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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
good food

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Judith R
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Rotselaar, Belgium
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  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were given a recommendation to eat at Chez Sam as there are so many “fresh” fish places to choose from. If you want a waterside/window view, call ahead for reservation. We were seated quickly and had a table with nice view of the harbor. The restaurant has a nice feel, is a bit out of the beaten path (at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a pleasant Paella, but it wasn't anything particularly exceptional. I'd have preferred more fresh fish and prawns in it. You pay for the venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We first went to Chez Sam over 25 years ago when we were first dating, then 15 years ago we took our kids and this last week we visited again and had a fabulous fresh fish meal - the staff are still wonderfully friendly and Nordene is great! He does not run a tight ship!!! but the welcome is relaxed... More 

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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: French, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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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