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Essaouira Fish Market

Essaouira, Morocco
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Essaouira, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday 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 Stripey_Gnome
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This local fish market was a great surprise for us. All local restaurants close at 4 tops, so if you wish to eat fish, after this time, this is the place. Choose carefully where you will eat. We had lunch at nr14 (all restaurants have...More

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Of course one has to haggle, as in any market. Just state what you are prepared to pay, say clearly that the amount must include drink[s] and bread. Ask them to show you what they will put on the plate for cooking. Then choose from...More

2  Thank hunger4d
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

4  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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

1  Thank Essaouira-Insider
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

3  Thank AdAlex_13
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