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Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore in Essaouira, Morocco

Feast on a spread of couscous, and taste a traditional cinnamon-topped meat pie in the port city.


Miyame Resto

Miyame Resto

Grab one of six tables at this cozy spot, tucked away in the medina, and feast on a spread of couscous against a backdrop of multicoloured raglan rugs.

26, rue Jbala, 212-67-359-1148

Loft Café

Retro meets Morocco, with tulip chairs surrounding traditional woven baskets and nightly live music. Try their pastilla, a traditional cinnamon-topped meat pie.

5, rue Hajjali, 212-52-447-6389




On the drive between Essaouira and Taghazout, this tiny town is a hidden surfers’ paradise and the perfect spot to stop for lunch. Check out the fishermen hauling in their catches while dining on freshly grilled dorado at Chez Hassan.

212-52-821-8772 (Chez Hassan)


Madada Mogador

Madada Mogador

Located inside the city’s ramparts, this modern riad’s European-inspired design comes care of its Monegasque owner and feels more like a private villa than a hotel (especially if you book the airy, mezzanined Loft-Suite).

What we loved Starting the day looking out beyond the walls on the rooftop terrace, with a breakfast of fresh-squeezed orange juice, mint tea, flat khobz bread and honey.

5, rue Youssef El Fassi, 212-52-447-5512,



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