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“As fresh and local as you can get!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant La Decouverte

Restaurant La Decouverte
Ranked #23 of 258 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Essaouira, Morocco
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“As fresh and local as you can get!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Delicious homemade food with fresh ingredients and friendly staff in the Essaouira medina. Frederique and her team greet you with a smile and a daily specials menu of dishes made from and inspired by local ingredients and cuisine. As much as possible of the menu is homemade and many ingredients are sourced from local farms, cooperatives and associations. We sat outside in the shade of the alleyway. Inside, the restaurant is small but cosy. The restaurant is also a good address to inform yourself about walks around the local countryside, visiting argan oil cooperatives and local Berber families. Wifi is available.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York
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“Tiny, charming and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I went back three times in one week to this tiny restaurant with its very hospitable staff. The chicken pastilla was the best I've ever had!

Visited September 2012
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Milly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Quite limited menu but good food, the pastilla was really freshly made and crusty. Room is a bit small and not set for a long romantic evening though.

Visited August 2012
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Bordeaux, France
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice food, friendly owners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

The food is nice with reasonable sized portions. The pricing is reasonable and the setting is cute, not many tables though so you probably need to book if you're not arriving early. They have different specials everyday so the variety is good. Not just Moroccan food on offer....you can get spagetti and other specialties.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“charming hosts & great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

The title says it all.Ggreat food (nice tajines and pastillas, and fantastic pasta for those days when you want someting else than Morroccan food). And thank you for my special salad!

Llooking forward to my trip next year to Essaouira and dinner at La Découverte

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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