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“Orient and others”

d'Orient et d'Ailleurs
Ranked #5 of 301 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$23
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: You're welcome ! A couscous, a tajine, a pastilla or briouates ? Or maybe you are looking for vegeterian dishes ? It's here ! You ll spend a evening in a intimate setting whose walls are adorned with beautifull pictures from Essaouira and Cuba. Menu vegetarian at 90 and fish at 130 dhs. Closed on tuesday, open from 19.00. Lawrence Quammu will gladly share a moment with you to share his passion : Photography
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We tried to eat here on our first trip to Essaouira but it was always shut when we tried. We made sure to check out opening times on this visit and we are glad that we persevered.

This is a little gem down one of the side streets at the top end of the Medina which serves traditional Moroccan dishes and European twists. Inside it's atmospheric without being overtly Moroccan and it's very intimate with soft lighting. And although it is technically dry, you can get alcohol which comes with an empty can of Coke.

Service was excellent; professional and very friendly, although the heavy hints to review this restaurant weren't really necessary.

We started with avocado salad, which was good although the dressing could have been a bit punchier, but that's a personal taste; my dressings tend to be on the acidic side of the spectrum.

It was our last night so we both went for the lamb tagine which was very tasty with a great depth of flavour, but I found it too salty, hence the four not five star review, but I still think that this is very good cooking even if the chef should hold back on the sodium.

I wimped out of pudding, but from the mouthful I was allowed, this is a very good warm chocolate brownie to be savoured.

Definitely a restaurant to try. Moroccan with European twists and very intimate and friendly. When we come back to Essaouira we'll eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank iansX8194HP
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Such a gem of a restaurant! This was a recommendation from the owner of our riad and it was spot on. The service was warm and friendly, lovely ambiance, and the food was wonderful. We were unfortunately too full to have dessert either night but our amuse bouche, entree, and mains were all perfection. Very highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank hsanger
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We chanced upon this restaurant the first time we visited Essaouira, and went back during our most recent trip just to make sure that the first time wasn't a fluke. Liliana and Lawrence operate a warm and intimate place with great food that is excellent value for money. They're very attentive to their guests, and the place is thoughtfully decorated. Music is awesome. Best food we've had in Essaouira!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Daniel J
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The strong point of this place was the excellent service provided. Regarding food quality and quantity, this is as expected for this range of price.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank marcam06
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

My boyfriend and I found lovely restaurants in Essaouira but this was my favorite. The food was delicious, and the ambiance was beautiful. Nice photos and decor, warm colors and candlelight, and friendly helpful staff. The avocado salad was extremely refreshing after eating mostly street food for days before, and we were able to have wine with dinner. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank LittleBird_12
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