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“A great cup of tea!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #45 of 253 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $7
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked English and international food, juices and smoothies. Popular dishes include jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, vegetarian curries and stir-fries and the best burgers in North Africa! For those with a sweet tooth, carrot cake, warm banana bread drizzled with honey and fresh scones with jam and cream are an absolute must.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great cup of tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you want a good bit of Northern hospitality and a great cuppa with a slice of cake or a scone with jam then La Cantina is the place for you. Although the idea of a Mexican/ British cafe seems a bit odd, it all worked perfectly well when we came across this place by chance during our recent trip to Essaouira. After several days of Moroccan mint tea it really was a welcome break to have a real pot of English tea served by Sharon from Sheffield! What more could you ask for?

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Filthy and they destroy our holiday!!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The "Best burger" sign started our exsitiment.....we had the burger og a orange juice.... Halv a hour later we Got VERY sick...DONT GO THERE....

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Tallinn, Estonia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent idea for a change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

They say they on the wall, they have been voted to have best burgers in Africa. As I have not had any burgers in any other African countries, i can say that the sign does not lie in my opinion. Burgers were good, but not excellent. Although the main attraction of this place is that the menu differs from all other eateries a lot. Burgers and Mexican dishes are a good to have for change, if getting tired of local dishes.

And the house cheesecake is awesome!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank zutzutzut
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food and a real cup of English tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is the second time we visited La Cantina. We first came here in 2008 and it is just as good second time around. A lovely range of mexican food on the menu, including a good veggie range, and if you're a Brit, arguably the best bit is a nice pot of ENGLISH tea! So good, I had to have a second!

Visited October 2012
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Thank nbxprez
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great homely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place is brilliant if you want a little home comfort or have just had enough of mint tea or rich food. It does excellent scones. It is quite hard to find, and is right at the end of one of the main shopping streets - keep going, it is worth finding. The staff were really friendly.

Visited October 2012
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