We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Do it, do it, do it

I went here in August with my boyfriend. I don't even like fish that much. But this was incredible... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Caitlin M
Worth Doing

I loved this place. Basically, a heap of fish stalls vying for your business to come have their... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Read all 120 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Local fishermen sell their fresh catch at this market each morning.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
“fish” (40 reviews)
Essaouira, Morocco
Write a Review
Reviews (120)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went here in August with my boyfriend. I don't even like fish that much. But this was incredible and such a good experience. I would recommend being open-minded, to the smells, to the prodding at dead fish and live lobsters to try and entice...More

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I loved this place. Basically, a heap of fish stalls vying for your business to come have their fantastic selection of seafood. You choose, they cook, you eat and done. But here's a tip: negotiate what you get and how much you pay. I managed...More

Thank TravellingCarlito
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If you want some local sea food grub, then this is the place to come! As long as your not fussy about the smell of fish and basic dinning then you can eat as much seafood as you want, for next to nothing. All pretty...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Nose plugs and solid shoes recommended. Seriously. Don't go if you have a very sensitive sense of smell and if you do go make sure you wear proper shoes or you will be soaked in stagnant fishy warm water.

Thank Kath_IMO
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The fish market is close to the port but it is quite dirty there, so better move to the square before the Medina, where you can find about 15 small sea food restaurants and have a nice meal. Do bargain for the prices!

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The fish market is the centre of town. If you know your fish buy some fresh ones and be on your way. If you want to eat there is a local grill in the corner. If you take your spirit of adventure you will be...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is my favourite place in Essaouira! You can buy realy good fish for few €. You have to get used to the smell. Lot of fishermas will clean the fish for you and on waterfront you have a small grills where they can fry...More

Thank naimtm87
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We ate here 2-3 times during our 3-day stay. Fresh fish at reasonable prices, grilled up in front of us. Rustic and picnic-like. Part of the fun is the harbor feel and "mess."

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

You need to choose carefully, you need to be good at haggling in this market, you need to state what you will be pay, and say what it must include so that you can eat the most delicious lunch in Morocco. Look around the stands...More

1  Thank Janr20
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to have a look around but that is apparently an insult if you do not eat there. They try to Block to road for you. Hold you down or insult you if you you're just walking by. Best to avoid it all...More

Thank Tom S
Nearby Restaurants
843 reviews
.45 km away
The Loft
734 reviews
.46 km away
La Table by Madada
748 reviews
.40 km away
Restaurant du Coeur
326 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Essaouira Ramparts
1,731 reviews
.08 km away
Essaouira Fishing Port
1,455 reviews
.03 km away
Galerie la Kasbah
36 reviews
.49 km away
Galerie d'Art Damgaard
81 reviews
.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Essaouira Fish Market staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines