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Cafe Jalil

42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 658-376956
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (11 reviews)
“sardines” (2 reviews)
“mint tea” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
PRICE
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LOCATION
42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best meal that we had during our time in Morocco. The owner was very friendly and helped us out a lot for our trip. Cannot recommend enough!

Thank Fonzy1000
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Everything was very fresh and delicious, and the cook gave us 5-star service, he was always smiling and always very attentive. We ate grilled sardines with spicy sauce and salad, simple food but made to perfection. He also made the best mint tea we have...More

Thank pattycakes23
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you want decent Moroccan food at an unbelievable price come here. There is no need to say any more, you will not be disappointed, if you want to try some good local food, the menu rotates depending on what he has in at the...More

Thank monkeyblaine
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I love Jilali's pralinés! Get your coffee in the new town and tasty chocolate! Or get it for your travel with CTM as a treat for your trip, it is just opposite the bus station! He also prepares chocolate gifts for birtthdays, honeymoon or other...More

Thank PepBetty
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The most authentic restaurant we've eaten in during our 6 day trip to Morocco. We were surrounded by locals, the food was being cooked right in front of us and the owner was super friendly. 1 cheese omelette, 1 (huge) plate of couscous with chicken...More

Thank Ana Lígia A
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Simple grub prepared by a friendly couple. No pretensions but great for a midday meal. Fridays couscous.

Thank Simon445000
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Best food in Essouria. A hidden gem. Super nice chef. A must go to place! Fantastic 👍 Don't miss out on the real tagine!!! I will go back for sure.

Thank martiabrams
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Great Food , delicious Berber Tagine :-) Very friendly & typical traditional atmosphere. really worth to try!!

Thank Melmoa
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Cafe Jalil is a hidden gem in the medina area. It is not luxurious but the food is authentic and very tasty, completely done from scratch. If you want to immerse yourself in the real Morroco, that is THE place. Jalil is very kind and...More

Thank Ran D
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

I found this place whilst asking for directions to a local Hamman. The owner left his restaurant and personally took me there so I wouldn't get lost. I returned there to eat as he'd been so kind. The chicken tagine was delicious, packed with flavour...More

Thank Jane L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Siyaghine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 658-376956
Description
IN THE OLD MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA A TYPICAL AND COLOURED RESTAURANT. YOU CAN EAT TAJINES (WITH FRESH VEGETABLES OR MEAT) AND SOUPS FOR LESS THAN 5 EUROS PER PERSON.YOU CAN ALSO BUY YOUR FOOD OR FISH AT THE SOUK (MARKET) AND BRING IT TO JALIL WHO WILL COOK FOR YOU TAJINE OR FRESH FISH GRILLED (TAKE AWAY POSSIBLE)
BREAKFAST,TAJINES,MINT TEA,SOUPS AT ANY TIME FROM 9AM TO 10PM.
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