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“A great find in Essaouira” 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 #28 of 199 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
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53 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A great find in Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We visited this restaurant a couple of weeks ago with friends who live in Essaouira. We were not disappointed.
Our group consisted of meat eaters, fish lovers and vegetarians and there was something for everyone.
Everything was freshly made and very reasonably priced. We had a range of dishes including vegetable and cheese briwats, pastilla, sardine kefta and camel couscous and we also managed the wonderful desserts, which included plum tart and chocolate tart.
The service was excellent, both the owner and the waiter spoke English and were very friendly and pleasant.
I will certainly return here next time I am in Essaouira and I have already recommended it to several friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We were very pleased to eat at this little bistro just off one of the main streets. The pigeon pastilla was excellent; crisp filo pastry and a good balance of sweet and savoury. My friends fish dish was also excellent.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Essaouira, Morocco
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“As fresh and local as you can get!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Delicious homemade food with fresh ingredients and friendly staff in the Essaouira medina. Frederique and her team greet you with a smile and a daily specials menu of dishes made from and inspired by local ingredients and cuisine. As much as possible of the menu is homemade and many ingredients are sourced from local farms, cooperatives and associations. We sat outside in the shade of the alleyway. Inside, the restaurant is small but cosy. The restaurant is also a good address to inform yourself about walks around the local countryside, visiting argan oil cooperatives and local Berber families. Wifi is available.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tiny, charming and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I went back three times in one week to this tiny restaurant with its very hospitable staff. The chicken pastilla was the best I've ever had!

Visited September 2012
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Milly
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4 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Quite limited menu but good food, the pastilla was really freshly made and crusty. Room is a bit small and not set for a long romantic evening though.

Visited August 2012
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