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La Table by Madada

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7 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-72106
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08:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 08:30 - 23:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! Very beautiful and the food was great! Very friendly staff and the service was so smooth, is not cheap but well worth the pricetag for quality and athmosphere (not super pricey neither) - Would def. eat here again!

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Thank Leticia T
Mamaroneck, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at a few fine dining restaurants in Morocco, and enjoyed them all, by La Table by Madada was the best. Although the place was full the night we were there, the tables are generously spaced, and conversation was easy. Of the many enticing dishes on the menu we selected spider crab--which the waiter told us the restaurant had... More 

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Thank John L
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear John, we are very gratefull to read your review and happy to know that we are in the top 5 of your best restaurants in Morocco! Regards gourmands More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. Beautiful inside, lively atmosphere and very refined cuisine. It isn't cheap but it is worth the extra. You won't be disappointed

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Thank Salim G
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

We share your review with the chef and are very happy to read that you enjoyed your diner at la Table Madada. Regards gourmands More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beuatiful restaurant, plenty of local flavour, where we had two excellent dishes - a lamb tagine with dry fruits and a fish tagine with vegetables, both very good and tasteful.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table in advance and ate here on our first evening. The food, drinks and service were very good. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As others have said, it is not the cheapest place but it is a quality establishment

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Thank juliagreenfield
Hamburg
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there twice in 3 days because the Location is simply fantastic, the Service is great and the food delicious. It is not really a bargain but related to the quality and setting the value for money is absolutely good. Would for sure go there again.

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Thank PrinzessinKnopf
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Great review and thank you very much to post a delicious review! Regards gourmands More 

Hamburg, Germany
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place, excellent food. High end and not really authentic moroccan but french cuisine, but style, quality and service are some of the best we experienced in Essaouira. No bargin though, but value for money.

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154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A stunning looking restaurant, a great looking menu, lovely staff, what could go wrong. What can go wrong is they can charge 160dh for the most over cooked prawns on a bed of utterly bland "saffron" rice. A truly pathetic dish. My weak cerviche starter was served with a savoury sorbet that the waiter had two attempts at identifying them... More 

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Thank MathewWatson
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear sir, The review just before yours in Italian took the same dish as the same price and found them delicious.. Crackers are not easy to find in Morocco and very unusual to found in nice restaurant! The bread was french & fresh from the bakery and sorbet was orange flower flavor which makes usually our clients to regale. Regarding... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ate here last week with 4 friends after doing the cookery course in the school attached to the restaurant. The food was so tasty & we were given complimentary bites to start, I am not sure what they were but they were fab! Could be considered more on fine dining side than other places in Essaouria with the prices a... More 

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Thank saragN8994FI
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

Dear Sara, all Madada team kindly thank you for your review and we are very happy that you found that you paid for what you get! Regards gourmands More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were lucky to experience not only dining in La Table by Madada Mogador but collaborating with all restaurant team. And what we can say is that people more than care about what they do - they live, they enjoy it. Extremely delicious cuisine where each dish is refined, amazingly welcoming service that takes very good care of you, and... More 

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Thank Olesia S
la-Table-Madada, Responsable relations clients at La Table by Madada, responded to this review

More than just a review... Thank you to both of you! yes it is true that we live our passion: nice dishes, great decor, good music, discret and friendly service and we are very touch by heart that you enjoyed the experience! Regards gourmands and hope to see you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Seafood, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-72106
Description
Restored carefully with respect for tradition and heritage, la 'Table Madada' is a former warehouse where the Jewish traders, "the 'kings traders", stored carob. This fruit of the carob tree, a tree in the legume family which grows in the region of Essaouira, was then exported via the port towards Europe. The seeds of the carob have a strangely regular weight, which gave the name to the unit of measure 'carat'. Its seeds but also the sap of carob tree, is nowadays used in the form of a stabilizer found in sweets and ice cream. Originally a sub-Saharan slave at the service of privileged families, the dada in time became a cook, nanny and confidante. Loved and feared at the same time, she represented the guard of the home and passed on her traditional cuisine. Some of these dadas became famous for having a particular dish.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?