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“Good small restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caravane Cafe

Caravane Cafe
Ranked #10 of 255 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good small restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Ambience and the welcoming spirit of the waitstaff was a great beginning of a lovely evening. The dinner was interesting and well prepared. We don't eat dairy products and they were helpful in adapting their options for us.

Visited January 2013
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English first
San Diego, CA
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Much more than we were expecting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

My friend and I stopped by the restaurant in the late afternoon just to make sure they would be open that evening and spoke with the proprietor about dinner. We told him that we would likely be back for dinner, told him where we were from during a quick 2 minute conversation, then went back out to explore the city. When dinner time rolled around we mulled over a few options, then decided that we'd go back to the Caravane Cafe after all. When we arrived (a bit later than we said we would, by the way), the owner had set aside a beautiful table with a large flower arrangement and covered in rose petals in a corner of the main patio. The food was delicious, a small acoustic group played American (Jack Johnson and Ben Harper), French and Spanish pop songs, and the service was impeccable. The bill at the end wasn't small, but considering the quality of the food and the environment, it was well worth it. Would definitely come back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bhensarl
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London, UK
Level Contributor
42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Funky eclectic gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

What a wonderful eclectic place in the heart of Essaouira! Great food in a beautiful funky riad setting. Highly attentive service and fabulous live music too. Definitely recommend this if you want an out of the ordinary experience and an escape from classic tourist fodder.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lankaisi
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Köln, Deutschland
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Please return to your old form - keeping my fingers crossed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I used to love and whole-heartedly recommend this restaurant with its eclectic menu and ecletic interior, both lively and tasteful/tasty and presented with a lot of care and creativity. Plus the people who work there and the owner, Didier, who welcomes you as if you came into his own home - which it actually is: Didier lives in the same Riad and it shows in the attention he gives to detail and astheticity - are warm and helpful even if maybe a little slow at times. Albeit my total enthusiasm from the beginning has withered. Domage! What started out in an elegant, easy way - freshly prepared food with unusual touches, combinations and flavours: fusion cuisine in the best sense of the word - has turned into something slightly pretentious. As if they tried to hard and wanted too much: too much on the plate, foods that - at least in my taste - do not fit together or are too complicated to be served at the same time... I will not give up hope though, there is so much potential...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank meleone
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Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bohemian vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had a great time having dinner at the eclectic dinner spot. There was a live band playing a mix of music. We had wonderful food and the service was great. I will definitely come back here!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natalie M
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