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“the best steak in town”
Review of La Cle de Voute

La Cle de Voute
Ranked #4 of 264 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.
Essaouira, Morocco
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“the best steak in town”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Passed by La Cle de Voute just the other night and experienced the seafood pastilla as well as Lill's Cote de Boeuf with grilled vegetables. I was amazed at the quality as well as the value. In this secret, elegant bistro, Lili continues continues to offer the best of Morocco plus continental cuisine all with incredible value, presentation and service. I have not discovered another restaurant that really compares. The choice of gentle music, peaceful atmosphere as well as Lili's personal kitchen preparation and individual table service make this fine restaurant a standout in Essaouira.
Do not hesitate to reserve and be surprised with an experience that is so satisfying on every level.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful decorated restaurant at the end of a small alley. The food here was fantastic, we had vegetable soup, catch of the day, Thai scrimp with rice and as dessert lemon pie and chocolate fondant with orange. Each course was a feast. The waitress was very attentive and kind, all in all a great night!

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Essaouira, Morocco
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Chef in Essaouira”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

or perhaps in Morocco...LiLi creates the most incredible food, atmosphere and feeling of hospitality in this jewel of a restaurant. If you are in search of a glorious filet de bouef with grilled fresh vegetables,or the most incredible pastilla, filet de agneau tangine, kefta, mousse au chocolate or creme Brulle' you've arrived at what I think is the best restaurant in Essaouira, the kindest service and most of all the best value..reserve now...visit LiLi!

  • Visited June 2014
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London
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Superb food served with style”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a beautiful little restaurant with lovely, attentive staff and a great "feel" to it. The food was superb - perfectly cooked fillets of rouget (three large pieces of fish) with veggie accompaniments, so beautifully laid out on the plate that it was almost a shame to eat it. Husband's lamb tagine was also perfectly cooked with a large amount of good quality lamb. We shared the sautéed apple with cinnamon sauce and were glad we did because the portion was enormous. No alcohol served, but it didn't matter because the food was so great. They have a sister restaurant just around the corner called Orient et d'Ailleurs.

  • Visited May 2014
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Auby-sur-Semois, Belgium
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“After a while in Marocco, you'll want something else to eat...”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Marocco is a very nice country to visit, though their cuisine is rather 'a bit of the same all the time'.
After a week inside the country, we got to spent our vacation ending in Essaouira... and desperate for a change in menu... La Clé de Voûte is the right choice... limited but good choices, tasty, all at very reasonable prices... to be recommended !

  • Visited May 2014
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