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Sam's Restaurant

Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 661-097971
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“red snapper” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Moroccan, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked - with very large portions! The service and ambiance were excellent! Good value for money.

Thank Martin1955701
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. Located right outside the souk and an easy walk from the Essouira Medina Hotel.

Thank MaliRoedding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxed and friendly service with great food. Good for supper. Well worth finding - just outside the medina.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great seafood and immaculate service. This restaurant is now in the Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar just outside the Medina walls whilst many guide books etc say it is at the end of the harbour.

Thank SannaLeeds
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a little shambolic, and the staff weren't overly friendly, but the food was great, the location was great, the heritage value priceless. I was looking forward to introducing my partner to Chez Sam, and we made a beeline to the harbour as soon...More

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It appears to be reopening soon near Hotel Des Iles in Centre Commercial Bin Alaswars. Building work is progressing and it looks as though it should finish soon.

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just to inform everybody, this iconic restaurant is no more. Nobody seems to know is it will be rebuilt somewhere else, but as part of the ongoing building work going on in Essaouira it has been demolished. A great shame.

Thank Rosemary03
Reviewed 12 May 2016

was cheap and great seafood selection, twillight time is best for attending, you can get good vine there - this doesn't happen often to you in this town

Thank Kateryna B
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy seafood speciality at Essaouira city or city of the wind, the restaurant Chez Sam is the best address. I ate several times in this restaurant and I love to come back again and again. The price is correct and the...More

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Sam is apparently a bit of an institution, so despite its run down exterior we thought it worth a try. Having sat at our table on the terrace with two other occupied tables and in full view of the manager/ owner we waited ten minutes...More

Thank Michael R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue du Caire | Complexe Commercial Bin Al Aswar (bab sbaa), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 661-097971
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