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“Good food, nice interior and warm atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Table by Madada

La Table by Madada
7 rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
+212524472106
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Ranked #14 of 192 restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Moroccan, Seafood, Brasserie
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Wiesbaden, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, nice interior and warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We came upon recommendation from our hotel concierge and were in no way disappointed.
La table offered good seafood at a reasonable price. All food was well inspired and nicely decorated. If anything could be improved than it would be a whole (non filet) fish. The wine list is short and not descriptive, but the waiter was helpful to find a good local white wine. Again, the prices are very reasonable.

The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming and the staff is very talented concerning languages: besides the local languages we heard perfect English and Italian is spoken by the waiters. We brought our Baby and were assigned a well suited table for our need (room for stroller, away from the live band).
Interior design is a definite plus, as the restaurant is located in a historic building which seems to be carefully modernized. Design is Moroccon inspired, but not too folkloristic.
Overall definitely a place worth going to!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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Becket, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A jewel in Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in this beautiful setting. The decor mixes a historic building with an interesting and modern Moroccan decor. The menu offered a refreshing change from the usual fare we've found in most places during our travels in this country.

Live music added to the great ambiance. It's too bad we don't have another night in Essaouira or we'd come back to dine here again!

  • Visited April 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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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, very friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stepped into the Madada more incidentally. The place is beautifully designed, modern, yet cosy and warm, and not the usual folkloristic stuff that you find all around Morocco.
The food was excellent, varied and unusual. The waiters and the managers are super-friendly.
We went there twice during our stay in Essaouira and stayed for quite some time because we liked the atmosphere so much.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wemmel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“SIMPLY EXCELLENT !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

During our long stay in Essaouira we had dinner at La Table both as a couple several times and once with another couple from Belgium. The quality of the food, the cosy and classy environment make of this restaurant probably the best in this town. Good cuisine,efficient service and a friendly boss made for excellent moments of enjoyment. Prices higher than the average but this restaurant is not in the average league! Much better than Elizir or Al Farashah for similar prices;

  • Visited March 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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Dublin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Alright in a limited sort of a way for an off night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent space with dramatic interior.
Food ok, service a little better.
Food served cold, but this is a common complaint in Morocco, they don't seem to recognise the importance of heating the plate before serving.
They don't like complaints and the owner was quick to blame the customer rather than accept that the chef may have got it wrong. The did remove the offending dishes from the bill but I don't dine out for free food just quality. I like good food but here was just average. Essaouira has better.

Visited February 2013
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