
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to describe the cosy atmosphere of our restaurant and the delicious dishes you had. We really hope to welcome you next year for new gourmet scales.. Regards gourmands More 

England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This restaurant is in an old warehouse. The interior is beautiful, stone arches, very comfortable seating and the lights are amazing! The service here was attentive and informal. Our waiter gave us lots of advice without being pushy and we were asked if we were comfortable. The food was different and good value. We had lobster dishes and very tasty... More 

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Thank Sherrydarling
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

We hope you will be return too..! Thank you for chosing words to describe the atmosphere, the attentive service you had on that evening. Regards gourmands More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Started off with the cerviche which was ok but not a patch on the cerviche at Jardin des Douars...followed up with the sardines with vegetables which was frankly boring and bland...I went to the cooking school which was fun and I recommend that..my food there, the meatballs which I had cooked under tuition from a different chef was a lot... More 

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Thank Rob K
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear sir, We are a little bit upset taht you did not tell us your feeling when we came to see you twice during your diner. Sardines tagra you took is a popular dish in Essaouira home and cooked in a very simple way with vegetables.We could have recommended you some of our specials like spider crab gratin or linguini... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

live music and incredible food ! a special place for christmas eve dinner with some family that we all enjoyed. Very generous with the portions and very fine

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Thank Ophelia M
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

We all appreciated your review and hope to see you back for our special great casino New Year's eve!! Glass of champagne, foi gras medaillon,lobster in navarrin and lamb candied with honey and rosemary we'll be also part of the evening with great music. Regards gourmands More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! Environment is super, service is impeccable, food is amazing and the music is great. I had the fish soup and spider crab gratin whilst my boyfriend had the octopus carpaccio and fish tajine - all superb. We had the chocolate fondant to share, which... More 

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la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

All in all... please come back for New Year to have a special evening! We appreciated your recommendation for tripadvisor readers and kee a lovely souvenir of you. Regards gourmands More 

Bohemia, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Was there with my girlfriend and had lamb with couscous, she had farmer chicken. Both delicious. Staff is really nice and kind. Recommend to dress a little bit up for this kind of restaurant. Five stars experience but expect corresponding prices.

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Thank Vojtech S
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Five stars note for your experience and many thanks for your feedback. Regards gourmands More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss out! We came here for dinner and had the best steak we have ever eaten! Food was both very well presented and also the perfect portion size leaving us comfortably full! There was a power cut when we were there and the staff were absolutely amazing. Walked us out of the medina to the street where there... More 

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Thank Krissye B
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review that we share with the whole team of la Table Madada. Power cut is unusual but we were pleased to turn this evening in a romantic one :-) Salutations gourmandes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm really won over by the quality of service & the flavors of their dishes not to mention the truly exceptional extraordinary setting a beautiful area full of Essaouira Thx🌼

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Thank Wild C
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Thank you for a so nice feedback regarding the atmosphere, service,and great food at la Table Madada. Looking forward to welcome you, Regards gourmands More 

Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

What a lovely, classy restaurant. We enjoyed a fantastic meal served by wonderful staff while we listened to delightful, tasteful music. The food was superb, the surroundings elegant, and the service impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant which is easy to find just inside the walls of Essaouira.

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Thank M0rePlacesT0See
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

And what a nice review! Thank you very much for sharing your evening at la Table Madada.If everything was special and delicate for your diner, then Madada team and his chef Suad are so happy. Looking forward to welcome you, Regards gourmands More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44 000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-72106

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table Madada' is a former warehouse where the Jewish traders, "the 'kings traders", stored carob. This fruit of the carob tree, a tree in the legume family which grows in the region of Essaouira, was then exported via the port towards Europe. The seeds of the carob have a strangely regular weight, which gave the name to the unit of measure 'carat'. Its seeds but also the sap of carob tree, is nowadays used in the form of a stabilizer found in sweets and ice cream. Originally a sub-Saharan slave at the service of privileged families, the dada in time became a cook, nanny and confidante. Loved and feared at the same time, she represented the guard of the home and passed on her traditional cuisine. Some of these dadas became famous for having a particular dish.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?