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“Food was not good and overpriced.”
Review of Fanatic

Fanatic
Ranked #95 of 270 Restaurants in Essaouira
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Description: This restaurant located outside the medina on the beach has been recommended by tourists as having delicious seafood and Moroccan tagines. We had excellent and very fresh grilled shrimp as well as great fried calamari.Theme: LocalPrice: 50 + Dh, less than US$15It is right on the beach, and it was lovely dining outside under umbrellas.Directions: Near the Hotel des Iles, near the beach.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went for a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. Our driver recommended this restaurant for lunch.

The food was not very good, and expensive for what we got.

For seven small shrimp, one very hot pepper, and a few vegetables it was 210 MAD. The waiter told me I would get 6 large prawn - he even showed me the size they would be. That was not what I got.

My husband got a fish platter which was 350 MAD, that consisted of 3 small fish (all different types), 2 small shrimp, and a squid, plus rice, a few vegetables, and a very hot pepper. The fish were okay, but so small it was hard to get the bit of meat off of the bones. The squid was tough like rubber (not edible), the shrimp were small, but alright.

It was nice to sit outside on the patio by the ocean, and have a couple of cold beers. This was the best part. We should have just stopped for drinks, and eaten elsewhere.

The service was good - such a shame the food was not. The facility and location are nice. They have a lovely large outdoor patio right at the beach with views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as an indoor section that looked quite nice.

We visited this restaurant on May 25, 2014.

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Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Lovely fresh seafood in this restaurant located right at the beach. However, don't go here if you are in a hurry. Even by Moroccan standards the wait was excessive and we went for a late lunch when it had quietened down - would hate to think what it would be like when busy. We both ordered the mixed fish platters and my partner asked for fries - he had finished his fish before the fries arrived! No napkins, no salt, and no great enthusiasm to get these when asked. Such a shame as the fish was excellent.

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Thank Angela M
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Lovely restaurant over looking the beach. You can watch the kite surfers and waves whilst you eat. We had a grilled local fish called Dorade which was very nice. The choice of fish or shellfish was good. Prices are about 100 MAD for a main dish.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just an average place, nothing special. Lots of tourist (the guides take people there). Average food and service. By the beach.

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Thank Iago O
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

As probably many others we were taken to this restaurant with our driver. The place is really nice with a terrasse overlooking the beach. We had grilled sole. The fish was fine, but the vegtables were not warm and tasted of nothing.

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Thank Bent J
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