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RESTAURANT LA DECOUVERTE

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8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like in a fast food restaurant while sitting in La Decouverte. We were expected to order really quick, the owner seemed quite unpatient all the time. The starters were good, as were the eggplant gratin and the beef kefta (which was a small portion). The pasta was a lot, but not good at all. It needed a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I did two excursions with Edouard earlier this summer: the long hike through the argan orchards and along the beach (including a home-cooked lunch), and the bird watching trip. Both were fascinating and very enjoyable. Edouard was also happy to arrange the pick up and drop off points to suit his customers which was much appreciated. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Vegetable soup is way too spinach-y. Pasta with shrimp was more like Mac n cheese. Vegetable Gratin had too strong a cheese melted on top. Then we had the Chicken Pastilla - divine. Go here and have this with salad. Eat nothing else.

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1 Thank poshtravelling
Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a very good quick lunch here Madame was charming, food good and quick, . No alcohol, but we made "do" with some syrup of Grenadine !!.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Good service and great Chicken Tagine. Probably the best I've had in Morocco to date. My accomplice had the kofta and loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A great find in Essaouira. A cosy little restaurant with friendly service. The food is tasty and homemade. I the sardine meatballs is highly recommended. The couple who run the restaurant are very helpful.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We visited thuis place for a late lunch. Spaghetti was freshly made. The fried vegetarian snacks were lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Found totally by chance as the wife needed the toilet but what a great find. The staff (I assume the owner) could not have been more friendly, the chef came out to describe the dishes which was a nice touch but what was great was the food, it was just Devine, all quite simple but very tasty. Overall a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Visited based on prior good reviews here and were not disappointed. Luckily we were early and they were empty as it is a tiny if cosy little place. Greeted by the french owners and taken through the menu our mouths were watering and we ordered our meals. Standard service of bread and olives came before our delicious mains and we... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The owner is definitely passionate about his place and enjoys sharing. Maybe I just caught the food out on a "bad hair day". The starter was a pastille a revetments and I found two cleverest in the pastille. It tasted of vegetables rather than fish. The mutton was old, stringy, almost burnt and the mashed potatoes were also stringy. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?