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23 Place Chrib Atay, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 667-169293
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We got there by mistake, and loved it. Tarik and Latifa prepared fresh vegeterian fried pastillas. The plates were big and the accompanying bread was fresh and soft (a big thing here...). Definitely worth a second visit, if we had one more day here... Highly recommended.

Thank Yigal R
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Nice pastilla for a little price. The restaurant is on a terrace with a lovely view of the square. The owner is very polite. Avoid the toilets which seems to belong to more than one restaurant and smell bad.

Thank Hélène C
Bucharest, Romania
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Very good menu for MAD 35.00 and Tarik welcome us with gentleness. Good pastillas too. We recommend !

1 Thank GuAMfr
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We had dinner at Le Corail on our second attempt to find the vegetarian restaurant in this square. Its hidden away in a corner, but worth looking for. The food is fresh and freshly prepared, juices made to order, and the cozy, welcoming atmosphere was a nice break from the wind outside. Mr. Tarik was attentive but not obtrusive, and... More 

Thank vazisp
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

nice place, right music, good drinks, close to town center (ancient medina), nice people, really proper for an European average customer. pretty good for an evening with friends or a partner.

Thank bravo_brv
Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Super good food! Actually, we discovered his delicious pastilla because he works together with another small vegetarian restaurant on that square and we ordered one the night before. Not only was it to die for, it also looked delicious! We decided to go the pastilla place the night after that and thank god we did! It's a super small restaurant... More 

Thank Karmabelle
Ifrane, Morocco
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2013

This is a great hidden gem in one of the courtyards of the medina. Mr. Tarik makes all the food fresh, and is very accommodating for any dietary needs. It is a great place to come as a vegetarian (I recommend the pastilla - the best vegetarian pastilla I have had in morocco!), and it is especially great if you... More 

Thank Laura C
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Le Corail is a small and quiet family restaurant in the heart of medina. Food is reasonably priced and all prepared with fresh ingredients. Mr. Tarik is extremely polite and clean and he will certainly do his best to feel you comfortable. Definitely a don't miss restaurant if you pass by Essaouira!!

Thank Claudio C
Tokyo, Japan
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125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2012

after staying several days in Essaouira, I wanted to eat something tasty in a non-touristic atmosphere. My Moroccan friend took me to this quiet and cozy corner in the middle of Medina. Moroccan food, such as Tagine, cous cous, pastilla as well as fish are all delicious.Also it is a hygenic place The owner,Tarik is a quiet and trustworthy person.... More 

1 Thank globetrottingloner
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Following recommendation from other Trip Advisor's members, as well as from riad's (we stayed at) staff member, we have had our first meal in Essaouira in this small and lovely family-run restaurant. Mr. Tarik is polite, quiet, non-intrusive host, and will do his best to make you enjoy authentic and very delicious Moroccan food. And so we did. We liked... More 

6 Thank 4LoveWillTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Mediterranean, French, Moroccan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Place Chrib Atay, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 667-169293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?