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La Cantina

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66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
+212 5244-74515
10:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Been past every day this week (11-17 Oct) and it's never once been open. Had been looking forward to the best burgers in north Africa since we saw the sign (as we were leaving) in April, but it seems we've missed them.

2 Thank HopscotchJunkie
Janice D, Owner at La Cantina, responded to this review

Yes, so sorry, but La Cantina is now closed and will not re-open. But watch the space as something very exciting will soon replace us. Kind regards. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went There when it was not Open Yet though the doors were Open. Declan told us That they Would Open in 2 hours and when we apparently looked pretty sad he told us he would feed us if we wanted. So in his free time he Would make two absolutely delicious Cheeseburgers for us with an amazing salad on... More 

Thank Frizzanteaqua
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

First, the restaurant owner/manager was super nice and welcoming. We enjoyed chatting with him. However, the food wasn't really Mexican at all. And it wasn't fantastic. The veggie burger could have been a lot better if perhaps it was cooked little longer, as it all just squeezed out of the bun while eating. Next, the jacket potato with "veggie chilli"... More 

Thank Mary T
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out la Cantina for the novelty of being able to procure English tea cakes from the lovely Irish proprietor in the middle of the medina- we opted for the veggie burgers and were treated to huge and delicious home made veggie burgers and a selection of salads, delicious! Worth checking out for lunch.

Thank Hannah R
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The guys running this place seem 100% in to it. As a result I felt like they really wanted me to enjoy it. Left feeling full and healthier than I have all trip. Stumble across it!

Thank sarah t
Louth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you fancy a change from tagines, cous cous etc you should try la Cantina. It's a bit off the beaten track but well worth finding. The four of us had cheese burgers, Mexican omlette, and chilli concarne, all excellent. Price 60-70 dirhams. Complimentary starter of olives, bread, and home made aubergine salad, potato salad and fine coleslaw - very... More 

1 Thank Pat F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with beautiful staff. One of us are Vegan and had no problems finding enough food to flatten me. Great music, good location. Very chilled. Thank you.

1 Thank CarolineJamie76
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250 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Tagine can get a bit much, well you wouldn't eat roast beef every day would you?? Today was such a day and after 3 days of lunch and dinner Moroccan, we just fancied a burger. Not holding out much hope, a search on TA came up with La Cantina. Great find. Quirky place. Small but beautifully formed cafe menu. Lunch... More 

Thank Ashley J
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Was attracted to this place due to its pleasant location and it's claim to have the best burgers in North Africa, and it didn't disappoint. The owner was very welcoming, offering me sun lotion and a hat as we were sitting outside. After ordering our burgers a lovely appetiser appeared which was gratis, and it was a welcome treat to... More 

Thank Simon S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Very cosy Place, Tasty appetizers and burgers. Large portions. Perfect after eating a week tajines and couscous.

Thank Kristof D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-74515
La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked English and international food, juices and smoothies. Popular dishes include jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, vegetarian curries and stir-fries and the best burgers in North Africa! For those with a sweet tooth, carrot cake, warm banana bread drizzled with honey and fresh scones with jam and cream are an absolute must.

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