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“Great homely food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
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Ranked #17 of 193 restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Vegetarian, British, Café, Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked English and international food, juices and smoothies. Popular dishes include jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, vegetarian curries and stir-fries and the best burgers in North Africa! For those with a sweet tooth, carrot cake, warm banana bread drizzled with honey and fresh scones with jam and cream are an absolute must.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great homely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place is brilliant if you want a little home comfort or have just had enough of mint tea or rich food. It does excellent scones. It is quite hard to find, and is right at the end of one of the main shopping streets - keep going, it is worth finding. The staff were really friendly.

Visited October 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Cafe doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food was fresh and tasty and the service good. Veggie chili wrap went down particularly well, with fresh fixings and piping hot veggie chili like my mother's :)

The cafe is on a quiet square, with cats lazing nearby and an artisan's workshop across the way.

Keep in mind it is NOT where the map from most hotels says it is - it's actually on the corner of Avenue Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah and Rue Boutouil.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Best burgers ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I've eaten many burgers in my life, but the burgers at La Cantina wow :-p. Eat your heart out "Land of the Hamburger"...

Visited September 2012
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portsmouth
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“Started off well...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had a few hours in Essouaria and came across this little eatery. Friendly, very clean and food is nicely presented. Unfortunately I suffered a tummy upset after having a burger and didn't eat anything else till the following day. I always eat the local cuisine when in Morocco and have never had any problems, even after eating at the stalls in Djemma El Fna, Marrakech. This was the first time I had ever eaten 'western' food in Morocco. Shame.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“English owner, clean, reliable burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Not too easy to find, but worth it if you do.
This is the place to go when you are on the road, tired of couscous and tajine, and want a burger you can count on not to make you sick.
Good selection of vegetarian and non veg food; chille, currys, salads, burgers (incl chicken and fish).
No chips, but crisps served with some meals (hate crisps with a meal - either have chips or not!)

Tip: unlike Moroccan restaurants that open late and stay open very late, this English owned establishments owner has a life, and takes last food orders at 7:30PM.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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