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Restaurant La Decouverte

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8 Bis Rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 610-638399
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed spending time and meeting new friends at this lovely restaurant. On our trip we ate several times here, with the house special camel couscous being particularly memorable. More than just a place to get well fed and watered, La Découverte offers walking expeditions to the beautiful natural landscapes outside Essaouira, as well as an international award winning book... More 

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Thank Andrew T
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there in December believing the reviews and we were not disappointed! While the price is higher for Essaouira, both my boyfriend and I were able to each eat in under 90 DH (which really isn't that bad). Seafood in Essaouira is expensive anyways, and I actually think for fish this was on the cheaper side. If you are sick... More 

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Thank kiyeran
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited believing the sales pitch of the lady. We found the food disappointing. The Moroccan salad ordered by my wife was the least appetising in our 10 day stay. The main course of three pastilles was mediocre. The sweet was OK but nothing special. We won't be back.

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Thank John B
Flensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went there due the Tripadvisor Rating. Had a St.Pierre Fish and a homemade Cake. Absolute Recommendation, very good fresh Food. Small and cosy place, warmhearted People. No Chichi, good food for a very good price.

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Thank methylmanfred
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here as our routard guide recommended it. It was a big failure. The food was ok but the prices are super high for what you get. The cuisine is a mix of traditional Marocain cuisine and European one, I don't doubt the quality of the ingredients but the portions are ridiculously tiny (like nouvelle cuisine). You will... More 

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Thank Elena B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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Thank Anja I
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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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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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Thank philippa h
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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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Phone Number: +212 610-638399

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