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Le Chalet de la Plage

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Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-75972
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

just had beers on terrace- surly grumpy service. the plexiglass and cement takes away from ambiance but the location was good

Thank Casey G
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel but found it to be nothing more than ok as far as the food and service was concerned. The menu was ok, the staff were ok and the food was ok. The interior feels like you've time travelled back to the 1950's but the views across the beach and bay however made... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without booking, picking this restaurant as we walked along the seafront because of its position and windows overlooking the bay. The person who met us as we walked in was larger than life, incredibly loud and affable and absolutely certain he would be able to give us what we wanted. The restaurant was not busy and so were... More 

Thank Reife
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Search for this as Le Chalet de la Plage because the alternative name, Chez Jeannot, doesn't seem to register. This is a traditional Moroccan restaurant but with a very nautical theme, not surprising as it is right on the north end of the beach. Food is heavily fish based but it was our first night in Morocco for a while... More 

1 Thank Ian S
Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A bit more upscale than the fish stands along the square, Le Chalet has beautiful fish dishes. We recommend the tagines, but the whole fish (accompanied with frites) is also good.

Thank Tenighir
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here so can't comment on the food, but stopped by several times for a few drinks on the terrace overlooking the beach. Service was excellent, drinks were reasonably priced, no complaints at all.

1 Thank HopscotchJunkie
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it had a good assortment of fish. My Moroccan salad was delicious but I ordered the sea bream fish and it was over cooked and therefore dry. My husband ordered seafood augratin and it only had shrimp in it but it was good. He thought it would be a mixture of seafood. We would return... More 

1 Thank MLC056
Banbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This looks unexciting from the outside but inside it is an old beach restaurant where the locals eat. Very good fish and simple food well cooked with charming service.Full of character.

Thank philippa h
Nossegem, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I'm happy about the super delicious food and professional & attentive service. The say you get what you pay for and in this case it's true.

1 Thank Intissar2001
Doha, Qatar
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Its located by the beach nice staff and service The food OMG the seafood is tasty freshyyyyy In this restaurant just like what i guess meeting of painters even inside decor is old and well full of harmony....


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-75972
Buit entriely of wood in 1893 by the Farraud familly, the Chalet de la plage has seen four generation of owners in its century in existence. without ever failing to live up to this reputation for excellence. wether run by the De Soto family, ,by the hoisnards or -as nowadays- the "Jeannots", the welcome has always been as warm, the view of the port and the islands as impressive, and the fish, seafood and shellfish as fresh and delicious on your plate. over the years the decor has naturally enough been embellished with a thousand and one souvenirs, and today's clients come from all over the worls - artists, sport enthisiasts, poets, or simply anonymous lovers seduced by the timeless charm of EssaouiraEn 1965, la famille Jeannot a repris ce restaurant ouvert depuis 1893 et en a fait une veritable institution a Essaouira et au Maroc. Situee en bordure de mer, juste au-dessus de la plage aux mouettes et goelands d'Essaouira, la carte propose une cuisine mediterraneenne typique. Crustaces, oursins, gambas, calamars, langoustes et poissons entiers sont a la fete. Les serveurs prodiguent leurs conseils sous l'oeil attentif de Jeannot, le capitaine du Chalet de la Plage. La salle est "non fumeur", pour votre confort.

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