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Local fishermen sell their fresh catch at this market each morning.
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Essaouira, Morocco
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

NAVIGATION: As you walk from medina to the port, the first fish related thing you will encounter is the stalls/cafes with solicitors second to none, except for the guys back in Marrakech. This is a highly refined version of the real thing, which comes later....More

12  Thank Andrei P
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The fish market is fine, they are hard core hagglers though so bring your tough talk! Avoid having your fish cooked at the BBQ at the very end of the market - rip offs. We bought a lot of food - whole fish, prawns, sardines,...More

7  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Worst meal ever, was really looking forward to having a nice meal of fresh seafood near pier in Essaouira. We chose our seafood, and they gave us a horrible price. Wanted $50 alone for half pound lobster. So settled for not very much, 3 prawns,...More

6  Thank WorldAlive
Reviewed 18 January 2014

This can be found just off the main street of the Medina. You can buy fish from a stall. Next door was a communal eating area served by four independent hole-in-the-wall kitchens where they will cook and serve your fish for you plus chips, salad,...More

2  Thank Malbear
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The Fish Market in Essaouiria is one of the best place to eat fish in Morocco. You choose the fish from the stall and the cook grill it for you. I chose tigerprawns, loabster, crab, St Pierre, sea urchins, all really delicious and definitely cheap...More

2  Thank skardanelli
Reviewed 13 April 2013

If this is your first encounter with( Barbery) fish mongers you are in for a real treat. You are dealing with the decendens of the most feared corsairs of the middlle ages, their tongues are as sharp as old sabres. These Fish mongers are like...More

6  Thank BRIANL861
Reviewed 9 April 2013

By rights this should have been a fantastic experience but I really didn't enjoy my experience or my meal here at all. The fish I ordered was clumsily cooked, poorly prepared and the staff didn't seem to care. It was a great bargain and I...More

2  Thank Julian T
Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

After an hour photographing the fishermen arriving and selling wish at noon we went and picked up the cheapest restaurant tent by the harbour with most variety for a late lunch (most tents said they close before dinner or latest at 7pm) and had an...More

3  Thank olipakerran
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Near the port, you can pick you fish and they grill it for you. Go for a hole fish instead of small crustacés (lobster and other small shell fish have less meat and can be expensive). They grilled them perfectly.

1  Thank Miyu
Reviewed 14 August 2010

The fish on display was varied and looked really fresh, ranging from sea anenomes to langoustines to fresh scampi through to sardines and flat fish. There were also shark, dog fish and red snapper and they all looked and smelled really fresh. The lobster and...More

3  Thank shefftrip
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