Restaurants in Essaouira
Going on holiday not only means going to see great sights in great places, but it also means getting to try some culinary specialities in the restaurants in your destination of choice. As this is a fishing port town, it is famous for its seafood. However, the use of local produce such as wines, herbs, fruits, meats, goat’s cheeses, vegetables and oils is pretty impressive. Here are some of the best restaurants to visit during your time in Essaouira.
La Table by Madada
7, rue Youssef el Fassi
La Table by Madada is a popular choice and can be found in an old almond warehouse. The menu consists of contemporary Moroccan favourites like pastilla and tajines. Being true to Essaouira, fish dishes dominate the menu and are recommended.
2 bis, rue du Qadi Ayyad
Found just through the main gate in the city wall, Caravane Café is a delight for visitors to Essaouira. It is almost like a secret garden hidden in the depths of the Medina. The menu fuses flavours from Creole and French cuisine along with seafood.
Rue Laalouj, Bab Skala
This is a stylish Italian restaurant in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira. A communal bar-style layout allows you to meet the locals and dive straight into the culture.
26 rue Scala
La Licorne is the perfect place for a romantic dinner where you can enjoy typical Moroccan cuisine. This restaurant serves some of the finest pastillas, tagines, and couscous in the whole of Essaouira.
Le Chalet de la Plage
Avenue Mohammed V
This restaurant in has become a landmark in Essaouira since it first opened in 1893. Ideally located on the seafront, it offers typically Mediterranean cuisine. The seafood is particularly delicious with giant prawns, oysters, squid, sea-urchins, whole fish and lobster all on offer.
Place Moulay Hassan
This restaurant has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a magnificent terrace overlooking the Medina, the port and the ocean. The cuisine is contemporary and is a great place for a drink.