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La Cle de Voute

76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5247-84676
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab ravioli” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:15 Hours
French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is not too much to choose from (like in a French bistro), but the food is freshly prepared and really good, above the normal standards. Had the chicken pastilla and the spring rolls (nems) as a starter, followed by the kofte tajine and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dkbe
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

In the center of a port in the medina in Essaouira, you'll find La Cle de Voute (The key to the vault). I would add 'The key to my heart' . . . The restaurant lures us in with a poster in the street that...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank IngvildSS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal while visiting Essaouira. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Prices were reasonable considering the quality of the food. Would definitely go back and highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ryanmahaffey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after lots of trip adviser reviews and I can see why it’s rated so highly. The waiter was lovely and took the time to explain the menu and wines to us. The food was absolutely incredible. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank charnuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to score a table at La Cle de Voute as we did not have a reservation. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the staff were warm and attentive. The food, while Moroccan inspired, was incredibly well executed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YOW123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing local and Moroccan menu. One of the best meals we have had in any restaurant around the world. The staff was extremely attentive and spend a ton of time explaining the options, spices and care that went into each dish. I had the lamb...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dallas214too
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little quaint place on trip advisor. Owner is amazing and all the staff were very friendly. High quality foods and drink. Went back the next night and they was fully booked but they managed to squeeze us in at last minute. The waiters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D5234IHleec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needing a good place to eat in Essouaira, by chance a fellow traveller had booked this restaurant that evening, and as it was only a few minutes from our riad, I encouraged my friends to go along just after 7.00 p.m. (the restaurant has 2...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Cozy and well located restaurant in Essaouira's Medina. Easy to find. The place is small with a intimate and nice environment. Great service and delicious food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SilviaL1029
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing. You simply have to eat here if you are in Essaouira! A very high standard of food and service. The owner and restaurant setting are very charismatic! The staff first class! The food...amazing! Huge compliments to the chef! The heart of the success here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chimp01
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Cliona S
20 July 2018|
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Response from healthyeater41 | Reviewed this property |
Partner is vegetarian and he really enjoyed the food
27 August 2016|
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Response from Bruno B | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. very good at a very decent price
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:15
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5247-84676
  • E-mail
Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.
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