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.
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