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Laayoune

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4 Bis Rue El Hajjadi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-74643
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Essex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at lunch time was the 1st customers after opening so was quite, we received great service as expected since we was the only ones there. This is the only restaurant we came across that served taktouka ! We ordered 3 different main dishes, the food tasted good overall.

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Thank jeddati
Sydney, Australia
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477 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I can't believe what a complete bargain this restaurant is - food is divine, service is attentive and they try so hard to communicate in languages they don't speak, restaurant decor for Essaouira looks like an upmarket expensive place but it is soooo cheap! This place was recommended by the staff managing our accommodation and I was sceptical, thinking they... More 

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Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice authentic restaurant in easy to reach location. We had meat tajine, delicious. The service was very kind and genuine. The prices were very honest compared with nearby touristy place. We felt really safe and well come back

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Thank M75017
Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife spent our holiday looking for the perfect prune tagine and she found it at Laayoune. The other dishes were also universally good. Service was friendly. Ambience was warm and inviting. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Thank rlee2017
Shanghai
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our riad receptionist (Rashid - thank you) and returned several times for lunch or dinner during our 7 day stay. Great local food esp. the lemon chicken, saffron chicken, chicken with caramelised raisins and onions tagines & calamari at local prices, good service in friendly environment.

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Thank DrDShanghai
UK
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515 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We always eat here each time we visit Essaouira, usually on our first night before we get bored of couscous and tagine. This small restaurant is very popular with tourists for its great value set meals. We find you can get 3 courses for two plus water and orange juices and still have change of 200 dirhams. They have fish... More 

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Thank Koshkha
San Carlos, California
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198 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not too big, not too small. Friendly wait staff that provided attentive service. I had a tagine and it was really good (and after 3 weeks or so in Morocco I had quite a few tagines!). The WiFi was very good and reliable. Always a nice thing to find in Morocco.

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Thank Robert H
Paris, France
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I expected a lot and was disappointed with the quality of food. The atmosphere was lovely to be sure, and the desserts were great. But my tagine was dry and the couscous unimpressive.

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Thank Samantha S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We first attempted to come for lunch, but it was closing for Dhuhr. We came again for lunch another day, this time earlier at around 12ish, and had a great, authentic Moroccan experience. They have set menus, where you get a starter of either salad or harira soup, then a main course specific to the set menu, and then a... More 

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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to Laayoune a few times over the years I have been visiting Essaouira. It was recommended by Moroccan friends and whilst not the cheapest in town it still represents good value for money. It has a relaxing environment for groups or for a woman by herself. It can as everyone says get packed out in high season.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bis Rue El Hajjadi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-74643

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