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“Good restaurant with French influence”
Review of Le Chrysalis

Le Chrysalis
Ranked #193 of 270 Restaurants in Essaouira
Price range: US$12 - US$57
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Essaouira has a new place to be, the Chrysalis, restaurant, cocktail bar and tapas bar, sports coverage on big screens and live rock and pop rock music scene every night. The ideal location of Chrysalis and ambitious programming make this place a new obligatory passage in Essaouira. At Bab Sbaâ, along Medina, facing the beach and adjacent parking, everything is perfect for your evenings take place at Chrysalis. Menu refined international, staff speaking English, French, Arabic and Berber, the quality of events, music and sports programming offered create a festive atmosphere full of charm, multicultural, like Essaouira.
Reviewed 10 January 2012

This is a fairly recent arrival on the Essaouira resto scene and from its appearance and location (in the party area ouside the old medina) we had expected it to be another tourist trap. Certainly theres nothing Moroccan about it... the interior could be London or Barcelona or Dublin. But actually the food was pretty good (a tasty soup with fresh baked bread, a tender piece of beef, some well prepared vegs, and a delicious desert). It was quiet when we were there for lunch but the dining area is organized around a stage with elaborate light and sound equipment so it is probably very lively at night when the music gets going. Full bar, with rather expensive cocktails for Morocco.

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Reviewed 1 June 2011

On a day trip from Agadir our guide took us to this place for lunch. We had fantastic fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices off the day specials menu. Staff were friendly and courteous with a very relaxed style. Not for fast foodies or people in a hurry, just right for a leisurely lunch. Only downside was no draught beer but bottled was available. Toilets were clean but men and women share the same area But there are WCs - not much different from other places in Morocco apart from hotels. Well worth a visit if you are in the city.

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Thank shuggie12
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

We were in Essaouira for the day and came across this little restaurant near the wall and stopped for lunch. I had been unwell the previous evening and knew exactly what I wanted to eat to help. It was not on the menu but when I explained to the lady on the door she went to the chef and asked if it was possible, and it was. It was beautifully cooked and well presented. My husband had a fish dish also and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were attentive and helpful and I could have no complaint about the service or food.

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Thank suzisad
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

Hello fellow travelers!!! Been travelling around Morrocco for the past 2 weeks and totally fell in love with Essaouïra!! The only thing missing to make it perfect was a place where i could relax, enjoy good food and a good atmosphere.... Then i came across Le Chrysalis... What a place! Friendly staff, amazing food, not pricey and great place to unwind after a long day out. Will definatly be recommending it to my friends, and will also most definatly come back!!! Make sure you stop there on your visit!! Loved it!!xxx

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Thank gaelle1986
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

We are on holidays has essaouira and we found this restaurant yesterday evening which was recommended to us by our hotel and I recommend you the cooking and the atmosphere of this restaurant..
We liked and we shall leave before our depart there..
One thank you has quite the staff..

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Thank mikellange
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