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Local fishermen sell their fresh catch at this market each morning.
Essaouira, Morocco
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

The trick in buying fresh fish at a fair price is to go early in the morning or late at night. This is great if you are able to cook home as you can get some pretty good fish for a good price. A St-Pierre...More

4  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The tip is... haggle for the fish you want and the price, always haggle 'haggle is the word for everything you buy anywhere in Morocco'... there are plenty of fish in this market, usually all fresh but you could be asked to pay an extortionate...More

5  Thank AdAlex_13
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We loved eating at the stalls of the fresh fish market - picking out the recent catch by pointing, listening, and then enjoying the well prepared fish. Two days in Essaouira, two lunches at the fish market. Perfecto!

1  Thank Dick97386
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our guide book (six years old) said to try not to eat at a place where you're hassled to sit down, but unfortunately we were hassled by the people at every single stall. We chose a place, sat down and had an interesting experience munching...More

2  Thank 159sid
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner with 3 small kids. Ate at stall 14 and it seemed fairly clean. We selected a small plate of shrimp and calamari, 2 fish (sole) and a crab. The man weighed the food and said 300 MAD includes salad and drinks....More

2  Thank Christina M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The fish markets are fun to see, with odd seafood laying around and people trying to sell them. The nearby BBQ stands are crazy; while trying which one to go to (they are basically all the same) we had every stand screaming at us for...More

1  Thank Nathan F
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Well, you know: a fish market in Africa. What to expect is pretty obvious: smell(s), strange fish, cats, people running around and a lot of activity. Definitely worth the visit!

2  Thank cletessier
Reviewed 7 May 2016

When visiting the Essaouira, the fish market is a must visit! It is chaotic, as every seller wants you to sit at their table. The fish and seafood tasted incredibly good. Prawns and sardines are simply yummy :)

1  Thank AngieSokol
Reviewed 19 April 2016

A must do in Essaouira is reaching the port and spending the evening having dinner there. There are some small restaurants which will be glad to grill the fish you yourself decide to eat just indicating the exhibited ones you prefer. Delicious.

Thank Ilaria B
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I had really wanted to try some fish from here as the last time i visited Essaouria i didnt get the chance. So myself and my boyfriend both fish lovers went to get some lunch. Now there is a certain level of persuasive selling in...More

4  Thank Bronagh O
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