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“Scary entrance to a culinary wonder”
Review of O'Bleu Mogador

O'Bleu Mogador
Ranked #11 of 289 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: To find our restaurant in the Medina is not easy thus here is about indications: if you come from the outside from the Medina Bab (door) Marrakesh to take the second street to the right and to follow arrows. If you come from the medina to ask for it the door bab Marrakech or the street SIDI ABDAHLLA and follow her(it) arrows ring (at the top has right the bell) and we shall come to open you and Riad du XVIIIeme discovers her( before discovering the slate which Serge (the parton chef) will explain you and after ben it will be has you to tell it to us ...........
Reviewed March 20, 2018

When we started down the street towards O Blue Mogador my girlfriend looked at me with disbelief in her face. Through the scary labyrinth of poorly lit backstreets we forged on, arriving at a small blue door that looked like it belonged in the Hobbit rather the the entrance to a restaurant. After a couple of uncertain glances at each other we pressed the buzzer. Footsteps approached then a metallic "clunk" and the heavy short wooden blue door swung open to reveal a smiling waiter, as we entered we were taken aback by the beautiful surroundings which contrasted the approach to the restaurant. With beautiful decorations that would not have been out of place in a restaurant in the west end of London we were guided to our table. The chef then comes out to talk you through the menu and discuss your choice. The menu is limited and governed by what is good in the market everything is cooked for you so patience is useful this is not a fast food joint that tries to rotate covers as quickly as possible. We opted for the taster starter followed by john dory fillet with a nut crust and vegitable tagine followed by a taster dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly, the service was excellent and even the way home down the same scary alleys seemed a little less scary with a good meal inside us.

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Thank Marcos G
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

What a suprise location and a great chef!
An absolute must dine! We had a great dinner with fiends, but to come at this great loction is an adveture of its own.

Thank mokmail
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

You find O’Bleu Mogador at the darkest end of a long alley. Through a low door you enter the most charming restaurent with fire in the fireplace, friendly service og marvelous food. Seven small starter including anchovies, oysters and squid among other things. Perfectly prepared fish and lamb for main cources and goat cheese for desert. Less than 1.200 dh in total including very good morrcan bio wine and coffee. Certainly one of the best - if not the best - meal i Essaouira.

1  Thank OleJensen174
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We heard about this restaurant from other travellers and so made a reservation upon our arrival. We were not disappointed. The food and wine was stunning, the service attentive and thoughtful. Exquisite meal.

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Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The lobster duo, combining spiny red lobster (langouste, langosta) and smooth blue lobster (homard, bogavante) roasted with harissa butter and served over a harira soup, is the best lobster experience I’ve had for years.
I think it was a duo because of what was available in the market that day, but the recipe should work also with just one kind of crustacean.
The oyster Tagine we had with the starters was also superb.
The building is a traditional town house deep in the Medina, not grand, but well built. It is rather untouched, most elements are original I reckon, except the actual kitchen/restaurant in the ground floor. The upper floors (which you get to see when you go to the toilet) actually feel very much like a lived-in home, a bit too much for some, but it all feels real.

Thank Charles_architect
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