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La Licorne

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26 rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73626
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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405 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our riad was close to La Licorne and we came across it as we wandered the alleyways. The posted menu looked good so we decided to try it later that evening. What a pleasant surprise as we entered through the heavy wooden door. The subdued lighting, wooden beams and furnishings gave it a most un-Moroccan look. We were seated at... More 

1 Thank mwcw
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Slow service, no mobile service inside the restaurant,, over cooked vegetables with no taste. Nice decode but I paid for food that was not to great.

Thank Lafi S
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Wandering aimlessly on our first night in Essaouira, we walked by this place, it was empty. We walked for about half an hour looking at menus outside various eating establishments, saying NO to hustlers trying to get you into their eateries (much like rue des bouchers Brussels) We decided to return to La Licornre, it was still empty. When we... More 

Thank figsbury
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great food, the best we had in Essaouira during our short stay. The Fish Tagine was one of the best I had in Morocco. Very helpful and professional staff. Would visit again

Thank Tahir M
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Overpriced, over cooked uninformed staff, untrained staff, poor service. Warm wine. Would not want to repeat this experience. Nice decode but I paid for food that was not to great.

Thank Dross18
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family have been here for 3 weeks and tried a lot of restaurants in that time and this one has been the best so far. Everything was amazing, great food, great staff and the place looks great. We simply loved it and would reccomend it to everyone.

Thank KolbrunB94
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Attractive Moroccan decor and food. Lovely service and good value set meals. Wine was the cheapest we came across on our travels in Morocco. Very good value and pleasant ambience

Thank DangelaBarry
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

With so many restaurants to choose from we gambled on La Licorne for its medieval look and cosy ambiance. Also it had a unicorn above the door, big statement to make I thought. Had the honeyed beef tagine with fruits, most flavoursome I have had so far in Morocco. My girlfriend had the fillet of beef which was also delicious.... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We are here twice while in Essaouria and the food was exceptional, quite the best we have eaten at any time in Morocco. The service was excellent and the local wine very drinkable. The tagines are quite simply outstanding, lean meat with fabulous fruity flavours. And the pastillas ...!

2 Thank 471Julia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We have just returned from our first meal at La Licorne. The service and food were first class. We had the 3 course set menu, a bottle of wine, water and a couple of beers for two. It cost 535MAD, less than a mediocre 1 course meal we had last night at a restaurant close by. I wouldn't hesitate to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $16
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-73626

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