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“Great value, young and enterprising owner!”

Restaurant Des Arts
Ranked #66 of 269 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Find us in the center of the old medine. Ancient times the family home, the local, still retains the essence, but you will find a different and very unique decor. Live music every night, surrounded by works of local artists. Welcoming atmosphere, you are at home. The best way to enjoy the wonderful Moroccan cuisine. Marhaba !!! Welcome!!!
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had some super coucous here, served with mint tea in the long narrow room on the top floor. Abdel who seemed to be owner, waiter and musician was charming and set a very relaxed atmosphere. One of the best value meals you'll find in the medina and well worth an evening. You can it appears reserve a table and it would be nice to be further down the tiny room. We were right up at the musicians but we still had a lovely lovely evening! Thumbs up!

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Thank eirvine
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We ate really yummy set menu here - delicious cous cous, the best chicken and lemon tagine i ate in morocco, and very tasty salads. Not many people in here when we came in, so it was quite quiet in the small top room - did make us feel we had to eat in hushed silence. But then a group of musicians who were also eating there took it in turns to play - made it a fun night. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Thank tikkal
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were chatted up by Abdel outside to come in early evening to come in to see the upstairs music room. So me, my wife and daughter, 22 years went in. Ended up jamming 'Stand By Me' with him before the place got busy. Then his mates/ musicians showed up and gave us a few hours of Local Gnoua and Spanish influenced music. Small room held maybe 20 people max. Food looked good, but we chilled with a couple of bottles of Moroccan Red at 170 dirham each. Guys played for tips but no pressure. It was a total pleasure. Abdel is a fine guy and we got a chance to chat with him between serving and songs. Can't recommend it enough !.. a memorable, fun night in what was a terrific holiday.

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Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

It is one of the best restaurants that you can find in Essaouira! Actually it's my first choice and I don't see any alternative place offering the same service. I recommend Café des Arts for those who are looking for a delicious dinner when listening to that magic local Music. I Like it and Hope you too.

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Thank Mohammed B
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Stayed in Essaouira for a fantastic week and the Cafe des arts was the only place we went back to it was that good.

The atmosphere is passionate..for the food they cook..for the music they play and for the people who visit.The welcome is genuine and warm..the seating is intimate..the menu compact..a perfect blend of good food and happy vibes.

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Thank markandgina
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