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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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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ate here a couple of times during our recent stay in Essaouria, and enjoyed it both times. We had what we asked for, it was well cooked, tasty, and generous portions. We had tagines on both occasions. Lovely building, and convenient for the Riad we were staying in. I didn't like the artwork on the walls, but that is just... More 

Thank allotmentandy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place by accident after we had been wandering for a while. It had a locked door which we had to wait at a while to be let it. But wow once we were in, the decor was beautiful and they found us a nice comfortable table in the corner which was good for the children. It... More 

Thank ZoeLee
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The worst food in morocco. I sent back the fish tagine. It was replaced by shrimp pastelli that was equally terrible. The fish in both cases was stale and salty- absolutely inedible.

Thank laurie017
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

One of those restaurants which seems to offer or promise more than it delivers. A grand looking interior from a fairly impressive entrance and a warm welcome. The menu and wine list had too many unavailable items to make choosing easy and my hopes of having a more special fish dish was dashed at the first hurdle. My wine of... More 

Thank John B
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We ate at this restaurant on two occasions and it proved to be the best value restaurant we went to on our weeks stay, the service is a little slow but do not be put off by this as it is well worth the wait. Well priced for wine also

Thank David R
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

La Licorne is a quiet, old style Moroccan restaurant with lots of dark corners and colour. The staff appear to be 100% female both in the kitchen (which you can see into) and front of house. The food we had was mixed, a combination of excellent and average (for Morocco). First the excellent. The shrimp pastilla was the best dish... More 

1 Thank PT5
San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We spent a very pleasant evening in the restaurant. In July, Essaouira smells badly and usually that prevented us from eating at all. But in La Licorne we found a place of good. A clean and very pretty ambience, nice staff and really good but typical dishes made this the best restaurant experience we had in Essaouria. The fish tajine... More 

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new mexico
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473 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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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256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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?