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42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-376956
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New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want decent Moroccan food at an unbelievable price come here. There is no need to say any more, you will not be disappointed, if you want to try some good local food, the menu rotates depending on what he has in at the time. Friendly service and great food, you can't ask for more!

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Thank monkeyblaine
Essaouira, Morocco
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I love Jilali's pralinés! Get your coffee in the new town and tasty chocolate! Or get it for your travel with CTM as a treat for your trip, it is just opposite the bus station! He also prepares chocolate gifts for birtthdays, honeymoon or other celebrations!

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Thank PepBetty
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The most authentic restaurant we've eaten in during our 6 day trip to Morocco. We were surrounded by locals, the food was being cooked right in front of us and the owner was super friendly. 1 cheese omelette, 1 (huge) plate of couscous with chicken and vegetables and 2 fruit juices costed us less than 70 dirham. We stumbled upon... More 

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Teruel, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Simple grub prepared by a friendly couple. No pretensions but great for a midday meal. Fridays couscous.

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Thank Simon445000
Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Best food in Essouria. A hidden gem. Super nice chef. A must go to place! Fantastic 👍 Don't miss out on the real tagine!!! I will go back for sure.

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Thank martiabrams
Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great Food , delicious Berber Tagine :-) Very friendly & typical traditional atmosphere. really worth to try!!

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Thank Melmoa
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Jalil is a hidden gem in the medina area. It is not luxurious but the food is authentic and very tasty, completely done from scratch. If you want to immerse yourself in the real Morroco, that is THE place. Jalil is very kind and helpful and will go the extra mile to accomodate you. I can only recommend Cafe... More 

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Thank Ran D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I found this place whilst asking for directions to a local Hamman. The owner left his restaurant and personally took me there so I wouldn't get lost. I returned there to eat as he'd been so kind. The chicken tagine was delicious, packed with flavour and herbs. As was the sardine tagine and only 30 Dirhams. Gutted I missed out... More 

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Thank Jane L
Beijing, China
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

A friend from the hotel recomend us the place and i really enjoy it, Tagine was very good, Jalil show us the fish before cook it and was very fresh, hightly recomended!!

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Thank Robert J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful bread, exquisite lentils and the nicest tomato omelette ever. All for 44 Dirham. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7
Cuisine
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-376956
Description
IN THE OLD MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA A TYPICAL AND COLOURED RESTAURANT. YOU CAN EAT TAJINES (WITH FRESH VEGETABLES OR MEAT) AND SOUPS FOR LESS THAN 5 EUROS PER PERSON.YOU CAN ALSO BUY YOUR FOOD OR FISH AT THE SOUK (MARKET) AND BRING IT TO JALIL WHO WILL COOK FOR YOU TAJINE OR FRESH FISH GRILLED (TAKE AWAY POSSIBLE)
BREAKFAST,TAJINES,MINT TEA,SOUPS AT ANY TIME FROM 9AM TO 10PM.

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