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“delicious meal ,pleasant staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
0524 474 515
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Ranked #18 of 192 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.
Casablanca, Morocco
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“delicious meal ,pleasant staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

well ,we had lunch in this nice spot. a small restaurant managed by a couple ,a very nice couple .we were served in a good way .the meals were very delicious .it s very clean,the meals are different from what we are used to find in mostly all restaurants in Essaouira.desserts are very delicious and overall when you go once you feel like returning all the time.sure we ll return to eat there whenever we visit Essaouira.

  • Visited August 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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English first
1 review
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Great little lunch spot if you're looking for a break from the traditional tagine. Wonderful location in a little square at the heart of the medina.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Essaouira, Morocco
1 review
“Good Food Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great little place! Good food, great cakes, really friendly atmosphere and a good cuppa tea! Ideal place to sit, eat and chat - with the staff too if they are not ultra-busy. Perfect for when tagines and couscous are just too heavy in the sunshine. Great burgers and carrot cake to die for. Actually, all the cakes are to die for!!! Definitely worth at least one visit when in Essaouira. Shame they don't open in the evening but great for late lunch/early dinner. Perfect to sit and watch local life in the little square

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“More Burger than Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Chilli cheese burger was delicious. The staff were great and friendly but hardly anything Mexican in sight.

The salad my girlfriend had was not the freshest unfortunately.

Would recommend the burger if you want a break from traditional Moroccan food but that's about it

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Morocco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely amazing little gem of a place! Lovely new owner who made us feel right at home, accommodating our group (advised to book), place is small but with a cute decor and brilliant British/Mexican food... They even have a decent cuppa tea and chocolate cheesecake on the menu! It would be a mistake to go to Essouria and not try one of the "best burgers in North Africa" at La Cantina.

Visited July 2013
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