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Dar Loubane

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24 Rue De Rif, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
024 47 62 96
12:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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674 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This Moroccan restaurant has been here around 20 years and from the meal I ate it deserves to be here for another 20. I liked the fact that half portions are available on many of the dishes.

Thank michael p
Paarl, South Africa
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I wish I had 1001 nights in Essaouira. I would have gone back to Dar Loubane again and again and again. I went quite a few years ago, and recently, when writing an article on Moroccan food, all the memories flooded back. Magical setting.... fountain.... rose petals... court yard... tiles.... if you know something about Maroc decor you will be... More 

Thank IlseZ
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Third time we have eaten here, just had to go back for the fantastic service, the delicious food and the fabulous decor.

Thank bellie26
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We ate a lot of tagines in our time in Morocco, but the absolute best we ate were in Dar Loubane. It's also set in a particularly beautiful courtyard with beautiful plants - it's a perfect combination of great food and wonderful surroundings. I'd definitely recommend the chicken and almond tagine and the argan oil salad.

Thank Andrew D
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122 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I had the best couscous in Morocco in this lovely restaurant. It's inside Medina, close to all the craziness, but you feel totally relaxed there. And with the licence of alcohol, Dar Loubane is the right place to chill out. The prices for food are reasonable though you need to count with more money if you want to have some... More 

Thank Marybee_DD
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

We have been traveling with our adorable and normally adventurous four year old, but wanting to break the spaghetti/pizza cycle it's so easy to fall into when it's available everywhere. This place was perfect. A beautiful spacious anient courtyard where he could roam and chat to all the diners and waiters. It was late and they served his fish and... More 

Thank ClassicalCellist
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Nice ambiance, lovely Moroccan meal with a nice glass of wine. A bit more expensive, about 150 per person for main course plus desert, but worth it.

Thank PaulvL
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Our 40th Wedding Anivesary saw our 4th holiday in Essaouira. Dar Loubaine is a most gracious 16 (17?)00's building run by the more than gracious host couple, who recognised the insignificance of being married for only 40 years (!). Very friendly staff, very excellent food, ambience par excellence. Please go there.

Thank golangreen
Solihull, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a recommendation from our French host. It is a small restaurant run by a family tucked away on a side street just off the main square. We were the first there at 7pm and were made very welcome with happy hour drinks and olives. The waiter spoke excellent English and was very friendly. The French owner... More 

Thank Martin W
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We visited for dinner. There is a wine list which is nice and fairly inexpensive 110dr for a half bottle of wine. We ordered the brochettes 55 dr and the lamb, honey and tomato tagine 110 dr. The flavours were amazing but been warned this is a very sweet dish. Despite that I would not be without tasting it at... More 

Thank HabourMaster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Rue De Rif, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 024 47 62 96

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