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La Cle de Voute

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76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-836496
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 18:30 - 00:00
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204 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by on the recommendation of our riad. We were just after simple fare, but had a wonderful meal. Novel variations on the Moroccan theme, with addition of oriental/Thai ingredients. We had a couple of the specials; crab ravioli and surprise dessert etc. 2 starters shared between 2 (2 adults, 2 children under 10), 4 main course, 4 desserts, 4... More 

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant serving a very good quality menu. Fatima, the waitress was working alone and although very busy made time to ensure the meal was to your satisfaction. The owner was also in attendance but seemed more interested in his own 'friends' than diners in general. Indeed having advised that he could not serve alcoholic was very noticeable that... More 

Thank FrankandKay_12
Lewes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First up was complimentary beetroot cream starter - delicious! Then I had the filet steak which I was so ready for after after a week of mainly fish and vegetables! Plus a lovely glass (or two) of Moroccan white wine. Great evening, lovely place, great food and two young Danish co-diners to chat to! Do visit La Cle de Voute... More 

Thank Miranda K
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 4 weeks in Morocco, capping off the adventure with a leisurely three days in Essaouira. La Cle de Voute was by far our favorite restaurant there. Redouane, the owner, and his beautiful wife Houria could not have made us feel more special. The food was excellent, presentations are top notch, service was outstanding and the ambience is... More 

Thank Greg G
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Simple fare done well. A small menu of tagines, fish and meat. A calm and relaxed environment. Very friendly. Very good value. The menu at 120dh- hard to beat for quality/price.

Thank Salim G
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is at the end of a short alley but is well signposted in the evening (it is closed at lunchtime). Inisde it is cosy and tastefully decorated. The service was very friendly and most importantly the food was really excellent. The fact that the prices were very reasonable too makes this a real contender for the overall best... More 

Thank DavidMurphy
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered the menu for 120 dirham. The food was very well made. Fresh and tasty. The restaurant is a pleasant place to be. Fine music and we did not have to wait. Fatima who served us was very friendly. You know what...we come back again tomorrow, to try the tagine.....

Thank Jan M
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The place has a nice feel although there are a lot of tables crammed in making it feel a bit cramped. It was also quite busy and so at times quite noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were served efficiently and quickly; perhaps rather too quickly, leaving us with the feeling of being rushed so they could... More 

Thank Reife
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Friendly welcome at the end of a short alley... very tasty food from a short menu choice and served by a delightful lady. Well executed Moroccan cuisine. Had a delicious monkfish tagine ( even though I ordered lamb - would have been nice to have been charged for what I ordered rather than what was served ). Do note that... More 

Thank Right-handman
Essaouira, Morocco
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

La Cle de Voute keeps on being incredible...The ambience,the tranquility,this tucked away gem boasts the best home style cuisine in Essaouira for the best value..Lili, the ever creative and energetic chef, surprises us with each visit. Without comparison there is no better steak in town with frite sides as well as grilled vegetables..orher offerings include, fresh fish of the day,boneless... More 

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-836496
Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?