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Restaurant Chez Sam

French, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Au fond du port, Essaouira, Morocco
212(0)44 47 65 13
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great location

You get great food at Chez Sam. The prices are higher than the ones at the fish stalls but tge food us much, much better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Huemmling
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Always going to have a meal here when I visit Essaouria. Great views, great atmosphere, great fish choices and as fresh as you can get!

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Huemmling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You get great food at Chez Sam. The prices are higher than the ones at the fish stalls but tge food us much, much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I came here with my family and it was kind of busy so we thought it would take a while to get our food. The waiter told us it won't take to long and he was telling the truth. I'm not a big fan of sea food so I got the chicken and it was delicious. The rest of my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were suggested to go to this restaurant for dinner, because of its good fish. We went there, the place was quite empty and we immediately understood why. I took a grilled Dorada, which was dry and not too tasty. I still have to digest it. My mum got the mixed fried plate, and she was not really happy with... More 

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Rotselaar, Belgium
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place looks a bit tired, and the smell is not pleasant, but the fish is fresh. The view is very nice.

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Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Best fish in Essaouira, fresh as fish can be as the nice and clean restaurant is locate right in the heart of a very characteristic fishing harbour. Amazing anchovies and sea salads, ask for grilles fish. They serve local wine, do not miss on the Val d'Argan if on the list, a great Moroccan wine produced by French winemakers just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very good restaurant in the port. Great to be able to eat and watch the fishing boats leaving the harbour. Sam still hangs out in the place. Obviously the sea food is fantastic.

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Torino, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is "key west" stile with pictures and photos all around and with very confortable lounges; the food is very good and the prices acceptable (in the mid range).

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

When you walk in you see what the fish selection is and when you sit down you see the port in action : it's picturesque, to say the least The cooking is correct and the prices reasonable Like everywhere in this town, the printed menu is indicative : the selection depends on what they have caught It helps if you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The restaurant is located right in the port. Once you have walked through the smelly part of the port and gotten in the restaurant things get better. The food was excellent and the wine good for about 25 euros/ person

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Au fond du port, Essaouira, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 212(0)44 47 65 13

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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