What to Eat
ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

LUXURY

Salon Oriental

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The  Salon Oriental restaurant is the heart of the gastronomy at Heure Bleue Palais – an elegant Moroccan lounge with a sophisticated, yet cozy atmosphere welcoming its guests on a culinary stepping stone to the realm of exotic flavors. Ahmed Handour, young Head Chef of the Heure Bleue Palais kitchens, offers a nightly menu which is both authentic and of highest gastronomic standards, serving modern and inventive cuisine that combines to perfection the creativity of classic Moroccan cuisine.

TRENDY

La Table by Madada

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There is certainly a theme to Essaouira’s restaurant – seafood, and plenty of it. La Table by Madada has the best quality fish and seafood around. This is an exceptionally classy restaurant and lounge bar, located at the entrance of the old medina. There’s live music, a great wine selection, and even a cookery workshop. La Table by Madada serves authentic Moroccan dishes. Depending on the season they offer shellfish and many other Atlantic delicacies – a sophisticated experience.

 

BUDGET

The Fish Market

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A must try experience.  Tour the fish market any time during the day to see the fresh catches of endless varieties.  These are grilled in front of you as you sit at a little table admiring the scenery and the hungry seagulls.