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La Petite Perle d'Essaouira

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Entre la Place de l'Horloge et La Casbah, Essaouira, Morocco
024 47 50 5
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Troy, Michigan
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407 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a very typical Moroccan restaurant and s good place to try your first tajine. I thought everything was very well prepared and they bring you a small set of complementary appetizers to start. The dining room is set up very much like a traditional Arab diwan.

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place could be so much better if they only seasoned their food a little more. We were in the middle of a very nice meal -great traditional atmosphere, attentive service, delicious olives and bread starter, good harira soup...then came my vegetarian couscous. I am sorry to say it was the worst I ever had. The vegetables were overcooked, the... More 

Thank R S
Sutton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant when browsing the sellers in Essaouira. It's a bit off the beaten track not on a main Street but it's a lovely traditional Morroccan style place with low tables and cushioned seats . Great food and friendly service and very reasonably priced too. Highly recommended!

Thank WanderingNewbs29
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Relaxed authentic atmosphere. The menu is good value. You sit down on cushion, not hyper confortable if you are tall, you don't really know to put your knees, but it's all about authenticity :) Throughout the meal, a cat can come around your table. The mama is cooking nearly in the room, it looks like a family business

Thank Felicie
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I discovered this restaurant wandering through the Medina - it should, without a doubt, be rated as one of the best in the area. The food is incredible. It is authentic and fresh. The service, provided by Drisse, was exemplary. The atmosphere is great - welcoming for family groups and a peaceful place to spend an evening reading! I returned... More 

Thank SarahGMelbourne
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food it self was not orrible but the problem is that the fish was not fresh and most important all the dishes are cooked in the miscrowave.. so cheap but the quality is really low..

Thank Marisol A
New York
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The best value local food dinner we had in Essaouira! It takes a bit of time to get your food BUT they have free WIFI.

Thank cletessier
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

A sober but slow restaurant. Service is ok, but not fast. We waited more than 45 minutes for our meal. The setting is nice and the quality of food ok. The location is very good and close to Nice plaza.

Thank michieleelke
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

If you are looking for decent place to eat for reasonable rate then this is the place to visit in Essaouria, try out the HOW Spaghetti from the menu for ( my two boys loved it ) for me it was fish tagine all the way, very helpful accommodating restaurant stuff, well recommend.

1 Thank Zia_Islam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Authentic and delicious Moroccan food, very reasonable and lovely decor. Service was good, would definitely recommend it.

Thank Amy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Entre la Place de l'Horloge et La Casbah, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 024 47 50 5

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?