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“Excellent Food - stood out as a meal from the holiday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs

Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs
67 bis, rue Touahen | Proche de la Skala de la Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
212 524 47 59 77
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Ranked #10 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: $8 - $13
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Wifi freeClosed on saturdayOpen from 18.30Menu at 90 dhs and 130 dhsFrench & vegeterian and morrocan cookingMorroco wine cardNo credit card accepted
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Food - stood out as a meal from the holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

One of the problems in all towns and cities you go to is filtering out the 100s of restaurants that are just trying to make a quick buck form tourists from those that are actually there to serve great food.

This restaurant is one of the great ones!

Found it on Trip Advisor as being highly rated and we weren't disappointed. I had the special of prawns and rice and my girlfriend had the duck and apple - both were fantastic, I would happily have paid 4x the price in a London restaurant for it!

Add to that a great atmosphere & service and a killer soundtrack playing (Mr Scruff was dropped in there) - defiantly worth visiting.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent choice for something different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Essaouira has many good restaurants serving local cuisine. Many restaurants are reasonably priced, clean, with friendly service. The one issue, if you spend more than one or two nights in Essaouira, all these restaurants serve exactly the same salads, mains and deserts; it gets monotonous.
Finding something different is not easy unless you want pizza, so discovering d'Orient et d'Ailleurs was a treat. The avocado salad was a welcome change from the typical Moroccan salads. I had the seafood pasta, with the recommended chilli sauce. My wife had the duck with sauté potato. Both dishes excellent, abundant, well presented and different from the standard fair.
The restaurant is easy to find, clean and comfortable; service is friendly. It is upmarket compared to the typical Moroccan restaurant but worth the extra.

Visited September 2013
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“Loved eveything about this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful little restaurant in Essaouira, fantastic service and delicious food! I would recommend making a reservation because it is quite a small restaurant, and try the duck you wont be disappointed!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good restaurant in the heart of the medina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked there following tripadvisor s advices and we were happy.
Food was great especially the duck breast (exquisite). A little bit pricey and doesn't accept credit cards (???!).
The lights and the music perfect and the service was professional and kind.
The only lack of style was the invite to write a review on tripadvisor.
I would have done it anyway since who writes reviews rely on tripadvisor who doesn't just get thereby chance.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My sister recommended the place to me and for once it was good to listen to her.

This place offers absolutely fantastic fusion food in an intimate setting.
There are not many tables which adds to the distinct atmosphere.

The food was probably the best we've had in our two weeks Marocco. Especially the monk fish tartar with limes was outstanding.

If you want something different than the tajines and couscous this is certainly the place to go as the food is delivered with excellence and creativity hardly found elsewhere in Marocco.

If you are in essaouira - try it out!

Visited August 2013
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