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Restaurant La Decouverte

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8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 610-638399
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

French man and woman both very friendly and willing to explain menu items and offer ponchos to wear at the tables outside to stay warm. Enjoyed a vegetarian gratin and a fancy mousse dessert for a great price. Homestyle cooking. Nice decor and bathroom. Must be authentic as it was packed with French speakers! Central old town location. An escape... More 

Thank Mister_Bump
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this place whenever in Essaouira and are never disappointed. My friends go for Mondays when camel meat is served; not my thing but there is plenty of choice, all high quality. A small place, so worth booking ahead.

Thank sallie080
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed spending time and meeting new friends at this lovely restaurant. On our trip we ate several times here, with the house special camel couscous being particularly memorable. More than just a place to get well fed and watered, La Découverte offers walking expeditions to the beautiful natural landscapes outside Essaouira, as well as an international award winning book... More 

Thank Andrew T
Tokyo, Japan
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Went there in December believing the reviews and we were not disappointed! While the price is higher for Essaouira, both my boyfriend and I were able to each eat in under 90 DH (which really isn't that bad). Seafood in Essaouira is expensive anyways, and I actually think for fish this was on the cheaper side. If you are sick... More 

Thank kiyeran
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited believing the sales pitch of the lady. We found the food disappointing. The Moroccan salad ordered by my wife was the least appetising in our 10 day stay. The main course of three pastilles was mediocre. The sweet was OK but nothing special. We won't be back.

Thank John B
Flensburg, Germany
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I went there due the Tripadvisor Rating. Had a St.Pierre Fish and a homemade Cake. Absolute Recommendation, very good fresh Food. Small and cosy place, warmhearted People. No Chichi, good food for a very good price.

Thank methylmanfred
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here as our routard guide recommended it. It was a big failure. The food was ok but the prices are super high for what you get. The cuisine is a mix of traditional Marocain cuisine and European one, I don't doubt the quality of the ingredients but the portions are ridiculously tiny (like nouvelle cuisine). You will... More 

Thank Elena B
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We felt like in a fast food restaurant while sitting in La Decouverte. We were expected to order really quick, the owner seemed quite unpatient all the time. The starters were good, as were the eggplant gratin and the beef kefta (which was a small portion). The pasta was a lot, but not good at all. It needed a lot... More 

Thank Anja I
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I did two excursions with Edouard earlier this summer: the long hike through the argan orchards and along the beach (including a home-cooked lunch), and the bird watching trip. Both were fascinating and very enjoyable. Edouard was also happy to arrange the pick up and drop off points to suit his customers which was much appreciated. Fantastic.

Thank BeardyFTM
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Vegetable soup is way too spinach-y. Pasta with shrimp was more like Mac n cheese. Vegetable Gratin had too strong a cheese melted on top. Then we had the Chicken Pastilla - divine. Go here and have this with salad. Eat nothing else.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 610-638399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?