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Restaurant Essofra

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rue Taieb Mhiri | Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia
+216 98 281 049
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Minneapolis, MN
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113 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Delighted with this luncheon experience. We always seek authentic local cuisine; Essofra offers the "real deal." Our outstanding Gil Travel guide directed us here and we savored the open, comfortable, unique setting (farm implements!) as well as our friendly and ohso helpful servers. Our group of 8 ordered and shared multiple Tunisian dishes; each was more flavorful than the next.... More 

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Paris, France
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Local cuisine, local decoration, service excellent. A must when in Djerba. The stuffed calamari when in season is a must. The staff are very friendly and accomadating.

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Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

we found this restaurant a bit disappointing although the good reviews from other travellers. the food, we chose the lamb, was ok, but the portions too small and many things were not on the menu. decent but nothing special. we loved the antiques hanging on the walls.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Looks like an old farm house inside. Good music. Lovely starters (harrissa; potato and aubergine; sweet onion and tomato). Plenty of choice of Tunisian dishes. Main portions not too big, which is good because a plate of fruit to finish is huge. Deliciously dark and sweet mint tea. Friendly waiter explained what the dishes contained. Unfortunately, no ice cream available,... More 

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Thank Anthony P
Hammamet, Tunisia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

lovely food yet again thank you. warm welcome from the staff again, food was hot and full of flavor. if visiting you must try the lentils and the djerbian rice.

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Thank mary-frances83
Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This family is family run. It serves dishes typical to the Island of Djerba. You find dishes not available elsewhere, dishes that are normally prepared only at home. Prices are reasonable and servings abundant. I did not find the sitting very comfortable but the food is good and the place decorated with traditional items, it is a mini-museum.

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Thank Souad342
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a very good local couscous in the Djerbian style (fish and special spices). As a started we had a tunisian soup (frik), it was also very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Disappointed by this place - food was okay, service was friendly but I hadn't finished my starter of before my main was brought to the table and the starter was taken away. There were only 3 tables, including mine, with patrons eating so I don't understand the rush at 8pm in the evening. I was looking forward to a relaxed... More 

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Miami, Florida
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Very welcoming owner, he makes you feel at home and is very nice, he will guide you through the choices of dishes, the food is very good, it is like home cooking. The decor is simple and the ambiance is relaxed. Service is fast and prices are very good. They accept credit cards but the day we went the terminal... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Great food. Very welcoming. We didn't order anything from the menu. We just asked if we could have a really big fish (for 4 ) with whatever the chef wanted. And it turned out to be great. I definitely recommend this Restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Soups, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Taieb Mhiri | Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Medenine Governorate  >  Djerba Island
  • Phone Number: +216 98 281 049

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?