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Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra)

Rue Amira Lalla Meryem | Riad Zahra, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-74822
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (19 reviews)
“razor clams” (4 reviews)
Open Now
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Rue Amira Lalla Meryem | Riad Zahra, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the upper 'seafood' part (vs the Moroccan part) and really enjoyed it. The food is cooked in a small kitchen right in front of you and you can see the fresh fish being prepared. Very friendly staff and amazing views of the ocean.More

Thank GregGuarasci
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Greg, We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit at Zahra's Grill Restaurant. I'm happy to read that you were able to join us for dinner and that your experience was satisfactory. I hope you have the opportunity to visit us soon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, we kept coming back to the restaurant during our 4day stay and loved each visit. The specials menu changed each night to suit the local morning catch. Thanks for the birthday cake for Dave on the second night, topped of a very enjoyable...More

Thank WoodyExeter
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paul, Was a pleasure to have served you - always such a pleasant feeling when we are appreciated for the right reasons - we do put in a lot of hard work and passion :):) We are happy to hear that you had a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had originally planned to stay at Riad Zahra but changed hotel at the last minute, that was a mistake ! To balance the karma we arranged a meal for 4 on our last night in Essaouira on the recommendation of others and we were...More

Thank Mark_Of_Loxley
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for your fantastic review on Zahra's Grill! We are really happy that you like our restaurant! We work very hard not to be complacent, making sure we test our quality daily, train our team and listen to our customers to ensure...More

Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Superb fresh seafood and wide menu to cover all tastes. Great service from Jeffery as always. Fully recommended..More

Thank grahamarmitage30
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Dear Graham, We would like to thank you for choosing again Zahara's Grill for your dinner and appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Your comments on your experience gives us much pleasure as this is our standard of service we strive to...More

Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

3 of us, reserved table, advanced order of Lobster. We arrived, lovely greeting from the Spanish owner (this is the upstairs of a small Riad or hotel). We settled down to Lobster, Lobster and a Filet steak. Our Lobster (Harold) was pulled out of the...More

Thank Jon T
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Dear Jon, Thank you for your review and great comments. We are so glad that you had such a great experience dining with us. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Xavier

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We checked for the best fish restaurant in Essaouira on the first night of our holiday. The Zahra Grill came up. Firstly this is not a "stand alone " restaurant but part of a hotel and the atmosphere was distinctly " fuddy duddy ". The...More

Thank Giles W
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Dear Giles, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Zahra's Grill. I am very sorry to read that your diner with us did not meet your expectations. We hold our service to a high standard, and when we fall short of...More

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Zahra's grill provided a different setting to other restaurants we have tried in Essaouria, with a casual and more European feel to it, perhaps due to the Spanish ownership of the Riad. I would recommend booking as all tables were full by the end of...More

Thank EmmaLouiseLeech
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Dear Emma Louise, Good to see that you sharing the wonderful experience you had at Zahra’s Grill restaurant with the world and happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at our restaurant Hope to see you again!!! All the best Xavier

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We came here mid way through our 1 week stay in Essaouira and it was a really nice evening. The restaurant sits at the top of the Riad and the Riad is amazing. The restaurant isn't "authentic" looking, it's what you'd almost expect to find...More

Thank Charlie I
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Dear Charlie, Thank you very much for such a nice and detailed review about your experience at Zahra's Grill. The team and I are thrilled to learn you had a nice evening with us and I will share your comment with all the members of...More

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute gem and must be visited. The seafood is delightful and is super fresh and well presented. Great local wine and even got a little swim pre lunch in the pool while we waited for a table! You won't be disappointed!

Thank rj1306
XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2017

Dear Customer, We really appreciate you lovely review and we are happy that you enjoyed your day pool+ 'best meal of the holiday' with us. Thanks and we hope to see you in the near future. All the best!!! Xavier

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Ate at zahra's grill for dinner with my husband during our quick 2 night stay in Essaouira. We Had the calamari and king prawn appetizers and turbo and John dorry main courses all of which were prepared wonderfully! All fish is Fresh and local. There...More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Dear Customers, Thanks so much for the wonderful comments about our restaurant. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We really look forward to see you again very soon for more great fish dishes! All the best Xavier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Amira Lalla Meryem | Riad Zahra, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-74822
  • E-mail
Description
Grilling dishes on glowing embers was at the base of all cookery, and is an art our Chef Mohammed has mastered perfectly. Here on the second floor of the Riad Zahra with an ocean view Mediterranean cuisine is to the fore. Paëllas, lobster or prawns, sea fish, shellfish, meat ... At the heart of our cuisine are the superb natural products, which give out all their savours under the embers' influence, sharing their aromas with the grills and the products cooked on them. Jofre will help you choose dishes that are just right for you and will help you choose wines to match them. There's also a wide range of wines for you to enjoy.
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