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La Cantina - CLOSED

66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-74515
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (85 reviews)
“tagine” (22 reviews)
“juice” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went here 3 times during our stay in Essaouira - friendly service and probably the best food we had whilst on holiday - tagine, pastilla, omelettes, juices - all really tasty and good portions. Eaten out in Morocco many times in many different places and...More

Thank julielomax987
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Been past every day this week (11-17 Oct) and it's never once been open. Had been looking forward to the best burgers in north Africa since we saw the sign (as we were leaving) in April, but it seems we've missed them.

2  Thank HopscotchJunkie
Janice D, Owner at La Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Yes, so sorry, but La Cantina is now closed and will not re-open. But watch the space as something very exciting will soon replace us. Kind regards.

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went There when it was not Open Yet though the doors were Open. Declan told us That they Would Open in 2 hours and when we apparently looked pretty sad he told us he would feed us if we wanted. So in his free...More

Thank Frizzanteaqua
Reviewed 21 August 2016

First, the restaurant owner/manager was super nice and welcoming. We enjoyed chatting with him. However, the food wasn't really Mexican at all. And it wasn't fantastic. The veggie burger could have been a lot better if perhaps it was cooked little longer, as it all...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out la Cantina for the novelty of being able to procure English tea cakes from the lovely Irish proprietor in the middle of the medina- we opted for the veggie burgers and were treated to huge and delicious home made veggie burgers and...More

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The guys running this place seem 100% in to it. As a result I felt like they really wanted me to enjoy it. Left feeling full and healthier than I have all trip. Stumble across it!

Thank sarah t
Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you fancy a change from tagines, cous cous etc you should try la Cantina. It's a bit off the beaten track but well worth finding. The four of us had cheese burgers, Mexican omlette, and chilli concarne, all excellent. Price 60-70 dirhams. Complimentary starter...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with beautiful staff. One of us are Vegan and had no problems finding enough food to flatten me. Great music, good location. Very chilled. Thank you.

1  Thank CarolineJamie76
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Tagine can get a bit much, well you wouldn't eat roast beef every day would you?? Today was such a day and after 3 days of lunch and dinner Moroccan, we just fancied a burger. Not holding out much hope, a search on TA came...More

Thank Ashley J
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Was attracted to this place due to its pleasant location and it's claim to have the best burgers in North Africa, and it didn't disappoint. The owner was very welcoming, offering me sun lotion and a hat as we were sitting outside. After ordering our...More

Thank Simon S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Rue Boutouil, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-74515
  • E-mail
La Cantina Essaouira is an English cafe serving delicious home-cooked English and international food, juices and smoothies. Popular dishes include jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, vegetarian curries and stir-fries and the best burgers in North Africa! For those with a sweet tooth, carrot cake, warm banana bread drizzled with honey and fresh scones with jam and cream are an absolute must.
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