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La Rencontre

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88 Rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-76617
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Oslo, Norway
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The restaurant is on several floors looking over the old fortress. On the terrace there is a nice view over the fortress and out to sea. The place is a little more expensive than some others, and popular among tourists. We were a large group who mainly ordered various pizzas. They were better and more filling than several other places... More 

Thank espen e
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely seafood lunch on terrace overlooking the ramparts and the ocean beyond, service a little too,laid back but menu price was ok and worth a visit...friendly guy out on the street drumming up business...

Thank NickMcBreen
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We had meant to eat nearby but the restaurant was closed, we were hungry and fell for the patter about the woman's collective. The decor is quirky and eating outside is the better option. Even at night you get great views of Essaouira and it is very atmospheric. The food was average; my veal tagine was dry and not the... More 

Thank Ian S
Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A friend and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. We went all the way to the top terrace and had an absolutely wonderful view of the sunset. Our waiter from Senegal was very polite and professional. We both got the menu of the day, I had the fish Tagine with lime and olives. The food was fresh, tasty,... More 

Thank oahuoliv
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on our last day in Essaouira. Food was good. I had vegetable couscous and my husband had mixed fish grill. Service was very good. Place clean and we really loved it.

Thank Pamela S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Been there for the first dinner in Essaouira. The food was ok except the tajine which was not good it was burned .... The personal is very nice, and the view was awesome.

Thank Tanya E
Solihull, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Lovely roof top terrace, lamb tagine would have been lovely with some vegetables. Couscous dish good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank hlc06
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had just arrived in Essaouira and were looking for a lunch place. One of the staff spotted us near the steps and invited us in! We went in a bit skeptical at her enthusiastic invitation. On going up the steps, we saw a lovely deck with a terrific view of the ocean and several diners enjoying a leisurely lunch.... More 

Thank NaliniM
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place ,perfect view,very kind service and homemade food..we love tajine..we will go again.. traditional food with fresh products...

New Berlin, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We ate on the outdoor deck overlooking the walls of the city and the ocean - spectacular view! The shrimp bisque was excellent! This is a womens cooperative so you will be helping them out by patronizing their restaurant.

Thank Judy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-76617

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