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La Cle de Voute

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76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-836496
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 18:30 - 00:00
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The place has a nice feel although there are a lot of tables crammed in making it feel a bit cramped. It was also quite busy and so at times quite noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were served efficiently and quickly; perhaps rather too quickly, leaving us with the feeling of being rushed so they could... More 

Thank Reife
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Friendly welcome at the end of a short alley... very tasty food from a short menu choice and served by a delightful lady. Well executed Moroccan cuisine. Had a delicious monkfish tagine ( even though I ordered lamb - would have been nice to have been charged for what I ordered rather than what was served ). Do note that... More 

Thank Right-handman
Essaouira, Morocco
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

La Cle de Voute keeps on being incredible...The ambience,the tranquility,this tucked away gem boasts the best home style cuisine in Essaouira for the best value..Lili, the ever creative and energetic chef, surprises us with each visit. Without comparison there is no better steak in town with frite sides as well as grilled vegetables..orher offerings include, fresh fish of the day,boneless... More 

Thank John R
London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Well everything has been said before, but this restaurant is extremely good value for money. a limited menu ensure freshness and quality I returned several time and have tried almost every dish during my stay, never disapointed. The only down side is that due to moroccan legislation You may not be served alcohol, it depend... but for the food and... More 

Thank Philippe B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Well run , welcoming, friendly. Nice decor, very clean. Very happy to have a great steak. Nice to have a nice chilled glass of wine with dinner. Would recommend !

Thank TimDavies64
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but the best thing about this place is clearly that they do serve beer. Both Flag and Casablanca. The staff is also very friendly!

Thank Gaute S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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566 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with wine and beer on the menu where we were the only guests. Dishes were nice although quick in succession. Friendly service although quite noisy chatting with each other. Good value.

Thank iWiebe
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Off an alley near our Riad we found this little gem. Warm, friendly staff greeted us and we got to try a traditional Moroccan Ramadan dish for free - it was delicious. The three course menu is a steal and the Lamb Tagine was the standout dish. Two very content and well fed travellers for under 20 pounds! Would definitely... More 

Thank Ben K
Reno, Nevada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

What more can I say? Everything was truly amazing and perfect about this place. A dinner to remember. The kefta and lamb tagine were cooked perfectly and were bursting with wonderful Moroccan flavors. The staff was friendly and attentive. The soups were some of the best I have ever had. The place is so cheap too. Bottles of wine from... More 

Thank abcblondie
Hertford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We came here twice during our stay in Essaouira and both times we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service was excellent and the food was a delight. Live music throughout with chill out music very good duet. Food quality was high, fresh and very tasty typical Moroccan. Both occasions the restaurant was filled with people so it's wise to come... More 

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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$9 - US$16
French, Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
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: +212 658-836496
Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.

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