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Chez Ben Mostafa

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20 Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Nottingham
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I never ate here but came many times for a cuppa. Once I had been twice and ordered te noire avec du lait frais whenever they saw me they just shouted one English Tea! That feels nice when you are a solo traveller as you begin to feel part of things. It is a pleasant place to watch the world... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Avoid this place at all costs. What a pity I didn't read other reviews before we sat in this awful restaurant for lunch today. I ordered a vegetable tagine, although it had a reasonable taste, it consisted of carots, green beans and potatoes, I'm sure that the least experienced chef could have used more imagination than that. My partner ordered... More 

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Thank Patrick J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The food was burned, the starter was olives and in the middle came already one with bites... :s And also I didn't liked the space, to windy with dust in the food... :s

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Thank Tiago P
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went there hungry for a lunch, the food was aweful, portions were small and overpriced. We complained and refused to pay the whole amount but the waiter refused to let us go. On top of that, all five of us were sick from our stomach for the rest of the day and the following day which destroyed our vacation.... More 

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Thank Kay T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great outside location for a cup of good coffee and a break from sightseeing. We didn't eat here, but service was good.

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Thank TravelingMN001
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As à café for a quick drink, it might be ok because of the location. I would still recommend to go else where especially if you are looking to eat. We ordered the calamari and there were a total of 6 rings for 60 dirhams. Not to mention it was very chewy and had no taste at all. The worst... More 

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Thank Mélissa L
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were really hungry and they offered us to make us fish plate for 2 people. What we got were 4 not cooked calamaris, two tiny fishes with heads although we ordered files and the smallest dozen of prawns you have ever seen. Beside bread nothing was tasteful and we made a complaint but still had to pay the full... More 

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Thank Tjaša P
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We wanted some fish, therefore we agreed with the waiter for a plate for two for 180 Dh (18 EUR). What we got was one small fish (head measuring the third of it) with thousands of bones, 4 (four) underfried calamari and a hand of miniature scampi which were cold. We left hungry and complained to the waiter who was... More 

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Thank Gregor C
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Quite hungry, we made the mistake many before us clearly have of not checking TripAdviser before eating here. And, boy, were we sorely punished for it. The three meals we ordered (pizza with sardines, a lamb dish, and seafood pasta) were all under-seasoned, bland. The lamb was undercooked and the pasta only contained squid (it was advertised as "white fish").... More 

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Thank variouswomen
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Had a nice lunch here, spent a lot of time just people watching and enjoying the music by a guitar playing street musician. Seemed funny sitting in Morocco listening to a cover of Springsteen's Mary, Queen of Arkansas. Food was good, staff attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Moroccan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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