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“Fantastic authentic experience.”
Review of La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie
Ranked #25 of 267 Restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: US$14 - US$24
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We decided to try something a little fancy on our way in to Essaouira for lunch. We were not disappointed.

The food here is fantastic, really fresh and healthy. We knocked back a back a bottle of Moroccan wine whilst there, it went well with the cheeses.

The atmosphere is really relaxed, the food and cheeses amazing. The proprietors are friendly and we had a great time chatting with them.

Highly recommend if you have an afternoon free.

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Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

What more can be said just to confirm this is a superb place where the experience totals much more than just the food. In France this is what all the 3 star Michelin restaurants are striving for freshness and authenticity but it often ends up being poncy and always overpriced. Not here, all the cheese is produced on the farm, milk and meat from their own goat herd. Try the baby goat cooked in traditional Berber oven ( like a tandoor). Emphasis on fresh local products and herbs .
Abderrazak and Jawad are great characters, we were dining there on our own in the evening and they got our 2 kids painting straight away kept them busy and happy.
Liked it so much we went back for a lunch and had fish tagine which was also great.
A great experience they only want to cater for 20 ish people a day over both sittings which keeps it special so book in advance. A must when in Essaouira Pay 100 Dhr taxi from main gate no more !

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1  Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had a lovely time at La Fromagerie. We went for lunch and were, like everyone who goes there, royally entertained. Abderrazak who owns La Fromagerie is a fantastic guy, great, great fun, really interesting, kind and incredibly generous. Jawad who does all the cooking is also absolutely lovely too and it was a real pleasure to meet and chat with.
The food is all sourced locally, on their farm that La Fromagerie sits on. If we get the chance to go back again, we would go in the evening which I think would be even better as sadly we didn't have loads of time and had to shoot off back to Essaouira to catch a bus.
Gorgeous people, lovely place, would definitely re-visit and well, well worth the visit!
Highly recommended

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Thank Justin S
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Le Fromagerie is a truly wonderful restaurant, off the beaten path. The experience here was perfect - Marrakech can be a bit overwhelming, and those in need of a quiet and calming respite away from the clamour of the medina or the glitz of the touristy spas and hotels, this is it.

The atmosphere was simple and beautiful. Fresh ingredients, sourced from the property itself or the nearby markets in essaouira. The dishes are rustic and made with a copious amount of thought and care that is a reflection of the hosts, Jawal and Abderrazzak.

If you are a willing party, Abderrazzak will regale you with stories of his past and will share his wealth of knowledge on history and philosophy - he is a fascinating conversationalist. Jawal crafts the menu and prepares each dish with the kind of inspiration of an artist. The two take a lot of pride in what they do and as a guest, it was very apparent.

I don't want to give too much away here, as part of the experience is just the surprise of experiencing something so special. I would come back again and again if I could.

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1  Thank Leerz
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

What an experience! My fiance and I went here last night and had one of the best dining experiences out of our last 5 months of travel.
The property is an interesting little place a short drive from the city (about 8 kms), and from the moment we arrived, we were greeted by our hosts Abderrazak and Jawad, and treated like old friends visiting from out of town!

We arrived, and were immediately given welcome drinks and cheese while we relaxed on the lounges. The meal was a 3 course dinner prepared by Jawad, and each course was divine. The produce was fresh, the flavours complimentary, and service impeccable.
We finished on a huge cheese platter, and Abderrazak talked us through each of the cheeses and how they were made.

The highlight was the interaction with our hosts. We had the most wonderful discussions with Abderrazak, an insightful man with an interesting and inspiring history.
I totally recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a unique dining experience in Essaouira. There were about 9 people dining while we were there, so it is very intimate (though spacious), and one of Essaouira's best kept secrets.

Do yourself a favour and visit this amazing place!

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Thank larkal12
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