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Eating and drinking in Essaouira

Eating and drinking in Essaouira

Essaouira has one of the best eating and drinking scenes in Morocco, arguably better than Casablanca and Marrakech. Here we have rounded up all our useful eating and drinking guides on this website, including the best restaurants in Essaouira, the best bars in Essaouira, and where to party the night away in Essaouria. Or how about making your own Moroccan feast on an Essaouira cooking class?

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15 BEST restaurants in Essaouira (2023 update)

Whether you’re in search of fresh seafood, a traditional tagine, woodfired pizza, an extensive vegan menu, or even a taste of Asia, with the array of restaurants in Essaouira (including those with rooftop views) you are spoilt for choice, more so than elsewhere in Morocco. In fact, eating out in the medina is one…

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The BEST bars in Essaouira: including rooftop bars and beach bars

Whether it’s a rooftop bar, beach bar, the perfect bar for a sundowner or to dance the night away, here are the best bars in Essaouira. First off, we need to state that Essaouira is not a party destination. Morocco as a country isn’t really the place to visit for an alcohol-fuelled stag or hen do, and it’s a far cry…

vegetarian tagine

Essaouira for vegetarians: where to eat

Desperate for a change from vegetarian tagines and veggie pizzas on your Moroccan travels? With the variety of restaurants in Essaouira, you may be wondering if this is the town to diversify your diet. Well you’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to make a beeline for bustling Marrakech for your fix of veggie food. There are just…

friends eating pizza at Taverna Bolognese Da Maurizio

Where to go for the best pizza in Essaouira

Sometimes you just need pizza. Whilst we love a tagine and the superb seafood in Essaouira, Western diets are accustomed to variety, and if you want a change from the local food, you’re brain may be thinking, “pizza”. So where to go for the best pizza in Essaouira? Having spent months at a time in Essaouira with…

beer in Essaouira

Alcohol in Essaouira: everything you need to know

Can you drink alcohol in Essaouira? Where can you buy alcohol in Essaouira? Or is it best to bring alcohol with you into Morocco? Here we answer these questions and more. Being a Muslim country, alcohol isn’t as readily available in Morocco as it is across much of Europe…

Val d'Argan Essaouira

Essaouira wine tasting: a visit to Val d’Argan winery

Surrounded by succulent orange trees and bright bursts of bougainvillea in the December sunshine, I sipped a crisp white wine and was immediately transported to the Mediterranean. Except this isn’t the French Riviera or the rolling hills of Tuscany, but the Moroccan desert…

Nightlife in Essaouira

Nightlife in Essaouira: your guide on where to party

Can you really party in Essaouira? Are there nightclubs in Essaouira? What is Essaouira nightlife really like? Read on as we answer these questions and more. Being a Muslim country, it should come as no surprise that Morocco is not a top party destination. If you are researching…

Essaouira cooking class

Essaouira cooking class: a true insight into a local way of life

Sat around Latifa’s family-home kitchen grating a fourth tomato for our vegetarian couscous, I came to realise that this experience was not just about an Essaouira cooking class, this was four women enjoying each other’s company and learning about our separate families and way of life…


Explore Essaouira ebook

Updated for 2024, the Explore Essaouira ebook is the only travel guide you need for exploring Essaouira. It is jam packed with inspiration on what to do, where to eat, where to stay, and also includes a step-by-step self-guided walking tour (with photos). 

This is a PDF download for use offline and on the go (and ad-free!). Save it to read on the plane to Morocco, download to your phone to follow the self-guided walking tour around the medina, or print it off at home before you leave on your adventures and highlight all the bits you want to remember for your visit.

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