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Welcome to the restaurant "La Licorne", a great place in Essaouira for a romantic dinner, or between friends, and for all of you who like to enjoy moroccan dishes along with one of the countrie's finest wines.

It is one of the most renowned places in Essaouira to get treated with Moroccan specialties like the Royal couscous, the Berbère or sweet and sour tajines , the shrimp or chicken pastilla, the Moroccan salad in Argan oil dressing.

The fine gourmet that you will also fall for, the seafood dishes like the sweet spice anglerfish, stuffed crab, the bass with it's tagliatelle and zuchini, the dory, and to cater for all tastes, beef fillet with cream for which our regular clients always come back for more...

To enjoy and discover with the same pleasure, Moroccan wines, of excellent value with Saharis, Médaillons, Sirouas, Guérouannes, Mogadors and C.B.Initials...

A great address, rewarded by the "moroccan fork of gastronomy", as well as by the best guides in the profession and which has seen many high profile personalities like Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel, Adiana and Christian Karembeu, Jean-Louis Trintignan and his late daughter, Stéphane Diagana, Franane Birkin, Florence Darel,...

La Licorne, which the name comes from a "caravelle" ship that chased pirates from the island of Mogador in the 17th century, is located in the heart of the Essaouira medina, along the fortress walls that lead to the bronze canons of the Scala, in the cabinetmaker and marquetry craftsmen area.

Registered as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Essaouira Medina is buzzing with life. You will discover the souk, Moroccan spice stalls, natural soaps, natural colour pigments, not forgetting the very famous Gnaoua festival which attracts thoushands of visitors each year in mid-June.

A bathing station ideally located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, 350km South of Casablanca, 170 km West of Marrakech, 160km North of Agadir, and 820km North of Laâyoun, Essaouira and our Restaurant welcome you for an unforgetable stay.

You have the choice :

Either you go for a restful stay with for example thalassotherapy at the Sofitel, relaxing massages, lie by the pool, walk on the beach of fine sand, discovery of the still authentic medina, it's small alleys, spice stalls, Jewellery, marketery, but also it's souk, it's traditional fishing port, it's beautiful riads like "L'heure Bleue Palais", it's many art galleries, argan oil cooperatives and it's festivals (classic music in May, Gnaoua in June, Andalous in September) ;

Or are you more attracted to action and sensations, then you will find what you are looking for, during the wind season, either in windsurf or kitesurf thanks to renowned sail clubs like Fanatic, Mistral and UCPA.

Take a horse back or dromadary hike, quad or buggy in the dunes of Cap Sim and spend a few days nights camped out under the stars in guaranteed exotic surroundings in the middle of the ancient Mogador countryside.

In the village of Diabbat, just next to Essaouira, where Jimmy Hendrix used to come in the 70's, two 18 hole golf courses will satisfy the lovers of this discipline in the next few months.

With such a program, you will soon fall under the spell of the Restaurant "La Licorne" in Essaouira where the pleasures of the table meet those of the eyes...

We offer you as a welcome gift, the plan of the Essaouira medina, downloadable in .PDF format, or viewable online, to fully benefit from the wonders of the medina, and find easily your restaurant La Licorne at Essaouira!



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