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4bis rue El Hajjadi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-74643
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife spent our holiday looking for the perfect prune tagine and she found it at Laayoune. The other dishes were also universally good. Service was friendly. Ambience was warm and inviting. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank rlee2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our riad receptionist (Rashid - thank you) and returned several times for lunch or dinner during our 7 day stay. Great local food esp. the lemon chicken, saffron chicken, chicken with caramelised raisins and onions tagines & calamari at local prices, good service in friendly environment.

Thank DrDShanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat here each time we visit Essaouira, usually on our first night before we get bored of couscous and tagine. This small restaurant is very popular with tourists for its great value set meals. We find you can get 3 courses for two plus water and orange juices and still have change of 200 dirhams. They have fish... More 

Thank Koshkha
San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not too big, not too small. Friendly wait staff that provided attentive service. I had a tagine and it was really good (and after 3 weeks or so in Morocco I had quite a few tagines!). The WiFi was very good and reliable. Always a nice thing to find in Morocco.

Thank Robert H
Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I expected a lot and was disappointed with the quality of food. The atmosphere was lovely to be sure, and the desserts were great. But my tagine was dry and the couscous unimpressive.

Thank Samantha S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We first attempted to come for lunch, but it was closing for Dhuhr. We came again for lunch another day, this time earlier at around 12ish, and had a great, authentic Moroccan experience. They have set menus, where you get a starter of either salad or harira soup, then a main course specific to the set menu, and then a... More 

Thank Aais2013
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to Laayoune a few times over the years I have been visiting Essaouira. It was recommended by Moroccan friends and whilst not the cheapest in town it still represents good value for money. It has a relaxing environment for groups or for a woman by herself. It can as everyone says get packed out in high season.... More 

Thank Calamity999
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Laayoune restaurant was recommend to us by our hotel for good Moroccan style dining at a good price , and after eating here for 5 nights ,all food we tried was very tasty and well presented. we had the set menu at a cost of 10 euro per person for a three course meal, bread dips and olives are brought... More 

Thank Catherine C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

It's a great pity really as this place looks lovely from the outside. Unfortunately, the food didn't match. The tagine and the veg couscous was bland. May have been an off night I suppose. It was cheap but even a meal for double the price is cheap here.

Thank Ashley J
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

During our stay we visited this place twice for dinner. We were recommended it from a travel guide and it did not disappoint. It is small and quaint. It is down a small street off the main square and it looks very inviting from the outside with Moroccan style sitting and tables. Very romantic. The food was alright, not amazing,... More 

Thank Samuel L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Halal
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4bis rue El Hajjadi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-74643

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