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La Cle de Voute

76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5247-84676
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab ravioli” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (19 reviews)
“tagine” (21 reviews)
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French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy and well located restaurant in Essaouira's Medina. Easy to find. The place is small with a intimate and nice environment. Great service and delicious food.

Thank SilviaL1029
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

In the center of a port in the medina in Essaouira, you'll find La Cle de Voute (The key to the vault). I would add 'The key to my heart' . . . The restaurant lures us in with a poster in the street that...More

Thank IngvildSS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. You simply have to eat here if you are in Essaouira! A very high standard of food and service. The owner and restaurant setting are very charismatic! The staff first class! The food...amazing! Huge compliments to the chef! The heart of the success here...More

Thank Chimp01
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best food in Essaouira and in such a lovely restaurant with personal service and beautiful decorations. Do not miss this! My husband had the lamb tagine cooked for 8-10 hours which was fantastic and I had the Monk fish with saffron cream sauce. And...More

Thank Camilla L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner there last night on my own. I was nervous about this as particularly for a woman this can be difficult sometimes in Morocco. But the waiters immediately made me feel at ease, calling my name from time to time to check I...More

2  Thank Christelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten in some of the most awarded restaurants in several continents. You need to know that this was one of the very best. It is small - you need to book; only does 2 services a night. Has very wide...More

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this little gem! Redouane the owner, and Amine the server, are lovely people. I spent a few weeks in Essaouira, and I found myself keeping going back to this hidden restaurant with amazing dishes. I couldn't get enough of their crab ravioli's in saffron...More

Thank Mr_Chisel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot runs two services nightly which means if you want to eat early and in a relaxed way, you should arrive at 7pm or you could be left waiting. The staff go through a thoroughly rehearsed routine when presenting the menus to each table...More

Thank le-dolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to La Clé de Voute on the first of our three night trip to Essaouira and loved it so much that we went back again. The staff were fantastic and managed to get us a seat on the first night although it was...More

Thank Naomi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was incredible, especially the starters! The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and really made our dinner special. We’re only in Essaouira a few nights but we might come back it was that good!

Thank Jo G
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Cliona S
July 20, 2018|
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Response from healthyeater41 | Reviewed this property |
Partner is vegetarian and he really enjoyed the food
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Bruno B | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. very good at a very decent price
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Rue Laaloujj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5247-84676
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Restaurant decorated with gaiety. Home in simplicity and gentillese. Small menu card but regular suggestions.
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