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“More than just a restaurant”

Restaurant La Decouverte
Ranked #36 of 285 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$13
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Came to the restaurant to book a walking tour (see Ecotourisme et Randonees), and decided to stay for the Royal Couscous with camel meat which is only served on Monday. Reservations are essential as there is only seating for 18 inside and 6-8 outside. As with most restaurants in the Medina, it opens at 6.30-7pm. Food (Moroccan cuisine) is fresh, prompt, and delicious.
Also, the owners have partnered with and promote women's co-operatives, and also conduct easy educational walks in the region near Essaouira.

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1  Thank OZfriend
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

It is well worth examining the map to find Houmman Fatouaki, the lane running east from one of the main shopping streets. We found Le Decouverte by accident and unfashionably early for dinner. But it was just such a friendly place to sit and watch the kitchen preparations, to smell the spices and wait for a warming dinner.

Eduard made us welcome while Frédeérique and her assistant prepared our first truly surprising Moroccan dinner.The place is small, especially on a chilly evening in November. We enjoyed a dinner that was varied, but simple, and expertly prepared. We left feeling we had dined among friends.

In fact the Le Decouverte made us break one of our tourist rules -- we returned for a second dinner. I am now planning to prepare a Couscous Royale here at home.

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1  Thank JohnAdam109
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Wow, this tiny little restaurant is a gem. The food is beautiful and flavorful. Friendly staff, quiet dining area near main street, and great veg options. Do not miss the orange mousse with cookies from almonds and dates.

1  Thank ricvieira
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Really welcoming owners. Can eat as much or as little as you like. Food freshly prepared and all very tasty. Will definitely return next time we are in Essaouira.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We ate here last night - lentil salad, 'bricks' of goat's cheese, fish and vegetables, and a fish dish (lotte - not sure what it is in English) all delicious, accompanied by a decent bottle of wine and the bill was about £22. Excellent value. Friendly, welcoming owners and a very convivial atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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