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La Rencontre

88 Rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-76617
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible28%
Travellers talk about
“fish tagine” (3 reviews)
“medina walls” (2 reviews)
“ramparts” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
88 Rue Laaluj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place pitches itself in competition to the restaurant next door (Il Mare) and the guys punting for customers on the street will tell you how much cheaper it is. That's true. But the portions are much smaller. The quality of the food was OK,...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

They have a terrace with views over the Ramparts that is lovely. Great food and service. Friendly staff that speak any language a tourist can throw at them.

Thank Jude H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were heading elsewhere and got pulled in to this place. It doesn't look all that until you get up to the 4th floor. From there all good. We had one plate of pasta, slightly over cooked. And we had two Pastilles which were both...More

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant, seafood platter on the roof terrace. Setting was amazing, food perfectly acceptable, not spectacular though. Service slow but I blame it on the many levels of the building, it's hard work going up and down all day.

Thank Steinthor
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The terraces right at the medina walls were a great spot to enjoy dinner at sunset. Tajines, couscous were scrumptious and good value for money.

Thank N_bay_tk
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We ate here twice and enjoyed it hugely both times. Great service from very nice Sengalese guy - creds to him! Wonderful sea views from the top terrace and top people-watching from the middle terrace. Recommended!

Thank Miranda K
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...More

Thank espen e
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
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...More

Thank Ian S
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...More

Thank oahuoliv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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