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Restaurant Chez Sam

Au fond du port, Essaouira, Morocco
212(0)44 47 65 13
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Ranked #107 of 196 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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novara
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You can watch the fishing boats come in and there are 40 odd people on the jetty milling around unloading fish. I had John Dory and my partner had Bream and it was stunning

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 restaurant 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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