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Restaurant Chez Sam

Au fond du port, Essaouira, Morocco
212(0)44 47 65 13
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Ranked #103 of 193 restaurants in Essaouira
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Opening time said 7.30 , so arrived at that time , to be told by the owner as he turned up that it should be 8pm.. He wasn't go to let us and three other parties in yet but finally invited us in. The food was ok, service was very poor - I know there was the World Cup on... More

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Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It sounds like this is a place where there seems to be some disagreement about whether it is good or not. In my experience the food was pretty good and the view was absolutely unique. Therefore I'd say: 1. Try to get a place outside on the terrace and overlooking the harbour - even if that means eating at an... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The seafood was terrible and tasted like it had been heated up, very bland. The service and ambience was poor. Would not return.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you're looking for fresh seafood that isn't from a market stall, come here. Its located right at the end of the pier, with some good views into the harbour. The fish was extremely fresh. We had the sole (MAD 140) and monkfish (Lotte in French on the menu, 100 MAD). The fish soup as an appetiser was also really... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This restaurant is right on the end of the pier at the marina outside the walls of the city. It is a short walk but wonderful. Firstly go down the other side of the harbour where all the fish is for sale and see some unusual ones amongst the familiar favourites. A bit whiffy but worth a look. Then go... More

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edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Eat here for fresh seafood in huge serving sizes, very tasty and well priced. Attentive staff and wonderful location make this restaurant a real catch!

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I hadn't read any of the reviews before going last week. I guess they took Jeffrey's review seriously, as they were certainly very welcoming at noon and took our order at 12 15. Fabulous fish tagine and mixed seafood fry.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The restaurant, on an old boat has a shabby retro feel to it, which I loved, along with the photos and letters from famous / infamous guests. All the window tables were full when we visited at lunch time and the waiter saw we were disappointed and was quick to move us as soon as one became free. Apart from... More

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Essaouira, Morocco
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a pretty good food experience but the impression could be much better if the service was a bit more friendly and why not a smile from time to time?

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Bournemouth. UK
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

sorry for all you people who write good reviews but have to tell the truth here. Saw this restaurant recommended everywhere, thought great, lovely fresh fish for lunch. Arrived at 12 o'clock to be told not open till 12.30. Ok we thought will go for a walk around the quay and come back later. Got involved in tourist spots and... More

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