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“Good comfort food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Ramsess

Restaurant Ramsess
18 Rue Iben Roched, Essaouira, Morocco
05 24 47 21 39
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Ranked #28 of 196 Restaurants in Essaouira
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Casablanca, Morocco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

By definition Moroccan food is better when homemade.
However, Ramsess is worth visiting, it is not the most creative Moroccan cuisine I tasted, but it's good simple, confort food with fresh local ingredients and spices.
In addition, the service is very good, the owner being very helfpful and makes you feel at home.
Essaouira being a place full of tourists, Ramsess has the advantage to be a geniune restaurant with a very good value for money dishes.
I recommend this quite place to those who want to avoid the crowded hype places designed for tourists.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food, warm hospitality, comfortable room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Shrimp tagine, salmon kabob on couscous, grilled sole with rice, and creme de petites pois (thick pea soup) comprised the nicest and most flavorful meal we've had so far on this 10-day first visit to Morocco (late December 2012).

The food was succulent - perfectly flavored and perfectly cooked, a pleasant contrast to seriously overcooked veggies and flavorings limited to a little sauce in the bottom of the pan we'd come to accept as 'normal'.

As noted by others, the place is family run; that's probably not uncommon here; but the nice thing is that this family seems very anxious to excel in the kitchen as well as in the dining room. The hostess/server/(probably manager) overflowed with the best kind of friendly hospitality. A conversation about the kind of tea needed for the traditional mint tea (gunpowder tea) led to her running off to buy a box for us. And her English is near-perfect, another gift for those of us who didn't pay good enough attention to our high school teacher.

They have wine, by the way - another rarity.

Go and enjoy!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Try the calamari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

So nice we spent both of our 2 nights in essaouira eating here. Excellent dishes and good service. Very relaxed atmosphere

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lima, Peru
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8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Welcoming family run business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We enjoyed very much an evening of lovely food and atmosphere. The family of women running this business make a visit very worthwhile. Well done.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rabat, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Morocco
2 reviews
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“Cozy and Charming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stumbled upon Ramsess late one evening with 5 girlfriends and couldn't have been happier with my experience. The atmosphere is very authentically moroccan- comfortable, cozy and candle-lit. The restaurant is family-run, and the woman serving us (one of the daughters) was an absolute delight. I definitely recommend Ramses for a quaint, traditional, and personable evening out. Great for any sized group. Chicken pastilla was delicious!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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