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“Great food. Excellent service”

Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra)
Ranked #6 of 267 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The restaurant is neraby the beach with great views. The food is very good. We visited them several times and never failed. The service is awesome. Very helpfull and friendly staff

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2  Thank Francisco C
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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013
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Gracias Francisco por sus visitas a Zahra's Grill y su posterior comentario en esta comunidad
de viajeros.
Nos sentimos plenamente satisfechos por haber complacido sus expectativas y esperamos poder recibirlo en un proximo viaje, inchallah.
Saludos cordiales para Ud. y sus amigos
Xavier

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

First of all, the grill is managed by Jofre, which is a brilliant guy very patient and kind.
Second, the view, absolutely amazing. As soon as you walk in, you get absolutely astonished by the great view of the Essaouira bay. Especially during the sun set.
The food is great, fresh fish and fresh meat, you ask to Jofre what you want and he'll make it exactly like that. I can suggest some tapas and a nice grilled snapper.
If you are around Essaouira, the trip to Zahra's Grill is worth the time and the money, especially considering how cheap is Morocco compared to Europe.

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3  Thank raffaeu
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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Hi Raffa,

Thanks for your time to share your experience in Zahra's Grill.
We are happy to read that you enjoyed the quality of food and service.
I hope to see you again in the future.
All the best
Xavier

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants. Back here for 2 months after a stay of 2 months in 2012. This restaurant is different and is as excellent as it was in 2012. Majority are either Moroccan or French restaurants. This one has a Spanish flavor. Try the incredible variety of tapas, all excellent. Fantastic fresh fish. Great variety of grilled meat. Was surprised at the shellfish. Fantastic lobster and seafood. Includes razor clams which I have never heard of. And this restaurant is run by Jofre, son of the owner of the Riad Zahra. His excellent hospitality and service reminds me of the fantastic hospitality at Riad Zahra. Bonus is that Zahra grill is situated in Riad Zahra and is by the beach and has a great sea and sunset view.

Thank Brian C
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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Hello Brian,

Thanks a lot for your comments and we are very happy to know you are satisfied with our cooking.
I hope to see you again
Kind regards
Xavier

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is well worth the excursion down from the old town. Incredible views of the sunset over the island. And a great, Spanish-inspired menu. No fresher fish in Essaouira!

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Thank garethbayley
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XavierEssaouira, Gérant at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Hi Gareth,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your detailed review on Tripadvisor.
We are happy to read that you enjoyed the quality of food.
I hope to see you next year again.
Kind regards
Xavier

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Zahra's Grill part of the wonderful Riad Zahra has stunning views across the beach and authentic fresh Spanish seafood tapas with warm and friendly hospitality. One of the highlights of staying in the beautiful Essaouira.

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Thank susiecpage
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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Zahra's Grill (Riad Zahra), responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2013

Hi Susie,
We are happy to read that you enjoyed the quality of food, and our service.

We hope to welcome you back to Essaouira and Zahra's Grill soon.
All the best
Xavier

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