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Gnawa Blues - CLOSED

22 Rue Youssef El Fassi | Place El Mechoir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 659-927189
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
17 Aug 2016
“Best food and Service”
19 Jan 2016
“Simple Moroccan fare in a cosy setting”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
22 Rue Youssef El Fassi | Place El Mechoir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Gnawa Blues is a very basic but fantastic place to eat. We visited Gwana Blue everyday for an amazing brunch at exceptional value - The owner is so kind and helpful. Please visit if you are in Essaouira

Thank AminaSarwar
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Cosy little restaurant with additional spacing outside. Excellent service and perfectly made tagine! Great place! Great people!

Thank HarryLoots
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Had a lovely omelette which he made me even though it wasn't on the menu! Complimentary olives and bread and the owner is really friendly and speaks good English. Excellent value for money.

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Myself and my husband ate lunch here and the food did not disappoint. We sat outside which was lovely in the square, albeit quite windy! The welcome you receive is lovely, very friendly family run restaurant. I had the sardines of the day-marinated in cumin,...More

Thank chickaleeta
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Great friendly service, beautiful food, lovely music and atmosphere. Love the vibe here. Good location near the port and a quiet square.

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 7 December 2014

My first meal in Essaouira and definitely a good start. A slow slow service, but i'm learning thats Moroccan style, but the food was excellent. Chicken Tagine with preserved lemon was fresh, juicy, and piping hot. The bread and olives was great and the only...More

Thank Ghostkamera
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

After reading all the positive reviews on here, I decided to pay a visit for dinner tonight. I was the only person in the resturant when I arrived. No music at all. Sadly I can't speak French nor Arabic. I had a hard time to...More

Thank henryhsh
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I came upon this restaurant almost by chance. I was travelling with a friend and we are keen on music and saw the sign for this restaurant. It is not a big place, long and narrow with one row of tables. We spoke to man...More

1  Thank SuekaSydney
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Of the six meals that we ate in town, this was the best. The food was delicious, the host was very friendly and it happened to be the cheapest food we ate. We would recommend it to all.

2  Thank 5pudulike
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Very affordable simple and tasty lunches and friendly people serving it. We visited it twice, partly to enjoy the Gnawa music (CD's available!) and it is a most convenient location after spending time in the medina

Thank 3akwasi3
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  • Address: 22 Rue Youssef El Fassi | Place El Mechoir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 659-927189
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Gnawa Blues, café-restaurant, place El Mechoir, Essaouira, close to the musical festivals place. Sunny terrace, welcoming dining room. WIFI. The leader proposes you a traditional Moroccan and based on fish cooking with original specialities, as shark tagine stuffed pigeon, stuffed sardines and moroccan home made pastries. Live music every evening. A warm welcome in French, English and Arabic.
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