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Seafood Grill Space

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Port of Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many small seafood stalls in a line just outside the harbour and they all offer the same thing, you just have to decide on one. It is a good idea to ask what you can get for a set price then you will know for exactly what it will cost. The choice of seafood available is great, shrimp,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The best place to eat fish not just in Essaouira but anywhere ... other reviewers complain about the aggressive salesmen but there's a simple way to turn their enthusiasm to your advantage. Pick a price you want to pay - in our case, 20 euros for four people - and ask them how much fish they can give you for... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Before I could choose a stall, I had to pass a lot of aggressive salesmen and if I hadn't been so hungry, I would have walked away! This is NOT a way to invite people! After I ordered, I had to wait for a long time and the chips came when the fish was finished. Sorry, I can NOT recommend... More 

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somerset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We visited in the evening as a group of 6 so were able to choose a selection & share. We negotiated a price before agreeing. Not cheap by Moroccan prices but good value for us We had John Dory, sole, Spider crab,Calamari, Langoustine , prawns with drinks, salad & chips. Be prepared to get smoky if you sit inside .

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Valencia, Spain
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Overly aggressive, rude salesmen are not a welcoming sign to a good eating experience. Each food stall had a wide range of seafood, the quality of which varied widely from fresh-just-out-of-the-ocean to smelly fish that some unlucky tourist is going to eat and then get sick from it. There are two prices, one for the tourists and another for the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I found the place too aggressive - and my platter of fish was filled with bones and little fish meat. Can be very busy, smokey and noisey. Choose your fish well and haggle for a decent portion.

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Thank patrickclowry
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The fish grills has they are known are close to the port of Essaouira. They get fresh fish and seafood from the local fisher men that morning. All the different fish stalls will hustle you in to come into their stall. Stand your ground and try to get the best deal you can.You can get a big platter for two... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Take the very good with a grain of salt Hard sell souk atmosphere - very friendly fast fresh. Expect fresh fish, grilled without further ado. No fancy flavoring, we had a negotiated price including one beverage a soft drink and fries. Very enjoyable experience of a absolutely no frills fish experience. No regrets if you go with the right expectations.... More 

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Edinburgh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food, service and reasonably priced. The prawns are to die for! Nice clean eating space with views of the Place and Port. There was a mixture of people in too. Families with young kids, young couples and solo travellers like me. Very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Highly Recommended!

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Thank passionella
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

The chaotic, hard sell atmosphere can be engaging if you're in the mood. It appears that you can even bargain for the price of your meal. Beware - when the bill comes you may be asked to pay for "extras" like flatware and serviettes. Full disclosure - some members in our party were quite ill after dining here, whereas others... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port of Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?