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La Licorne

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26 Rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-73626
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The worst food in morocco. I sent back the fish tagine. It was replaced by shrimp pastelli that was equally terrible. The fish in both cases was stale and salty- absolutely inedible.

Thank laurie017
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of those restaurants which seems to offer or promise more than it delivers. A grand looking interior from a fairly impressive entrance and a warm welcome. The menu and wine list had too many unavailable items to make choosing easy and my hopes of having a more special fish dish was dashed at the first hurdle. My wine of... More 

Thank John B
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate at this restaurant on two occasions and it proved to be the best value restaurant we went to on our weeks stay, the service is a little slow but do not be put off by this as it is well worth the wait. Well priced for wine also

Thank David R
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

La Licorne is a quiet, old style Moroccan restaurant with lots of dark corners and colour. The staff appear to be 100% female both in the kitchen (which you can see into) and front of house. The food we had was mixed, a combination of excellent and average (for Morocco). First the excellent. The shrimp pastilla was the best dish... More 

1 Thank PT5
San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We spent a very pleasant evening in the restaurant. In July, Essaouira smells badly and usually that prevented us from eating at all. But in La Licorne we found a place of good. A clean and very pretty ambience, nice staff and really good but typical dishes made this the best restaurant experience we had in Essaouria. The fish tajine... More 

1 Thank Flubbelchen
new mexico
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451 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Our riad was close to La Licorne and we came across it as we wandered the alleyways. The posted menu looked good so we decided to try it later that evening. What a pleasant surprise as we entered through the heavy wooden door. The subdued lighting, wooden beams and furnishings gave it a most un-Moroccan look. We were seated at... More 

1 Thank mwcw
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Slow service, no mobile service inside the restaurant,, over cooked vegetables with no taste. Nice decode but I paid for food that was not to great.

Thank Lafi S
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Wandering aimlessly on our first night in Essaouira, we walked by this place, it was empty. We walked for about half an hour looking at menus outside various eating establishments, saying NO to hustlers trying to get you into their eateries (much like rue des bouchers Brussels) We decided to return to La Licornre, it was still empty. When we... More 

Thank figsbury
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great food, the best we had in Essaouira during our short stay. The Fish Tagine was one of the best I had in Morocco. Very helpful and professional staff. Would visit again

Thank Tahir M
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Overpriced, over cooked uninformed staff, untrained staff, poor service. Warm wine. Would not want to repeat this experience. Nice decode but I paid for food that was not to great.

Thank Dross18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Rue Scala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-73626

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