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“One of the best in Essaouira”
Review of La Table by Madada

La Table by Madada
Ranked #9 of 270 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $47
Cuisines: Moroccan, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table Madada' is a former warehouse where the Jewish traders, "the 'kings traders", stored carob. This fruit of the carob tree, a tree in the legume family which grows in the region of Essaouira, was then exported via the port towards Europe. The seeds of the carob have a strangely regular weight, which gave the name to the unit of measure 'carat'. Its seeds but also the sap of carob tree, is nowadays used in the form of a stabilizer found in sweets and ice cream. Originally a sub-Saharan slave at the service of privileged families, the dada in time became a cook, nanny and confidante. Loved and feared at the same time, she represented the guard of the home and passed on her traditional cuisine. Some of these dadas became famous for having a particular dish.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I don’t know how this isn’t rated higher than 12 but its new enough so give it time. we ate here twice in June. It was so nice the first time my wife wanted to have our anniversary dinner there so we returned to celebrate. Nice modern but charming restaurant with character, lovely décor and ambience in a convenient location at the edge of the medina. Nicely laid out and spacious with comfort and quality feel. The hostess/owner was a lovely French lady who was very nice to us and very engaging in conversation and really cared about our experience in the restaurant and that we were happy with our meal. We found that service in Morocco was typically lacking to poor in most places but NOT so here the waiting staff were very good, attentive, friendly and well drilled by the owner so that was a pleasant surprise. Food and wine was very good and prices good. Would wholeheartedly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice restaurant in the medina of Essaouira, with a cosy atmosphere, live music, excellent food and service and very fair prices. Delicious lobster salads and well made grilled bream. Highly recommended.

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Thank Zaki C
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have recently spent 5 nights in Essaouira and La Table was one of the restaurants recommended by the owners in our Riad. Everything about the restaurant was perfect ... the food (especially the monkfish & pear tajine), the wine, the ambience, the staff and also the live music all combine to make our visits very memorable.

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Thank travel1042
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

What to say... everything perfect here design, service,food, drinks, company and whatnot

Had the oysters gratin from Dahklia(?), then a crab gratin and lamb tajine for Azra accompanied by a small green salad. Wine: Ferme Rouge slightly chilled
A chocolatey dessert, forgot the name ( the wine was working on my brain cells) and two cognacs at the bar where we enjoyed the musicians.
We stumbled home to our Riad happy as larks

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1  Thank Tjalie
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant in a great location serving excellent French food using the best local ingredients. Value is unbelievable though it is expensive by some local, far lower, standards. Should be number 1, compares unbelievably favourably to Elizir that rates number 2

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1  Thank Jeremy J
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