From charming cafes to elegant Moroccan fare, Travel Exploration guarantees the best experience when choosing from our list of restaurants. The places recommended by Travel Exploration’s Director, Alecia J. Cohen has been frequented by her and thousands of our guests. Travel Exploration’s list of the Best Restaurants in Essaouira offers cuisine in varied price ranges indicated by the $ sign from reasonably priced to expensive.
BEST RESTAURANTS ESSAOUIRA
Elizer, pronounced Elixer is one of Essaourias best restaurants. This 60′s retro style restaurant has a reputation that keeps on moving. With its stylistic modern- Moroccan cuisine and décor, Elixer is sure to leave you with a most memorable dining experience during your stay in Essaouira. The menu consists of everything from a camel tagine to home-made pasta via organic kitchen and the catch of the day. Elizer has a fireplace perfect for winter and a roof terrace for summer. The setting, without denying its Moroccan roots, will carry you to a rare homage to the futuristic designs of the sixties and seventies. Each piece of furniture or decoration has been amorously acquired by Elizir’s owner.
The Mediterranean cooking you will savour, an assortment of Italian, Moroccan and Spanish influences, served in the cozy atmosphere.
Price Range: $$$$
A great place for a pre or post dinner drink and to dine with views near to the sea. It caters to an International audience and has a full bar. Taros offers simple yet very tasteful dishes in a nice ambiance. The library of books on art, the small boutique and quality of music make having a meal here one of the perfect experiences for Essaouira.
Address: Place Moulay Hassan
Phone: 212-524 47 64 07
Price Range: $$$$
Le Sirocco is a well-established Franco-Moroccan restaurant in Essaouira. It is a reliable favorite of returning tourists and local expats alike. Prices are a bit higher than most other restaurants in town, but well worth it. The owners are French and the food is simply delicious. Le Sirocco offers the standard Moroccan fare in addition to specialties such as dark chocolate molten cake and excellent fish dishes.
Address: Rue Ibn Roch
Price Range: $$
Chez Sam offers stunning views of the sea and is just a ten minute walk towards the end of the seaport in Essaouira. This restaurant offers excellent seafood for the value. They are one of the more reasonably prices seafood restaurants in this seaside artist colony. The staff is very friendly and they offer wine to compliment the variety of kinds of seafood served. Chez Sam has both an upstairs area to dine which enables guests to enjoy the views of the sea.
Address: Au fond du port
Price Range: $$$