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Le Chalet de la Plage

Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-75972
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (39 reviews)
“sole meuniere” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
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French, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant is situated right on the sea front and has sweeping views of the bay. The sea food was of high quality, just out of the water, but not over fussy. Look out for the day's specials. The wine was a tad cheaper than...More

Thank Lordarzal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation, it's essential. We ate on the refurbished terrace, overlooking the beach. Anchovies, salad, Grilled prawns, Seafood gratin and bottle of rosé; a perfect lunch. Service was friendly.

Thank Sherrydarling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High quality sea food makes Le Chalet de La Plage one of the best seafood restaurants in Marroco. Food is fresh and tasty. Waiters are funny and make the whole atmosphere relaxing and pleasant. We have tried many seafood restaurants in Marroco and this is...More

Thank Carla R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was one of those days with heavy rain,so I could not enjoy the beach from the terrace.The kindness of the server,the mixed seafood plate made up for the natural desaster outside..The white wine,a local production,known for its light,Gazelle,was cooled and pleasant,although slightly overpriced, yet,at...More

Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Didnt find this one until three days before we left. We walked past it several times because seen from the beach it looked shabby.that first impression put me off exploring it until the end of our holiday and that was regrettable as it was indeed...More

Thank Cherry T
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

You come here for the great oceanfront location. The food is nice but badic. The service is a bit slow and not so attentive. Beautiful terrace, a good spot for a lunch.

Thank Per S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This restaurant is something of an institution in Essaouira having been owned by the same family for many years and it was recommended to us from several sources. It really is right on the sea and the dining room is wood panelled and adorned with...More

Thank DavidJonathan
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The restaurant was a short walk from our riad and we all were looking forward to fish for dinner. Our server gave excellent advice, we all enjoyed an outstanding fish dinner, and the warm friendliness of the staff.

Thank Marta W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Expensive wine, good but slow service. Very good seafood soup. Attractively served. The advertised filet of sole was eight small skinned breaded and deep fried fish, tiny and unboned. Clean bathrooms.

Thank ColimaGringo
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place was recommended to us by Cyril at the Riad l'Orangeraie in Marrakech, and proved itself well worthwhile. We were seated on the terrace overlooking the beach under an umbrella; despite the pleasant view, it became simply too hot halfway through the meal and...More

Thank jsn_chiaro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-75972
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Buit entriely of wood in 1893 by the Farraud familly, the Chalet de la plage has seen four generation of owners in its century in existence. without ever failing to live up to this reputation for excellence. wether run by the De Soto family, ,by the hoisnards or -as nowadays- the "Jeannots", the welcome has always been as warm, the view of the port and the islands as impressive, and the fish, seafood and shellfish as fresh and delicious on your plate. over the years the decor has naturally enough been embellished with a thousand and one souvenirs, and today's clients come from all over the worls - artists, sport enthisiasts, poets, or simply anonymous lovers seduced by the timeless charm of EssaouiraEn 1965, la famille Jeannot a repris ce restaurant ouvert depuis 1893 et en a fait une veritable institution a Essaouira et au Maroc. Situee en bordure de mer, juste au-dessus de la plage aux mouettes et goelands d'Essaouira, la carte propose une cuisine mediterraneenne typique. Crustaces, oursins, gambas, calamars, langoustes et poissons entiers sont a la fete. Les serveurs prodiguent leurs conseils sous l'oeil attentif de Jeannot, le capitaine du Chalet de la Plage. La salle est "non fumeur", pour votre confort.
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