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“Intimate friendly restaurant” 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 #12 of 228 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Moroccan, Vegetarian, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Intimate friendly restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had a really nice lunch here. A small menu but fresh products beautifully cooked and presented. Especially nice to see the chefs working behind the counter giving the restaurant a very intimate feel. Eco tour from here looked interesting also.

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Blackburn, Lancashire
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Small yet Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very small Restaurant but perfect in every way. The intimate atmosphere, the welcome by the French owners, and more importantly the delicious food ! This was our third visit to Essaouira and our 4th visit to this restaurant. It is advisable to book a table in advance. The Plum tart with Crumble on top was scrumptious !! Enjoy !!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't pass this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Don't pass this place!
Remarkable cousine and surprisingly house atmosphere. Fresh ad excellent food and service.. The restaurant is tiny, so try to come as early as possible or reserve a place.
It is VERY tasty here!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Intimate, tasty, friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Eating in this tiny restaurant is like eating in someone's kitchen, in a good way. Friendly French owners were very welcoming, and the menu is not rigidly fixed - don't be shy to ask for what you want!

Only grumble was the cheese in my briaoutes tasted a little off. Veggie briaoutes were great, though!

It's pretty small, so I would make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

Visited October 2012
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Simple fresh food at sensible prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I only stopped for a drink but could not resist trying something from the menu that was so different to many others in the area.

A varied menu with some staples but also a changing daily menu to make the most of the fresh ingredients available.

My first visit here I had the homemade fresh pasta pesto - it took a little while to come but then it should as it was being freshly made and I was not disappointed. Good portion size, lovely texture and great flavour. I followed this with the Orange Mousse - this was more an icecream/sorbet combination which was creamy enough to add a bit of richness whilst not overpowering the orange which help clean the pallate after the pasta.

I enjoyed my meal there so much that I returned another day. This time I had the combination of pastilla - cheese, fish, chicken. It was very good although I do wish I'd tried the pigeon one instead. I finished, on the recommendation of the people at the next table, with the chocolate tarte. This was very good but would have been improved if served with some icecream.

Although situated on a tiny side street it was still a pleasant place to sit outside and enjoy your meal with some people walking by but not soo many that you felt uncomfortable.

The female chef (one of the owners possibly) spent time talking to the customers when not busy in the kitchen, giving the place a very friendly and informal feel.

Would I eat there again?
Suitable for - singles, couples, small groups, families.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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