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“Excellent food, warm hospitality, comfortable room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Ramsess

Restaurant Ramsess
Ranked #33 of 250 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Los Angeles
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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Thank anniebell8
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Rabat, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Morocco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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
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Thank Emilie D
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Rabat, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Morocco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Moroccan food and hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We arrived in Essaouira very late on a Friday night and this was the only restaurant willing to serve us! It is extremely cozy and beautifully decorated. They serve wine, are extremely gracious and the food was delicious. If you want to have a true Moroccan dining experience, this is the best place to go!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Lauren M
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