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“Small, but perfect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE
8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73158
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Ranked #24 of 193 restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Moroccan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Blackburn, Lancashire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Small, but perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

'Discovered' this Restaurant last year and ate there twice during our 4 night stay. Fallen in love with Essaouira, and particularly this tiny Restaurant. It has warmth, intimacy and real value for money. The food is made in a small area to the side of the dining room. There are a handful of tables, although there is also space outside for more tables to be set up if required. If you like an intimate atmosphere with excellent food and friendly conversation with the owners and fellow diners, then this is for you. Enjoy !

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, passionate owner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Having eaten at the sister restaurant to la De Couverte we definitely had to try here. The food is excellent and clearly the owner is passionate about her business, clients and quality ingredients. We found the menu to be extremely well priced so you won't have to pay a fortune. The don't have a liquor licence so don't expect wine but this helps to keep the costs down :) Keep up the good work!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful food - low fuss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011 via mobile

Ate here a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Warm welcome, excellent value, interesting menu - blend of local and French cuisine.
They also help organise local walking tours which mostly start at 9am which look to offer a different local experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“cosy place & delicious franco-morrocan cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

The small and cosy restaurant, led by a French couple, offers a great selection of European and Moroccan meals with a changing meals of the day. The food was fresh, very tasty and the service very friendly.
We went back to la decouverte during our stay in Ess. Its one of the nicest restaurants in Essaouira.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Value, friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We actually ate here three times in a week. The restaurant is tiny, only about 20 covers, but if you are looking for a very clean, simple friendly place to eat, this would be hard to beat. Their home made pasta is delicious. A family of four fed really well including wine and a tip for £40. V, good value I think.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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