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All 199 Essaouira Restaurants

Restaurant Chez Sam

Au fond du port, Essaouira, Morocco
212(0)44 47 65 13
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Ranked #105 of 199 Restaurants in Essaouira
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We followed the advice of others and visited here for lunch during the week. Plenty of free space at lunchtime and no need to book if you turn up at 1pm. Good view of the harbour and great to watch the fishermen at work whilst eating. Nice bottle of chilled wine and exceedingly fresh fish, cooked very simply and exactly... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We returned here after two years and found the place just as good. Simple uncomplicated food and the reassurance that not everything on the menu is available as it depends on what fish have actually been caught. Let the waiters help with recommendations and make sure you have plenty of time to spend gazing out at the fishing boats as... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We returned here after five years and were delighted to find that Sam's has maintained its authentic ambience. It is ideally located: you can sit on a terrace by the edge of the ocean, sip a pre-prandial cocktail to refresh yourself after a short walk through the port where your lunch will in all probability have been landed earlier in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I would like to rate this restaurant with a higher accolade because it offers fresh fish, served straight from the ocean, and has always delivered in the past, however, on this occasion it failed to thrill. My shrimp starter was over chilled and under flavoured and my swordfish special was a little earthy and strong. The fish tagines were a... More 

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Curzon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We asked around with locals and they were right! Fantastic fish meal overlooking the harbour. Gentle jazz and a romantic ambiance. Book a table for 8pm and watch the fishing boats returning to the port. Definitely will return. Don't be put off by the dark harbour, it felt very safe and anyway the police station is at the end! If... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It looks a bit beaten up form the outside but actually not that bad from the inside, and it has nice views over the old-fashioned fishing port. You've got to go right to the end of the port to (rather unexpectedly) find Chez Sam perched at the end of the path. The Red Mullet à la plancha I had there... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We simply loved this restaurant. Querky, great views, outstanding food and a very friendly waiter with a good sense of humour. Good value and some really good music (bit of jazz and similar) creates a nicve ambience. Very romantic posiiton on the edge of the port. you can sit and watch the boats getting ready to sail - a hive... More 

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Ljubljana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have to cross the "fish graveyard" to get there, menus are in French only and also the waiters. Overall, food is nice but too expensive for what it offers. Would recommend elizir instead.

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novara
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

At the end of the port there is the possibility of having good food looking at the port. Very good ratio price/quality. Try the Marrochine salad chaud: we loved it!

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Heemstede
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Guided by positive reviews we went to Chez Sam, staff was friendly but food was not as expected. Choice was limited; they give a menu but then tell you what there actually is, not much. Then opted for mixed seafood going by the reputation, but this proofed to be a mistake: more a fried pile of left overs....

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

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