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“Great fish tagine!”
Review of Les 3 Portes

Les 3 Portes
Ranked #22 of 262 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Newcastle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great fish tagine!”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

What a lovely little place. We spent the New Year in Essaouira and the nights were cool, and found this little place so cosy and welcoming that we spent two of our three nights there! Great fish tagine (I had it both times!) and lovely service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Fab Place”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I love this restaurant!! I visit Essaouira regularly and always eat here at least once. I enjoy their vegetable tagine - always a different one each time. The staff are very welcoming and there's a nice, friendly ambiance. Good music too!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We generally found in Essaouira that food was much the same quality wherever we eat. The expense was incurred mainly due to the service, the aspirations of the establishment and the alcohol provided. Les Trois Portes was an exception to this. We aimed to try somewhere different every night but we were spoilt by the taste of food and the integrity of service. It's a small, tightly run restaurant but the flavours of the food just cannot be faulted and there was a genuine desire to provide good service. It's not licensed but it did not mater due to the food and experience. The prices were also excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Sean M
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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458 reviews
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“Dastardly tajine”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is really good and the place is very nice and cozy. But this is about it. Tried the lamb tajine but it was a nightmare. For the price, either I should have munched something else or given a better tajine. Really, really poor! Sad given lamb tajine is the national food and it ought to be simple enough to make a decent one to please a hungry foreigner.

Perhaps other menu items are better!

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Thank Hassan H
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Ate here having read the reviews which are overwhelmingly positive. I can understand why that's the case.
The interior is reminiscent of a quirky pub but with a distinctively North African twist. This, along with friendly staff, serve to create a welcoming atmosphere.
The food was great; my girlfriend had the daily special which was a swordfish steak. She ranked it among the best food we had in Morocco. This quality paired with high levels of service and low prices should put Les 3 Portes on everyone's list

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