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“Go to Ramsess for home cooking and great local music!” 5 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 250 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Modena, Italy
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Go to Ramsess for home cooking and great local music!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

First of all you'll meet the lovely Zineb, who will greet you and tell you about her mother's home cooking. The meals were homemade and excellent, and very reasonably priced. They have delicious Moroccan wine by the bottle or glass. Daily fish specials and everything we tried was superb.

What really makes it a special place is the live music -- Rachid, Youssef and Yassine are a very talented trio that sing and play percussion/guitars and local instruments. Their music is mesmerizing and the beats have remained in my head now a week after leaving lovely Essaouira.

I really recommend that you check out Ramsess and experience the magic happening there! Really nice people, brought us back time and time again!

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Food , wonderful hospitality, Fabulous Live music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I dined here twice on our recent trip to Essaouira. We had a recommendation from the Riad where we were staying.
The welcome was warm and friendly in a relaxed informal Moroccan setting. The food was local Moroccan dishes freshly repaired and delicious. Good value for money.
We were greatly entertained by a local traditional Gnawa band who played live on both evenings . You have got to see these three young guys in action they had the house rocking.
We will be back !

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food, great music !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had the best meal of our stay in Morocco here. Though we arrived late in the evening, Zineb was very welcoming and we had a superb time. The live band of Dieez Mogador playing great Gnawa music, was really enjoyable - they even sang Happy Birthday for my husband! Wonderful experience with some very warm, friendly and hospitable people !

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great food - easily the best we had eaten during a week in Morocco. Friendly service, and they serve wine. Recommended.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent in Essaouira”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nice restaurant, comfortable and friendly, Zenib (front of house) made us welcome and the food was great. We went twice in 1 week and the music on the 2nd visit was very enjoyable.

Visited February 2013
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