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Le Chalet de la Plage

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Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-75972
07:30 - 23:00
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211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot right on the beach, good service, tasty food, very clean place. A bit dearer than most eateries in the Medina (30%) but well worth the money! Has alcohol!!! Value for money.

Thank loretta g
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 20+, came to the restaurant following good reviews. Except for the position of the restaurant, everything else is not worth your time and money. To cut it short: the food was so bad that we had to change the restaurant. Fortunately, only 8 people ordered food while the others were checking-in at the hotel. So... More 

Thank Budimir M
New Delhi, India
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Excellent selection of seafood menu. Their platter is humongous and vast. The seating outside facing the sea is the best. Next to the fishing port and Essaouira Medina. Very good place for a meal.

Thank annapaul2014
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The outside terrace is now open in the evening. Good of very good quslity. Reasonable wine at reasonable prive. Friendly and attentive staff

1 Thank FrankandKay_12
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Fresh catch, good basic cuisine, and you can sit and stare at the ocean and soak in the sights, smells & sounds of what the beach at Essaouira has to offer. A very pretty place as well and really friendly staff.

Thank f0rsak3n_1
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160 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Came into la Plage and everyone is great, nice table, friendly waiter, great position. The waiter speaks French, I have very little French. After ordering I ask him, "une person? Too much? Grand?" Trying to see if I've misjudged anything. He says " non, non, non" After what I think is my main of six sea urchins, six oysters and... More 

Thank MathewWatson
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husbond and I needed to get some fresh air and the taste of fish. This restaurant by the beach "made our day". We had to wait or our meals, but it was worth it!

Thank Ragnhild M
England, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This time we dined in the evening. It was quieter than the lunchtime service of previous years and we had a table inside. There's no messing with the food here, with fabulous fish and seafood on the doorstep there's no need. Lovely, tasty dishes and a wide choice.

1 Thank Sherrydarling
Blonay, Switzerland
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81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were in the Chalet La Plage for lunch and found the restaurant pretty empty. The waiter was a bit reserved,but later on showed to have good humour. The ordered fish was good, but not outstanding. The view on the beach is really nice, but I found it disturbing that so called musicians approached from the beach with terrible music... More 

1 Thank bubendor
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I don't understand how so many people gave positive reviews. This restaurant is very average, especially if you are sea food amateur like me. The oysters and paella were average. Too spicy, you couldn't even taste the sea food in the rice. Service is meh. The space is likable at least...

Thank Nabil K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-75972
Buit entriely of wood in 1893 by the Farraud familly, the Chalet de la plage has seen four generation of owners in its century in existence. without ever failing to live up to this reputation for excellence. wether run by the De Soto family, ,by the hoisnards or -as nowadays- the "Jeannots", the welcome has always been as warm, the view of the port and the islands as impressive, and the fish, seafood and shellfish as fresh and delicious on your plate. over the years the decor has naturally enough been embellished with a thousand and one souvenirs, and today's clients come from all over the worls - artists, sport enthisiasts, poets, or simply anonymous lovers seduced by the timeless charm of EssaouiraEn 1965, la famille Jeannot a repris ce restaurant ouvert depuis 1893 et en a fait une veritable institution a Essaouira et au Maroc. Situee en bordure de mer, juste au-dessus de la plage aux mouettes et goelands d'Essaouira, la carte propose une cuisine mediterraneenne typique. Crustaces, oursins, gambas, calamars, langoustes et poissons entiers sont a la fete. Les serveurs prodiguent leurs conseils sous l'oeil attentif de Jeannot, le capitaine du Chalet de la Plage. La salle est "non fumeur", pour votre confort.

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