We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A nice place for a meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laayoune

Laayoune
4bis rue El Hajjadi, Essaouira, Morocco
Improve this listing
Ranked #61 of 189 restaurants in Essaouira
Cuisines: Moroccan
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A nice place for a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We visited for lunch and had an enjoyable meal - very good value for money too. Great atmosphere, whenever we walked past it seemed quite full.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

113 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    45
    52
    14
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint-Martin, Belgique
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The place was recommended by the Guide du Routard, and the TripAdvisor decal on the window also gave us some confidence.

However, the service was terribly cold : I don't think the waiter pronounced more than half a dozen words; very surprising for a town where everybody tends to be so friendly.

Three out of the 5 of us had a couscous which happened to be virtually tasteless. The tagine was good, but really not very generous in quantity.

On the good side, the harira soup was excellent, and so was the yoghurt.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, but sooooo slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Comfy sofas, good food (a mix of Moroccan food and some more classic food for those who are tired of eating couscous/tagine at every meal), but everything was very slow (long wait, long time to take the order, long time to serve, etc...). If you have all your time in the world it is a good address; if you don't want to spend 2h in a restaurant you might want to consider another address...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great traditional food and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Very reasonable prices too. Go for your tagine and breads with harissa. Lovely.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Our favorite in Essouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Small and cosy restaurant almost always full with people.

Visited February 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Laayoune also viewed

Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Laayoune? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Laayoune, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.