Essaouira restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Essaouira

La Table by Madada

Style meets substance at Essaouira's best restaurant, which is housed in an old almond warehouse. The interior is an exhilarating and highly successful meld of traditional Moroccan and modern European, and the menu …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Essaouira


The menu at this tiny eatery near Place Moulay Hassan changes daily according to what's plentiful and good at the souqs, resulting in food that is fresh and full of flavour. Dishes have Mediterranean accents, but re…
Moroccan in Essaouira

Restaurante Les Alizés

This popular place, run by a charming Moroccan couple in a 19th-century house, has delicious Moroccan dishes, particularly the couscous with fish and the tajine of boulettes de sardines (sardine balls). You’ll get a…
Italian in Essaouira

Pasta Baladin

Communal bar-style seating gets you friendly with your fellow diners at this cheery licensed restaurant. The menu is limited to pasta and choices are simple (10 sauces and five pasta types), but it's well cooked and…
Cafe in Essaouira

Pâtisserie La Bienvenue

Head to this small salon de thé (teahouse) to sample some of the best Moroccan pastries and French gateaux in town, accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea. The cornes de gazelle (cookies stuffed with almond paste and…
Moroccan in Essaouira

Restaurant El Minzah

Seating is on an outdoor terrace or inside a vaulted dining room at this long-standing restaurant facing the ramparts. The menu delivers Moroccan and French favourites, and there are good-value three-course (Dh110) …
International in Essaouira

Mega Loft

Retro furniture, delicious food, live music (often gnaoua) and a funky vibe are the hallmarks at this popular restaurant-cafe near the Skala de la Ville. Unusually, it serves some vegetarian and vegan dishes. No alc…
Italian in Essaouira

Vagues Bleus

This tiny hole-in-the-wall eatery painted in blue and white is cheap and cheerful, serving pasta dishes (the gnocchi is recommended) and veggie and meat mains. Everything is fresh and very tasty.
Moroccan in Essaouira

Restaurant La Découverte

A small, friendly French-run restaurant, offering a mix of Franco-Moroccan dishes. The briouates (stuffed pastries) are particularly good, as are the creamy desserts.
Mediterranean in Essaouira

Restaurant Umia

We were in two minds about whether to list this newcomer to Essaouira's restaurant scene. Its small interior is glamorous and staff are professional, but the dishes we've sampled were unsuccessful, with fussy presen…