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La Table by Madada

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7 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-72106
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08:30 - 23:00
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed this very nice restaurant. Excellent prepared food from amuse bouche till dessert. Menu more French cuisine then Moroccan. Very good service from all personal. All employees show the excellent hospitality this area is known for. Restaurant is becoming victim of its own success, as you need to reserve well in advance, certainly during the holiday season.... More 

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Thank Kazanneman
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

We are very pleased to read your nice review and this is a great reward for the team work. Regards gourmands More 

Glasgow
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is attractive but somewhat pretentious. The food did not match the space and is overpriced.

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Thank graemecarpenter
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

What is the definition of obsequious..? Too elegant? Overpriced for who? For what? We did not get the chance to talk with you on place, it's a pity sir! Why not describe that perhaps the place was not simply suitable ? Regards gourmand More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Very beautiful and the food was great! Very friendly staff and the service was so smooth, is not cheap but well worth the pricetag for quality and athmosphere (not super pricey neither) - Would def. eat here again!

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Thank Leticia T
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

And thank you for your beautiful review too..it is always nice to share experiences and yours was great! Regards gourmands More 

Mamaroneck, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We ate at a few fine dining restaurants in Morocco, and enjoyed them all, by La Table by Madada was the best. Although the place was full the night we were there, the tables are generously spaced, and conversation was easy. Of the many enticing dishes on the menu we selected spider crab--which the waiter told us the restaurant had... More 

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Thank John L
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear John, we are very gratefull to read your review and happy to know that we are in the top 5 of your best restaurants in Morocco! Regards gourmands More 

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

This is a fantastic restaurant. Beautiful inside, lively atmosphere and very refined cuisine. It isn't cheap but it is worth the extra. You won't be disappointed

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Thank Salim G
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

We share your review with the chef and are very happy to read that you enjoyed your diner at la Table Madada. Regards gourmands More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A beuatiful restaurant, plenty of local flavour, where we had two excellent dishes - a lamb tagine with dry fruits and a fish tagine with vegetables, both very good and tasteful.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We booked a table in advance and ate here on our first evening. The food, drinks and service were very good. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As others have said, it is not the cheapest place but it is a quality establishment

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Hamburg
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have been there twice in 3 days because the Location is simply fantastic, the Service is great and the food delicious. It is not really a bargain but related to the quality and setting the value for money is absolutely good. Would for sure go there again.

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Thank PrinzessinKnopf
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Great review and thank you very much to post a delicious review! Regards gourmands More 

Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent place, excellent food. High end and not really authentic moroccan but french cuisine, but style, quality and service are some of the best we experienced in Essaouira. No bargin though, but value for money.

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Somerset
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156 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A stunning looking restaurant, a great looking menu, lovely staff, what could go wrong. What can go wrong is they can charge 160dh for the most over cooked prawns on a bed of utterly bland "saffron" rice. A truly pathetic dish. My weak cerviche starter was served with a savoury sorbet that the waiter had two attempts at identifying them... More 

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Thank MathewWatson
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear sir, The review just before yours in Italian took the same dish as the same price and found them delicious.. Crackers are not easy to find in Morocco and very unusual to found in nice restaurant! The bread was french & fresh from the bakery and sorbet was orange flower flavor which makes usually our clients to regale. Regarding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Seafood, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-72106
Description
Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table Madada' is a former warehouse where the Jewish traders, "the 'kings traders", stored carob. This fruit of the carob tree, a tree in the legume family which grows in the region of Essaouira, was then exported via the port towards Europe. The seeds of the carob have a strangely regular weight, which gave the name to the unit of measure 'carat'. Its seeds but also the sap of carob tree, is nowadays used in the form of a stabilizer found in sweets and ice cream. Originally a sub-Saharan slave at the service of privileged families, the dada in time became a cook, nanny and confidante. Loved and feared at the same time, she represented the guard of the home and passed on her traditional cuisine. Some of these dadas became famous for having a particular dish.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?