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Cafe Jalil

42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-376956
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“mint tea” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing find. A small cozy spot where Jalil cooks up great food right in front of you. The prices are super low and my three egg omelette, bread and mint tea was delicious.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Really great experience. This café is out of the way and a little alleyway where locals are but the food is absolutely fantastic. Definitely worth your time and it’s the best deal in town

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Just a hole in the wall shop but they served us the best chicken tajine we've had so far as well as the softest bread! I also tried their lentil dish which was nice but might not be filling or varied enough for some. Tajine...More

Thank overseasarewe
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best meal that we had during our time in Morocco. The owner was very friendly and helped us out a lot for our trip. Cannot recommend enough!

Thank Fonzy1000
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Everything was very fresh and delicious, and the cook gave us 5-star service, he was always smiling and always very attentive. We ate grilled sardines with spicy sauce and salad, simple food but made to perfection. He also made the best mint tea we have...More

Thank pattycakes23
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you want decent Moroccan food at an unbelievable price come here. There is no need to say any more, you will not be disappointed, if you want to try some good local food, the menu rotates depending on what he has in at the...More

Thank monkeyblaine
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I love Jilali's pralinés! Get your coffee in the new town and tasty chocolate! Or get it for your travel with CTM as a treat for your trip, it is just opposite the bus station! He also prepares chocolate gifts for birtthdays, honeymoon or other...More

Thank PepBetty
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The most authentic restaurant we've eaten in during our 6 day trip to Morocco. We were surrounded by locals, the food was being cooked right in front of us and the owner was super friendly. 1 cheese omelette, 1 (huge) plate of couscous with chicken...More

Thank Ana Lígia A
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Simple grub prepared by a friendly couple. No pretensions but great for a midday meal. Fridays couscous.

Thank Simon445000
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Best food in Essouria. A hidden gem. Super nice chef. A must go to place! Fantastic 👍 Don't miss out on the real tagine!!! I will go back for sure.

Thank martiabrams
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-376956
In The Old Medina Of Essaouira A Typical And Coloured Restaurant. You Can Eat Tajines (with Fresh Vegetables Or Meat) And Soups For Less Than 5 Euros Per Person.you Can Also Buy Your Food Or Fish At The Souk (market) And Bring It To Jalil Who Will Cook For You Tajine Or Fresh Fish Grilled (take Away Possible) Breakfast,tajines,mint Tea,soups At Any Time From 9am To 10pm.
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