Essouira Restaurants

Essouira RestaurantsPort-side fish stalls

The best meal in Essaouira is seafood fresh off the boat, grilled and eaten at a group of stalls on the port side of Place Moulay Hassan. Map N2 • Place Moulay Hassan • 0524 78 40 33 •

Chalet de la Plage

An Essaouiran institution, this beachside restaurant has a wonderful sea-facing open terrace. Wine and beer are served. d Map N2 • 1 ave M’hamed V • 0524 47 59 72 •

Chez Sam

This boat-shaped shack sits at the harbour’s end. It’s great for watching the boats come into the harbour to deliver the catch – part of which will end up as your meal. Map N2 • Port de Pêche • 0524 47 62 38 •

Taros

A much loved café, bar and cultural venue, it has a first-floor salon for tea, and a “cocktail terrace” upstairs with ocean views. Map N2 • Place Moulay Hassan • 024 47 64 07 •

Ferdaous

cuisine. Prices are cheap and the place is hugely popular – so book in advance. Map P2 • 27 rue Abdessalam Lebad • 0524 47 36 55 •

Les Alizés Mogador

This restaurant beside the ramparts serves hearty portions of Moroccan food. Map N1 • 26 rue de la Skala • 0524 47 68 19 •

Silvestro

This unpretentious Italian restaurant has a short list of Italian wines. Map N1 • 70 rue Laâlouj • 024 47 35 55 •

Chez Driss

Dating back to 1925, this pâtisserie serves cakes in a courtyard. Map N2 • 10 rue El Hajali • 0524 47 57 93 •

Côté Plage

Part of the Sofitel complex, this beachfront café serves tapas and barbecues. Map Q3 • Blvd M’hamed V • 0524 47 90 00 •

Restaurant El Minzah

A popular place, Gnawa musicians perform here on Saturday nights. Map N2 • 3 ave Okba Ibnou Nafia • 024 47 53 08 •

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