M Riste Jouhar

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Rue Mohammed ed Diouri, Essaouira, Morocco

Serves meat, vegan options available. A small family run Moroccan restaurant with a separate vegetarian & vegan menu which changes frequently. Serves simple traditional Moroccan food using fresh local ingredients. The three course menu is 80 Dihrams (about 7 euros). Typical vegan dishes include a Moroccan salad of tomato, onion, fresh herbs and green pepper; spiced lentils served on a Moroccan crepe, a tagine of local seasonal stuffed vegetables (including parsnip, pepper, aubergine, tomato and potato) and many more. Also offers traditional in-house-made desserts such as baked apples stuffed with dried fruit and nuts. Wine may be available. Open until 9pm.

Categories: Moroccan, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by milosz13

Best food in Morocco - Edit

For 90dirham you get a three-meal dinner with some different vegetarian options. We took the tride aux lentilles and it was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend it as it was by far the best thing we've eaten here in Morocco. Everything was perfect and we got so full we could barely walk home after. The staff working there were really friendly, though it was a bit of a language barrier since they did not speak english but it worked out well in the end. The place was a bit difficult to find but it's located in an alleyway next to the french language institute.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, cosy place, Worth the money

Cons: A bit tricky to find

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Not your typical Morccan fare - Edit

This restaurant served several unusual Moroccan dishes, not typically offered as a vegetarian version - such as pastilla, beans and lentils with msemen. Most excitingly, the restaurant offers an entire vegetarian menu, including salad and dessert and bread/dips for 80 dhr per person. Of the six entree choices, two were vegan (we strongly recommend the lentil dish!)! Definitely an awesome choice!

Pros: choice!, full vegetarian 3-course menu, friendly staff

Cons: no outdoor seating

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Fun evening - Edit

We really enjoyed eating here, and had a very fun evening (with lots of jokes exchanged between us & the staff). There's a separate vegetarian menu, but there were also a few other things on the menu that were vegan/veggie anyway (such as lovely lentil soup and avocado & tomato salad, and they were also happy to make vegan vegetable tagines too). Basically nothing's explicitly labelled 'vegan' but a lot of it was, so just ask!

The portions were absolutely massive and we'd already been given free bread, olives, courgette & aubergine salad to start... so we were all ridiculously full by the end! It was definitely a nice place to try in the evening, and suited us well (as a party split between meat-eaters and vegans) - as we could all find something we really enjoyed.

Pros: friendly staff, huge portions

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Wrong map! - Edit

We marched the streets up and down and couldn't find the restaurant because it is not where it should be if you consider the map. After we gave up, we passed the restaurant by accident. It is more north-west than shown on the map, west of Rue Laalouj.
The street name is: Rue Mohammed ed Diouri.

In the end, we didn't eat there because they closed at 9pm and the selection was not what we were looking for.

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  Contributions +14

Super! - Edit

Wow, I think we just had the best dinner here in Morocco. M Riste Jouhar offers a great value 3 course vegetarian menu for 80 Dh. This included a fantastic fresh moroccon salad with freh herbs, a choice between 8 mains and a desert. Furthermore you get a basket of fresh bread, an appetiser and mint tea. Both our mains were great. Service was excellent and the restaurant appears very friendly and nicely decorated. Only negatives would be that I'm not quite sure whether you can order the vegetarian dishes seperately (not as part of the menu). Next to this it is not mentioned on the menu which main are vegan, so you have to ask. Waiters are however very helpful and speak English.

Pros: Fantastic taste, and healthy options, Great value for money, Great service

Cons: Vegan options not clearly labelled, serves meat

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