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“A little gem!” 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 #30 of 194 Restaurants in Essaouira
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Brigg, United Kingdom
1 review
“A little gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My third visit to this family-run restaurant specialising in quality Moroccan food. Helpful and friendly service from the charming host; with wine, live music some nights, and a nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you're in Essaouira.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great home-cooked authentic Moroccan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I found Ramsess on Trip Advisor when we were looking for somewhere nice to have dinner. One of the problems is alway trying to find those restaurants that do genuinely good food and aren't just there to make money out of tourists. This restaurant is a bit off the beaten track but DEFIANTLY worth trying to find it as its a gem!!

The atmosphere is very nice inside, all decked out with local paintings and artefacts it made for a very pleasant atmosphere

The best way to describe the food is authentic home-cooking which is quite rare to find. The moroccan salad starter was AMAZING - defiantly worth getting as you get a tapas style plate with 4 delicious options. We then had Kefta and egg tagine and couccous royal for main - both of which were lovely.

No music the night we were there but I would encourage everyone to try and find Ramsess!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It most fine quality food ever in Essaouira!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

When I looking for good restaurant for dinner in evening and when I walk past by and I saw the info on board outside restaurant and have look inside of restaurant and it sound look good. The staff is very helpful telling me about foods. So I went in for dinner and it have free live music. I had three course meal it most fine quality food ever I had before in Essaouira. It was great night time. I felt no problem in next day in morning and I went back again for other dinner!!

Do not miss this restaurant when you go in Essaouira! Also please don't turn up for eat in last mins because restaurant can very busy and some of table might have booked and you might not able get table on time. So you need book a table in ahead for evening!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Do not miss Ramsess for Wonderful delicious fresh food, Friendly family, and Fabulous live music and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Do not leave Essaouira without visiting this little gem of a Resturant "Ramsess" ; A really friendly,family-run Resturant with fabulous,fresh,home cooked food,and interesting menu. (Lamb tagine a must to try) If you have room after one of Zineb and her Mums very tasty, flavoursome main courses,sample one of the delicious fragrant crepes. (My favourate was orange blosson, - really yum!)
The highlight of our evenings, (we visited a few times during our stay) was the music and great energy of three very talented, young musicians RACHID - YOUSSEF -YASSINE who entertained us every night playing traditional Gnaoua music; An experience not to be missed!
Thank you Rachid (what a fabulous voice) Youssef and Yassine - we will definitely be returning to hear your beautiful music, and be uplifted by your endless energy ;Your tunes are still buzzing in our ears!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“we loved it and it was the best night we spent in morocco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

we bought something in the street, asked for a local, not touristic, moroccan restaurant and where showed the "ramsess".
you will find it in the midle of the medina and zineb is a wonderful host! she and the band, who are her friends and played that night, made it an unforgetable night in essaouira! we can definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes traditional food and something very special! we danced, talked and had a very enjoyable night out! we want to come back!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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