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La Cle de Voute

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76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-836496
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Fri 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is at the end of a short alley but is well signposted in the evening (it is closed at lunchtime). Inisde it is cosy and tastefully decorated. The service was very friendly and most importantly the food was really excellent. The fact that the prices were very reasonable too makes this a real contender for the overall best... More 

Thank DavidMurphy
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We ordered the menu for 120 dirham. The food was very well made. Fresh and tasty. The restaurant is a pleasant place to be. Fine music and we did not have to wait. Fatima who served us was very friendly. You know what...we come back again tomorrow, to try the tagine.....

Thank Jan M
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The place has a nice feel although there are a lot of tables crammed in making it feel a bit cramped. It was also quite busy and so at times quite noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were served efficiently and quickly; perhaps rather too quickly, leaving us with the feeling of being rushed so they could... More 

Thank Reife
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Friendly welcome at the end of a short alley... very tasty food from a short menu choice and served by a delightful lady. Well executed Moroccan cuisine. Had a delicious monkfish tagine ( even though I ordered lamb - would have been nice to have been charged for what I ordered rather than what was served ). Do note that... More 

Thank Right-handman
Essaouira, Morocco
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

La Cle de Voute keeps on being incredible...The ambience,the tranquility,this tucked away gem boasts the best home style cuisine in Essaouira for the best value..Lili, the ever creative and energetic chef, surprises us with each visit. Without comparison there is no better steak in town with frite sides as well as grilled vegetables..orher offerings include, fresh fish of the day,boneless... More 

Thank John R
London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Well everything has been said before, but this restaurant is extremely good value for money. a limited menu ensure freshness and quality I returned several time and have tried almost every dish during my stay, never disapointed. The only down side is that due to moroccan legislation You may not be served alcohol, it depend... but for the food and... More 

Thank Philippe B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Well run , welcoming, friendly. Nice decor, very clean. Very happy to have a great steak. Nice to have a nice chilled glass of wine with dinner. Would recommend !

Thank TimDavies64
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but the best thing about this place is clearly that they do serve beer. Both Flag and Casablanca. The staff is also very friendly!

Thank Gaute S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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574 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with wine and beer on the menu where we were the only guests. Dishes were nice although quick in succession. Friendly service although quite noisy chatting with each other. Good value.

Thank iWiebe
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Off an alley near our Riad we found this little gem. Warm, friendly staff greeted us and we got to try a traditional Moroccan Ramadan dish for free - it was delicious. The three course menu is a steal and the Lamb Tagine was the standout dish. Two very content and well fed travellers for under 20 pounds! Would definitely... More 

Thank Ben K

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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
$8 - $16
French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-836496
Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?