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Sam's Restaurant

) #61 of 233 Restaurants in Essaouira €€ - €€€ Moroccan, Seafood, Soups
Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 661-097971
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“red snapper” (3 reviews)
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Moroccan, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty ! Nice and warm welcome ! Unless they left the port the chef is always doing good 😊 Stuffed sardines 💪 and turbot grilled 😎 efficient recipe

Thank Dan92500
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is big but airy with a good fish menu and serves local wines too. The service is brisk and efficient and the food is well presented and obviously cooked in a sophisticated kitchen but the prices are reasonable for the quality. The fish...More

Thank Peterwilliamhumphrey
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked - with very large portions! The service and ambiance were excellent! Good value for money.

Thank Martin1955701
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. Located right outside the souk and an easy walk from the Essouira Medina Hotel.

Thank MaliRoedding
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Relaxed and friendly service with great food. Good for supper. Well worth finding - just outside the medina.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great seafood and immaculate service. This restaurant is now in the Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar just outside the Medina walls whilst many guide books etc say it is at the end of the harbour.

Thank SannaLeeds
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a little shambolic, and the staff weren't overly friendly, but the food was great, the location was great, the heritage value priceless. I was looking forward to introducing my partner to Chez Sam, and we made a beeline to the harbour as soon...More

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It appears to be reopening soon near Hotel Des Iles in Centre Commercial Bin Alaswars. Building work is progressing and it looks as though it should finish soon.

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just to inform everybody, this iconic restaurant is no more. Nobody seems to know is it will be rebuilt somewhere else, but as part of the ongoing building work going on in Essaouira it has been demolished. A great shame.

Thank Rosemary03
Reviewed 11 May 2016

was cheap and great seafood selection, twillight time is best for attending, you can get good vine there - this doesn't happen often to you in this town

Thank Kateryna B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 661-097971
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