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Complexe Bin Al Aswar | Porte Bab SBAA, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-72663
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner and some drinks. The food was bland and pretty awful. There was no atmosphere at this time and I was alarmed to see the metal detector that had been erected at the door on our way out...presumably to ensure safety during the unsavoury late night hours here. I'm pleased we made a sharp exit!

Thank GoodVibesSunshine
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I visited Le Chrysalis 3 times during my stay in Essaouira and all 3 experiences exceeded my expectations. My first visit was in the evening, around 11pm, for a glass of wine after having just spent 3 hours on the bus. The atmosphere was nice, it was starting to fill with people and the staff were very friendly. I had... More 

Thank ladywhitham
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

drugs dealers, full of prostitutes, bad service cheating on price, violence... not nice for couples will get abuse, of course not for the family, i will never go back thats for sure

2 Thank Hamza a
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Insufficient security, my girlfriend was molested here. The men and women toilet is in the same room!!!!!!!! Terrible place

2 Thank RawIce1980
Essaouira, Morocco
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

This is a fairly recent arrival on the Essaouira resto scene and from its appearance and location (in the party area ouside the old medina) we had expected it to be another tourist trap. Certainly theres nothing Moroccan about it... the interior could be London or Barcelona or Dublin. But actually the food was pretty good (a tasty soup with... More 

2 Thank jasminebaraka
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

On a day trip from Agadir our guide took us to this place for lunch. We had fantastic fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices off the day specials menu. Staff were friendly and courteous with a very relaxed style. Not for fast foodies or people in a hurry, just right for a leisurely lunch. Only downside was no draught... More 

Thank shuggie12
Carluke, Scotland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2011

We were in Essaouira for the day and came across this little restaurant near the wall and stopped for lunch. I had been unwell the previous evening and knew exactly what I wanted to eat to help. It was not on the menu but when I explained to the lady on the door she went to the chef and asked... More 

Thank suzisad
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2011

Hello fellow travelers!!! Been travelling around Morrocco for the past 2 weeks and totally fell in love with Essaouïra!! The only thing missing to make it perfect was a place where i could relax, enjoy good food and a good atmosphere.... Then i came across Le Chrysalis... What a place! Friendly staff, amazing food, not pricey and great place to... More 

Thank gaelle1986
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2011

We are on holidays has essaouira and we found this restaurant yesterday evening which was recommended to us by our hotel and I recommend you the cooking and the atmosphere of this restaurant.. We liked and we shall leave before our depart there.. One thank you has quite the staff..

Thank mikellange
Banbury, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

This newish restaurant set in gardens alongside Medina walls is a good newcomer to town. The terrace is nice to have lunch & inside looks good for dinner. Service was good. Choice of food was very good with meals that can't be had elsewhere in Essaouira. Black pudding always welcome! Charcuterie excellent, salmon dishes plus duck. Bit pricy but a... More 

Thank Stuartessaouira

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Moroccan, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Complexe Bin Al Aswar | Porte Bab SBAA, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-72663
Essaouira has a new place to be, the Chrysalis, restaurant, cocktail bar and tapas bar, sports coverage on big screens and live rock and pop rock music scene every night.
The ideal location of Chrysalis and ambitious programming make this place a new obligatory passage in Essaouira. At Bab Sbaâ, along Medina, facing the beach and adjacent parking, everything is perfect for your evenings take place at Chrysalis.
Menu refined international, staff speaking English, French, Arabic and Berber, the quality of events, music and sports programming offered create a festive atmosphere full of charm, multicultural, like Essaouira.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?